Federer will meet Andy Murray in the finals of Dubai Open on Saturday. Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic , ranked world number one by 6-2, 7-5.
Djokovic won the Grand Slam for the fifth time at the Australian Open by beating Murray in a gripping five set semifinal match. This is the very first defeat faced by him after that win.
In the semifinal match on Friday, Juan Martin del Potro was defeated by Federer 7-6 (7/5), -6 (8/6). Potro lost 4 set points in the second set tie-breaker and Federer excelled by winning the six last points.
This is going to be their first match together after Federer’s win in the 2010 ATP finals. Federer hopes for a tough game from Andy as this is his fifth Dubai title. According to him, Andy has ousted Novak in a thrilling match and he is super excited to play against him after a long time. Murray is thrilled at his win and his confidence is soaring high.
Federer won his third match against Del Potro who gained back to securing a position in the world’s top ten after his 2010 wrist surgery. Currently, Del Potro ranks seven and Roger is considered to be the number one player of all times though his current ranking is three on world ranking.
The second set tie-breaker was crucial as Federer literally fought back with 6 points, winning over Potro. It was a tough second set as Federer chanced upon Potro’s forehand long thereby storming back in the game.
Federer believes it was a “good comeback’ as he had no hopes of turning the tables had it not been at the tiebreaker.