Roger Federer Battles Past Simon To Reach Swiss Indoors Semi-Finals

Roger Federer Battles Past Simon To Reach Swiss Indoors Semi-Finals

Roger Federer Battles Past Simon To Reach Swiss Indoors Semi-Finals (File Photo)

New Delhi : Top-seeded Roger Federer edged Frenchman Gilles Simon 7-6 (7-1), 4-6, 6-4 to reach the semi-finals of the Swiss Indoors, a hard-court Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tournament.

Federer, an eight-time winner of his hometown event, was far from his best but managed to come back from a break down to win the first set in a tiebreaker on Friday.

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After dropping the second set, the world No. 3 grabbed a break of serve early in the decider only to hand it back with a sloppy service game of his own, reports Efe news.

But with Simon serving at 4-5, the Swiss great broke the Frenchman's serve for the fifth time in the match to secure the victory in two hours and 34 minutes.

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Despite the win, Federer will be displeased with himself for dropping his own serve on five occasions, including three times in the second set.

(Inputs from news agency IANS)

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