The attention of the ATP circuit this week is divided between ATP Acapulco which I talked about earlier and the ATP Dubai now let’s go over. Here are some of the best players in the circuit who prefer hard courts to clay Latin stud attractive addition to two million dollars in prizes to be distributed in this tournament.
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have 5 and 3 titles precisely this tournament and both were rivals of the two Spanish players remaining in contention. As expected, neither Marcel Granollers and Roberto Bautista-Agut could spring a surprise so the tournament is already without Spanish players but with a picture very interesting in that in addition to Federer and Djokovic remain important players like Berdych and Del Potro.
Djokovic needed juice ½ hours to get rid of Bautista by 6-1, 7-6 (4). Spanish was run over by the Serb at the beginning of each set but in the second set, when Djokovic pulled to 5-3 to close the match, reacted to break the Serb’s serve and bring the sleeve to tie break after raising four match points. But Djokovic made no mistake there and got into the next round to battle for a spot in the semifinals against Andreas Seppi who beat Lukas Rosol 6-4, 7-6 (4).
Marcel Granollers endured 71 minutes in his match against Roger Federer won 6-3, 6-4 in a match that took advantage of their chances of breaking well despite not playing his best. In the next round Basel genius face Nikolay Davydenko who got rid of Victor Hanescu 6-4, 7-6 (2).
Another favorite that continues to advance is Juan Martin Del Potro who won by a double Indian Somdev Devvarman 6-4. His next opponent will be Daniel Brands that Mikhail Youzhny eliminated by the same score of 6-4, 6-4. He also did his status as favorite Tomas Berdych who beat German Tobias Kamke 7-5, 6-1. In the next round will play Czech Dmitry Tursunov who beat Michael Llodra 7-6 (5), 2-6, 6-3.