Stuttering Federer Through in Dubai

In tennis, 

Roger Federer is through to the last 16 of the US$2 million Dubai Championship.

But the 17-time Grand Slam champion struggled in his opening round. 

Federer dropped the 1st set before recovering to beat Tunisian wild card Malek Jaziri 5-7, 6-0, 6-2. 

The 31 year-old said he felt pressured to win, especially since his opponent has been out with an injury since October.

Federer, who plans to take a two-month break from mid-March, now faces the winner of the match between Albert Montanes and Marcel Granoyers.