first_img Abreshmina S Quadri DubaiMarch 1, 2019UPDATED: March 1, 2019 23:35 IST Roger Federer took just 1 hour and 7 minutes to beat Borna Coric in Dubai Championships semi-final. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRoger Federer outplayed Borna Coric 6-2, 6-2 to reach Dubai Championships finalStefanos Tsitsipas made it to the final with a 4-6, 7-6(4), 7-6(4) win over Gael MonfilsFederer and Tsitsipas had last met in the Australian Open 2019 4th round, where the latter wonRoger Federer produced a masterclass against Croatia’s Borna Coric on Friday as he eased into the final of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships with a 6-2, 6-2 win, and will meet his Australian Open conqueror Stefanos Tsitsipas on Saturday. Tsitsipas had defeated Federer 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6 in the fourth round of the Australian Open earlier this year and in Dubai, there is a revenge match on the cards.Federer is looking for his eighth title in Dubai Championships and his 100th ATP title while Tsitsipas will be aiming for his maiden title victory in Dubai.Federer was not troubled at all by an exhausted Coric and absolutely blew him away with some masterful tennis to please the crowd in the stadium. Federer had not been at his best in Dubai till Friday but against Coric, Federer the maestro turned his gears and floored his much-younger opponent.One Win Away [email protected] cruises past Borna Coric 6-2, 6-2 and will meet Stefanos Tsitsipas in the @DDFTennis final. pic.twitter.com/Q0N7AhJlioATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) March 1, 2019Federer now leads Coric 3-2 in their head-to-head career record.Federer came into the match with purpose and right from the start, his strategy was to move Coric and tire him as the Croatian had played extremely long matches throughout the week.Some delictable shots and ethereal drop shots, Federer made Coric suffer. Coric tried to fight as much as he could but Federer earned a double break in both the sets and raced off to victory.advertisementDROP everything you are doing and watch thisUnreal from @rogerfedererWatch the @DDFTennis on @TennisTV pic.twitter.com/pns1LT9EyPATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) March 1, 2019Earlier, StefanosTsitsipas came from behind to beat France’s Gael Monfils 4-6, 7-6(4), 7-6(4) to enter the final in Dubai. Tsitsipas was playing his very first semi-final in Dubai but played some excellent tennis in pressure situations to down Monfils.Monfils’s ability to run across the court is unquestionable and Tsitsipas had his troubles with that but the 20-year-old managed to rise above those troubles and showed his courage and fearless tennis in crucial moments to take the victory.The match point moment for @StefTsitsipasNext up – the @DDFTennis finalWatch the tournament on @TennisTV pic.twitter.com/tfPXuIzXqzATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) March 1, 2019With the victory in the semi-final, Tsitsipas made sure that when the new ATP rankings come out next week, he will be in the top 10 of the world.Also Read | Nick Kyrgios shrugs off Rafael Nadal criticism after Acapulco encounterAlso Read | Not my last clay-court season: Roger Federer hoping to enjoy action on red dirtFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Roger FedererFollow Borna CoricFollow Stefanos TsitsipasFollow Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Next Roger Federer outclasses Borna Coric to set up final vs Stefanos Tsitsipas in DubaiDubai Duty Free Tennis Championships: Roger Federer beat Borna Coric in straight sets to set up a final against 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas, who came from behind to defeat Gael Monfils.advertisementlast_img

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