Federer wins his first grass match of 2002

June 10, 2002
HALLE, Germany -- Second-seeded Roger Federer beat Hendrik Dreekmann 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 on Monday to advance to the second round of the Gerry Weber Open.

Federer, playing his first match of the season on grass, struggled with his return on the wet court.

"The first set was frustrating. It was a negative situation because the court was slippery. But the first match on grass is always special, you have to get used to rushing the net,'' Federer said.

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