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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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Resurgent Federer Defeats Berdych to Win 6th Dubai Crown

Federer defeats Berdych Dubai Final 2014

Feels good doesn’t it? Seeing Fed back to winning ways as the maestro won his sixth Dubai crown and 78th career title by beating Berdych 3-6 6-4 6-3 in the final. It was another great showcase of mental strength from the Swiss who backed up his defeat of Djokovic with his second victory in as many days from a set …

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Sublime Federer Topples Djokovic in Dubai

Federer defeats Djokovic Dubai 2014

Well what can you say about that other than immense? It’s been long overdue but we got a rip-roaring performance from the GOAT as he defeated Djokovic 3-6 6-3 6-2 to book his place in the Dubai final. As per my match prediction I gave Roger about a 20% chance of winning this one but he delivered on all fronts …

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Federer Brushes Rosol Aside to make Semi Finals in Dubai

Federer defeats Rosol Dubai

Good to see Roger hold his end up his end of the bargain as he set up a mouthwatering semi final against Djokovic by defeating Lukas Rosol 6-2 6-2. I expected 1 close set but after Rosol stormed into a 2-0 lead he went completely off the boil and Roger pulled away to win through in 58 minutes. It wasn’t …

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Federer Scraps His Way Past Stepanek in Dubai

Federer Volley vs Stepanek

Rollercoaster match here from Roger as he fought back from 2-0 down in the decider to defeat Radek Stepanek 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-3. I expected this one to be close in places but ultimately a straight sets victory for Fed. As it turned out it was a scrappy, topsy turvy affair and whilst not exactly pretty to watch ended up being …

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