2005 WIMBLEDON

4th Rnd

       ROGER FEDERER v JUAN CARLOS FERRERO

6-3,6-4,7-6

 

 

Wimbledon champion Roger Federer showed all parts of his game were in fine working order with an skillful win over Juan Carlos Ferrero.
Spaniard Ferrero, the 2003 French Open champion, took advantage of a rare double fault by the 23-year-old Swiss to seize the game and take the match to a tiebreak as dusk began to fall on Centre Court.
With the score tied at 6-6 and the real possibility of the match spilling over into Tuesday, Federer broke the Spaniard and then threw in two vicious serves to move into a quarter-final with another baseline specialist, Chilean Fernando Gonzalez.
Federer needed only one break and 30 minutes to wrap up the first set, winning seven points in a row to take a 4-1 lead.
The second set was more competitive as Ferrero scrapped tenaciously from the back of the court.
He recovered two Federer smashes in a row in the second game, although the Swiss still closed out the point with a balletic backhand volley.
Federer drilled the ball repeatedly to Ferrero's backhand, mixing up his pace and length cleverly but the Spaniard was mostly equal to the challenge. "He played well both sides of the court," Federer said. "I had to try for outright winners."

 

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