Agencia EFEOctober 22, 2013 12:31
International Sports Desk, Oct 22 (EFE).- Switzerland's Roger Federer, the No. 3 seed, got off to a good start in his hometown tournament, defeating France's Adrian Mannarino 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the Swiss Indoors in Basel.
Federer's next opponent will be Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin, who beat Argentina's Horacio Zeballos 7-5, 7-6 (7-3) on Tuesday.
The 32-year-old Federer, whose ranking has dropped to No. 7, is trying to make it into the eight-man field for the year-end ATP World Tour Finals for the 12th straight year.