Dubai: Novak Djokovic has reached the Dubai Championships final for the third year running, defeating a hobbling Tomas Berdych who retired while trailing 6-7 (5), 6-2, 4-2 on Friday.
Berdych received medical treatment for an injured muscled in his left leg during the match.
Djokovic dropped the first set after committing a series of unforced errors. Berdych's strong serve produced eight aces. But Djokovic found his game in the second set and Berdych began to show signs of the leg injury.