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Roger Federer beats Tunisian wild-card to move into 2nd round at Dubai

Associated Press
Feb 25, 2013 at 11:17pm IST

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 beats Tunisian wild-card to move into 2nd round

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.

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