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Federer gets safely through

05-12-2010 11:59 BJT

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Tennis stars continue their clay court warm ups for the French Open. Crowds flocked to Madrid to see Roger Federer take on Germany's Benjamin Becker in the second round of the Madrid Masters.

The top-seeded Federer broke serve to start the match and then broke again to close out the first set. The Swiss star missed two match points when leading 5-6 in the second set. Then he took control of a tiebreaker to win with a score of 6-2, 7-6. The Swiss has reached the final in three of the last four years, and hopes Madrid will again galvanize his season as it did last year.

Elsewhere, Ernests Gulbis took the court against Estoril Open champion Albert Montanes. But the Latvian was not intimidated as he won the match 7-5, 6-1 to make the second round. The world number-34 Gulbis converted four of seven break points to seal the victory.

Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis also had few problems against Swiss Marco Chiudinelli. Baghdatis wins it 6-3, 6-4. He will now face ninth seed David Ferrer in the second round.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CCTV.com

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