Federer advances at Dubai; Nadal ousted
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Roger Federer is troubled with his strokes, finding flaws in a game some consider peerless. Now he hopes a tougher opponent will raise the level of his tennis.
The world's No. 1 player defeated Serbian teenager Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3 Thursday to reach the Dubai Open semifinals. Federer's big rival, Rafael Nadal, did not fare as well, losing to Russia's Mikhail Youzhny 7-6 (5), 6-3.
This was the second time in three matches Federer ...
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