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BASEL, Switzerland -- Roger Federer eased to victory in the first round at his hometown Swiss Indoors event on Monday, beating Adrian Mannarino of France 6-4, 6-2. Federer swept the final five games against the 60th-ranked Mannarino to win in 1 hour, 12 minutes. Hampered by back injuries in a difficult season, Federer has won only one title as his ranking has dropped to No. 7. He also has yet to secure a place in the eight-man lineup at the season-ending ATP World Tour finals in London next month. A five-time champion at Basel, Federer is only seeded third this week and made just 51 per cent of his first serves Monday. He needed 13 chances to break Mannarinos serve four times in the match. The last time he played in Switzerland, Federer fell to a straight-set loss to 55th-ranked German Daniel Brands in his opening match at the Swiss Open in July. Federer said Sunday he is fitter and more confident now, and broke Mannarinos serve to begin the match. Still, he double-faulted to lose his second service game. Settling into his rhythm, Federer broke again to lead 4-3 and converted his first set point with a forehand winner. Mannarino, who lost to Federer in the third round of the U.S. Open, sent a two-handed backhand long to concede a 3-2 lead in the second set. Federer broke serve again by hitting another forehand winner and clinched the match with a serve that Mannarino could not return. Earlier Monday, Lukasz Kubot of Poland beat Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain 7-5 (6), 6-2, and Tobias Kamke of Germany beat Victor Hanescu of Romania 6-4, 6-4. Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine was playing Kenny de Schepper of France in the late match. Air Max 2016 Mens . The tournament includes a total of 109 Canadian players. There are 35 players from Ontario, 35 from British Columbia, 18 from Alberta and seven each from Quebec, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. All Black Adidas Zx Flux . 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That opens the door for Bendik, who started 33 games for Toronto last season.MANCHESTER, England - Boasting the Premier Leagues most dangerous attacking units, Manchester City and Liverpool should provide a glut of goals when the title challengers play during Thursdays packed Boxing Day program. Liverpool is at the top at Christmas for the first time since 2008 after scoring 42 goals. Only Manchester City has been more lethal in front of goal, with the team — a point behind Liverpool and Arsenal in third — scoring 51 goals in 17 games. With Europes leading leagues on their winter breaks, every Premier League team is in action on Boxing Day. Here are five things to know about Thursdays games: ___ TITLE FACEOFF The short trip to Manchester will be a test of the depth of Liverpools resources — as well as its title credentials — with only 17 players fit to travel across the northwest. "Our squad is very thin at the moment," Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said. "None of the guys who have been out have returned and there is still the timeline which was set for them." Among the casualties are captain Steven Gerrard, defender Jose Enrique and striker Daniel Sturridge. Crucially, though, striker Luis Suarez is fit and in form, scoring 10 times in four straight victories. "We will need to keep him quiet," City midfielder James Milner said. "But Liverpool are a top side having a good season and its not just about stopping him, because they have plenty of other players who can do damage as well." ___ BLUES BOUNCE BACK Chelsea was 11 points behind the leaders at this time last season under Rafa Benitez, but is now within two points of Liverpool going into Thursdays match against Swansea. "We dont go to Christmas as leaders, but we go with evolution because last season the championship was already lost by this point," Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said. "Now, we are there ... we are completely alive." Chelsea and Arsenal drew 0-0 on Monday to leave the Gunners two points ahead in second. Arsenal has another derby on Thursday against West Ham. ___ MERRY MARTINEZ With only one loss in 17 league matches, Roberto Martinez has spent his first season at Eveerton trying to downplay expectations.dddddddddddd The Merseyside club is only out of the top four due to Chelseas superior goal difference. "I feel we havent reached our full potential and that excites me," Martinez said ahead of Thursdays match against last-place Sunderland. Last year it was Martinez in charge of a struggling team, with Wigan going on to be relegated before he was handed the Everton job. A draw against Sunderland would put Everton on 37 points, surpassing Martinezs total haul of 36 points with Wigan last season. As for the man Martinez replaced? David Moyes and Manchester United travel to Hull in eighth place, six points behind Everton. ___ JOB HUNTING West Bromwich Albion travels to Tottenham still searching for a manager almost two weeks after firing Steve Clarke. Tottenham only dismissed its manager, Andre Villas-Boas, last week, but has already replaced him. Tim Sherwood was surprisingly entrusted with his first managerial job. "Were two sides who are a probably little bit unsettled at the moment," West Brom interim manager Keith Downing said. But Sherwood isnt exactly inheriting a Tottenham team in crisis, despite the club feeling the need to fire Villas-Boas last week. While in temporary charge on Sunday, Sherwood oversaw a 3-2 victory at Southampton that put Tottenham within four points of fourth-place Chelsea. While the 44-year-old Sherwoods appointment was a surprise, given his lack of managerial experience, he does know Tottenham, having been part of the coaching setup since 2008. 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