Federer Loses In Doubles to Querrey and Isner
April 30, 2010 · Print This Article
Internazionali BNL d’Italia—Rome
The wildcard team of Roger Federer and Yves Allegro saw their title bid in Rome dashed on Friday when they were ousted in straight sets by Sam Querrey and John Isner 6-4, 6-4.
Needing one hour and five minutes to prevail, the tall tandem of Querrey and Isner struck eight aces while winning 76 percent of their first serve points.
By contrast, the team of Federer and Allegro didn’t strike a single ace, while losing their serve on three of five occasions.
Committed to teaming with each other for the remainder of the year, the American duo will next face the South American pairing of Juan Monaco and Pablo Cuevas, who defeated Simone Bolelli and Potito Starace 6-4, 6-4.
After losing in his first match of the week to Ernests Gulbis on Tuesday, Federer was hoping to gain valuable clay-court preparation heading into next month’s French Open.
The Swiss No. 1 will now head to the Estoril Open next week to compete in his second clay-court event of the season.