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Federer, Nadal advance at Qatar

Updated: January 5, 2010, 3:28 PM ET
Associated Press

DOHA, Qatar -- Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal breezed into the second round of the Qatar Open with straight-sets wins on Tuesday.

Top-ranked Federer cruised past Christophe Rochus of Belgium 6-1, 6-2. Second-ranked Nadal defeated Simone Bolelli of Italy 6-3, 6-3.

With no sign of a back problem that plagued him at the start of last year, Federer launched his season by breaking Rochus in the fourth and sixth games. Rochus had three unforced errors in each game. He then broke Rochus in ...

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