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Roger Federer beats Thomaz Bellucci

Updated: October 24, 2012, 6:50 PM ET
Associated Press

BASEL, Switzerland -- Roger Federer edged Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 6-3, 6-7 (6), 7-5 Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of his hometown Swiss Indoors tournament.

The top-ranked Federer saved four consecutive set points in the second-set tiebreaker before the 34th-ranked Bellucci tied the second-round match.

It was not until match point that Federer, who held serve throughout, had the decisive break-point chance in the decider.

Federer will face either Benoit Paire ...

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