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Home / Tennis / Fernando Verdasco beats Robin Haase to reach Dubai Tennis Championships final

Fernando Verdasco beats Robin Haase to reach Dubai Tennis Championships final

Fernando Verdasco defeated Robin Haase in a close encounter to reach the final of the Dubai Tennis Championships.

tennis Updated: Mar 03, 2017 23:20 IST
AP
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fernando Verdasco in action against Robin Hasse in the Dubai Tennis Championships.
Fernando Verdasco in action against Robin Hasse in the Dubai Tennis Championships.(REUTERS)

In a match between unseeded players, Fernando Verdasco defeated Robin Haase 7-6 (5), 5-7, 6-1 to reach the Dubai Tennis Championships final on Friday.

Verdasco upset sixth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round and fourth-seeded Gael Monfils in the quarterfinals.

“It’s an amazing week so far, beating two top seeds,” Verdasco said.

Verdasco will play top-ranked Andy Murray or Lucas Pouille in the final.

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The left-handed Verdasco is looking for his first title of the season, and first since winning Bucharest nearly a year ago.

Verdasco has won the last three matchups with Haase, including a quarterfinal en route to winning the Bucharest title.

After splitting sets, Verdasco dominated the third set, closing out the match by breaking Haase at love.