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As Roger Federer plays this week to defend his Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai, we have to admit something to ourselves. Not that Federer won’t win more titles but that there will be less and less tournaments that we will actually get to see him play in over the course of a year. At 31, [...]
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(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...
Roger Federer serves during his first round match in Dubai
Not all tennis tournaments are created alike, even those of allegedly equal standing. The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships awards precisely the same number of ranking points as the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis last week, since both are ATP500 events. There the similarities end.
Dubai awards considerably...
(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...
Defending champion Roger Federer and top-seeded Novak Djokovic are on course to face each in the Dubai Championships final after each moved into the quarterfinals Wednesday with straight-set victories.
The world's two best players were joined by Juan Martin del Potro and Tomas Berdych, who also both won in straight sets. Berdych saved 12 of 14 break points to beat Tobias Kamke...