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US OPEN – Roger Federer (2) just needed 80 minutes to dispatch Steve Darcis from the 2015 US Open singles tournament. The 5-time champion dropped just 4 game as he raced into the 3rd round 6-1 6-2 6-1. “Very often, I started this tournament quite strong. It’s always gone quite well for me. I’ve always enjoyed conditions here, the balls, the speed of the court, the atmosphere in the arena. It’s always worked very well for me,” Federer said after the match.

Federer never allowed Darcis to feel settled in the match at any point putting the Belgian under pressure from the opening game. Darcis who can be a dangerous player having taken out Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon back in 2013 in the opening round, was able to win the first game of the match. Federer then went on a 9-game winning stretch taking the 1st set 6-1 and a 3-0 lead in the 2nd set. Darcis was able to hold serve twice in a row to be down 2-4 but Federer broke him again to close out the set 6-2.

The 3rd set was not different for the Belgian as Federer continued to show his superior game as well as his experience on this major centre stage. He got out to another early lead at 5-0 and Darcis just avoided the bagel set by holding serve for 1-5. Federer then closed out the match 6-1 6-2 6-1.

Federer had 46 winners, 11 of which were aces to 25 unforced errors. He won 86% of his 1st serve points and 56% behind his 2nd serve. He was up at net 29 times during the match, winning the point on 19 such occasion. Darcis on the other hand could only manage a total of 8 winners to 18 unforced errors. After the match, the Swiss had this to say of his performance, “I was able to mix it up, was attacking, was also staying back some. I was pretty much all-out attack as much as I could.”

Federer will next face Philipp Kohlschreiber (29) who took out Lukas Rosol 7-6 6-2 6-2.

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(VIDEO) What Is Wrong With Jannik Sinner?

“He wasn’t feeling well in Indian wells, Madrid, Rome, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and now again for the Olympics. How strong is his tonsillitis?”

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Italy’s hope of winning gold in the men’s Olympic tournament has taken a blow following the withdrawal of an unwell Jannik Sinner.

The world No.1 has been forced to pull out of the event due to tonsillitis in what is the latest setback for the 22-year-old. Sinner has also been hampered by other various setbacks over the past year which are related to both illness and injury. Given this, should fans of the Australian Open champion be worried?

Ubitennis founder Ubaldo Scanagatta, who is covering the Paris Olympics this year, takes a closer look at Sinner’s health and provides his assessment.

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Jannik Sinner Withdraws From Olympics Due To Tonsillitis

Jannik Sinner has withdrawn from the Olympics due to tonsillitis.

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World number one Jannik Sinner has withdrawn from the Olympics due to tonsillitis.

The Italian was well placed to win a medal in Paris but has now had to withdraw from the games due to illness.

It was supposed to be his first Olympics as he was set to be the top seed in both singles and doubles.

However Sinner seems to still be struggling from his health problems that he had at Wimbledon in his quarter-final match against Daniil Medvedev.

In a statement on Twitter Sinner said he was strongly advised to miss the Olympics and will now watch from home.

Sinner will now be replaced in the singles draw by Andrea Vavassori while Luciano Darderi will now team up with Lorenzo Musetti in doubles.

Now Sinner aims to be healthy in time for his title defence in Canada which starts on the 5th of August.

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Coco Gauff ‘Proud’ Of Being Named Olympic Flagbearer alongside Lebron James

Coco Gauff will be the US flagbearer alongside Lebron James at the opening ceremony in Paris.

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Coco Gauff has explained her pride about being named Olympic flagbearer alongside NBA legend Lebron James.

The American found out when Christopher Eubanks revealed the news to Gauff and the rest of the US tennis team in a video that was posted on Instagram.

It was news that came as a shock to Gauff who is set to make her first appearance at the Olympics.

The incredible news got better as she will be flagbearer alongside idol and NBA legend Lebron James.

Speaking about the news Gauff spoke about the pride she feels and how the Olympics is one of her goals for the season, “I still feel like this is all a dream.” Gauff said to Vogue.

“There is no greater honor than being chosen by my fellow athletes to be this year’s flag bearer, especially alongside one of my idols, Lebron. I would say the biggest things on there are to win another Slam, and a medal at the Olympics.”

Gauff is in a good position to win a medal at the Olympics and will be full of confidence heading into the event having reached the semi-finals of Roland Garros, where the Olympic tennis event is being played.

Now the American gets to complete her Olympic experience by having a moment of a lifetime alongside one of America’s all-time great athletes, “I never thought in a million years I would have the honour of carrying the American flag for Team USA in the Opening Ceremony,” Gauff stated.

“I could not be more proud to lead my teammates with LeBron as we showcase our dedication and passion on the biggest stage there is — at a moment where we can bring athletes and fans together from around the world.”

The opening ceremony will take place on Friday evening while the tennis event gets underway on Saturday.

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