Roger Federer defeated Richard Gasquet in straight sets, 6-2 6-3, in less than an hour to reach the Madrid Open third round. The Swiss played his first match on clay since his 2016 Rome third round loss to Dominic Thiem. After the win, Federer said: "I'm very happy to be back on clay.
Super happy to be back here in Madrid. The crowds and the ovation I got before and after the game were great. It really makes you feel like that was the right choice to come to Madrid, so that felt good."