Federer beat Jan-Lennard Struff 6-4, 7-5 this evening in the second round in Basel.
However, the match did not go entirely the way of the home favourite as Struff took an early break to lead 3-1.
But once fallen behind, Federer found another gear and kept his foot on the throttle until he booked his place in the quarter-finals.
Federer was unconvincing as he beat Filip Krajinovic in the opening round and Sky Sports pundit Annabel Croft reckons that is why he started so slowly today.
“A little bit of an uncertain start, that’s for sure,” Croft told Sky Sports.
“Maybe continuing on from his previous start against Filip Krajinovic. But it just got better and better.
“Once he kind of got it sorted and felt a little bit more settled then he was off.
“He was off and away and playing some fabulous stuff.
“The serving was super as well. He was slightly low on the first serve but we did mention how close to the lines he was going.
“He was incredibly accurate but just missing a couple more than he would like.”
Croft also reserved praise for Struff, who continued to fight but eventually he fell to a fourth straight defeat against the world No 3.
“From the back of the court Federer was more dominant, although Struff threw an awful lot at Federer with big powerful strikes,” Croft added.
“Just the unforced errors got away from his slightly and they came at crucial times.
“Today the real Roger Federer turned up. A spirited challenge from Jan-Lennard Struff and Federer knows it.
“He was pushed there in both sets but he has won in the end. That’s 10 successive sets against Jan-Lennard Struff.”
Federer will face the winner of Giles Simon vs Ernests Gulbis in the quarter-final tomorrow.
Source : EXPRESS