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Novak Djokovic Retires in Dubai Quarters Versus Lopez Five Things


TweetNovak Djokovic’s 3-6 RET. loss to Feliciano Lopez, attributed to an eye infection, in the quarter-finals of the Dubai Open was his first retirement in an ATP tour match since the 2011 Cincinnati final. The Tennis Review gives you five points about the world No.1’s controversial defeat that put an end to his attempt to […]

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Federer’s Dubai Run Reviewed: Mastering Tennis’ Past, Present and Future

TweetRoger Federer defeated tennis’ past, present and future on his way to his seventh ATP 500 Dubai title. The Tennis Review looks back at how the Swiss’ timeless game mastered three generations of tennis. First and second rounds: d. Youzhny 6-3 6-1, Verdasco 6-4, 6-3.  Federer and Mikhail Youzhny go all the way back to Stockholm […]

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Roger Federer’s Dubai Win: Five Factors for Success

TweetRoger Federer hit all the right notes in his 6-3, 7-5 win over world No.1 Novak Djokovic in the ATP 500 Dubai Final. The Tennis Review looks back at the five factors that worked in Federer’s favor as he took his 84th career title.  The Serve: Federer’s serve had to be at its best against […]

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ATP Dubai Final Review: Federer Defeats Djokovic


TweetATP 500 Dubai Final: Roger Federer (2) d. Novak Djokovic (1) 6-3, 7-5. Roger Federer had to get the match won in straights if he was going to stand a chance of beating Novak Djokovic in the 2015 ATP 500 Dubai final. The two’s 2014 finals in Indian Wells and Wimbledon had featured some of […]

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ATP Dubai Final Preview: Djokovic Vs Federer


TweetThe ATP’s world No.1 and 2 will meet in the ATP 500 Dubai final. The Tennis Review previews the action and predicts the winner. Novak Djokovic Vs Roger Federer. Head to head: The Swiss leads the head to head 19-17, and also leads their Dubai head to head 2-1, winning their semi-final last year in […]

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ATP Dubai Quarter-Final Review: Borna Coric Upsets Andy Murray


TweetEighteen year old lucky loser Borna Coric beat Andy Murray 6-1, 6-3 in the ATP 500 Dubai tournament quarter-finals. The world No. 84 lost to world No. 350 Fabrice Martin in the qualifying rounds, but benefited when a late withdrawal meant he was granted  a place in the main draw. Since that stroke of luck, […]

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Federer flies high in Dubai


TweetRoger Federer was flying high in Dubai last week as he won his sixth title at the ATP 500 event. The title run was welcomed by his fans as he built on the fine form he showed in Melbourne. And it looks as if his pairing with Stefan Edberg is really paying off. Federer, the […]

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Kvitova emerges Champ from the Dubai wreckage

TweetPetra Kvitova emerged from the wreckage of the 2013 Dubai Premier tournament silverware in hand. She did so without having to face either of the world’s two best hard court players, world number one Serena Williams and recently crowned Australian champion Vika Azarenka.  Though Kvitova’s draw was tough, beating Ivanovic, Radwanska, Wozniaki and Errani, it […]

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