It broke a streak of 16 sets for Federer in hard-court matches against Youzhny, dating back to their first clash in Sweden, which the Swiss star won 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.
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Now he has twice this year, having earlier done so in the Australian Open semi-finals and final (d. The 36 year old was downplaying any threat of fatigue going forward. But I'm still in the draw, which gives me a chance. That's not something I'm too concerned about.” Federer did not put a foot wrong in the 26-minute first set, which saw him win the first five games.
“I think because you're on a high, you're thrilled that you got through, so you don't look at the negative,” Federer said. “I still believe I'm going to pick up my game and become just more consistent because I'm not playing all that bad ... Although he could not convert two set point chances on Youzhny’s serve with a 5-0 lead, his domination was tempered when Youhzny regrouped by winning the first two games of the second set.
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