Federer reaches for the ball during the Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series Tournament. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE
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Roger Federer made a flawless comeback after two and a half months away, as the Swiss advanced over Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 6-4 Tuesday to power into the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters.Federer has never won the Monte Carlo title, losing in four finals, most recently in 2014 to compatriot Stan Wawrinka, the reigning French Open champion.Federer won his 29th Monte Carlo match against a dozen losses.Ferrer, a finalist in the Principality five years ago against Rafael Nadal, has had a patchy 2016 season, taking a break from late February to late March to rest.Bosnian Damir Dzumhur put out Robin Haase 6-2, 6-0 and Pablo Cuevas needed three hours 20 minutes to defeat Daniel Gimeno-Traver 7-6 (2), 6-7 (2), 7-6 (4).
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