Dubai, United Arab Emirates (SportsNetwork.com) – Croatian teenager Borna
Coric ousted former runner-up Andy Murray in Thursday’s quarterfinal action at
the $2 million Dubai Tennis Championships.
The rising 18-year-old Coric whipped the third-seeded Murray 6-1, 6-3 on the
hardcourts at Aviation Tennis Centre.
Last month’s Australian Open runner-up Murray was the 2012 Dubai runner-up to
six-time champion Roger Federer.
Another quarterfinal result saw fourth-seeded two-time Dubai runner-up Tomas
Berdych sneak past Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2. Berdych lost in
the last two finals here, including last year versus the amazing Federer.
This year’s Dubai champ will earn $505,000.