Federer starts Stuttgart tourney with win over Fritz

Stuttgart, June 9 (IANS) Swiss icon Roger Federer achieved his first victory over United States’ Taylor Fritz at the Stuttgart tennis tournament here on Thursday.

The Swiss top seed defeated his opponent 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 after rains halted the match on Wednesday, reports Efe.

World No.3 Federer will face now German Florian Mayer, World No.226, in the quarter-finals.

Federer missed the French Open due to a back injury. The Stuttgart event is a tune-up for Wimbledon, where the 34-year-old has claimed seven of his 17 Major singles titles.



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