Originally written on Tennis Panorama  |  Last updated 11/17/14
(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 10-2 **[Alt] J Janowicz (POL) / J Nieminen (FIN) d T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) 64 75 [WC] T de Bakker (NED) / J Huta Galung (NED) d [WC] R Haase (NED) / I Sijsling (NED) 26 63 10-3 *[Alt] S Fransen (NED) / W Koolhof (NED) replaced D Nestor (CAN) / M Youzhny (RUS) – (Youzhny – hip) **[Alt] J Janowicz (POL) / J Nieminen (FIN) replaced J del Potro (ARG) / M Llodra (FRA) – (Llodra – illness)   SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 14 FEBRUARY, 2013 CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am [Q] M Bachinger (GER) vs J Nieminen (FIN) M Baghdatis (CYP) vs [4] R Gasquet (FRA) [Q] E Gulbis (LAT) vs [2] J Del Potro (ARG) [3] R Lindstedt (SWE) / N Zimonjic (SRB) vs C Fleming (GBR) / J Marray (GBR) Not Before 7:30 PM [1] R Federer (SUI) vs [WC] T de Bakker (NED) [WC] I Sijsling (NED) vs M Klizan (SVK) COURT 1 not before 2:00 PM [Alt] J Janowicz (POL) / J Nieminen (FIN) vs [4] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) – After Suitable Rest [WC] T de Bakker (NED) / J Huta Galung (NED) vs J Benneteau (FRA) / R Gasquet (FRA) – TBA, After Suitable Rest    
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