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Rafael Nadal loses to David Ferrer in Abu Dhabi

Djokovic was watched by his new part-time coach Boris Becker at the exhibition event.

Written by Associated Press | Abu Dhabi | Published: December 27, 2013 9:41:33 pm

Novak Djokovic overcame Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to enter the final of the Mubadala Championship for the third time in three years on Friday,but he won’t be facing top-ranked Rafael Nadal.

Djokovic beat Tsonga 7-6 (5),6-3 in 74 minutes to set up a repeat of last year’s final against David Ferrer,who knocked out Spanish compatriot Nadal 6-4,6-4 with breaks in the last game of each set,in 90 minutes of quality tennis.

Djokovic was watched by his new part-time coach Boris Becker at the exhibition event.

Earlier,Wimbledon champion Andy Murray won his first match following a three-month layoff for a back injury when he beat Stanislas Wawrinka 6-3,6-4 in the playoff for fifth.

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