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2012 Wimbledon Results: Roger Federer Defeats Julien Benneteau In Five Sets

Roger Federer was in serious jeopardy of exiting Wimbledon early on Friday afternoon. The world's No. 3 player was matched up with Julien Benneteau, who was ranked 29th entering the tournament. Federer dropped the first set 4-6, and then lost the second in tiebreakers. Just one set away from elimination, Federer picked himself up and came away with quite the rally.

Federer won the third set with relative ease, taking it 6-2. Benneteau and Federer remained locked in tiebreakers for a while in the fourth set, but it was the latter who finally came ahead to even the match. With the two now tied at two sets apiece, Federer completely dominated the fifth and final set by winning 6-1.

In other news from Wimbledon, Bay Area native Sam Querrey pulled the upset over Milos Raonic in four sets. Novak Djokovic lost the first set of his match, but won the final three sets, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2.

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