Roger Federer
Roger Federer [Reuters]

Former World No 1 Roger Federer will take on Tomas Berdych in the final of the 2014 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships at Aviation Club Tennis Centre on Saturday.

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Federer made it to the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships after defeating Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals on Friday. The World No 8 defeated the Serbian in a three-set thriller to seal a place in the finals.

The 32-year-old lost the first set 6-3 to Djokovic. However, Federer bounced back in the second set and won it 6-3. The game went into the final and deciding set as the former World No 1 did not face much trouble in the third set, winning the match 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Federer has already won the competition five times and has the most number of wins in Dubai. He will be looking to extend the run when he takes on Berdych on Saturday.

Tomas Berdych
Tomas Berdych [Reuters]

Meanwhile, the Czech Republican sealed a place in the final to face Federer by defeating Philipp Kohlschreiber in the semi-finals. Berdych won the match in two sets, but he was forced to work hard to earn his win as it ended with 7-5, 7-5.

The World No 6 has never won the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships and would be looking to register his first silverware by defeating Federer in the final.


Federer has a 11-6 lead over Berdych in the overall meetings. The pair has met in 6 grand slam events, with Federer winning on four occasions. Berdych holds a 3-2 lead over Federer in the last five meetings between the pair.

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships History

Federer has faced Berdych once in Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, with the latter coming out victorious.