Result: Roger Federer comes through Vasek Pospisil test

Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts after beating Novak Djokovic of Serbia in their semi-final match in the ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on February 28, 2014
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Roger Federer records his 300th Masters Series win in overcoming Vasek Pospisil in the second round of the Cincinnati Open.

Roger Federer has advanced through to the last 16 of the Cincinnati Open after edging past Vasek Pospisil in three sets.

The world number three looked on course for a simple passage through to the next round when he edged the opening set on a tie-break, but his Canadian opponent found a way back into the match in the second.

After the opening 10 games were dominated by serve, Pospisil broke Federer's serve to take the match into a decider as the world number 46 threatened to pull off a major shock.

However, Federer regained his composure to break twice in the third to record a 7-6 5-7 6-2 win to register his 300th victory at a Masters Series event.

Federer will now play either Roberto Bautista Agut or Gael Monfils on Thursday.

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1Spain Rafael Nadal7,645
2Scotland flag Andy Murray7,150
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,690
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Alexander Zverev4,470
7Croatia Marin Cilic4,155
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,710
10Japan Kei Nishikori3,195
11Canada Milos Raonic2,870
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,690
13Belgium David Goffin2,525
14United States John Isner2,425
15Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
16Pablo Carreno Busta2,385
17United States Jack Sock2,345
18Australia Nick Kyrgios2,325
19Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,310
20Lucas Pouille2,210
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