Federer sets up Murray meeting


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:45

Defending champion Murray was given a major scare by French lucky loser Julien Benneteau in the first match before Federer swept aside former world number one Lleyton Hewitt.

New father Federer, a 6-3 6-4 winner against the Australian, was delighted to advance with the minimum fuss.

“My expectations were ‘so so’, let’s say,” he told Sky Sports Xtra. “Because of the twin girls, the focus was elsewhere for a few weeks.

“I practised hard, obviously… I wouldn’t have come over to the North American tour without expectations.

“It’s good, the number of matches I’ve had now. I’m feeling okay so far and hopefully I can keep going and playing well.”


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