Federer upset by Berdych in simis at Dubai

2 Roger Federer lost in three sets in the semifinals at Dubai to Thomas Berdych, 6 -3, 6 -7, 4- 6 Frown  Very disappointing as a Federer fan and also I think for those of us who wanted to see a 1 Djokovic vs. 2 Federer final.  Not to disparage Berdych, but tomorrow’s final likely will be a blowout!  Federer vs. Djokovic could have been a different story for us all to watch and enjoy.  Djokovic easily dispatched of Del Potro, 6 -3,  7 -6 earlier.  Federer came out strong and took the first set 6 -3.  Then, as seems to happen quite often, Federer sort of relaxed, got a bit sloppy and got broken in the 6th game of the second set.  Federer came on to break back and force the set to a tiebreaker.  Berdych saved a couple of match points and prevailed in the tiebreaker.  In all fairness, Fed benefited from a poor line call, the ball was out, so maybe Berdych deserved to win that second set when all was said and done.  Very disappointed to see Fed drop the third set, 4 -6.  So, no final for Federer tomorrow.  Fed has not reached a final yet in 2013 and this was his first loss ever in the semis at Dubai.  Tomorrow it will be 1 Djokovic vs. 3 Berdych for the Dubai Championships final.  As a loyal and devoted Federer fan, I am sad.  Fed did change up the uniform a bit today, came out in white shorts, blue shirt and the bright pink shoelaces were missing.  Perhaps he should have stuck with them?  Just being a bit superstitious!

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