Zabaleta, a player who defeated Federer in Miami a couple of years ago, played very good tennis.
The first couple of games, no free points for either player.
At 2-2 in the first set, Roger Federer wins 5 consecutive games. Zabaleta wins points in several games, but never holds.
In the second set, they fight in each game. At 4-3, Federer breaks Zabaleta's serve and is ready to erve for the set.
But Roger loses the next three points and is down 0-40. He saves two break points, but Zabaleta gets the break in the third.
Zabaleta wins 4 games in a row and takes the second set.
Finally, Roger takes the third set 6-3 and wins the match.