Dubai Open: Novak Djokovic survives Gael Monfils scare to set up final vs Stefanos Tsitsipas
World number one Novak Djokovic saved three match points to beat France's Gael Monfils 2-6 7-6(8) 6-1 on Friday as he set up a final showdown at the Dubai Open with Greek second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Djokovic is yet to lose this year and the Australian Open champion extended his unbeaten run in 2020 to 17 matches with what was also his 17th win over Monfils.
"It was truly an escape, he was clearly the better player for two sets," Djokovic said in the post-match interview.
"I was fortunate to work my way back in the second set. Gael is playing as well as he has played ever, I've played him many times.