Federer beats Zemlja in first round of Rotterdam

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Roger Federer eased into round two of the ATP Rotterdam Open 2013 after beating Grega Zemlja of Slovenia 6-3 6-1 in 58 minutes.

The first four games went with serve, despite Zemlja having earned two break points in game four that he was unable to convert. After Roger took his serve in game 5 and then once more in the ninth game, there was no stopping him.

Federer outplayed Zemlja in set two, setting up a second round match against Thiemo de Bakker of Netherlands, who advanced after his opponet Mikhail Youzhny retired when trailing 3-6 7-6 (2) 4-1.

Also through to the next round is Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus, who was was 6-0 6-7 (3) 4-0 up against Benoit Paire, when the Frenchman had to pull out because of an injury.





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