Roger Federer Vs. Somdev Devvarman Match Analysis

February 26, 2011

Roger Federer faced Somdev Devvarman of India, who received a wildcard into the main draw, in the first round at the 2011 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The young Indian was heavily favored in this part of the world and that is not a surprising fact. At South Africa earlier in February, the 80th ranked Indian’s last match was a loss in the final. Between the two this was the first ever meeting.

Over Somdev Devvarman Roger Federer enjoyed a routine victory. In front of a packed Centre Court full of an evening crowd, it took Federer only 75 minutes to comfortably claim the match 6-3 6-3. while also holding serve and avoiding break points, Federer broke his opponent three times. By playing his idol, Devvarman was perhaps overwhelmed by the occasion. Federer expressed satisfaction and said that he didn’t want to underestimate his opponent, who is not well known on the tour yet, after the match.

The world’s top men are ready to play at the 2011Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships as the women’s competition ended last week. As the world’s number 1 Rafael Nadal is still recovering from a hamstring injury, Roger Federer, who is currently ranked number 2 in the world, is the first seed in Dubai. Since a complete beat down loss at the Australian Open semifinals, this was Federer’s first match.

Federer, who often takes several weeks a year to practice in the scorching sun of this oasis, Duabi is familiar territory for him. Federer has held the trophy in Dubai four times before which is also worth mentioning. The last time Fed claimed the title was back in 2007 though.

When Federer lost to Andy Murray in the second round of the 2008 tournament, as well, he doesn’t have a sweet memory of his last match in Dubai. As he arrived early and visited the new Dubai Fountain, from which he could take some inspiration, three years later, the Swiss Maestro is ready to make a statement.

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