Federer beats Granollers, reaches Dubai Quarterfinals

Updated: 24 February 2011 01:04 IST

Four-time champion Roger Federer reached the quarterfinals of the Dubai Championships by beating Marcel Granollers of Spain 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday.

Dubai:

Four-time champion Roger Federer reached the quarterfinals of the Dubai Championships by beating Marcel Granollers of Spain 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday.

Federer dominated the opening set and went up early in the second before the 53rd-ranked Granollers narrowed the gap to 5-4. The second-ranked Swiss star then hit several forehand winners and sealed the win when Granollers hit a return long.

Federer's next opponent will be Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine.

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