Tennis in Cincinnati Djokovic and Federer came back with an old force

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer easily returned to the ATP circuit a month after their epic final at Wimbledon.

August 14, 2019, 10:41

Roger Federer
Roger Federer © AP

In the second round of the Masters 1000 tournament in Cincinnati, hit Roger Federer in his first match as a 38-year-old Argentine Juan Ignacio Londero 6: 3,6: 4 Novak Djokovic defeated at the tournament, for the Dominic Thiem sick canceled, Sam Querrey (USA) 7: 5: 6: 1.

In Mason, in the suburbs of Cincinnati, Djokovic and Federer are after the refusal of Rafael Nadal and Thiem is now the first candidate to win. He hopes that he will play as well at 38 as at age 37, said Federer before the Ohio tournament, which he has won seven times and where he is the third player in tennis behind Djokovic and Nadal in the first round. Goodbye has benefited. After a quick start, only a prolonged rain hampered the Swiss enthusiasm. "I'm happy to be back in the field," Federer said thereafter.

Like Thiem with men were also in the field of ladies with Serena Williams cancel a co-favorite before the start of the tournament. The former world number one of the United States continues to tackle the back problems that had already forced him to qualify for the Toronto final Sunday. Sister landed for that Venus a great success. The 39-year-old sits in the first round against the reigning champion Kiki Bertens (NED) in three sentences.

Of course, Thiem and Serena Williams, 23-time Grand Slam champion, were already part of the US Open for precautionary measures. Juan Manuel Del Potro (30) for the last major major of the year in New York already canceled fixed. The injured knee of last year 's Argentine finalists will not fit in time.