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Dubai | Federer poised for his Century

Roger Federer swept into the final of the Dubai Champions with a comprehensive 6-2 6-2 victory over Borna Coric where he has the chance to avenge the defeat he suffered at the Australian Open at the hands of Stefanos Tsitsipas.

At the end, I actually played really good. I’m very pleased Roger Feder

Federer, a seven time champion in Dubai, believes his win over the Croat who had beaten him twice last year, was his best performance of the week

“I was really happy with my play today,” said Federer after the 67-minute win. “In terms of feeling, was definitely by far the best one, so that was good. I’m sure Borna was feeling it a little bit from his past few matches.

“I think it was important to mix it up, be solid, not give him too many chances and keep showing him it’s going to be really difficult for him to win,” Federer continued. “At the end, I actually played really good. I’m very pleased.”

Meanwhile Tsitipas came from a set and a break down to deny Gael Monfils in a thrilling 4-6 7-6(4) 7-6(4) semi in the top half of the draw.

“The whole match changed out of nowhere,” said Tsitsipas after trailing his French opponent in the opening set. “I have improved since last year. Beating the big guys, big players, players that have been in the Top 10, means a lot to me.”

The 32-year-old Monfils, who had beaten the Greek lasr month in Sofia, blew numerous break chances in the third set.

“I had some opportunities,” said Monfils. “I couldn’t make them today. I think I was up a break, and I didn’t serve that good at the start of the second set. It was a big confirmation when he broke me back. Less first serves [and] less accuracy. Then, I think, I got those opportunities in the third set.”

Tsitsipas is going for his third career title and a second straight win over Federer.









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