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Federer finding winning rhythm

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Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:37

Federer took his place in the fourth round with a 6-3 6-2 6-7 6-1 win against German Philipp Kohlschreiber.

And he said: “It was my best match of the tournament so far. The rhythm was very high. We played a lot of tough points and from my side it was an excellent match. I would have loved to have won in straight sets but he came back strong.”

He continued: “Maybe my serve let go just a little bit and he deserved the third set. But I was happy how I reacted. I didn’t panic. It doesn’t really bother me how I come through but it’s important to feel good when I walk off the court.”

Next up for Federer is Swede Robin Soderling, who he beat in the French Open final.

And he admitted he would need to be on his guard against the man who defeated Rafael Nadal in Paris.

“Soderling has got a huge game,” he said.

“Now he’s also got the taste of beating the top players. That makes him more dangerous. But I’ve beaten him so many times that it gives me an incredible amount of confidence. If I play my game well I should be fine. But I have to be careful.”

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