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Federer eases into home-town quarter-finals

November 05, 2009 09:41 IST
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Roger FedererWorld number one Roger Federer eased into the quarter-finals of the Swiss Indoors, his home-town tournament, with an easy win over Italy's Andreas Seppi on Wednesday.

Federer, aiming for a fourth successive title at the event, needed 61 minutes to overcome his 51st-ranked opponent 6-3, 6-3 in a second-round match.

Seppi held his own for much of the match but was outgunned on the key points.

Fourth seed Marin Cilic, attempting to win his third ATP title of the season, beat Germany's Philipp Petzschner 6-4, 6-4 in a first-round meeting of two big servers.

The Croat blasted 14 aces to set up a second round meeting with Viktor Troicki of Serbia on Thursday.

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