Dubai Championships

  • Roger Federer defeats Novak Djokovic in Dubai semi-final 28-02-2014 10:56 PM

    Dubai: Third-seeded Roger Federer ended top-seeded Novak Djokovic's chance of defending his Dubai Championships title with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 semi-final win Friday. Federer will be looking for his sixth Dubai title when he plays third-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in Saturday's final. Federer now leads Djokovic 17-15...
  • Tomas Berdych reaches 2nd straight Dubai final 28-02-2014 10:38 PM

    Dubai: Sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych reached his second consecutive Dubai Championships final with a tough 7-5, 7-5 semi-final win over seventh-seeded Philiipp Kohlschreiber of Germany on Friday. The semi-final win extends his winning streak to 11. Berdych arrived in Dubai having won his first title in over a year at Rotterdam...
  • Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer reach quarters of Dubai Open 27-02-2014 09:07 AM

    Dubai: Defending champion Novak Djokovic needed less than an hour to advance at the Dubai Championships on Wednesday, while Roger Federer faced a struggle to seal his place in the quarter-finals. Top-seeded Djokovic swept to a 6-1, 6-3 win over 51st-ranked Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain in just 57 minutes,...
  • Somdev Devvarman's campaign ends after defeat to Malek Jaziri in Dubai 26-02-2014 06:06 PM

    Dubai: A profligate Somdev Devvarman crashed out of the singles event of the Dubai Duty Free Championships after a straight set defeat against fellow wild card Malek Jaziri in the second round on Wednesday. Coming into the match following an upset win over second seed Juan Martin Del Potro, the...
  • Novak Djokovic wins, Del Potro retires in Dubai 26-02-2014 08:56 AM

    Dubai: Novak Djokovic opened the defense of his Dubai Championships title with a straight sets victory over Denis Istomin, while second-seeded Juan Martin del Potro had to retire from his first-round match on Tuesday. Top-seeded Djokovic, who is making only his second appearance this year after reaching the quarterfinals of...
  • Dubai Open: Somdev Devvarman upsets Juan Martin del Potro to enter second round 25-02-2014 08:32 PM

    Dubai: India number one Somdev Devvarman on Tuesday recorded the biggest win of his career by beating world number five Juan Martin Del Potro but the victory came when the Argentine retired mid-way into the first round match of the Dubai Duty Free Championships. Somdev, ranked 78, had won the...
  • Roger Federer wins opener in Dubai 24-02-2014 11:08 PM

    United Arab Emirates: Roger Federer began his campaign for a record sixth Dubai Championships title with a 6-1, 6-4, win over Benjamin Becker of Germany on Monday. The eighth-ranked Federer has never dropped a set to Becker in four matches played. Federer and top-seeded Novak Djokovic, who will play his...
  • Venus Williams wins Dubai title for 3rd time 23-02-2014 09:08 AM

    United Arab Emirates: Venus Williams won her 45th career WTA title at the Dubai Championships in an impressive 6-3, 6-0 victory over Alize Cornet of France in the final on Saturday. The 44th-ranked Williams, playing courtesy of a wild card, also won this title in 2009 and 2010. She's won...
  • Simona Halep retires injured, tired during Dubai opener 18-02-2014 08:50 PM

    Dubai: Seventh-seeded Simona Halep of Romania retired with a right Achilles injury and fatigue while trailing Alize Cornet of France 6-1, 1-1, in her opening match at the Dubai Championships on Tuesday. The ninth-ranked Halep, who won the Qatar Open on Sunday, complained of an inflamed Achilles during her run...
  • Serena says power and enthusiasm undimmed by age 17-02-2014 09:40 PM

    Dubai: World number one Serena Williams has warned younger rivals she remains as potent as ever before her first competitive match in more than four weeks at the Dubai Championships on Tuesday. The 32-year-old has been sidelined by a back injury since a shock fourth-round defeat by Ana Ivanovic at...
  • Djokovic, Del Potro go through in Dubai 26-02-2013 11:09 PM

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  • Sania-Bethanie reach the final at Dubai 22-02-2013 05:24 PM

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  • Djokovic downs Federer to win Dubai title 26-02-2011 11:25 PM

    Dubai: Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer for the second time in a month to win his third consecutive Dubai Championships title on Saturday. The No 3-ranked Serb won 6-3, 6-3 to extend his unbeaten record in 2011 to 12 matches. He beat Federer in the semi-finals on his way to...
  • Djokovic to take on Federer for Dubai title 26-02-2011 12:14 AM

    Dubai: Defending champion Novak Djokovic will face top seed and four-times former champion Roger Federer in the final of the Dubai championships after a dramatic victory over Tomas Berdych on Friday. The Australian Open winner struggled before overcoming the third-seeded Czech, who retired injured with Djokovic leading 6-7 6-2 4-2....