Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships 2016: ATP Scores and Results from Friday

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Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships 2016: ATP Scores and Results from Friday
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Stan Wawrinka booked his place in the final of the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships after Nick Kyrgios retired from their last-four clash on Friday.

The second seed had taken the first set 6-4 and was leading 3-0 in the second when Kyrgios decided to call it a day having had treatment on his back.

Sixth seed Felciano Lopez lost to Marcos Baghdatis 3-6, 7-6(1), 6-1 in the second semi-final.

Here are the full results:

Dubai Duty Free Results: Semi-Finals
Result Score
(2) Stan Wawrinka bt. Nick Kyrgios 6-4, 3-0 (ret.)
Marcos Baghdatis bt. (6) Feliciano Lopez 3-6, 7-6(1), 6-1

atpworldtour.com

 

Recap

It was the first meeting between Wawrinka and Kyrgios since their infamous clash last August, when the Australian made some crude comments about the two-time Grand Slam winner's girlfriend, Donna Vekic, per Agence France-Presse (via Yahoo Sports).

The pair exchanged opening service games in the first set before the Swiss star kicked on. He broke twice in quick succession to take a 4-1 lead with Kyrgios looking somewhat unmotivated, per Live Tennis:

However, the world No. 33 belied his negative body language to haul himself back to 4-4, taking a medical timeout for back treatment before breaking Wawrinka form 40-0 down to regain parity.

Kyrgios could not keep the momentum going and was broken again for 5-4 before Wawrinka served out the set.

TennisTV provided the full statistics from the opener:

An early break for the world No. 4 in the second set gave him a 1-0 lead, and he quickly extended the advantage to 3-0 before Kyrgios retired.

Per the New York Times' Ben Rothenberg, it was a somewhat disappointing end to an eagerly anticipated clash:

Wawrinka will undoubtedly be the favourite to now triumph in Saturday's final against Baghdatis.  

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