Off the wire

Posted: February 28, 2014 at 2:58 a.m.

TENNIS Federer advances While top-seeded Novak Djokovic had a rest day when opponent Mikhail Youzhny became ill and withdrew from their quarterfinal on Thursday, Roger Federer had to play his way into their semifinal date at the Dubai Championships.

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