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Federer survived a five set thriller against Benneteau 

Federer survived a five set thriller against Benneteau


Roger Federer overcame a deficit of two sets and still beat Julien Benneteau in a meeting of the 3rd round of Wimbledon with 4:6, 6:7 (3:7), 6:2, 7:6 (8:6) , 6:1. New drama had for Federer in the fourth set, where he was again before dropping out, but won the tiebreak with a lot of effort, despite the six options.

Thus, the Swiss maestro has managed to avoid the fate of Rafael Nadal, who yesterday quit the tournament after the Czech anonimnik Lubosh Rosso defeat him. The game continues exactly 3 hours. However, he is already waiting his next opponent, Xavier Malis from Belgium, and with victory will qualify for a record 33 th time in the quarterfinals.

In the first set to 4:4 and both players won their serve, but in the 9th game Federer made ​​a mistake and Benneteau samples him even at the earliest opportunity. Then took his impeccable serve and come up with a set forward.

In the second set Federer started well and serve samples for 2:0, but then the Frenchman leveled the game and they went to tiebreak. Federer could not avoid the tiebreak but with 6:5 failed to finish 29th in the world Benneteau, who equalized. In the tiebreak he was much more aggressive and took Federer with 7:3.

The third section was won by the winner of 16 Grand Slam titles already pinned to the wall. After 6:2 came the fourth set where Benneteau try to solve everything. Federer managed to save himself from defeat, despite three opportunities of Benneteau to push into the abyss his illustrious opponent.

The fifth and decisive set was a recital on one side only. Federer has total superior to his opponent and smashed him with 6:1. "Tough game. My God, straight brutal!" Said Federer after. "Of course, I had a serious portion of luck in my favor. I played point for point, game for game. Thanks and to the people for their support that they gave me."

"The Great has always great," said Benneteau after the game. "His psyche is straight rock. He is Machine, nothing can break him. With 0:2 sets on Grand Slam tournament he played as if nothing had happened" admire to the French player.

The next opponent for Federer is Xavier Malis from Belgium, who in the third round eliminated Fernando Verdasco (Spain), also in five sets - 1:6, 7:6 (7:5), 6:1, 4:6, 6:3.

In other late matches from the male scheme Dennis Istomin (Uzbekistan) eliminated Alejandro Falla (Colombia) with 6:3, 6:4, 3:6, 7:6 (7:5), and Florian Mayer (Germany) deal with Jerzy Yanovich (Poland) with 7:6 (7:5), 3:6, 2:6, 6:3, 7:5.

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