Swiss Duo Stunned at Monte-Carlo
The swiss duo of Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka have been giving the marching orders, as they lose their third round games at the ATP Monte-Carlo Masters.
Stanislas Wawrinka bows out in the third round of the ATP Monte Carlo Masters after a 6-1, 6-2 defeat at the expense of Bulgarian Grigor Dmitrov.
Wawrinka, who had won two of the previous three meetings between the pair, including a clay court encounter at the 2013 World Tour Masters in Madrid, had begun his defence by beating Argentina’s Juan Monaco 6-1 6-4.
Stan, the defending champion didn’t look the man he was last year when he defeated Roger Federer for his first and only ATP 1000 event triumph.
The 2014 Australian Open Champion committed 41 unforced errors and was only able to hit 4 winners in the game.
World No.11 Grigor Dmitrov took full advantage of opponents foul-play and finished the match in 54 minutes. Dmitrov won 73% of his points on serve hitting a single ace in the process.
Gael Monfils kept his chances of winning intact as he defeated Roger Federer in a straight sets victory. The French superstar took the first set 6-4 which lasted for 33 minutes. Using the ground-strokes to their advantage, both players played an exquisite brand of tennis which was greatly appreciated by the crowd. The second set went to a tie-breaker, Monfils winning it 7-6 (7-5).
Milos Raonic defeated Spanish Tommy Robredo in his third round match at the ATP Monte-Carlo Masters. He won the first set 6-3, but Robredo came back. Playing some good ground-strokes and eye-pleasing tennis the Spanish veteran won the second set 6-3 to tie the set score at 1-1. After the disappointment of losing the second set, Raonic dug deep. He played some exquisite shots all over the clay court to earn a hard fought victory by winning the third and final set 6-3. The match lasted for an hour and 11 minutes.