28 Feb 2009

Djokovic and Simon into Dubai final

2:27 pm on 28 February 2009

The world men's tennis number three Novak Djokovic claimed a hard-fought win over Frenchman Gilles Simon to reach the final of the Dubai Championships.

The Serb needed two hours and 44 minutes to beat the world number eight 3-6, 7-5, 7-5.

Djokovic will face fourth seed David Ferrer in the final after the Spaniard beat Frenchman Richard Gasquet 6-2, 6-2.