ATP Masters News: Roger Federer strolls through
Fans enjoying tennis corporate hospitality will hope world number two Roger Federer maintains his impressive form as the ATP Masters tour moves on to London.
The Swiss player returned to action for the first time since securing the Stockholm Open trophy to dispose of Alexandr Dolgopolov in his hometown Basel.
It took just 51 minutes for Federer to beat his opponent 6-4, 5-2, as the Ukrainian number one was forced to retire.
Tennis packages for the tournament, which reaches the O2 Arena in London on November 21st, may be in high demand if the likes of Federer maintain such devastating form.
After the match the Swiss declared his delight at negotiating the first round of the indoor tournament.
"I was able to mix it up well and come out and play a great first round at a tournament where I face a lot of pressure, with all the history I've had here," he told atptour.com.
Federer will now face either Denis Istromin of Uzbekistan or Serb Janko Tipsarevic in the second round.
By Ted Walker