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Federer qualified for the quarterfinals 

Federer qualified for the quarterfinals


Three-time champion Roger Federer (Switzerland) qualified for the quarterfinals of the tennis tournament in his hometown Basel in prize money € 1,255,000. Seeded Federer scored an eight aces and one break in each set Serb Janko Tipsarevic side 6:3, 6:4 for one hour.

"I played well. Served stable, almost no mistakes. If I can keep this level until the end of the tournament would be great," said Federer, whose series of three consecutive titles was ended last year in the finals of another Serb Novak Djokovic.

"It has recorded excellent victories. In the first set I played aggressively from the start, just did not let any chances. In the second set also gave him no opportunity for a breakthrough," added Federer.

Polufinalistat tournament in 2003 Andy Roddick (USA) is the second round after success over compatriot Sam Kuiri with 7:5, 7:6 (6). Roddick scored 16 aces and did not allow a breakthrough in the meeting, which lasted 98 minutes. American continues to battle for a place in the first eight for the season to ensure his participation in the final Masters in London after 21 November.

Finalist in 2007 Jarkko Nieminen of Finland also overcame the first round. Nieminen deal with another qualifier Daniel Brands (Germany), 6:3, 6:2 for 68 minutes.

The big surprise lay a lucky loser qualifier Tobias Kamke of Germany, which remove even the start of the main schemes are the number 3 Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) 6:4, 6:1.

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