Result: Roger Federer secures semi-final place in Dubai Tennis Championships

Roger Federer in the ATP Finals semi-final against Andy Murray
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Roger Federer is one game away from the Dubai Tennis Championships final following his straight-sets win over Nikolay Davydenko.

Roger Federer will fight for a place in the Dubai Tennis Championships final following his quarter-final 6-2 6-2 victory over Nikolay Davydenko.

Both opponents held their opening service games, but it was the Swiss pro who took the first advantage by breaking his French rival with sweeping forehands and strong returns across the court.

Despite looking composed in the early stages of the clash, Davydenko began to slip while Federer found his stride to claim another vital break to go on and clinch the opening set.

The world number two ended up securing the victory comfortably by snatching another early break, which put him on course to claiming a place in the semi-finals.

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ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060
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