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23

Oct

2013

After a quick change in attire Federer gets to work on his opponent

Due to the unprecedented excellence of the world class line-up in Basel, the seeds appear to be dropping like flies. Only three days into the main tournament and already five of the seeds, namely 2nd-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych, 4th-seeded Swiss Stan Wawrinka, 5th-seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet, 6th-seeded Japanese Kei Nishikori and 7th-seeded Italian Andreas Seppi, have crashed out of the Swiss Indoors. As the season draws to an end it seems that several of the stars are feeling slightly fatigued. However, Basel's record holder Roger Federer (pictured) is still going strong. He needed three sets to dispose of Uzbek Denis Istomin and had to change out of his sweat-drenched top in the process. After changing into fresh attire, the star got to work on the Eastern European, prizing away control of the match from his opponent in front of 9,200 spectators. Federer will take on Grigor Dimitrov on Friday if the Bulgarian is victorious in his second-round match. The boyfriend of Russian beauty Maria Sharapova is also known as Baby Federer due to his technical style of play.
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