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Tennis Betting: Federer makes impressive return to action at Madrid Open
By Andrew Scott Friday, 10 May 2013 02:47
Roger Federer, world No.2, made a great return to action with a 6-3 6-3 win over Radek Stepanek at the Madrid Open, and tennis betting fans all over the world were very impressed.
Tennis betting fans saw that Federer, who was sidelined with a back injury for two months, played for the first time since he was defeated in the quarter-finals by Rafael Nadal in March at Indian Wells.
In the second round match, the 17-time Grand Slam winner who makes very good tennis odds had a perfect start, breaking the Czech player in the third game before holding serve, and taking the first set 6-3.
Then Federer’s tennis betting fans were at the edge of their seats when they saw that early in the second set the player broke Stepanek, world No.48, moving ahead again to hold serve for the match at 5-2.
But tennis betting fans then saw that he was broken himself for the first time as Stepanek finally took a break point opportunity, but in the next game the Swiss broke again, sealing the win.
In Madrid, the three-time champion will take on either 14th seed Kei Nishikori or Victor Troicki in the third round, and tennis betting fans can’t wait to see who his next opponent will be.
“I didn’t think I played incredible, but that’s not what I was expecting myself to do here, but I didn’t play bad either,” Federer said.
“Overall, I’m very happy, because he (Stepanek) has caused me difficulties in the past.
“Today that wasn’t the case and I thought I was pretty much in control.”
Federer still did not win a tournament this year, but tennis betting fans know that if he is able to defend his Madrid crown he will equal American John McEnroe’s 77 career titles and on the all-time ranking will join him in third behind Jimmy Connors on 109 and Ivan Lendl with 94, and fans everywhere that follow the Swiss player’s tennis odds would like to see him make it.
“Obviously I’ve had a very successful career, which has been amazing already. More than I ever thought I would achieve,” Federer said.
Do you have players? We can handle them for you.
“I would love to tie McEnroe at 77, no doubt about it. He was an amazing player and brought a lot to the game, like some other great champions and legends have done and paved the way for us.”