Tag: Dubai Championships
Federer will become the second man in tennis history to win 100 career titles after Jimmy Connors if he wins the Dubai Championships.
Tsitsipas is set to enter the top 10 world rankings thanks to his Dubai Championships semi-final win placing him into the finals.
Seven-time champion Roger Federer beat Marton Fucsovics, 7-6 (8/6), 6-4 to reach the Dubai Championships semi-finals.
It took Monfils nearly two hours to beat Berankis.
Hurkacz moved into his first ATP quarter-final after scoring his first career victory over a Top 10 opponent.
Nishikori will meet Huburt Hurkacz in the second round at the Aviation Club.
Khachanov went down in just 69 minutes to 19th-ranked Georgian Basilashvili, winner of two titles last season.
Saturday's title -- the third of Benecic's career -- will see her jump to 23 in the new world rankings from her current spot of 45th.
The victory was Kvitova's fourth over Hsieh without a defeat and marked her 10th career Dubai win.
Kvitova says she had the same shyness when she was young and understands Osaka's experience.
Petra Kvitova missed the Gulf event a year ago with injury and won the title in 2013.
As she prepared to start as top seed in Dubai, Osaka only sketched in a few details as to why she ended her hugely successful partnership with Bajin.