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(March 1, 2013) DUBAI – Tomas Berdych upset defending champion Roger Federer to reach his first final at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, and will face former three-time winner Novak Djokovic in Saturday’s final.
Federer fell to Berdych 3-6, 7-6(10-8), 6-4 not taking advantage of three match points. Those came when he led 6-4 and 8-7 in the second set tiebreak.
Once that set got away from him Berdych looked the more likely winner in the third, breaking to lead 3-2, holding but losing three break points for 5-2 and holding two match points on Federer’s serve at 5-3.
“Obviously I leave this match with a lot of regrets, I’m feeling, serving for the match, having chances in the beginning of the second when he wasn’t quite in the match yet to go set and a break up, a few points where things just didn’t happen for me. Pity to lose that one, but Tomas did well to hang in there,” Federer said.
Berdych, who also beat Federer in their last meeting at the US Open, is the fi...
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