Roger Federer remains on a mission for his second Roland Garros title after a straight sets 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 triumph over Marcel Granollers on Wednesday. Federer won the title in Paris back in 2009 but is without a Major since 2012, when he won Wimbledon. Fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka was also a winner on the dirt in the French capital with a 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 victory against Dusan Lajovic of Serbia.
US Open runner-up Kei Nishikori is also safely through to the men’s singles third round. The Japanese saw off Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci. Nishikori did not have it all his own way and was given a good workout on his way to a 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 win on Philippe-Chartrier Court.
Fourth seed Tomas Berdych is also through after defeated fellow Czech Radek Stepanek. Berdych triumphed 6-3, 6-7, 6-3, 6-3 on Court 1 while there were also wins for local lads Gael Monfils and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. It was bad news on the South African front as Raven Klaasen and his Taiwanese doubles partner Yen-Hsun Lu were dumped out in the first round. However there is hardly any shame at going down to Mike and Bob Bryan.
The Bryan brothers beat the unseeded pair 7-6, 6-2.