Federer needed every shot in his formidable armory to eventually claw out an amazing victory.
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Japan's Nishikori had begun to look the more likely winner after reeling off five consecutive games to take the six-time former champion into a deciding set, but his stirring efforts were in vain as Federer squeezed home.Federer squared the set at 4-4 with some rock-solid baseline play wearing down Nishikori.Nishikori had a point to set up a tiebreak at 5-6 but after a superb cat-and-mouse rally, Federer threaded a backhand down the line. Again Nishikori stormed back to 4-4, but this time Federer steadied down, found four first serves, then broke for the match with a winning smash.
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