Read & Watch: Federer vs. Anderson, From Close Range!

Federer improves to 6-1 against Anderson

It was as if Kevin Anderson and Roger Federer wanted a little more practice at the net.

The two found themselves batting the ball back to each other from close range when Anderson was serving down 0-4 during their Miami Open presented by Itau semi-final.

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Federer approached the net and lunged at not one but two forehand volleys, somehow landing them.

As the crowd roar started to grow, Anderson then retrieved the short volley, and the two Top 10 players, mere feet from each other, then hit six shots before Federer ended the point by guiding a backhand winner down the line.

"I think it's great for the fans to get them engaged. Some places you need to do a lot of great shots to get their attention. Sometimes you don't need much. But these rallies just help to get everybody's attention. I think that's a nice thing. Yeah, that was a funny one. I don't know. I haven't played one like this, I feel, for some time. So that was fun," Federer said.

Read more about Federer's win here.

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