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Djokovic beats Berdych to win Dubai final

Saturday - 3/2/2013, 12:40pm  ET

Novak Djokovic of Serbia serves to Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic during the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, March. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Regi Varghese)

MICHAEL CASEY
AP Sports Writer

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Novak Djokovic won his fourth Dubai Championships title on Saturday by beating third-seeded Tomas Berdych 7-5, 6-3.

The top-ranked Djokovic extended his unbeaten streak this year to 13 matches and has beaten Berdych in 13 of their last 14 meetings.

The sixth-ranked Czech broke first to go up 3-2 in the first set with a crosscourt winner. But Djokovic ran off three straight games to go up 5-4 -- saving three break points in the ninth game -- and then broke Berdych a second time when he double-faulted.

Djokovic broke to go up 5-3 in the second, and saved a break point in the next game before clinching the victory with a forehand winner.


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