ATP Dubai Open Preview: Defending champion Roger Federer will battle against Spanish Fernando Verdasco in the ATP Dubai Tennis Championships second round, which will kick off at 16:30 GMT on Wednesday February 25. The match will be played here at the Aviation Club Tennis Centre in Dubai.
33-year-old Roger Federer has defeated opening round opponent Russian Youzhny in two sets with a 6-3, 6-1, where he is looking forward to continue similar form to outlast Verdasco on Wednesday scheduled match. Swiss champion hopes to dominate men’s singles in Dubai to defend the ATP Dubai title this week, as he is expecting to meet world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in finals.
Roger Federer is leading with a 6-0 win loss head-to-head record against Verdasco, where the two players are meeting for seventh time on the ATP World Tour. The pair last meet at the 2012 US Open third round and Federer won the match in successive sets with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. As per the predictions, Federer is considered as heavy favorite to clinch victory in straight sets and progresses into 2015 Dubai Tennis Championships third round.
Fernando Verdasco has reached ATP Dubai Tennis Championships second round after beating opening round opponent Garcia-Lopez with a 7-5, 6-1. He is all set ready for big battle against second ranked Federer and looking very confident to play best tennis of his career to beat defending champion.
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