Federer poised for revenge match

Roger Federer has gone through to the third round of the Olympic tennis tournament, where he next faces Tomas Berdych, the man who beat him in Athens.

This content was published on August 12, 2008 - 12:59

Federer beat Rafael Arevalo of El Salvador 6-2, 6-4 on Tuesday.

Berdych, of the Czech Republic, dashed Federer's medal hopes in the second round of the 2004 Games.

Federer, who is set to lose his world number one ranking to Rafael Nadal next week, has said an Olympic medal is a top priority after not winning a Grand Slam title so far this year.

Earlier on Tuesday, fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka and Patty Schnyder both lost their second-round matches.

Wawrinka went out against Austria's Jürgen Melzer in straight sets 6-4, 6-0, while Melzer's compatriot Sybille Bammer defeated Schnyder 6-4, 6-4.

Articles in this story

This article was automatically imported from our old content management system. If you see any display errors, please let us know:

In compliance with the JTI standards

In compliance with the JTI standards

More: SWI certified by the Journalism Trust Initiative

Contributions under this article have been turned off. You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us!

If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at

Share this story

Change your password

Do you really want to delete your profile?