ATP Tour

Federer eases into third round in Rome

Roger Federer (AP)
Roger Federer (AP)

Rome - World No 3 Roger Federer saved two match points to advance past Croatian Borna Coric into the quarter-finals of the Italian Open on Thursday.

Federer came through 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (9/7) against 13th seed Coric after earlier beating Portugal's Joao Sousa 6-4, 6-3 in the second round to make up time after rain wiped out play on Wednesday.

Federer, a four-time finalist in Rome, next meets either Greek eighth-seed Stefanos Tsitsipas or Italian Fabio Fognini, seeded 10th, for a place in the semi-finals.

Results from the ATP and WTA Italian Open tournaments in Rome on Thursday (x denotes seeding):

Men

2nd rd

Novak Djokovic (SRB x1) bt Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 6-1, 6-3

Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) bt Marco Cecchinato (ITA x16) 6-3, 6-3

Casper Ruud (NOR) bt Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 2-1 - disqualified

Juan Martin del Potro (ARG x7) bt David Goffin (BEL) 6-4, 6-2

Diego Schwartzman (ARG) bt Albert Ramos (ESP) 7-6 (7/5), 6-1

Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) bt Marin Cilic (CRO x9) 6-2, 6-3

Kei Nishikori (JPN x6) bt Taylor Fritz (USA) 6-2, 6-4

Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE x8) bt Jannik Sinner (ITA) 6-3, 6-2

Fabio Fognini (ITA x10) bt Radu Albot (MDA) 7-6 (8/6), 6-3

Roger Federer (SUI x3) bt Joao Sousa (POR) 6-4, 6-3

Fernando Verdasco (ESP) bt Dominic Thiem (AUT x5) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5

Rafael Nadal (ESP x2) bt Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 6-0, 6-1

3rd rd

Diego Schwartzman (ARG) bt Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 6-3, 6-4

Fernando Verdasco (ESP) bt Karen Khachanov (RUS x11) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3

Women

2nd rd

Naomi Osaka (JPN x1) bt Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 6-3, 6-3

Mihaela Buzarnescu (ROU) bt Julia Goerges (GER x16) 6-4, 3-6, 4-4 retired

Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) bt Alize Cornet (FRA) 6-3, 3-0 retired

Kiki Bertens (NED x6) bt Amanda Anisimova (USA) 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) bt Simona Halep (ROU x3) 2-6, 7-5, 6-3

Daria Kasatkina (RUS) bt Katerina Siniakova (CZE) 2-6, 6-4, 6-1

Johanna Konta (GBR) bt Sloane Stephens (USA x7) 6-7 (3/7), 6-4, 6-1

Garbine Muguruza (ESP) bt Danielle Collins (USA) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Sofia Kenin (USA) bt Madison Keys (USA x13) 6-7 (2/7), 6-3, 6-4

Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) bt Belinda Bencic (SUI) 6-2, 2-6, 6-1

Maria Sakkari (GRE) bt Anett Kontaveit (EST x14) 6-3, 6-2

Petra Kvitova (CZE x2) bt Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 6-0, 6-1

3rd rd

Naomi Osaka (JPN x1) bt Mihaela Buzarnescu (ROU) 6-3, 6-3

Kiki Bertens (NED x6) bt Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

Johanna Konta (GBR) bt Venus Williams (USA) 6-2, 6-4

Victoria Azarenka (BLR) bt Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 6-4, 3-1 retired

Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) bt Ashleigh Barty (AUS x8) 6-2, 6-3

Voting Booth
What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Rugby
44% - 5791 votes
Cricket
11% - 1440 votes
Football
19% - 2440 votes
Athletics
2% - 299 votes
Boxing
1% - 120 votes
Cycling
2% - 298 votes
Golf
5% - 640 votes
Motorsport
8% - 1051 votes
Tennis
3% - 410 votes
Water sports
1% - 116 votes
American sports
1% - 126 votes
MMA / WWE / UFC
3% - 376 votes
Vote