Found February 13, 2013 on Tennis Panorama :
PLAYERS: Roger Federer
(February 13, 2013) Defending Rotterdam champion Roger Federer eased into the second round on Wednesday, defeating Grega Zemlja 6-3, 6-1. Federer closed out the match in 58 minute in Ahoy arena. “Hall play is different. It’s warmer, so the ball flies more and it takes a bit of getting used to,” Federer told media about his opponent after a hiatus since he lost in the semifinals of the Australian Open. “The first ones are never easy. But I’m happy to be back and playing well.” RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 13 FEBRUARY, 2013 Singles – Second Round [5] G Simon (FRA) d [Q] M Viola (ITA) 63 61 J Benneteau (FRA) d V Hanescu (ROU) 61 63 G Dimitrov (BUL) d N Davydenko (RUS) 75 63 Singles – First Round [1] R Federer (SUI) d G Zemlja (SLO) 63 61 [4] R Gasquet (FRA) d V Troicki (SRB) 76(3) 61 [Q] M Bachinger (GER) d [6] A Seppi (ITA) 63 64 M Baghdatis (CYP) d B Paire (FRA) 60 67(3) 40 ret. (illness) Doubles – First Round C Fleming (GBR) / J Marray (GBR) d *[Alt] S Fransen (NED) / W Koolhof (NED) 46 61 ...

Roger Federer at Rotterdam Opening Ceremony; Tsonga, Mathieu Ousted

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Gallery: Federer, Dimitrov, Gasquet, Baghdatis Win in Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM (Feb. 13, 2013) — In just his first match after the Australian Open, defending champion Roger Federer dispatched of Slovene Grega Zemlja 6-3, 6-1 in just under an hour. “I love playing here,” stated Federer after his match. “Last year I received a great welcome in this stadium after a long absence. And I won the tournament for a second time, it was a wonderful experience...

Gallery: Del Potro Overcomes a Resurgent Gulbis; Federer Eases Through

ROTTERDAM (Feb. 14, 2013) —  No. 2 seed Juan Martin del Potro had his hands full as a resurgent Ernests Gulbis clawed his way into the first set, before the Argentine eventually won 7-6(5), 6-3. “It was a real battle”, Del Potro stated. “I played well, but had a hard time.” Gulbis, a former top-25 player, revealed earlier this week that he feels he can break into...

Building the Ultimate ATP Player: Part 2

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