Friday, March 2, 2012

No surprises in Dubai

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Juan Martin del Potro agreed to the semifinals of the Dubai tournament after downing Janko Tipsarevic, Mikhail Youzhny, Tomas Berdych and Jo-Wilfred Tsonga in two rounds respectively.

The last nine editions of the tournament in Dubai has had two major players, Roger Federer , champion in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007, and Novak Djokovic , winner of the last three years. Only Rafael Nadal (2006) and Andy Roddick (2008) have managed to alter the domain that Swiss and Serbian have had on the UAE cement. At the moment both first and second seed in the table, have made ​​their place in the semifinals. Federer won with authority to Russian Mikhail Youzhny , who has won twelve duels in which they have faced, this time by an aggregate score of 6-3 and 6-4 after one hour and nine minutes. The Basel just had to save in the tournament two balls break, giving in this meeting only 14 points on serve. In the next phase, Federer will have to be measured against the Argentine Juan Martin del Potro , who beat Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga by a score of 7-6 (1), 6-2 after an hour and a half of play. Federer and Del Potro faces have been seen to date eleven times, with a record of 9-2 in favor of Federer.

Djokovic, meanwhile, won the Balkan derby to Janko Tipsarevic by a score of 6-1, 7-6 (6) after one hour and thirty-six minutes (saving a 4-1 and 6-5 to rest against the tie-break), reaching a background of 10-0 so far this season. The next opponent will be No. 1 circuit Briton Andy Murray , who solved their commitment against Czech Tomas Berdych for a score of 6-3 and 7-5 after one hour and fifty-one minutes. Djokovic and Murray have faced to date eleven times, with a record of 7-4 in favor of the Serb.


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