Dubai: Roger Federer came from a set down to beat Tunisian wild-card entry Malek Jaziri Tuesday at the Dubai Championships, advancing to the second round with a 5-7, 6-0, 6-2 win.
The second-ranked Federer, looking for his sixth title in Dubai, said earlier he expected a "tricky" encounter in his first meeting with the 128th-ranked Jaziri. He was proven right in the first set, as the Tunisian broke Federer to go up 6-5 and closed it out with a backhand down the line.
But Federer dominated after that. He raced through the second set in 23 minutes and twice broke Malek in the decider.
Federer came from a set down to beat Malek Jaziri at the Dubai Championships, advancing to the second round with a 5-7, 6-0, 6-2 win.
Federer faces the winner of the match between Albert Montanes and Marcel Granollers.