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Federer wins in 3 sets in hometown event

Switzerland's Roger Federer during his first round match against Serbia's Filip Krajinovic at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (Georgios Kefalas/ Keystone via AP)

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) Roger Federer was tested by Filip Krajinovic before winning 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 in the first round of his hometown tournament Swiss Indoors on Tuesday.

Seeking a ninth title at Basel - where he has once a ball boy and reached the final in his last 11 appearances - Federer last dropped a set in his opening match 10 years ago.

The top-seeded Swiss seemed in control after winning seven straight games to take the first set and lead by a break in the second.

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