Roger Federer
Roger Federer will win for the 62nd time in the French Open if he beats Ernests Gulbis. Getty Images

Roger Federer takes on Ernests Gulbis in the fourth round of the 2014 Roland Garros Tennis championship at Court Philippe Chatrier, Paris, on Sunday.

Where to Watch Live

The match is scheduled to begin at 1:30pm BST. Live coverage will be on ITV 4 or British Eurosport 2. Radio commentary, regular updates and live scores are available on Roland Garros' official website.


Federer was made to work hard for his victory in the third round by Dmitry Tursunov on Friday. The World no 4 conceded a set for the first time in this year's French Open but eventually came on top in a long battle lasting over three hours.

After winning the first set, 7-5, in tiebreaker, the 17-time Grand Slam winner received a strong response in from the Russian who handed him a 6-7 (9-7) reversal. The Swiss maestro bounced back stronger in the subsequent sets to win, 6-2, 6-4; thus securing his place in the pre-quarterfinals.

Gulbis on the other hand had little trouble against Radek Stepanek in his round three clash as the Latvian triumphed in straight sets in just under two hours. The 25-year-old Latvian sent his Czech Republic counterpart packing from the competition with the score, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5.

The winner of this clash will battle for a place in the semi-final against the winner between 10<sup>th seed, John Isner and sixth seed, Tomas Berdych.


Federer holds a 2-1 lead over Gulbis in overall meetings. The pair have never faced each other in a Grand Slam event.

What They Say

Roger Federer: "Clearly he [Gulbis] has to be confident after winning a tournament last week and now backing it up again here this week and cruising through, really. I'm aware of the challenge ahead of me, and difficult match I think because I have had some tough matches with him in the past."

Ernests Gulbis: "I'm not scared of the match. I have played him three times and I beat him once. I'm really confident. I can tell you that (being overwhelmed) is not going to be the case with me. I have a game plan."