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Djokovic into Dubai Championships final

Friday - 3/1/2013, 10:37am  ET

Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns to Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina during the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, March. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Regi Varghese)

MICHAEL CASEY
AP Sports Writer

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Novak Djokovic has reached the final of the Dubai Championships, defeating fourth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 7-6 (4) on Friday.

The top-ranked Serb, bidding for his fourth Dubai title in five years, made the only break of the first set and came from 3-0 down in the second.

Serving at 3-1, 30-40, the Argentine was given a time violation. A furious del Potro then hit a forehand wide to make it 3-2. Djokovic broke again to make it 4-3 only for del Potro to even the set at 5-all.

Djokovic then forced the tiebreaker.


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