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Roger Federer reaches third round

Updated: August 17, 2011, 1:43 AM ET
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MASON, Ohio -- Defending champion Roger Federer reached the third round of the Western & Southern Open with a 6-3, 7-5 win Tuesday over Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro, who had won the last two matches between the two, including the 2009 U.S. Open final.

"I expected a tougher match, for obvious reasons," he said. "It went better than I thought. I had a wonderful first set, and the second set, too. I was able to keep him from playing the game he likes to play. I was able to mix it up and ...

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