[Yahoo] Federer, Safin advance at Thailand Open

Rusty Backhand
09-30-2004, 01:01 PM
Top-ranked Roger Federer beat Swiss compatriot Ivo Heuberger, 6-1, 6-3 Thursday to advance to the Thailand Open quarterfinals. Federer finished the first set in just 20 minutes, but struggled a little in the second and needed four match points to win the match. ``He hung in there, and after 5-1, it was the toughest game in the match,'' said Federer, who won three of the four Grand Slam titles this...