Federer flies, Kratochvil crumbles

Federer is warming up well for Wimbledon Keystone

Swiss number one Roger Federer has continued his strong warm-up for next week's Wimbledon tournament with a second round victory over John Van Lottum at the Heineken Trophy championship in Den Bosch.

This content was published on June 21, 2001 - 18:56

The Basel teenager is being widely tipped to do well at Wimbledon and on Thursday showed his potential once more with a devastating performance against local favourite Van Lottum.

The Dutch world number 193 managed to take just a single game off Federer, as the Swiss star triumphed 6-0, 6-1. In the tournament's quarter-finals, Federer will face another Dutchman, world number 107 Raemon Sluiter.

Sluiter booked his place in the final eight after his opponent, French fifth seed Nicolas Escude, was forced to pull out injured with the score standing at 4-1 in the Dutch player's favour.

Swiss number three Michel Kratochvil was unable to continue his impressive showing at the Nottingham Open, falling in the quarter-finals to young American talent Andy Roddick.

The world number 40 overcame Kratochvil (ATP 78) in straight sets (6-4, 6-4), ending the Bernese player's hopes of reaching his second semi-final of the season.

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