Roger Federer vs Filip Krajinovic Highlights (HD) Basel 2018

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Roger Federer vs Filip Krajinovic Highlights (HD) Basel 2018

It took two hours and 11 minutes to Roger Federer to defeat Filip Krajinovic at the Swiss Indoors in Basel. The 37-year-old prevailed in three sets, 6-2 4-6 6-4, after what was a tough match for him. In the first set Federer broke Krajinovic twice in a row, while the second set was much more complicated: Federer broke his opponent in the opening game, but then got broken back when he was leading 6-2 3-2.

Krajinovic led 5-3, he got broken but Federer struggled again on serve and Filip managed to take it to a third. In the decisive set Federer broke Krajinovic during the third game, but it was very complicated for the world No.

3 to get through as he had to save three break points in a row, recovering from 0-40, to lead 4-2. Federer broke Krajinovic again on 4-2 converting his fourth break point in the game, then Roger got broken back but on 5-3 he sealed the win.

In press conference Federer said: 'I served bad, I did not find angles and lines in the correct way. I will have to improve', Roger admitted. He feels proud when playing in Basel: 'I did not want to lose at this moment in the new stadium.' Federer had a long break in the locker room before the third set.

Why? 'It was a good moment to stay away from people to comeback with more energy, have a little bit more privacy. It's easier to stay in a little room than in front of everyone', said the Swiss, who will face Jan-Lennard Struff next.