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Qatar open: Bautista to take on Berdych in finals

By Team Pardaphash 
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Spain’s Roberto Bautista defeated world No. 1 Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-6(6), 6-4 to advance to the final of the 2019 Qatar Open where he take on Tomas Berdych.

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Bautista, ranked 24th in the world, won for only the second time in nine matches against the Serb, a two-time champion in Qatar.

After losing the first set on Friday evening, the seventh-seeded Spaniard prevailed in the tie-break to take the second set and began the third by breaking Djokovic’s serve, reports Efe news.

Berdych, who entered the tournament as a wild-card selection, needed just two sets to defeat fourth seed Marco Cecchinato 7-6(6), 6-3 in the other semi-final. The Czech player, who once regularly figured in the top 10 and is now ranked 71st, defied expectations to beat the world No. 20 from Italy.

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