Roger Federer eats it, but survives, in first grass-court match of 2015

For The Win

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Roger Federer was making his grass-court debut on Monday at the Gerry Weber Open, two weeks before the first ball at Wimbledon. Good thing there’s an extra week in between the French Open and the grass-court major because it looks like The Fed might need some adjustment time on his favorite surface.

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Federer slipped at least twice during the match, but recovered well enough to hit this unbelievable behind-the-back lob later.

Even with that point, Federer lost the second set to Philipp Kohlschreiber after winning a tight, 10-8 first-set tiebreak. He then blew two match points at 5-4 in the third, faced a break point at 5-5, then was down 3-5 in the final-set breaker before escaping with a win and keeping his chances…

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