- Christina defeats Osaka in second round of Dubai Open
- Roger Federer last played in Madrid Open in 2015
Sports desk No.1 female tennis player Naomi Osaka had to face defeat in the second round of the Dubai Open. It was Osaka's first match after the removal of his coach Sasha Bejin. Japan's Osaka had separated from Benin last week. Osaka beat Christina Mladanovic of France 6-3, 6-3 Osaka was found in the first round. Christina will face Spain's Caralasuerez Navarro.
Roger Federer not to clay court for two years will participate in the Madrid Open in May this year. Federer will play in this tournament three years later. They played here for the last time in 2015. 37 years old Federer has not played any clay court tournament in the last two years. He did this to focus on grass courts and hard court tournaments. But Federer said in January that he will take part in the French Open this year. Federer won the title in 2006, 2009 and 2012.
Five out of five
top-6 players in the Rio Open, losing defending champion Thimm had to face defeat in the first round. This includes defending champion Dominic Thimm. Thimm defeated Leslow Derré of Serbia 6-3, 6-3. Fabio Fogini of Italy beat Felix Ogar Eliasima of Canada 6-2, 6-3. Marco Sechinato of Italy, who won the Argentine Open on Sunday, beat Allegé Beden of Slovenia 7-5, 7-6. Joao Sousa (Portugal) and Dusan Lazovic (Serbia) also lost.