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Federer Falls to Donskoy in Dubai

Federer Donskoy 2017

A big upset at the Aviation Club as Roger Federer came unstuck against World Number 116 Evgeny Donskoy to bow out in the second round. The Russian qualifier saved three match points to win through 3-6 7-6 (7) 7-6 (5) to make the Quarter Finals. As I alluded to in my previous post, Donskoy has a decent flat forehand, and …

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Federer Cruises Past Paire in Dubai Opener

Federer Dubai 1st Round 2017

Roger's Federer back in action after his Melbourne triumph and he made serene progress into the Second Round of the Dubai Tennis Championships with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Benoit Paire. It was a bit of the unknown going after Roger said he's only practised at 100% for the last three days, but he made light work of the Frenchman …

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Dubai Draw 2017: Federer’s First Tournament Since Melbourne

dubai-draw-2017

The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships draw is in, and it's Federer's return to the Aviation Club after missing last year's event due to the torn meniscus. Not many of us expected he'd be taking to the court having just won the Australian Open which still feels somewhat surreal but he's heading into the tournament with plenty confidence. Combine that …

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Roger Federer’s Outfit for Dubai, Indian Wells and Miami 2017

Hey guys, here's Roger Federer's outfit for Dubai, Indian Wells, and Miami 2017. I included this colourway in the Australian Open 2017 outfit post as I wasn't sure if it was a night session outfit but since he only wore the white version; this will be the ensemble for Dubai, Indian Wells, and Miami. The Australian Open Henley of the …

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Timeless Federer Defeats Djokovic to Win 7th Dubai Title

Federer Wins 7th Dubai Title

Seventh heaven for the GOAT as he defeated Novak Djokovic 6-3 7-5 to successfully defend his title and win a seventh Dubai crown in a high quality final at the Aviation Club. The win also saw him break the 9000 aces barrier when he fired down his 5th of the night in the sixth game of the second set. Quite …

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Federer Dispatches Coric to Make Dubai Final

Federer Defeats Coric Dubai Semi Final 2015

Another Dubai final for the GOAT awaits as he saw off Lucky Loser Borna Coric 6-2, 6-1 in 57 minutes. This will be his 9th final at the Aviation Club and he'll be bidding for a 7th title. In his way stands Novak Djokovic who took down Berdych in 3 sets. Coric had scored some impressive wins this week beating …

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Federer into Dubai Semi Finals After Gasquet Retires

Federer Defeat Gasquet Dubai 2015

Well guys Roger's one step closer to defending his Dubai crown after a 6-1 victory against Richard Gasquet who had to retire with back troubles immediately after dropping the first set. Not much else to say to be honest as it was a blink and you'll miss it type affair. Roger dominated the early exchanges breaking serve easily and with …

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Federer Brushes Aside Verdasco to Make Dubai Quarters

Federer Verdasco Dubai Last 16 2015

Another night session victory in Dubai for the GOAT as he defeated Fernando Verdasco 6-4 6-3 in exactly 1 hour to book his spot in the quarter finals where he'll meet Richard Gasquet. Not vintage Federer in the opening exchanges as Verdasco had a 4-1 lead in the first set but Federer regrouped winning 20 points in a row (5 …

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Federer Kicks Off Dubai Defence With Win Over Youzhny

Federer Defeats Youzhny Dubai 2015

Roger Federer made a winning return to the ATP Tour after his 4 week hiatus defeating Mikhail Youzhny for the sixteenth time in a row 6-3, 6-1 in the 1st round at the Dubai Duty Free Championships. After the loss to Seppi at the Australian Open Roger hasn't played a competitive match so his form was unknown coming in but …

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Dubai Draw 2015: Federer Takes Doubles Wildcard

Dubai Draw 2015

The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships draw for 2015 just landed and the surprising news accompanying it is that Fed has taken a wildcard into the doubles event. He'll play with fellow Swiss Michael Lammer whilst Djokovic will team up with Laszlo Djere; clearly a good coup by the tournament organisers here that will result in more ticket sales and …

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