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Roger Federer vs Joao Sousa

Roger Federer vs Joao Sousa Live, Roger Federer and Joao Sousa play in the first match of the day at the Italian Open Federer and Sousa have met just once before, in Halle in 2014 Federer has never won in Rome, finishing runner-up on four occasions Federer's last appearance at the Italian Open was in 2016
Federer made a late decision to play in Rome, in a bid to get more matches under his belt ahead of the French Open.

The Swiss looked in good form at the Madrid Open before being beaten by Dominic Thiem and he says he's keen to get going again on the clay.

"I think it always goes back to the fact that I did grow up on this surface. Sliding is something I actually enjoy doing," said Federer.

"The problem is, like, the more time I spend on clay, maybe sometimes the more excited I get playing on the surface, start sliding around too much instead of actually moving sometimes like on the hard courts and only sliding when really required.

"I think this week, then nex…