Dubai Tennis Championships – Thursday

12:00 – Tipsarevic v Youzhny

 

Rankings are 39 and 15. Head to heads are 2-1 to Tipsarevic. Youzhny won their most recent match which was at the end of October 2009.

 

Youzhny has had 2 tough matches to get to this stage and I thought he was going to lose to the very promising Lukas Lacko.

 

Tipsarevic beat Murray yesterday which will have taken a lot out of him. He looked exhausted in the final set but played some inspired tennis.

 

Today will be down to fitness and I think Youzhny will be the fresher of the two.

 

Youzhny wins 81% of his service games to Tipsarevic’s 76%. Tipsarevic’s serve swings from poor to superb, often in the same game. Under pressure it has been very strong.

 

Back Youzhny on serve.

 

Update: Youzhny won 6-3, 6-4.

 

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