DUBAI Roger Federer breezed again into motion to succeed in the second spherical of the Dubai Open with an easy 6-1 6-Three win over erratic Frenchman Benoit Paire on Monday.
In his first match since memorably claiming his 18th grand slam title by beating Rafael Nadal on the Australian Open a month in the past, the 35-year-old was instantly again within the outdated routine to present Paire the runaround.
There was valuable little resistance from the Frenchman as Swiss maestro Federer, the seven-times champion and third seed, delighted a big Centre Court docket crowd with flashes of brilliance.
Paire was warned for unsportsmanlike conduct at one level after hurling his racket and in addition wanted remedy on a foot harm. Federer claimed victory in lower than an hour.
“I feel I returned very properly for a primary spherical. I used to be in a position to get my second serves in deep, was ready to enter the offensive shortly,” Federer, who does a lot of his coaching in Dubai, informed a information convention.
“Did not have to maneuver that a lot. It was very fast rallies. So we’ll see how that is going to prove. However clearly could not be a greater first spherical for me right here in Dubai.”
Prime seed and world primary Andy Murray additionally returns after a prolonged layoff, which included a bout of shingles, when he takes on Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri on Tuesday.
(Writing by Martyn Herman; Modifying by Alison Williams and Clare Fallon)