Fed pushed by Ungur but stays solid in Paris lists
ROGER FEDERER was solid but not untroubled as he saw off Romanian Adrian Ungur 6-3 6-2 6-7 6-3 to reach the third round of the French Open on Wednesday.
The Swiss star wasted two match points in the third set and was punished by being pushed to four sets, while Novak Djokovic managed to fend off a fightback he shouldn't have allowed.
The Serb beat Blaz Kavcic 6-0 6-4 6-4 but the victory was less routine than the scoreline suggests, and Djokovic could have easily dropped a second set himself after allowing his opponent back in following a dominant opening set.
Despite that Djokovic shortened to become the first man since Rod Laver to hold all four Grand Slams at the same time and he is 11-4 to triumph at Roland Garros.
The exit of last year's semi-finalist Marion Bartoli, beaten by Petra Martic, delivered a blow to the French crowd, while Victoria Azarenka somewhat atoned for a shaky first-round showing with a resounding 6-1 6-1 win against Dinah Pfizenmaier. Venus Williams was beaten 6-2 6-3 by Agnieszka Radwanska.
French Open best outright prices at 8pm on Wednesday night - men's singles: 8-13 R Nadal, 11-4 N Djokovic, 9 R Federer, 33 T Berdych, 40 D Ferrer, A Murray, 66 J M del Potro, 150 J-W Tsonga, N Almagro, M Raonic, 200 J Isner, 300 bar; women's singles: 5-2 M Sharapova, 10-3 V Azarenka, 6 L Na, 10 S Stosur, 14 A Radwanska, P Kvitova, 22 A Kerber, 28 C Wozniacki, 40 A Ivanovic, 66 F Schiavone, 100 D Cibulkova, J Goerges, S Kuznetsova, 200 bar.