In press conference Roger Federer said: "These best-of-three set matches, you're not always in control of everything because, like you saw at the end, a good five minutes of the opponent or a good five minutes of you can decide the outcome of the match. You're definitely living on the edge at some point in the match. This is how it is. I'm happy I actually stayed calm throughout the game. I felt like I was having a good feeling out there. Even though I wasn't playing my best, I still felt like it was going to fall my way when it really mattered."
We will see how far Federer will go in Dubai. The Swiss faces Marton Fucsovics next