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Tomas Berdych stuns Roger Federer to reach Dubai Open final

Associated Press
Mar 02, 2013 at 12:11am IST

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Dubai: Tomas Berdych saved three match points before beating defending champion Roger Federer 3-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4 on Friday to set up a Dubai Championships final against Novak Djokovic.

In a back-and-forth tiebreaker, Berdych led 4-2 before needing to save two match points - the second with a powerful serve. The Czech player then wasted a set point before Federer failed to convert his third match point. Berdych finally clinched the set with a blistering return.

The second-ranked Federer has still not reached a final in 2013. Earlier, Djokovic stormed past fourth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 7-6 (4).

Berdych stuns Federer to reach Dubai Open final

Tomas Berdych beat defending champion Roger Federer 3-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4 to set up a final clash against Novak Djokovic.

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