Federer needs 4 tight sets to reach French Open’s 4th round

PARIS (AP) — Roger Federer has moved into the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament for a record-extending 68th time after coming through a four-set test at the French Open against 59th-ranked Dominik Koepfer of Germany. The match ended after midnight in Paris and was played without spectators on Court Philippe Chatrier because it began after the 9 p.m. curfew in place due to the coronavirus pandemic. Federer is a 20-time Grand Slam champion nearing his 40th birthday. Koepfer has never won a tour-level title and only once has been as far as the fourth round at any major tournament. Federer next plays No. 9 seed Matteo Berrettini.