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Roger Federer advances in Dubai

Updated: February 25, 2013, 1:36 PM ET
Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Roger Federer rallied past Tunisian wild card Malek Jaziri 5-7, 6-0, 6-2 Tuesday to reach the second round of the Dubai Championships.

The second-ranked Federer is looking for his sixth title in Dubai. He next faces Albert Montanes or Marcel Granollers.

Federer was playing the 128th-ranked Jaziri for the first time and had said he expected a "tricky" match. Jaziri broke serve to go up 6-5 in the first set and closed it out with a backhand down the line.

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