(February 27, 2013) Dubai UAE - Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer have reached the quarterfinals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Wednesday. Djokovic defeated Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1, 7-6(7-4) and Federer beat Marcel Granollers 6-3 6-4.
Djokovic took charge right from the start, breaking his opponent’s serve in the first game and dominating right up until when he served for the match at 5-3.
The Spaniard then staged a late surge, breaking Djokovic and then saving four match points before leveling at 5-5 in a marathon 24-point game.
“I think I played really, really well and a high level throughout most of the match,” said Djokovic. “And then I had another poor game like yesterday towards the end when I needed to close it out.
“(At) 5‑4 he served well, he fought his way through, and I have to give him credit for that. But generally I’m feeling quite confident on the court, which is a good thing.”
Federer’s road to victory was a little smoother. Jus