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Feb 28, 2015

Federer lauds rivalry with Djokovic after 20th win

DUBAI (Reuters) – Roger Federer rates his rivalry with Novak Djokovic as highly as his duels with Rafa Nadal, the Swiss said after beating the Serb to win a seventh Dubai title on Saturday.

It was their 37th meeting and Federer’s 6-3 7-5 victory means he leads the series 20-17.

Feb 28, 2015

Tennis-Federer lauds rivalry with Djokovic after 20th win

DUBAI, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Roger Federer rates his rivalry with Novak Djokovic as highly as his duels with Rafa Nadal, the Swiss said after beating the Serb to win a seventh Dubai title on Saturday.

It was their 37th meeting and Federer’s 6-3 7-5 victory means he leads the series 20-17.

Feb 28, 2015

Awesome Federer floors Djokovic in straight sets

DUBAI (Reuters) – Roger Federer’s enduring class shone through again as the Swiss maestro beat world number one Novak Djokovic 6-3 7-5 to win the Dubai Championships for a seventh time on Saturday.

The 33-year-old’s serve is the least praised of his repertoire but it was his awesome delivery that blunted Djokovic’s baseline game, taking his career ace haul past the 9,000 barrier with 12 more, several at vital moments.

Feb 28, 2015

Tennis-Awesome Federer floors Djokovic in straight sets

DUBAI, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Roger Federer’s enduring class shone through again as the Swiss maestro beat world number one Novak Djokovic 6-3 7-5 to win the Dubai Championships for a seventh time on Saturday.

The 33-year-old’s serve is the least praised of his repertoire but it was his awesome delivery that blunted Djokovic’s baseline game, taking his career ace haul past the 9,000 barrier with 12 more, several at vital moments.

Feb 28, 2015

Preview: Djokovic and Federer to renew rivalry in Dubai

DUBAI (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer renew their great rivalry when they meet in the final of the Dubai Championships on Saturday with both players fighting fit and ready for battle.

A few months ago they were had been supposed to bring the curtain down on the ATP Tour with a blockbuster at London’s O2 Arena, only for Federer to withdraw injured.

Feb 27, 2015

Djokovic and Federer to renew rivalry in Dubai

DUBAI (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer renew their great rivalry when they meet in the final of the Dubai Championships on Saturday with both players fighting fit and ready for battle.

A few months ago they were had been supposed to bring the curtain down on the ATP Tour with a blockbuster at London’s O2 Arena, only for Federer to withdraw injured.

Feb 27, 2015

Tennis-Djokovic and Federer to renew rivalry in Dubai

DUBAI, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer renew their great rivalry when they meet in the final of the Dubai Championships on Saturday with both players fighting fit and ready for battle.

A few months ago they were had been supposed to bring the curtain down on the ATP Tour with a blockbuster at London’s O2 Arena, only for Federer to withdraw injured.

Feb 27, 2015

Tennis-Federer and Djokovic to meet in Dubai final

DUBAI, Feb 27 (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic beat Tomas Berdych 6-0 5-7 6-4 at the Dubai Championships on Friday to set up a dream final with Roger Federer.

The 27-year-old Djokovic entered Friday’s contest with a 17-2 winning record against Berdych and the Serb dominated from the outset, breaking his Czech opponent three times in a 23-minute first set whitewash.

Feb 27, 2015

Federer trounces teenager Coric in Dubai semi-finals

DUBAI (Reuters) – Roger Federer trounced Croatian teenager Borna Coric 6-2 6-1 at the Dubai Championships on Friday to set up a potential final showdown with world number one Novak Djokovic.

Federer may have failed to win a grand slam title since triumphing at Wimbledon in 2012 but he remains a formidable competitor as Coric discovered in their semi-final.

Feb 27, 2015

Tennis-Federer trounces teenager Coric in Dubai semi-finals

DUBAI, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Roger Federer trounced Croatian teenager Borna Coric 6-2 6-1 at the Dubai Championships on Friday to set up a potential final showdown with world number one Novak Djokovic.

Federer may have failed to win a grand slam title since triumphing at Wimbledon in 2012 but he remains a formidable competitor as Coric discovered in their semi-final.