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Keifer, Alami Advance at Dubai Open

February 9, 2000

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) _ Top-seeded Nicolas Keifer overcame a lapse of concentration in the second set to beat Lars Burgsmuller 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 Tuesday in the Dubai Open.

Karim Alami upset second-seeded Magnus Norman 7-6 (6), 7-5.

``I found the ball very heavy and also it was my first match,″ Keifer said. ``I had to ... fight for every ball.″

Fernando Vicente beat Leander Paes 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 and Juan Carlos Ferrero beat Martin Damm 6-3, 7-6 (1).

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