Berdych upsets Federer to reach Dubai final


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Tomas Berdych saved three match points and upset defending champion Roger Federer 3-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4 Friday to earn a place in the Dubai Championships final against Novak Djokovic.

In the tiebreaker, Berdych led 4-2 before needing to save two match points — the second with a powerful serve. The Czech player then wasted a set point before Federer failed to convert his third match point. Berdych finally clinched the set with a blistering return.

The second-ranked Federer hasn't reached a final in 2013.

Earlier, Djokovic rallied past fourth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 7-6 (4).

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