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Sport Federer up and running in quest for 10th Swiss title

06:05  22 october  2019
06:05  22 october  2019 Source:   performgroup.com

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Federer ' s 1500th ATP tour-level match puts him 56 behind Jimmy Connors, and they have a remarkably similar record. Federer has a 1,231-268 The remarkable landmark Roger Federer will reach as he begins quest for 10 th Basel title (Image: GETTY). " I 've already practiced on Friday and

If Federer goes on to win Basel for the 10 th time, it’ll be the second event he’ s won 10 or more times—he won Halle for the 10 th time this year. The Swiss will open against a yet-to-be-determined qualifier on Monday night. The world No. 3 is the top seed and one of four Top-10 players in the field.

Swiss Roger Federer returns a ball to German Peter Gojowczyk during the 1,500th match of his career at the opening day of the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament on October 21, 2019 in Basel. - Roger Federer check off another landmark on October 21, 2019 when he starts his bid for a 10th Basel title by playing the 1,500th match of his career. © Getty Images Swiss Roger Federer returns a ball to German Peter Gojowczyk during the 1,500th match of his career at the opening day of the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament on October 21, 2019 in Basel. - Roger Federer check off another landmark on October 21, 2019 when he starts his bid for a 10th Basel title by playing the 1,500th match of his career.

Roger Federer dropped just three games against Peter Gojowczyk in his home city as the nine-time Swiss Indoors Basel champion made an emphatic start to this year's tournament.

The 38-year-old recorded his 21st win in a row at the event by dispatching 34 winners in his 52 minutes on court, sealing a 6-2 6-1 success against an overmatched qualifier.

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Swiss going for 10 th Basel title this week. Federer , who was playing in his 1,500th tour-level match, broke five times and, despite giving back one of those breaks in the second set, cruised in the quick indoor conditions to improve to 72-9 at the ATP 500 event.

Roger Federer said he was happy with how he performed after defeating Peter Gojowczyk 6-2 6-1 in the first round of the Swiss Indoors Basel. Two breaks of serve in either set were enough for Federer to wrap up a straight forward win in just 52 minutes. Victory for the 38-year-old made it 21 wins in a

Federer encountered few issues in his 1,500th ATP-tour level match against Gojowczyk, who did manage to break the former world number one in the second set, only to lose the next four games in a row.

a man wearing a red hat: Roger Federer © Getty Images Roger Federer

Radu Albot or Dusan Lajovic will face Federer in round two, though the draw is tougher for the Swiss thereafter as he could face Stan Wawrinka in the last eight before a potential semi-final with Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Federer was pegged back to deuce before winning the opening game and then saw Gojowczyk hold to love, though the German was broken without claiming a point when he next served.

Gojowczyk was broken again as Federer clinched the opener by overpowering his opponent at the net, and he then moved 2-0 up in the second set.

Federer flies through to set up possible Wawrinka clash

  Federer flies through to set up possible Wawrinka clash Just 62 minutes were needed for Roger Federer to progress from his second-round clash with Radu Albot in Basel.Having seen off Peter Gojowczyk in short order in the first round, the 20-time grand slam champion was similarly emphatic in eliminating Albot, who offered scarce resistance in a 6-0 6-3 rout.

BASEL, Switzerland -- Roger Federer opened his bid for a 10 th title at the ATP Swiss indoors in Basel on Monday, crushing German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk in what was the Swiss legend' s 1,500th career match. This landmark 6-2, 6-1 success in his hometown set the 38-year-old up for his tilt at a

Not just will he be eyeing his 10 th title but will also be playing the 1,500th match of his career. The 20-time Grand Slam champion begins his bid for his 103rd title against German Federer - who has made the Basel final on all of his last 12 visits - owns ATP titles this season in Dubai, Miami and Halle.

That was when Federer's reliable serve eluded him as Gojowczyk broke straight back, but it proved to be little more than a blip for his opponent, who won four games on the trot to wrap up a routine win.

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