The first set was comparatively easier than the 2nd & Roger Federer needed just one break point as Lu Yen-Hsun serve faltered under pressure to give the first set to Federer 6-3.
Here are the first set stats.
In the second set Lu Yen-Hsun gave good challenge to the World No. 1 Roger Federer & even Lu Yen-Hsun got a break point which Roger Federer saved with an ace.
But, the 29 year old Taiwanese service again faltered under pressure when he was serving 5-5 & then, Federer finished out the match on his serve.
Here are the 2nd set stats :
As the overall, match stats will show you, the clear difference between the two was Roger Federer's brilliant service & his net play. On the other hand, Lu Yen-Hsun service deserted him on pressure situations & also, his net play was found wanting at times.
Roger Federer next faces his good friend Stanislas Wawrinka in the third round of Shanghai Masters on thursday, a victory over Wawrinka will ensure that Roger Federer will finish the week at ATP No. 1 irrespective or what ever happens in the tournament there after.
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