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Federer reaches Vienna quarter-finals

Federer en route to his second win of the week

(Keystone)

Basel's Roger Federer has raced into the quarter-finals of the ATP tennis tournament in Vienna, beating the Belarussian world number 43 Max Mirnyi in straight sets (6-3, 6-3).

The Swiss number one completed his second win within 24 hours, following his astonishing triumph over Sweden's Magnus Norman, currently fourth in the world rankings.

Norman, seeded second in Vienna, had won the first set of Tuesday's match and had the chance to serve for the match in the second. But Federer fought back to win the set on a tie-break before winning the decider 6-4.

Following his more straightforward win over Mirnyi, Federer will now meet the former Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek in the last eight. The quarter-final match will be the first time Federer has played against the Dutchman on the ATP tour.

There was less good news in Vienna for another Swiss player, however; Marc Rosset succumbed in the first round to Tim Henman putting up very little resistance.

The sixth-seeded Briton charged past Rosset in straight sets (6-3, 6-1).

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