Result: Novak Djokovic advances into Dubai quarter-finals

Novak Djokovic
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World number one Novak Djokovic sets up a quarter-final meeting with fellow Serbian Janko Tipsarevic by beating Sergiy Stakhovsky in Dubai.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic advanced through to the quarter-finals of the Dubai Tennis Championships at the expense of Sergiy Stakhovsky this afternoon.

Both players held their service games during the opening set, resulting in a tie-break. Stakhovsky twice lead with mini-breaks, but it was Djokovic who came out on top 7-5 to take the lead.

Russian Stakhovsky broke early in the next set to take a 2-1 lead. However, his advantage only lasted until the sixth game, when world number one Djokovic broke back before going on to wrap up the set and the match 7-6 6-3.

Djokovic will now take on his fellow countryman Janko Tipsarevic for a place in the final four of the competition.

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