Roger Federer makes comfortable start in Basel; Kyle Edmund woes continue in Vienna

Roger Federer serving in Basel

Home favourite Roger Federer made short work of Germany’s Peter Gojowczyk as he sailed into the second round at the Swiss Indoors Basel.

Number one seed Federer lost only three games on his way to a 6-2 6-1 win and will now meet either Radu Albot or Dusan Lajovic.

Federer’s compatriot Henri Laaksonen made the most of his wild card, dumping out eighth seed Benoit Paire 6-3 7-5.

Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff beat Miomir Kecmanovic 6-4 6-2, while there was a 6-1 7-5 success for Alex de Minaur against qualifier Hugo Dellien.

At the Erste Bank Open in Vienna, second seed Karen Khachanov eased his way into the second round with a straight-sets victory over Hubert Hurkacz.

The 23-year-old Russian saw off his Polish opponent 6-4 7-6 (3) to set up a second-round clash with Marton Fucsovics, a 6-4 6-4 winner over Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego.

Third seed Matteo Berrettini needed three sets to get the better of Briton Kyle Edmund, eventually going through 3-6 6-3 6-4, and will now face Grigor Dimitrov, who beat qualifier Damir Dzumhur 6-3 7-5.

Argentinian Diego Schwartzman, the fifth seed, also progressed with a 6-4 6-4 victory over Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

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