Federer beats Jaziri at Dubai Championships

Posted at Feb 26 2013 01:29 PM | Updated as of Feb 26 2013 09:29 PM

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MANILA, Philippines – Roger Federer surprisingly dropped the first set against little-known Malek Jaziri before putting the Tunisian in his place to reach the second round of the Dubai Championships.

Jaziri, ranked 128th in the world, has not played a match on the ATP Tour for six months, but that did not stop him from snatching the first set from the 17-time Grand Slam champion.

But Jaziri’s dreams of beating Federer were stopped as the Swiss maestro exacted revenge by racing through the next two sets. -- Mornings @ ANC, February 26, 2013