Roger Federer will play for his fifth Dubai title as he will face the Brit Andy Murray in the Dubai Championships final.
The Swiss had to play two tough sets against Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina, winning both in a tiebreak 7-6 (5) 7-6 (6).
There were no breaks on serve. However, Federer had 6 opportunities to break the Argentine, but didn´t manage to convert any of them.
Del Potro wasted 4 set points in the second set breaker as he was 6-2 up. It wasn´t meant to happen for him this time and the 16 time Grand Slam champ prevailed once again, taking the head to head record against del Potro to 10-2.
Andy Murray put on a strong performance to beat the world no.1 Novak Djokovic in 82 minutes, winning 6-2 7-5.
The conditions were far from perfect, as the strong wind played a big role throughout the whole match. The Brit was the one to get the most out of it and he broke the 2012 Australian Open champion four times.
With this win, he is now 5-7 behind in their head to head record.