Result: Roger Federer through to Swiss Indoors second round

Result: Federer through to second round
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Roger Federer defeats Benjamin Becker 7-5 6-3 in the first round of the the Swiss Indoors.

Roger Federer has progressed to the second round of the Swiss Indoors with a straight-sets win against Benjamin Becker.

The Swiss got the better of his German opponent 7-5 6-3 in one hour and 28 minutes on Monday.

However, Becker gave Federer a stiff competition in the first set and saved a number of break points, including a set point in the 12th game.

However, the 31-year-old Swiss eventually won the first set 7-5 and despite trailing at one point in the second, won it 6-3 with ease.

Federer finished the contest with seven aces and two double-faults and won 85% of his first-serve points.

Federer will take on either Thomaz Bellucci or Go Soeda in the second round.

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