Federer, Roddick advance in Basel

Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts during his match against Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia at the Swiss...

Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts during his match against Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia at the Swiss Indoors ATP tennis tournament in Basel November 3, 2010. (REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann)

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BASEL, Switzerland -- Basel's own Roger Federer and American star Andy Roddick were among Wednesday's winners at the $1.7 million Swiss Indoors tennis event.

The top-seeded former world No. 1 Federer handled scrappy Serbian Janko Tipsarevic 6-3, 6-4 in a second-round match on the indoor hardcourts at St. Jakobshalle, where the hometown hero Federer used to serve as a ball boy.

Federer popped eight aces and held his serve throughout in his one-hour victory over Tipsarevic.

Serbian star Novak Djokovic stunned the Swiss icon Federer in last year's finale here, as Federer was the reigning three-time champion (2006-08) at the time.

Meanwhile, the fourth-seeded former world No. 1 Roddick posted a 7-5, 7-6 (8-6) opening-round victory over fellow American Sam Querrey. Roddick and Querrey combined for 29 aces, including 16 for the winner, who was not broken on Wednesday.

Roddick's second-round opponent on Thursday will be Kazakhstan's Andrey Golubev.

Dutch qualifier Robin Haase reached the quarterfinals by ousting eighth-seeded 6-foot-9 American John Isner 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 7-5. The massive-serving Isner launched 13 aces, but also had his serve broken on three occasions and was unable to break Haase in the setback.

In some other opening-round action, France's Paul-Henri Mathieu downed German Florian Mayer 6-3, 6-3, Finland's Jarkko Nieminen erased German qualifier Daniel Brands 6-3, 6-2 and Czech veteran Radek Stepanek, a wild card this week, stopped Dutchman Thiemo de Bakker 6-3, 7-6 (7-5). The qualifier Nieminen should have his hands full with a second-seeded Djokovic here on Thursday.


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