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Federer, Nadal stroll in Montreal openers

© GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/Minas Panagiotakis
Published by , Thursday 08/10/17 02:55

A rejuvenated Roger Federer believes he is still reaping the benefits of his extended break from tennis after a comfortable opening victory at the ATP Montreal Masters gave him his best start to a season since 2006. The Swiss star, who celebrated his 36th birthday on Tuesday, swatted aside Canada's Peter Polansky 6-2, 6-1 in just 53 minutes to book his place in the second round. Federer was joined in the last 16 by top seed and old adversary Rafael Nadal, who will depose the absent Andy Murray as world number one if he reaches the semi-finals in Montreal. Nadal routed Croatian youngster Borna Coric 6-1, 6-2. "I guess for me the key is that I'm actually healthy," Federer said. "I knew that when I was healthy, I was going to be able to have chances to win slams again, to play against the best, beat the best."
Source: AFP

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