1 Mar 2012

Tough second round match for Djokovic in Dubai

7:43 am on 1 March 2012

The world tennis number one Novak Djokovic was given a surprisingly tough test before reaching the quarter-finals of the Dubai Open.

Djokovic beat Sergei Stakhovsky, a hard-hitting Ukrainian 7-6 6-3, but he had to save a break point in the 8th game of the first set, and another early in the second set.

One more win could give Djokovic another semi-final against Andy Murray, a month after their classic five hour semi-final at the Australian Open.