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Federer talks Benneteau and Borg

Federer beat Somdev Devvarman in straight sets today. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Roger Federer talked about the two Bs on Wednesday at Roland Garros. Benneteau and Borg (of course!).

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Roger Federer dominated Somdev Devvarman from start to finish on Court Suzanne Lenglen today, clinching a 6-2, 6-1, 6-1 victory and a berth in round three. Speaking after the match, Federer admitted that after facing two qualifiers in the opening rounds he's still not quite sure how well he's playing. He believes he'll have a better idea of what level he's at when he faces Julien Benneteau in his next match.

"I think I'm playing okay," said Federer to the press. "You know, definitely think the next match is going to be sort of the big test for me to see exactly where I stand. I'm happy that I was, you know, playing offensive and aggressive tennis in the first two matches, because I had the opportunity, but I didn't back off and start to play passive tennis and waited for mistakes. So I took it to my opponent, and I think that's what's good about it. But really I think I only know more after the Benneteau match, to be quite honest."

Federer was also asked about Bjorn Borg, and if he thought he'd have fared well against him on clay. "Probably not so good," he said. "He was fighting with the wood racquets, and it was a different time.  That's why I never quite know who was the greatest of all time.  We will never know how we would have all matched up, because Borg would have played totally different in today's age, you know.  And Rafa [Nadal] would have played very different back then because you can't play the way he plays today, but great players find a way, and that's what Rafa is showing in these last ten years."

"It's amazing how successful he is and how he brings it every single match, and he can really enjoy utmost respect for all the players for what he has achieved, not only just on clay.  He is still stapled off as the clay court guy which he clearly is not anymore."






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