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Federer cruises past Nieminen in Brisbane

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Top seed Roger Federer cruised into the quarter-finals of the season-opening Brisbane International with a comfortable 6-4, 6-2 win over Finland's Jarkko Nieminen on Wednesday. 

Roger Federer of Switzerland hits a backhand return to Jarkko Nieminen of Finland in their match at the Brisbane International in Brisbane, Australia on January 1, 2014

The Swiss maestro, who has proved hugely popular in Brisbane this week, did not disappoint his many fans as he broke Nieminen once in the first set and twice in the second to power to victory in just 68 minutes.

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