Federer lost against Berdych in the ATP 500 of Dubai
Dubai, March 1, 2013
In Dubai, the best tennis player of all time was defeated by Czech Tomas Berdych 3-6, 7-6 (10-8) and 6-4. Roger Federer lost like the Argentine Del Potro and could not reach the final of the ATP 500 played in that city.
Thus, Berdych will face the Serbian Novak Djokovoc. He comes from beating Del Potro in the other key in the semifinals.
Federer did not seized three match points in the tie break of the second set, which was won by the Czech.
Then Berdych took a 4-2 lead in the deciding set, and although Federer saved two match points in the ninth game, his opponent hit his eighth ace and won the match. The victory was labored and the match lasted two hours and 19 minutes.