(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Top-seeded Novak Djokovic will face defending champion Roger Federer in the final of the Dubai Championships after a three-set win over Tomas Berdych on Friday.
Djokovic, who had a set and a service break lead in the match, eventually beat the fourth-seeded Berdych 6-0, 5-7, 6-4.
"You don't expect anything less than hard work against someone who has been a top 10 player for many years," Djokovic said. "Even when it went as perfectly as possible in the first set and I was a break up I knew it wasn't over."