Roger Federer beats Benjamin Becker
BASEL, Switzerland -- Roger Federer eased to victory in the first round of his hometown Swiss Indoors event on Monday, beating Germany's Benjamin Becker 7-5, 6-3.
Federer, the defending champion who is seeking his sixth Basel title in seven years, served 10 aces against the 83rd-ranked qualifier.
The top-ranked Swiss is heavily favored to claim his seventh title this year after U.S. Open champion Andy Murray pulled out with a back injury on Friday. The Briton's withdrawal elevated ...
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