Saturday, March 3, 2012

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship Final: Murray vs Federer

Speculators were talking of upset in Friday's semis - and it really did come. While many thought that Murray with injured knee may not be able to give tough time to the defending champion and the World Number 1 Djokovic, they got a shock of their lives - Djokovic lost the semi in straight sets 6-2, 7-5 in the semi final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship 2012 played in Dubai Friday. Today's defeat thus ends Djokovic's 10-match winning streak, the latest being the Australian Open title.

It may be interesting to note that Murray earlier on lost seven of the last 11 matches against Djokovic. This win of today definitely raises Murray's morale and a boosting power to enter the court on the final day of the championship.

In the other second semi final, Federer overpowered Potro, as was expected and no one talked of an upset here. Although unexpectedly Potro gave a very rough time to Federer before losing to him 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6). Del Potro lost four set-points in the second-set tiebreaker at 6-2, with Federer winning the last six points. Federer moves into the final without dropping a single serve this week.

Now it is Murray vs Federer in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship that gets played on Sunday. The going has gone tougher and would provide the fans on both side a nerve breaking final day as it would be Murray's utmost to dismantle Federer, who has already won the Dubai Tennis four times before.

While many would be forecasting the outcome, but for me it will be an interesting match. One enjoys outcomes of upsets as it happened on Friday. So let us sit down and watch the final on Saturday that is scheduled to start at 15:00 GMT at Dubai. Those who are already in Dubai would love the match live, but for the rest of us, big TV screens will allow us to enjoy the match between world number 2 Federer and world number 4 Murray.