Roger Federer claims his 50th win in Dubai

  The tennis champion, Federer moves a step closer to his 100th ATP singles title with Wednesday’s 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 victory. The 20th time Grand Slam winner, 37, will face Hungarian world number 35 Marton Fucsovics for a place in the last four.


Roger Federer has won seven titles in Dubai.


   Meanwhile, there was a shock defeat for top seed Kei Nishikori against Polish qualifier Hubert Hurkacz. Hurkacz, converted six out of seven break points to beat his Japanese opponent 7-5, 5-7, 6-2.
  If Federer claims a record eighth title in Dubai, he will claim a century of ATP victories, with only American Jimmy Connors ahead of him on 109. Fucsovics set up his quarter-final against second seed Federer with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff.
  Frenchman Gael Monfils eased to a 6-3, 6-2, win over Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus, while Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut was beaten by Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-7 (2-7) 6-4, 6-3.

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