Tennis

Federer Beats Istomin in Swiss Indoors 2nd Round

Switzerland's Roger Federer returns a ball to Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin during their round of sixteen match at the Swiss Indoor tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone, Georgios Kefalas)
Switzerland's Roger Federer returns a ball to Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin during their round of sixteen match at the Swiss Indoor tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone, Georgios Kefalas)

BASEL, Switzerland— Top-seeded Roger Federer again had to fight back from a set down before beating Denis Istomin 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals...




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