Zeenews Sports Bureau
Madrid: Roger Federer survived an early scare before beating Milos Raonic 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (4) at the Madrid Open on Wednesday.
Federer narrowly escaped a second round exit after he was stretched by the 23rd-ranked Canadian. He hasn`t been eliminated in the second round of a tournament since the 2010 Rome Masters.
Earlier, Rafael Nadal had an easier time in his first match on the blue clay earlier Wednesday as he beat Nikolay Davydenko 6-2, 6-2.
I was down 2-1 in the third it was really tight and it was really tough.