Roger Federer was widely expected to play his first match in Istanbul and he didn’t disappoint. The Swiss Legend had to battle only in the 2nd set against a good Jarkko Nieminen, to finally win 6-2 7-5 in 60 minutes. Match Stats.

After this win Roger leads Nieminem 15-0 in head to head matches. This was Federer’s 200th win on clay.

Federer: I am happy I managed to win

Roger commented “I’m happy that I won my first match ever in Turkey. In the second set Jarkko started playing better and I’m happy that I managed to close the match.”

Next vs. Gimeno-Traver

Roger will play clay court specialist Daniel Gimeno-Traver for the first time in his career.

Federer in Istanbul

ATP Istanbul. Top Seeds
ATP Istanbul. The draw

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