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Federer struggles to victory

Updated: January 19, 2010, 2:15 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Top-ranked Roger Federer had some anxious moments in his first-round match at the Australian Open before fending off Russia's Igor Andreev 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (2), 6-0.

Federer lost the first set Tuesday after having his service broken in the ninth game, then had to save three set points against Andreev's serve in the 12th game of the third set before winning it in a tiebreaker.

He dominated the fourth, ensuring there was no similar end to his previous match ...

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