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ATP Rotterdam - Roger Federer vs. Grega Zemlja (18:30 GMT)

Roger Federer (credit: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Defending champion Roger Federer takes on Grega Zemlja tonight in the second round of the 2013 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam (18:30 GMT start).

Federer may not have been appreciating the chilly temperatures in Rotterdam this week, but he's happy to be back competing on a favourable surface. The Swiss enjoyed a gentle training session with Juan Martin Del Potro on Sunday and it didn't take him long to get used to competing indoors again.

He has a great record in Rotterdam, a tournament he's won twice in the past including last year. Federer first made the final back in 2001 when he was ranked 23 in the world, beating Alex Corretja before losing to experienced Frenchman Nicolas Escude. 

Four years later there were no such problems, and he won for the first time in 2005, edging Ivan Ljubicic in a tight final. Federer didn't compete in Rotterdam for seven years until Richard Krajicek managed to lure him back last year. 

"I had a wonderful time. I'm very happy to be back," Federer said.

"I feel very welcome here when I come. The people are always friendly, so I really enjoy it. There’s a tradition and the history of it being one of the best indoor tournaments in the world. The draw is very strong."

It's hard to see Zemlja, the world No. 65, troubling Federer later today. The Slovenian hasn't advanced past the second round of any tournament so far in 2013.

Prediction: Federer in two.
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ATP Rotterdam - Roger Federer vs. Grega Zemlja (18:30 GMT)

Defending champion Roger Federer takes on Grega Zemlja tonight in the second round of the 2013 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam (18:30 GMT start).

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