Roger Federer
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World No 4 Roger Federer will face Radek Stepanek in the second round of the 2014 Monte-Carlo Masters at the Court Central in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, on Wednesday.

Where to Watch Live

The game starts at 12:30pm BST. Live coverage will be available on Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports 3 HD. Real-time internet updates and the live streaming link are available on ATP's official website.


Federer begins his Monte-Carlo Masters campaign directly from the second round being one of the top ranked players in ATP Masters events.

The 32-year-old Swiss has never won this tournament and was thrice defeated in the final by eight-time Monte-Carlo Master champion Rafael Nadal.

The former world number one is pitted against Stepanek in the second round.

The Czech Republican had little trouble in overcoming his first round opponent Ivo Karlovic on Monday. Stepanek needed less than an hour to oust the 35-year-old Croatian, 6-1, 6-2, in straight sets to secure his progress.

The winner of this clash will face the winner between Lukas Rosol and Michael Llodra in the third round.


Federer holds a significant lead of 13-2 over Stepanek in overall meetings. The pair have clashed once in a Grand Slam event where the Swiss registered a comfortable victory.

Federer has a 5-0 lead over Stepanek in the last five meetings between them.

Monte-Carlo Masters History

Federer and Stepanek have never faced each other in Monte-Carlo.