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Federer leads the way into Last 16 at Roland Garros

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2009 French Open champion Roger Federer led the way for the seeds into the fourth round of the French Open with a routine win over 23 year old Damir Dzumhur 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 in just 88 minutes. The Swiss legend continues his quest for a second triumph here at Roland Garros, advancing to the last 16 for the 11th successive season.

Federer barely worked up a sweat on Court Philippe Chatrier against the world no. 88, though Dzumhur does leave Paris with the record of having gone further at the French Open than any Bosnian before him.

Up next for Federer will be the challenge of local lad Gael Monfils, who does have a good recent record against the Swiss superstar, despite an 8-4 career record in Federer's favour. Monfils battled past Uruguayan 21st seed Pablo Cuevas in five tough sets, 4-6, 7-6(1), 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Also through the fourth round at Roland Garros were 4th seed Tomas Berdych and 8th seed Stanislas Wawrinka. While the former dropped a set to Frenchman Benoit Paire, the latter was absolutely lethal against American Steve Johnson, matching his compatriot Roger Federer's scoreline, notching up a 4,3,2 win.

It was a good day to be a seeded Frenchman at the tournament with 12th seed Gilles Simon getting the better of compatriot Nicolas Mahut, while perennial favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga powered past Pablo Andujar in straight sets.

The top half of the men's draw is in third round action tomorrow with top seed Novak Djokovic taking on Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia, 9-time champion Rafa Nadal facing Russian Andrey Kuznetsov and 3rd seed Andy Murray clashing with another Australian in 29th seed Nick Kyrgios in what should be an entertaining encounter.

Men's Singles – Third Round Scores

[2] Roger Federer (SUI) d. Damir Dzumhur (BIH) 64 63 62

[4] Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs. Benoit Paire (FRA) 61 67(5) 63 64

[8] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) d. Steve Johnson (USA) 64 63 62

[12] Gilles Simon (FRA) d. Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 62 67(6) 67(6) 63 61

[13] Gael Monfils (FRA) d. [21] Pablo Cuevas (URU) 46 76(1) 36 64 63

[14] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) d. Pablo Andujar (ESP) 76(3) 64 63

Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) d. Lukas Rosol (CZE) 64 64 64

Men's Singles – Second Round

[20] Richard Gasquet (FRA) d. Carlos Berlocq (ARG) 36 63 61 46 61

Saturday's Schedule: Third Round

[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS)

[3] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. [29] Nick Kyrgios (AUS)

[6] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS)

[7] David Ferrer (ESP) vs. Simone Bolelli (ITA)

[9] Marin Cilic (CRO) vs. [23] Leonardo Mayer (ARG)

[15] Kevin Anderson (RSA) vs. [20] Richard Gasquet (FRA)

[17] David Goffin (BEL) vs. Jeremy Chardy (FRA)