DUBAI — Roger Federer and Andy Murray reached the semi-finals on Friday as the Dubai Open boiled up for a likely showdown between two of the big four on Saturday.
Federer, the Grand Slam record-holder from Switzerland, won for the 12th time in as many meetings with Mikhail Youzhny, the former world number eight from Russia.
His 6-3, 6-4 success keeping him on course for a record fifth title here.
Murray, the first British male since the 1930’s to reach three Grand Slam finals, gained a 6-3, 7-5 revenge over Tomas Berdych, whom he lost to on the last three occasions, making it Murray’s best sequence in four attempts at the lucrative Middle East tournament.
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