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(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
 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
 R Federer (SUI) d G Zemlja (SLO) 63 61
 R Gasquet (FRA) d V Troicki (SRB) 76(3) 61
[Q] M Bachinger (GER) d  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 ...
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