Roger Federer was world number five in the last year. After dropping out of the tournament in the opening round in the last year, he was forced to fight back against the 29-year-old qualifier and eventually emerged victorious 4-6 7-5 6-3.
Radu Albot started strongly for claiming the first break in the opening game as Federer defeated in the BNP Paribas Open final by Dominic Thiem in the last week. He struggled to take advantage of the break point opportunities.
Match score details below:
Roger Federer score- 4 7 6
Radu Albot score-6 5 3