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Roger Federer came through a difficult match against Czech qualifier Jan Vacek 7-5 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle.
Federer faced surprisingly strong resistance from the 342nd-ranked Czech qualifier. The top-ranked player needed a crosscourt volley to break serve for a decisive 4-3 lead in the second set.
"It was difficult," Federer said. "When it happens - you…
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