The dedication to sporting excellence which moulded Novak Djokovic into the world’s top tennis player was preceded by a passion for skiing which remains one of his greatest joys, the 27-year old Serb told Reuters on Sunday.
Roger Federer scored the 84th title win of his career, kept his nose in front in his personal rivalry with Novak Djokovic, and equalled his best achievement at any tournament by winning the Dubai Open for the seventh time.
India's Rohan Bopanna and his partner Daniel Nestor grabbed their second ATP title of the season by subduing Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi and Nenad Zimonjic in the summit clash of the Dubai Duty Free championships, here on Saturday.
Unseeded Dalila Jakupovic of Slovakia upset eighth seed Xinyun Han of China in three well- fought sets in the singles final to retain the title at the USD 25,000 Endurance Aurangabad Open Women's ITF Tennis Championships here today.
world No.1 player Novak Djokovic defeated Turkey's Marsel Ilhan 6-1, 6-1 in the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships while Swiss ace Roger Federer needed only one set (6-1) against Frenchman Richard Gasquet, who retired before the second set started here.
Slovakian Dalila Jakupovic entered the semi-finals along with Belgian Marie Benoit, Bulgarian Aleksandrina Naydenova and lone surviving seed Xinyun Han of China at the $25,000 Aurangabad Open Women’s ITF Championships here Thursday.