Federer's performance unhampered by rain

Roger Federer defeated Spain's Sanchez, after the match was interrupted by rain Keystone

The Swiss men's number one, Roger Federer, has qualified for the fourth round of the French Open by defeating the Spaniard David Sanchez. The match resumed on Sunday after rain stopped play on Saturday.

This content was published on June 3, 2001 - 17:52

Federer needed only three minutes to defeat Sanchez 6-4, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3. He was leading 5-3 when the match was interrupted.

Federer will now face the Australian Wayne Arthurs, ranked 59th, on Monday. He beat Arthurs in the first round of the French Open last year.

The Australian defeated France's Nicolas Coutelot on Sunday 7-6, 6-7, 7-6, 7-6, to make it through to the final 16.

Federer qualified for the fourth round of the tournament last year, only to see his hopes of reaching the quarter finals dashed by Spain's Alex Corretja.

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