Federer escapes from trouble

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World No.2 Roger Federer got himself out of trouble as he beat Argentina’s Jose Acasuso in the second round of the French Open. Federer fought back form 1-5 behind in the third set to prevail 7-6(8), 5-7, 7-6(2), 6-2 for a place in the third round. The Swiss improves to 4-0 against Acasuso with victory in three hours and 25 minutes.

The 27 year-old, was broken in the sixth game of the first set but recovered to save four set points in an entertaining tie-break. Federer looked to have the early initiative in the second set, but his opponent regrouped to clinch the set and race to a 5-1 lead in the third set. The World No.45 twisted his ankle but was still able to create a set point opportunity at 5-3.

Federer goes on to meet No.32 seed Paul-Henri Mathieu for a place in the fourth round after the Frenchman cruised past Spaniard Pablo Andujar 6-2, 6-3, 6-4.

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