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Federer continues winning ways

Federer is hoping to defend his Milan title Keystone

Defending champion, Switzerland's Roger Federer, is through to the semi-finals of the Milan Indoor tournament.

This content was published on February 1, 2002 - 23:14

The Swiss star overcame his Armenian opponent, Sargis Sargsian, despite losing the first set 4-6.

With solid 6-3, 6-2 wins in the second and third sets, Federer booked his place in the semi-finals of the $381,000 ATP tournament.

He is set to play Britain's Greg Rusedski, in what could be a difficult match for the player from Basel. Federer said he knew Rusedski would be a tough opponent on a surface that is well suited to his slicing shots.

"I have only played him once before and that was back in 1999," said Federer. "I was a bit lucky (against Sargsian) and I know against Greg I will need to serve well and play aggressively."

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