1 Mar 2014

Federer stuns Djokovic in Dubai

7:02 am on 1 March 2014

The tennis world number eight Roger Federer battled back from a a set down to beat top-seeded Novak Djokovic 3-6 6-3 6-2 to advance to the final of the Dubai Open.

The Swiss five-time champion took his career head-to-head record over world number two Djokovic to 17-15.

The win, built on a double break in the final set, stopped a run of three successive losses against the Serb.

Fourth-seeded Federer will face third seed Tomas Berdych in Sunday's final after the Czech beat seventh-seeded German Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-5 7-5.