The World Tour Finals final that wasn’t will become a reality in title match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Saturday. As many expected and eagerly anticipated when the week began, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will be squaring off for the 37th time in their careers.
Ryan Harrison did not break serve a single time on Thursday night at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, but he took a pair of tiebreakers from Ivo Karlovic to book a spot in the semifinals. Harrison prevailed 3-6, 7-6(0), 7-6(4) after two hours and 25 minutes of play.
The theme–or a theme–of the 2015 ATP campaign is streak-breaking. Another one ended on Wednesday in Acapulco, where Ryan Harrison had been 0-22 against top-10 opponents heading into second-round action.
There were some must-see moments in Doha, Dubai, and Cherbourg on Thursday, featuring Caroline Wozniacki, Borna Coric, Andy Murray, and Benoit Paire.