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Dubai Final – Federer vs Djokovic

Novak Djokovic - Link to ATP Profile

UPDATE – MATCH OVER – Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer 6-3, 6-3.

Roger Federer will meet one of his strongest recent rivals, and world no. 3, Novak Djokovic in the final of the ATP Dubai tennis championships.

Although Federer has a 13-7 lead in the head to head, the semifinal loss in the last time they met, at the Australian Opens will be high in his mind. It’s going to be a close one, but I favour the Swiss champion to pull through, 2 sets to 1.

Below are the best links for free TV streams over internet that we could find in our wide scan and evaluation of available sources.

Dubai – Live Tennis on TV Streams (Free)

Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic, evening session,not before 7pm local (3pm GMT)

Option 1 – Dubai – Tennis – Live TV

Option 2 – Dubai – Tennis – Live TV

Option 3 – Dubai – Tennis – Live TV

If none of these are working, or to find one that works better, do try the listings at  SPVod,  Myp2p,  RojaDirecta,  Atdhe,  Fromsport,  Channelsurfing.

Also refer to this post for more information on watching TV over the internet, or feel free to leave a comment to report good or bad links (no registration required).

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Dubai – Federer vs Gasquet

Richard Gasquet - Link to ATP Profile

UPDATE – Match over, Federer beat Gasquet, 6-2, 7-5

Roger Federer will meet Frenchman Richard Gasquet in the semifinals on Friday in Dubai.

Roger has a 7-1 lead in the head to head, with Gasquet having to look back to 2005 on clay in Montecarlo, the first ever encounter between  the two to find inspiration for a second win,

If Federer wins he will play either Djokovic or Berdych in the finals on Saturday.

Below are the best links for free TV streams over internet that we could find in our wide scan and evaluation of available sources.

Dubai – Live Tennis on TV Streams (Free)

Roger Federer vs Richard Gasquet, evening session, 7pm local (3pm GMT)

Option 1 – Dubai – Tennis – Live TV

Option 2 – Dubai – Tennis – Live TV

Option 3 – Dubai – Tennis – Live TV

If none of these are working, or to find one that works better, do try the listings at  SPVod,  Myp2p,  RojaDirecta,  Atdhe,  Fromsport,  Channelsurfing.

Also refer to this post for more information on watching TV over the internet, or feel free to leave a comment to report good or bad links (no registration required).

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Dubai – Federer vs Stakhovsky

Sergiy Stakhovsky - Link to ATP Profile

UPDATE – Match over, Federer beat Stakhovsky 6-3, 6-4.

Having beaten Marcel Granollers (6-3, 6-4), Roger Federer will play Ukranian Sergiy Stakhovsky on Thursday in Dubai.

It will be the first time the two have met. Stakhovsky is 25 years old and is currently ranked 43 in the world.

If Federer wins he will play either Simon or Gasquet in the quarterfinals.

Below are the best links for free TV streams over internet that we could find in our wide scan and evaluation of available sources.

Dubai – Live Tennis on TV Streams (Free)

Roger Federer vs Sergiy Stakhovsky, evening session, 7pm local (3pm GMT)

Option 1 – Dubai – Tennis – Live TV

Option 2 – Dubai – Tennis – Live TV

Option 3 – Dubai – Tennis – Live TV

If none of these are working, or to find one that works better, do try the listings at  SPVod,  Myp2p,  RojaDirecta,  Atdhe,  Fromsport,  Channelsurfing.

Also refer to this post for more information on watching TV over the internet, or feel free to leave a comment to report good or bad links (no registration required).

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Dubai – Federer vs Granollers

Marcel Granollers - Link to ATP Profile

UPDATE: Match over – Roger Federer beat Marcel Granollers, 6-3, 6-4

It will be the first time the current world Number 2 and four time Dubai champion has met the 24 year old, who is currently ranked 53rd in the world.

The match is second in the evening session, on the completion of Djokovic vs Lopez which starts at 7pm local time (3pm GMT). So figure some time after 8 or 8:30pm local (4:30pm GMT)

Below are the best links for free TV streams over internet that we could find in our wide scan and evaluation of available sources.

Dubai – Live Tennis on TV Streams (Free)

Roger Federer vs Marcel Granollers, second match of evening session, probably after 8:30pm local (4:30pm GMT)

Option 1 – Dubai – Tennis – Live TV

Option 2 – Dubai – Tennis – Live TV

Option 3 – Dubai – Tennis – Live TV

If none of these are working, or to find one that works better, do try the listings at  SPVod,  Myp2p,  RojaDirecta,  Atdhe,  Fromsport,  Channelsurfing.

Also refer to this post for more information on watching TV over the internet, or feel free to leave a comment to report good or bad links (no registration required).

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Federer claims first win in Dubai, Gulbis likely in Quarterfinals

Roger Federer beat Indian wild card Somdev Devvarman 6-3 6-3 in his first match at Dubai.

He will play Spaniard Marcel Granollers in the next round, hoping to set up a quarterfinal encounter with (probably) Ernests Gulbis.

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Nadal rejoins Spanish Davis Cup Team

Spain vs Belgium - link to official Davis Cup preview

Rafael Nadal has been named in the Spanish Davis Cup team to play Belgium between March 4 and 6 in Belgium.

His other team mates are David Ferrer, Fernando Verdasco and Feliciano López, with Albert Costa as captain. An enviable collection of players!

Rafa hasn’t played in the Davis Cup since the 2009 final in Barcelona when Spain won the title by beating the Czech Republic. It will also be the first time he returns to play since injured ligament sustained during the Australian Open.

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Federer and Djokovic lead the field in Dubai

ATP Dubai - link to official websiteRoger Federer will return to Dubai, a tournament he has won four times before.

His major competition will come from Novak Djokovic, defending champion last year and indeed winner in 2009 as well.

Andy Murray has dropped out due to injury.

This could be a big chance for Fed to extend his lead over Nole in the ATP points rankings – he is defending nothing while the Serb can only maintain his points by winning the tournament.

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Rafa Back in Training – Davis Cup against Belgium next Challenge

Watch out world, Rafael Nadal is back in training :) .

Great news given the Davis Cup against Belgium coming up (March 4-6) not to mention the US hard court, clay and grass seasons where he is defending a staggering 7000 points given his amazing run of form in 2010.

The injury dated back to the Australian Open match against Spaniard David Ferrer on Jan. 26, but his doctor Ángel Ruiz Cotorro has since cleared him to return to the court.

“I feel quite good, I am going home to Manacor to begin training on the courts,” Nadal said on his official website. “I am going to start training slowly, following a plan, so that there are no setbacks.”

Rafael Nadal was also recently the guest of honour at the official presentation of “Godo”, the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell 2011. Rafa considers this his “home” tournament, and he won it for five straight years to 2009 before missing out last year, choosing to rest from a heavy schedule. But to the joy of organisers I am sure, he will be back in 2011. Let’s hope his body can handle the strain this year…

At the Barcelona press conference, it was interesting to hear Nadal talk of his disappointment about not being able to complete that “Rafa Slam” – 4 Grand Slams in a row to match an achievement last completed back in 11969 by Aussie legend Rod Laver.

“I was crying in the locker room. I [hated that I had] to go out of the tournament. Last year, I had to do it and it was something I didn’t want to repeat. But from the third game I knew I didn’t have a chance to win. David was playing fantastic and I wasn’t able to run enough to rise to the level to beat him.”

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Federer, Nadal, Sharapova and Serena to meet at Nike “Clash of the Champions”

Link to Nike Clash of Champions website

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will join with two of the “hottest” women on the circuit, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams in the Nike “Clash of the Champions’ on March 8th in Eugene, Oregon (USA).

The event starts at 5:30 p.m., when Maria Sharapova will play Serena Williams in a set of singles. There will then be a mixed doubles set (pairing not announced?), followed by a men’s singles set between Roger and Rafa.

A portion of the proceeds from the exhibition will benefit each of the four athletes’ charitable foundations.

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Nadal vs Djokovic – Coming soon to Bogotá, Colombia!

Link to official website

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have announced an exhibition match to be played in Bogotá, Colombia this coming 21st of March.

The match, which has been described as the “most important event in the history of tennis in Colombia,” will be played on a hard-court and is a best of three sets.

The date was carefully chosen by the players to fit in between the Indian Wells and Sony Ericsson tournaments coming up on the North American hardcourt section of the ATP tour.

Here is the promo video: