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Roger Federer in record-breaking victory

ROBER Federer's quest for a seventh season-ending title started with a 6-3 6-1 win over Janko Tipsarevic in London.

Victory would see the Swiss ace join John McEnroe in third place on the all-time tournament winners list with 77.

David Ferrer also started with a win, beating Juan Martin del Potro 6-3 3-6 6-4.