Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Federer exceeding own expectations  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Kora - 16/03/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!

(MENAFN - Kora) The Swiss world number eight cruised past Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3 6-1 on Saturday, adding the Ukrainian's scalp to those of Kevin Anderson, Tommy Haas, Dmitry Tursunov and Paul-Henri Mathieu at Indian Wells

The semi-final victory over Dolgopolov means Federer will face world number two Novak Djokovic in the final of the ATP 1000 event in California in a rematch of their semi-final in Dubai in February

While Federer won the Dubai Tennis Championships, the 32-year-old had not expected to do so well in the US

"I think the results are better than I thought they would be... so that's very encouraging and super positive, really," Federer said on Saturday

"Now it's just a matter of keeping that up, taking the right decisions not to overplay, not to underplay, and enjoy yourself... because at the end of the day, it's also very important

"But having the fire and wanting to win every single match you go out there and in the practice trying to improve as much as you can, I think I've got the good balance right now, so it's very encouraging.

Djokovic qualifed for the final with a much tighter victory over John Isner, winning 7-5 6-7 (2-7) 6-1 over the American

Federer believes the 26-year-old Serbian will throw everything at him in Sunday's final

"I think he's fresh and eager to really try and win this because he hasn't played many tournaments yet this season," Federer said

"I think he really wants it and that's going to be a challenge for me to accept that and fight that with good play myself.

Djokovic was unhappy with how he failed to close out the match at 5-4 and 6-5 in the second set against Isner, but was thrilled with how he responded in the third

"I thought I returned really well today and allowed myself to have a bunch of opportunities on his service games. Then twice I had chance to finish it out and I played two bad games and he played an incredible tiebreaker. And when you get to the tiebreaker with John Isner, whoever you are, you're not a favourite," Djokovic said with a wry smile

"I just tried to hang in there, stay mentally tough when I lost the second set, and played a great third.



  MENA News Headlines
 Oct 26 2016 - Adionics successfully completes full salts extraction from different real produced water, for Oil & Gas industryMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) United Arab Emirates – 23rd October 2016 - While taking part in the ADIPEC Exhibition and conference 2016 in Abu Dhabi, Adionics is pleased to announce the launch of O&G SELECTEX, a ...

 Oct 26 2016 - Dubai Customs bags six awards at Ideas America 2016Emirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DUBAI, 26th October, 2016 (WAM) -- Dubai Customs, DC, has won two golds, one silver, and three bronze medals at the 74th Ideas America 2016 Summit, held ...

 Oct 26 2016 - Spain's King invites Prime Minister to form new governmentEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) MADRID, 26th October, 2016 (WAM) -- The King Felipe VI of Spain yesterday invited, for the third time, the caretaker Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, to form ...

 Oct 26 2016 - DMCA launches new 'Maritime Dubai' initiativeEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DUBAI, 26th October, 2016 (WAM) -- The Dubai Maritime City Authority, DMCA, has launched its new 'Maritime Dubai' initiative. Placed under the management of ...

 Oct 26 2016 - Historic win for UAE team at the 'F1 in Schools' World Finals 2016Emirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI, 26th October, 2016 (WAM) -- A team of students from Dubai picked up a coveted award in the finals of the international design competition, 'F1 in ...

 Oct 26 2016 - UAE Central Bank announces M2 increase to AED1200.2 billionEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI, 26th October, 2016 (WAM) -- The UAE Central Bank has announced that the Money Supply aggregate M2 increased by 1.4%, from AED1183.9 billion at ...

 Oct 26 2016 - Jordan and Belarus discuss ties ahead of joint committee meetingEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) AMMAN, 26th October, 2016 (WAM) -- Jordan and Belarus have held political talks and discussed ways of enhancing relations in all fields ahead of a meeting ...

 Oct 26 2016 - Abu Dhabi's non-oil foreign trade soars to over AED84 billion in H1, 2016Emirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI, 26th October, 2016 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi's non-oil foreign trade through various customs ports was AED84.349 billion, registering an increase of ...

 Oct 26 2016 - UAE Embassy takes part in opening of Euro-MENA meeting in MuscatEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) MUSCAT, 26th October, 2016 (WAM) -- Khaled Al Tunaijai, Acting Charge d'Affaires at the UAE Embassy in Oman, has participated in the opening of The ...

 Oct 26 2016 - UAE- UN Secretary-General condemns terrorist attack in PakistanEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) NEW YORK, 26th October, 2016 (WAM) -- Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, has condemned a terrorist attack on a police academy in Quetta, claiming the lives ...





Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Search News
Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices


Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks

Saudi Arabia 

Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor


Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters

© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help