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  • Federer takes down Djokovic in Dubai semis

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Fourth-seeded Roger Federer ended top-seeded Novak Djokovic's chance of defending his Dubai Championships title with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 semifinal win on Friday.
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  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Fourth-seeded Roger Federer ended top-seeded Novak Djokovic's chance of defending his Dubai Championships title with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 semifinal win on Friday.
    Federer will be looking for his sixth Dubai title when he plays third-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in today's final.
    Berdych reached his second consecutive Dubai Championships final with a tough 7-5, 7-5 semifinal win over seventh-seeded Philiipp Kohlschreiber of Germany.
    Federer now leads Djokovic 17-15 in their career head-to-head meetings. He also leads Djokovic 13-12 when competing on hard courts.
    Djokovic had won their last three matches and nine of their last 12 matches. He's twice won three consecutive matches against Federer, but never has won four in a row.
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