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Alert: Medvedev upsets Djokovic to book spot in Dubai final

Daniil Medvedev defeated Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-4 on Friday evening and will face Russian Andrey Rublev, the second seed, in the final

Daniil Medvedev Dubai AI/Reuters/Panoramic
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships •Semi-final • completed
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Russian Daniil Medvedev, the No 3 seed, moved into the final of the Dubai Open by winning against Serb Novak Djokovic, the top seed, 6-4, 6-4 at the Aviation Club Tennis Centre on Friday evening.

Medvedev, ranked No 7, will play Russian Andrey Rublev, the second seed, next.

The Russian beat Italian lucky loser Matteo Arnaldi (6-4, 6-2), Kazakh Alexander Bublik (6-4, 6-2) and Croat Borna Coric, the No 8 seed (6-3, 6-2) earlier in the tournament.

In the previous rounds of the Dubai tournament, Djokovic, ranked No 1, defeated Czech qualifier Tomas Machac (6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (1)), Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor (6-2, 6-3) and Pole Hubert Hurkacz, the No 5 seed (6-3, 7-5).

Dubai ATP500, other semi-final result (Aviation Club Tennis Centre, hard, USD 2.855.495):

  • Andrey Rublev beat Alexander Zverev (7): 6-3, 7-6 (9)
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