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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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Federer Makes Flying Start in Dubai

Federer vs Becker Dubai 2014

Well worth the wait wasn’t it? As Roger breezed past Benjamin Becker 6-1 6-4 in little under an hour to move into the second round. It was imperative he got off to a winning start here and I now back him to make the semi finals where he should face Djokovic. The court in Dubai has always favoured Roger’s attacking ... Read More »

Dubai Tennis Draw 2014 – Federer & Djokovic in Same Half

Federer in Dubai

Hey guys, it’s been a while and it certainly feels like a lifetime since Roger last took the court but the good news is the Dubai draw is out and we’ll be seeing the Swiss in action sometime next week. It’s a strong field with Djokovic, Berdych, Del Potro and Tsonga all in the mix so there’s a boat load ... Read More »

Berdych Derails Federer in Dubai

Federer Loses to Berdych in Dubai

Hey guys, well what an absolute disaster that was huh? I alluded in my previous post after the win against Davydenko that if Roger lost this one to Berdych I’d be seriously pissed off and having slept on it little has changed. This is one of those matches that cuts deep, usually losses have little meaning in the grander scheme ... Read More »

Federer Destroys Davydenko in Dubai

Federer defeats Davydenko in Dubai

Hey all, what a stellar performance from Federer tonight as he completely outplayed Nikolay Davydenko to move seamlessly into the Dubai Semi Finals. I thought Roger would win but might be in for a tough ride tonight; yet as it turned out this was a complete clinic from the GOAT who gave Davydenko a tennis lesson out there tonight with ... Read More »

Federer Routines Granollers 6-3 6-4 in Dubai

Federer Backhand Precisions vs. Granollers

Complete opposite of the match against Jaziri on Monday as Roger rolled past Marcel Granollers 6-3, 6-4 to setup a quarter final clash with Nikolay Davydenko. After struggling for rhythm in the first round this was a much better display from Federer and despite a couple of moments where he almost relinquished his serve he played far more solidly to ... Read More »

Federer Makes Winning Start in Dubai

Federer Defeats Jaziri in Dubai

We’re underway in Dubai albeit not in spectacular fashion as Federer had to shake off a slow start to beat Tunisian Wild Card Malek Jazir 5-7, 6-0, 6-2. It was Roger’s first match back since his loss to Benneteau in Rotterdam so I expected some elements of rust but never in a million years thought he’d lose the first set. ... Read More »