Firm step of Roger Federer (8th) by Halle. The Swiss successfully passed his presentation at the German ATP 500.
It was a victory for the Helvetian by 7-6 (4) and 7-5 against Ilya Ivashka (90 °), which came from exceeding the qualy of the contest.
The Belarusian player had a tough battle in a match that had only one break (the last game) but Federer was able to solve it with pure talent in one hour and 36 minutes of play.
His rival in the round of 16 will be the Polish Hubert Hurkacz or the French Felix Auger-Aliassime that collide this Tuesday.
The Swiss, it should be remembered, comes from playing Roland Garros, in which he retired due to physical ailments before playing his match for the fourth round against Matteo Berrettini (9th). So far in 2021, Federer has played three tournaments (Doha, Geneva and the French Open) and now has a 5-3 record.