It was another simple victory for Roger Federer Thursday at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament as he took out the home boy Thiemo De Bakker 6-3, 6-4 in 62 minutes.
Federer characteristically opened up an early lead and rolled to the first set win from there. He broke in the first game of the second set and after that it was pretty much all over. The match followed the exact same formula as many of the early round matches of the Maestro do, and it hardly feels like he has broken a sweat through his first two matches of the tournament.
Next up for the Roger is Julien Benneteau, which should be another straightforward win although a little tougher than his first two wins.
Last year`s finalist Juan Martin del Potro advanced when he beat Ernests Gulbis and Marcos Baghdatis upset Richard Gasquet. The quarters will see Baghdatis vs Grigor Dimitrov and del Potro vs Jarkko Nieminen, as well as Gilles Simon vs Martin Klizan.
Personally, I would love to see a Federer vs Dimitrov final, and they practiced together before Fed`s match against De Bakker. It will be a tough task for Grigor to beat Baghdatis however.
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