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2019 DUBAI R2 Berdych l. to Coric

2019 DUBAI Round 2: Sixth seed Borna Coric came from one set down to beat 2013 and 2014 finalist Tomas Berdych 1-6 6-1 7-6 (7-4) after 2 hours and 13 minutes to reach his first quarter final of the season. Both players dominated in the sets they won before fighting neck and neck in the decisive set until the last point in the tie-break. Berdych earned two breaks of serve in the second and fourth games to win the opening set 6-1. Coric turned around the match by winning the second set 6-1 with a double break in the second and sixth games. In the third set Berdych saved three break points in the ninth game and held his serve for 5-4. Both players went on serve with no breaks until the tie-break. Coric won the final three points from 4-4 to win a close tie-break 7-4. Coric set up a quarter final against Nikoloz Basilashvili, who beat Karen Khachanov and defending champion Roberto Bautista Agut this week.
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