Friday, June 1, 2012

Watch Federer - Mahut (Court Philippe Chatrier) Roland Garros Third Round

Mahut [bottom] not sure his wife will support him in
his match  against Federer
Friday evening will witness a duel between World No.2 Swiss Roger Federer - the winner of 16 Grand Slams and who has recently equalled the record of american Jimmy Connors, and the 89th ranked Frenchman Nicolad Mahut as both players will step on Court Philippe Chatrier.

Today's match will witness divided loyalties as it is going to be a battle between a French and a Swiss. There is a joke in the air that Mahut is not even sure that his wife will be supporting him or the Swiss. Even Mahut himself has aired such concerns:
"I'm going to have a problem. My wife is a complete fan of Roger. And my family is as well. So I'm going to have to tell them not to make a mistake about the box [they sit in]. That's the first thing."
This will be the fourth encounter of Roger and Mahut. They have met at Wimbledon 2006, Indian Wells 2008 and Rotterdam 2012 - with Federer having a clear 3-0 edge over the Frenchman.

Federer is sailing smoothly so far, having lost onlyone of his last ten matches against Djokovic at Rome. He moves to the third round after beating Ungur in a rather tough match 6-3 6-2 6-7(6) 6-3.

Mahut on the other hand has 6-4 win-loss record. He last lost to T. Gabashvili 6-4 6-3 at CH Bordeaux (FRA). He beat Klizan in the second round to move on to the third round Friday today.

The match is scheduled for Friday, 1 June 2012 at 17:00 GMT on Court Philippe Chatrier.