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2012 Wimbledon Results: Roger Federer Avoids Upset, Defeats Julian Benneteau

Roger Federer was nearly upset by Julian Benneteau in the third round at Wimbledon, and had to come from behind from two sets to win. Federer lost the first two sets before storming back to win by a final score of 4-6, 6-7, 6-2, 7-6, 6-1. The Frenchman Benneteau was on top of his game during the first set and was able to make good on his lone chance to break in the first set, and was able to hold his own serve throughout while winning that first set.

Benneteau kept up his game during the second set, but Federer was not making it is easy for Benneteau to advance. The second set went back and forth up until the tiebreaker which Benneteau won with ease. The third set saw Federer begin his comeback as he was able to finally get his first set win of the match. It seemed though that Benneteau was saving his energy for the reminder of the game, and was fine with letting Federer win that third set.

The fourth set saw the two once again go back and forth by matching each others point, and Benneteau was attempting to close out Federer because his energy level was dropping and Benneteau did not look like he could handle a fifth set. Federer was able win the tiebreaker in the fourth set to force a fifth and final set.

Federer was not challenged by Benneteau in the final set as Federer won 6-1, and now moves on to the next round.

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