Federer helped by Gasquet loss
BASEL, Switzerland -- Roger Federer rallied past Denis Istomin 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the second round of the Swiss Indoors on Wednesday.
Federer conceded a set for the first time in five matches against the 48th-ranked Istomin, and rallied from 0-40 down in his first service game in the third.
The seventh-ranked Federer converted his first match point with an angled backhand volley. He's looking for a strong finish to the most difficult season of his career.
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