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Grigor Dimitrov knocked out by Tunisian wildcard Malek Jaziri in Dubai Championships

Jaziri, a quarter-finalist in Dubai four years ago, saved seven out of the eight break points he faced to seal the biggest win of his career.

Feb 28, 2018, 11:11 AM IST

Roger Federer skips Dubai Championships, Grigor Dimitrov top seed now

With the withdrawal of Roger Federer, Grigor Dimitrov will be thrust into the favourite's role when the Dubai Championships start on Monday.

Feb 24, 2018, 22:30 PM IST

Elina Svitolina joins Justine Henin, Venus Williams as back-to-back winners of Dubai Championships

Elina Svitolina beat Daria Kasatkina 6-4, 6-0 on Saturday to win the Dubai Championships for the second year in a row.

Feb 24, 2018, 22:19 PM IST

Roger Federer turns down Dubai wild card, heads to Monte Carlo instead

Roger Federer will not take up a wild card invitation to next week`s Dubai Championships, the event`s tournament director confirmed on Friday, with the new world number one opting for an awards ceremony in Monte Carlo instead.

Feb 24, 2018, 12:03 PM IST

Garbine Muguruza storms past Caroline Garcia to make Dubai Championships semifinals

Reigning Wimbledon champion Muguruza needed more than an hour to claim the opening set over the fifth-seeded Garcia, who she beat from a set down last week in Doha. But the match went quickly compared to the second seed`s epic the night before which ended at 2 a.m. local time.

Feb 23, 2018, 09:48 AM IST

Champion Elina Svitolina seals return to Dubai semifinals

The Ukrainian held off Japan's Naomi Osaka 6-2, 6-4 in the quarterfinal on Thursday. 

Feb 22, 2018, 19:18 PM IST

Tennis: Elina Svitolina labours as former number ones book Dubai clash

Svitolina worked hard to push past stubborn resistance from China's Wang, a lucky loser from qualifying, winning 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 to move into the quarterfinals.

Feb 21, 2018, 23:49 PM IST

World No 1 Andy Murray survives seven match points against Philipp Kohlschreiber in Dubai epic

The top seed managed to avoid joining second seed Stan Wawrinka and seven-time winner Roger Federer on the sidelines after the Swiss pair crashed out in earlier rounds.

Mar 03, 2017, 07:55 AM IST

I've never served better, says Roger Federer

Though Roger Federer has not won a grand slam singles title since he claimed the Wimbledon crown in 2012, the Swiss master believes he is playing some of the best tennis of his career at the age of 33.

Mar 12, 2015, 10:31 AM IST

Roger Federer trounces teenager Borna ​Coric in Dubai semi-finals

Roger Federer trounced Croatian teenager Borna Coric 6-2 6-1 at the Dubai Championships on Friday to set up a potential final showdown with world number one Novak Djokovic. 

Feb 27, 2015, 21:18 PM IST

Roger Federer hands out more punishment to Mikhail Youzhny

Roger Federer eased to a 16th consecutive victory over Russia`s Mikhail Youzhny to begin his quest for a seventh title at the Dubai Championships on Monday.

Feb 23, 2015, 23:18 PM IST

Andy Murray seeks 32nd singles title in Dubai

Andy Murray will aim for a 32nd singles title in Dubai this week temporarily shorn of his coach and practice partners as he tries to put his latest grand slam disappointment behind him.

Feb 22, 2015, 23:43 PM IST

Novak Djokovic predicts more success to come from Boris Becker link

Novak Djokovic has hailed the influence of his coach Boris Becker and believes he can go on to achieve much more success thanks to his flourishing partnership with the German legend .

Feb 22, 2015, 23:02 PM IST

Roger Federer enjoyed champagne after Australian Open defeat

Roger Federer believes his early exit from the Australian Open has provided him with the silver lining of crucial extra practice time for the long season ahead -- and he even celebrated the setback with a glass of champagne.

Feb 22, 2015, 21:25 PM IST

Resurgent Simona ​Halep ousts Caroline Wozniacki to reach Dubai final

Simona Halep beat Caroline Wozniacki 2-6 6-1 6-1 in the semi-finals of the Dubai Championships on Friday as the indefatigable Romanian pounded her foe from the baseline. 

Feb 21, 2015, 09:08 AM IST

Caroline Wozniacki speaks of horror at Copenhagen shootings

Caroline Wozniacki talked on Sunday of her horror and sadness at the shootings in Denmark, which happened close to where the tennis champion grew up in Copenhagen.

Feb 15, 2015, 22:24 PM IST

Buoyant Simona Halep eyes maiden Grand Slam in 2015

Romania`s Simona Halep believes she now has the mental fortitude to claim a maiden grand slam title and complete a remarkable rise that has propelled from outsider to world number.

Feb 15, 2015, 22:20 PM IST

Djokovic says Becker hired to improve mental toughness

Coach Boris Becker can help Novak Djokovic acquire a greater mental toughness to better his recent record in grand slam finals, the Serb said ahead of the Dubai Championships which begin on Monday.

Feb 23, 2014, 23:36 PM IST

Czech Davis Cup hero Berdych calls for two-yearly contest

Double Davis Cup winner Tomas Berdych has called for the annual competition to be played every two years, warning the current format was destroying tennis`s top team prize.

Feb 23, 2014, 23:21 PM IST

Serena Williams says power and enthusiasm undimmed by age

World number one Serena Williams has warned younger rivals she remains as potent as ever before her first competitive match in more than four weeks at the Dubai Championships on Tuesday.

Feb 17, 2014, 23:37 PM IST