Found March 13, 2013 on Tennis Grand Stand:
PLAYERS: Roger Federer
Roger Federer at the BNP Paribas Open By Romi Cvitkovic March 13, 2013 — What should have been a mostly routine win by Roger Federer over countryman Stan Wawrinka at the 4th round of the BNP Paribas Open, turned into a rollercoaster of a match as Federer lost his cool, double-faulted on set point and much more in his win over Wawrinka. The first set held three breaks of serve and that should have been omen enough of things to come in the match. But Federer finally held in hist fifth service game at 15 to take the first set, 6-3. After grabbing a break in the second set and with Federer serving at 5-4, the Tennis Channel commentators already resorted to patting Wawrinka on the back, and nearly calling it a match. That was until Wawrinka woke up and decided to really play some tennis.  In the blink of an eye, Wawrinka broke Federer with a running backhand passing winner, followed by THREE backhand errors by Federer. Federer didn’t help his situation as he was forced to dish out a few ...

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Tennis Channel to Air Federer-Nadal BNP Paribas Open Quarterfinal Live Tonight

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Federer Escapes Wawrinka to Gain Indian Wells Quarters

(March 13, 2013) Roger Federer needed three sets to escape Swiss countryman Stanislas Wawrinka 6-3, 6-7 (4), 7-5 on Wednesday at the BNP Paribas Open. Federer took the first set comfortably and served for the match at 5-4 in the second when Wawrinka broke Federer at love. Wawrinka said he felt better in the second set.  [...]

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