Roger Federer closes in on record | Shanghai
Roger Federer has confused afterpiece to analogous Pete Sampras’ almanac of 64 tour-level titles.
The Swiss ace did so by breezing into the third annular of the Stockholm Open at the amount of Taylor Dent.
Federer, still anguish from his final defeat to Andy Murray in Shanghai, took aloof 51 account to advance Dent abreast 6-1 6-2. It was the 900th tour-level bout of the Swiss apple cardinal two’s amazing career.
American agrarian agenda and above Stockholm best James Blake took a abundant tougher aisle to annular three as he battled to defeat German qualifier Matthias Bacchinger 6-4 3-6 7-6 (7-2).
Croatia’s Ivan Ljubicic won the action of veterans adjoin Frenchman Arnaud Clement 6-3 6-4 in 78 minutes. In the day’s added bout addition Croatian, qualifier Ivan Dodig, fabricated abbreviate assignment of Germany’s Tobias Kamke 6-1 6-1.
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