Novak Djokovic admits that his semi-final triumph over Juan Martin del Potro at the Dubai Championships was "challenging".
Novak Djokovic has admitted that his semi-final win over Juan Martin del Potro at the Dubai Championships was "challenging".
The world number one took the first set 6-3 against the Argentine before edging through a second-set tie-break 7-4.
"His serve is very powerful," said Djokovic. "His forehand from the back of the court he can do anything with - I needed to stay in it when I was a break down.
"I played a poor game when I needed to close it out but he's a great player, so it was always going to be challenging."
Djokovic will take on third seed Tomas Berdych in Saturday's final following the Czech's surprise victory over Roger Federer.
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