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With the seeds faltering in his section so far, it would be the quarter finals before Federer could face a seed — with Stanislas Wawrinka or Stefanos Tsitsipas waiting should he get there. Mayer has long been a solid player on the clay, winning several titles on both the Challenger and main ATP tour.
He had never made this far in Paris before, previously losing a handful of third round matches. The draw fell nicely for him with Nicolas Mahut being his third round opponent.
He beat the Frenchman in 4 sets to move on, building nicely on his surprise win over Diego Schwartzman in the round prior.
Federer is still to drop a set through three matches this week, most recently defeating Casper Ruud in the third round He was rarely troubled by the up and comer but would have to save a set point in the third, having blew multiple match points in the tiebreak earlier on. I thought it was tough, even though I had a good run there for a while.
In match , he should be also expecting victory against a solid but unspectacular clay player.
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He won one Challenger singles title in and lost in three other finals. He lost to Tommy Haas in five sets in the second round.
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