What’s better than one tweener? Two tweeners!
Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro slipped into exhibition mode during their semifinal in Dubai on Friday, exchanging two between-the-legs shots during a rally, of which only one was actually successful. But forget the trick shots for a minute and check out Del Potro’s speed in getting to that second touch volley from Djokovic. Not bad.
Del Potro won the point but ultimately lost the match 6-3, 7-6 (4) as Djokovic extended his winning streak to 17. Djokovic will face Tomas Berdych, who beat Roger Federer 3-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4 in the other semifinal.