Federer Fails to Book Djokovic Date in Dubai

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Federer Fails to Book Djokovic Date in Dubai
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Roger Federer failed to set up a showdown with Novak Djokovic in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship on Friday, losing to Tomas Berdych in three sets. Federer, the defending champion and five-time winner of the Dubai event, failed once again to beat recent nemesis Berdych, who won 3-6 7-6(8) 6-4 to advance to the tournament showpiece. He will now face Djokovic, winner of a hat-trick of titles in Dubai between 2009 and 2011...

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