Article

Federer, Del Potro on song in Rotterdam

15 February 2013 00:18

Top seed Roger Federer had no issues in advancing to the quarter-finals of the ABN Amro in Rotterdam with a straight-sets victory.

The Swiss champion took only an hour and four minutes to eliminate the Netherlands' Thiemo de Bakker 6-3 6-4 to set-up a meeting with Frenchman Julien Benneteau in the last eight.

Defending champion Federer saved the only break point he faced in a commanding performance.

Second seed Juan Martin Del Potro struggled through the first set but eventually got the better of Latvia's Ernests Gulbis 7-6 (7-5) 6-3.

The Argentine was down 5-4 in the first set tie-breaker but rallied to clinch the all-important opener before dodging two break points in the second set on his way to victory.

Del Potro will meet Jarkko Nieminen in the quarters after the Finn recovered from a slump in the second set to win 6-3 5-7 6-3 against Germany's Matthias Bachinger.

Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis knocked out fourth seed Frenchman Richard Gasquet 6-4 6-4 and will face Grigor Dimitrov in the last-eight.

Slovakia's Martin Klizan will clash against France's fifth-seed Gilles Simon after defeating Dutch wildcard Igor Sijsling 6-2 6-4.

Latest news

21 October 2014

 16:45
 16:45
 16:21
 16:02
 15:52
 15:23
 15:06
 15:04
 14:57
 14:37
 14:11
 14:04
 13:21
 13:04
 12:48
 12:42
 12:26
 12:16
 11:26
 10:48
 10:40
 10:15
 10:06
 10:00
 08:36
 08:23
 08:21
 08:03
 07:26
 06:58
 06:53
 06:20
 06:09
 06:04
 05:46
 05:25
 05:16
 04:44
 04:37
 04:19
 04:01
 03:23
 03:07
 02:33
 02:25
 02:14
 02:12
 01:44
 01:12
 00:11
 00:07

20 October 2014

 23:49
 23:29
 23:01
 22:24
 22:14
 22:06
 22:02
 21:25
 21:13
 21:04
 19:54
 19:53
 19:47
 19:21
 19:19
 19:03
 19:01
 18:35
 18:20