Roger Federer Wins Halle Opener in 3 Sets

It was Federer's first match since losing in the fourth round at the French Open to Ernests Gulbis. He had a first-round bye in Halle, where he is a six-time champion.

updated: June 12, 2014 22:26 IST
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Roger Federer Wins Opener at Halle

Roger Federer Wins Opener at Halle

Halle, Germany: Roger Federer won his opening game in three sets


Roger Federer began his grass-court preparations for Wimbledon by coming from behind to beat Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-7 (8), 6-4, 6-2 at the Gerry Weber Open on Thursday.

Sousa saved all five break points he faced before taking the first set in a tiebreaker, but the second-seeded Federer raised his level in the next two sets to win the second-round match and move into the quarterfinals.

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