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Federer survives another slippery day on clay in Monaco
By Wire services
Published April 18, 2006
MONTE CARLO, Monaco - Roger Federer dominates tennis on all surfaces except clay.
That was evident again Monday when the top-ranked player made 37 unforced errors before beating qualifier Novak Djokovic 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters.
Federer has won seven Grand Slam titles, but not the French Open.
"I'm trying to figure out what's the best way for me to play, and try to get as many matches as possible on clay," he said. "The more I do that, the more sure I get about sliding on clay, the points, how they're being played and everything."
Federer is 29-1 this season and has won four of five title matches. He has reached 11 straight finals and is looking to match John McEnroe 's 22-year-old record with an appearance in the final at Monte Carlo.
He next faces Alberto Martin , who beat Ivo Karlovic 6-4, 7-6 (7-3).
Six other seeded players advanced: No. 3 David Nalbandian , No. 7 Gaston Gaudio , No. 9 Nicolas Kiefer , No. 10 Radek Stepanek , No. 11 Juan Carlos Ferrero and No. 15 Tommy Robredo .
Another win for Dutch
ABN Amro One continued its dominance of the Volvo Ocean Race by winning the fifth leg from Rio de Janeiro to Baltimore on Monday. With New Zealand skipper Mike Sanderson at the helm, the Dutch entry crossed the finish line off Baltimore Light to complete the 5,000-nautical mile journey to the lone U.S. stopover port in 15 days, 2 hours, 47 minutes, 52 seconds. It finished 16.5 miles ahead of second-place Movistar and has now won four of the five legs.
Chelsea a point away
Chelsea moved within a point of winning its second straight English Premier League title by beating Everton 3-0 Monday, hours after second-place Manchester United edged Tottenham 2-1. The Blues can win the title Sunday if Man United fails to beat Middlesbrough. Otherwise, a draw against the Red Devils at Stamford Bridge on April 29 will suffice. Chelsea leads the league with 88 points, followed by Manchester United with 79 and Liverpool with 73.
MLS: Alexi Lalas , 35, one of the most colorful personalities in American soccer, has rejoined the Los Angeles Galaxy as president and general manager. He replaces the late Doug Hamilton , who died of a heart attack March 9. Lalas left a similar position with the New York Red Bulls.
OLYMPICS: British Olympic and Paralympic athletes have been given additional funding of $114-million for the next three years, aimed at winning more medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
HORSES: Cambiocorsa raced to her sixth straight win in Sunday's $100,000 Las Cienegas Handicap for fillies and mares at Santa Anita.