|Jeremy Chardy of France sends Federer home early to be with his newborn twin boys!|
Thing that stood out for me in the third set was the fact that Federer couldn't do much with Chary's serve, especially his second serve. Fed didn't manage to feed-off of that like Nadal and Djokovic usually do against their opponents. On the contrary, Chardy managed to at least out Fed's serve back in play - making Fed play-out the point rather than just handing it to him.
In Federer's defence, with all fairness, he was retuning after the birth of his second set of twins, so tennis wasn't the thing that was on his mind. And right away, he was playing a decent player. But what's interesting is, how much this match has taken away from the momentum he built from Monte Carlo Masters heading into the French Open.
Final score: Chardy def. Federer 1-6, 6-3, 7-6