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Federer with a tough success over Thomas Bellucci 

Federer with a tough success over Thomas Bellucci


The world number one and defending his title Roger Federer (Switzerland) qualified for the quarter-finals of the tennis tournament on hard courts in the Swiss city of Basel with a prize fund € 1.4 million.

Federer made ​​a tough victory over Thomas Bellucci (Brazil) with 6:3, 6:-7 (6), 7:5 to 2:03 hours.

Having led with 3:0 Federer won the first game easily. In the second part Federer allowed many mistakes and led to tiebreak where Bellucci led with 6:2 and won with 8:6. In the decisive third set, last year's champion won with 7:5 after the match ended with a breakthrough.

The quarterfinals Federer will play with the winner of the match between Lukasz Kubot (Poland) and Pere Benoit (France).

For Federer this was victory number 45 in Basel, and the 31st winning game of the last 32. The only loss of the five-time champion was in the final in 2009 from Novak Djokovic.

For the quarter-finals was ranked and the first racket of Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov, who beat Julien Benneteau (France) in dramatic match with 7:6 (5), 6:7 (1) 7:6 (3) 2:52 inform the BTA.

Two of the questions dropped in the first round. Number 5 Andreas Seppi (Italy) lost with 6:4, 2:6, 3:6 Benoit Per and No. 7 Florian Mayer (Germany) was outplayed by Marinko Matoshevich with 6:2, 6:3.

Number 2 in the scheme Juan Martin del Porto (Argentina) eliminate Alejandro Falla (Colombia) with 6:4, 6:1 and Paul-Henri Mathieu (France) beat Henri Laaksonen (Switzerland) with 6:2, 7:5 .

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