Late night roller-coaster match + long day at work the next day = no time for a proper post. So I will make this my fastest recap ever. Roger Federerdefeated Radek Stepanek in 3 sets, 6-2, 6-7, 6-3 in a little over 2 hours. He will face Lukas Rosol in the Dubai QF in a few hours from now. These were my take-aways from the match:
- Roger got broken in his first service game of all three sets. He also got broken while serving for the match, just to keep things interesting.
- Roger hit 5 double faults.
- Radek won his first set against Roger since 2008.
- Despite all the ups and downs, Roger hit some seriously amazing shots when he was cruising.
- Roger started slow, in the first set then rapidly picked it up and got a double break to take the set.
- Very surprisingly, the momentum died right…
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