This match was the only pre-season match for Federer before the start of the French Open.
Federer said, “Roland Garros is not the goal. The goal is the grass court season so I still have time. I am sad for the tournament more than anything. I was hoping to stay longer and play some matches in front of the fans here.”
The future of Swiss tennis appears to be in good hands, as Dominic Stricker, Roland Garros Youth Championship champion, won in his first participation in the ATP World Tour by defeating Marine Cilic, former US Open tennis champion 7/6 (5) and 6. / 1.
“It was a great game,” said Stricker. “I played well from the start. I did my best.”
Stryker will meet in the next match with Marton Foxofix, who beat Swiss Henry Laksonen 7/5 and 7/5.
Fabio Fonini, the sixth seed in the tournament, defeated Guido Bella 6/2 and 6/2, while Riley Obelka left the championship after losing to Pablo Cuevas 6/7 (5) and 6/2.
Gael Monfils defeated Thiago Seabooth Wild 7/5 6/4.
Italian Lorenzo Musetti beat Felix Auger Aliassim 7/6 (3), 3/6 and 7/5, and American Tommy Powell beat Joe Wilfred Tsonga 6/3 and 6/3.