DRII Wins Dubai, Improves to 20-4
Written by Cro Morgan
11 Mar'11 - 14:49
DRII ‘s stellar 2011 continued in Dubai as the World No. 3 American captured his third title of the season, upending Juanluisriver in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3.
A fast-improving Juanluisriver gave DRII all he could handle in the ITST 500 hard court final. Battle-hardened, DRII would withstand the storm, though needing all three sets to dismantle his aggressive World No. 26 opponent.
WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID
DRII: “Another challenging match. Juan has really improved and is a lot more aggressive than I remember from past matches. I had to rely on defense and take chances whenever possible.”
Tournament link: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships