Roger Federer appears to capture his 100th ATP Tour title in the Dubai Open on Saturday March 2nd, once the world no. 7 matches rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Federer is a heavy favorite over the young Greek celebrity, nevertheless came out on the losing side of their last head-to-head matchup.Federer last earned in Dubai in 2015, which was his seventh time winning in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
Considering that the Australian Open, the 37-year-old has had a light schedule leading around Dubai, having never played in a championship since. The remainder has proved rewarding as he has had a relatively straightforward route to the finals.In fact, he has actually been improving as the tournament wears on. Federer advanced with wins over Fernando Verdasco and Philipp Kohlschreiber through the first two rounds.
From the quarter-finals, despite having a close first set with M??rton Fucsovics, he prevailed 7-6 (8-6) 6-4. He made quick work of world no. 13 Borna ??ori?? from the semi-finals by winning 6-2 6-2.
A win on Saturday will give both titles in Dubai to Federer and also a 100th career ATP Tour title win.
While I watched a relatively simple route for Federer to achieve the Dubai Open finals when the draw was made, I was unsure just how much Tsitsipas could have left just Sunday after claiming the name in Marseille. He won all four games in France in straight sets.
Tsitsipas has never dropped off though this week after the win, finding himself in the Dubai Open Finals after beating the 23rd ranked Gael Monfils 4-6, 7-6(4), 7-6(4).When he faces Tsitsipas on Saturday, a win could give him equally eight names in Dubai and a 100th career ATP Tour title win.His route to the finals has not been the hardest though when you consider his opponents were: Matthew Ebden (47th), Egor Gerasimov (155th), along with Hubert Hurkacz (77th) throughout the opening three rounds.
Tsitsipas has his sights on a top 10 placing at the ATP rankings after this championship.
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