Roger Federer
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Roger Federer is set to face Thiemo de Bakker in the third round of the 2014 Sony Open Tennis tournament at the Stadium Court in Miami on Sunday.

Where to Watch Live

The game is set to begin at 7pm GMT. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports 3 HD. Real-time internet updates and live streaming link is available on ATP's official website.


Entering the competition directly in the second round with a bye, Federer secured his progress to the third round after defeating the 53<sup>rd rank, Ivo Karlovic in his previous match on Friday.

The former world number one took the first set, 6-4, but was stretched to play a tiebreaker in the second set before winning, 7-6 (4), securing his progress at the Croatian's expense in one hour and 15 minutes.

Entering the tournament through qualifiers, De Bakker defeated Romania's Victor Hanescu, 6-3, 6-2, in the first round before pulling off an upset by ousting world number 29, Fernando Verdasco in the second round.

The Dutchman won the first set after a closely contested battle in the tiebreaker, 7-6(4). But, Verdasco bounced back in the second set winning, 7-6 (3), forcing the game into a third set. De Bakker held his nerve and dispatched the Spaniard with relative ease in the deciding set to win, 6-2, thus progressing to the next round.

Federer didn't play in the competition last year due to a back injury but suffered an exit in the third round of this tournament in 2012. The two-time victor in Miami will be relatively more confident and will look to wrap up the game as quickly as he can.


Federer holds a 2-0 lead against De Bakker in overall meetings.

Sony Open Tennis History

Federer and De Bakker go head-to-head against each other for the first time in Miami.