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Federer leads winners in his hometown

Nov. 4, 2009 at 8:55 PM
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BASEL, Switzerland, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Roger Federer, gunning for a fourth straight title in his hometown, led Wednesday's winners at the Swiss Indoors tournament in Basel, Switzerland.

Federer, the top seed, was an easy 6-3, 6-3 second-round winner over unseeded Andreas Seppi of Italy.

"I had to save break points today, which I didn't have to do in the first round, so I thought it was a bit tougher," Federer, who was once a ball boy in Basel, said in reference to a 6-3, 6-4 opening-round victory against Belgium's Olivier Rochus.

Federer is playing for the first time since losing 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 to Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro at the U.S. Open final in New York in September.

Also winning Wednesday were fifth-seeded Czech Radek Stepanek, sixth-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland, No. 4 seed Marin Cilic of Croatia, and Frenchmen Richard Gasquet and Jeremy Chardy.

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