The no. 1 tennis player in the world, Roger Federer, has defeated Mardy Fish of USA in the quarter final of the Western and Southern Open at Cincinnati. Federer won the match in the straight sets by 6-3, 7-6 (4). With this victory, Federer has moved into the semi final.  Fish, who was given the 10th seed in the competition, looked completely off-colour in the first set. However, he showed some resistance in the second set, but, Federer’s versatile game proved to be too much for him. This was the 10th match between these two players and Federer defeated Fish for the 9th time.

Federer was off to very good start in the first set. He broke Fish’s service in the opening game of the first set to take a lead of 1-0. There were no more breakthroughs in the first set till the end of the eighth game and Federer was ahead by 5-3 at the end of the eighth game. Fish had to hold his service in the 9th game to extend the set, but, the American failed in doing so and Federer won the first set by 6-3. In the second set, Fish made it hard for Federer to earn points. Both the players held their entire serves and the set went into the tie breaker. In the tie breaker, Federer got ahead by 4-2 and maintained the lead till the end of the tie breaker to win the second set by 7-6(4).

It took Federer just 87 minutes to knock Fish out of the tournament. In the semi final, Federer will play against his compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka. As per Federer, he is happy that the semi final match will be played between the two Swiss players. He is pretty excited about that match and he is looking forward to it.

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Roger Federer has defeated Alejandro Falla of Colombia in the first round of the Men’s tennis singles tournament of London Olympics. Federer won the match by 6-3, 5-7, 6-3. The world no. 1, Federer, wasn’t able to win the match easily. The Colombian player gave him a run for his money. In the second set, Falla played some brilliant tennis and shocked Federer with his fantastic shots. This is not the first time that Federer has struggled against Falla. In the first round of the Wimbledon Championship in 2010, Falla had made Federer struggle for five sets. However, Federer had won that match.

Federer started the match pretty well. He broke the service of Falla in the first set once and then held his service in the remaining games to win the set 6-3. He did the same in the second set and was serving for the match at the score of 5-3. But, suddenly, things started going wrong for him. Falla broke the service of Federer twice and held his service in the 10th and 12th game to win the second set by 7-5. In the very first game of the third set, Federer got a breakthrough and then he held his service in the second game to take a lead of 2-0. But, Falla came back strongly and broke the service of Federer in the fourth game to level the score 2-2. But, federer again broke falla’s service in the seventh game to make the score 4-3. Federer held his service in the next game and the score card was showing 5-3. Thereafter, Falla failed to hold his service in the 9th game and lost the match.

Federer seemed to be quite impressed by Falla. After the match, he said that Falla is a classy player and he made him work very hard. However, Federer seemed to be relieved after winning the match. In the second round, Federer will play against Julien Benneteau of France.

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Li Na has defeated Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in the second round of the Rogers Cup. The Chinese Superstar, who has been ranked 11th in the official rankings of WTA, won the match in the straight sets by 6-4, 6-4. The Canadian youngster, who had got entry through wildcard, wasn’t able to give a tough fight to Li Na.

Bouchard had started the tournament with a bang and defeated Shahar Peer of Israel in the first round match. The local fans were expecting her to pull off another big upset, but, she didn’t manage to do that. (more…)

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