It is a busy day today at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship 2012 at Dubai - it the day of quarterfinals. We have already written about the quarter final between Davis Cup teammates Novak Djokovic vs Janko Tipsarevic, which is going to be quite interesting since both know each other well - and what is more: Tipsarevic has beaten his fellow countryman Djokovic in the round-robin stages of the ATP World Tour Finals in London in November 2011.
Then in another quarterfinal, Juan Martin Del Potro and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga are facing each other.
But for now, let us concentrate on the quarterfinal between Roger Federer and Mikhail Youzhny, which is being played at 13:00 GMT. For Federer, playing tennis is always emotional and any upset can hurt him out-rightly and visibly too. Federer last met Mikhail Youzhny in 2007 when he easily beat him. But that was five years ago. Just for a flashback, watch the highlights of the final set of 2007 Dubai Tennis Championship between Federer and Youzhny:
For Federer, the courts of Dubai will definitely favour as these are quicker this time and would allow Federer hitting smashes and moving the balls across the net with greater speed and force.
The Russian is good too, something that Federer also acknowledges. Youzhny has had good tennis in Dubai previously and has even made to the final some time back.
Who is going to win? Did I hear Federer? Let us wait and watch today Federer meeting Youzhny and see how 'old pals' meet, greet and play each other.
The links for the free live streaming of the quarterfinal between Federer and Youzhny are given as herein under: