For the last two years, Andy Murray has lost to Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open.
Lucky for Murray, this is the Dubai Championships.
But the No. 3-seeded Scot will face top tournament seed and world No. 1 Djokovic in the semifinal round.
Murray will be facing an opponent looking for his fourth straight Dubai title.
From the AP:
"I would like to get a chance to play him again," Murray said. "Before the Indian Wells-Miami stretch it would be good to see exactly what I need to work on, where my game is. I had a great match with him in Australia, and hopefully I can reverse the result tomorrow."
In his quarterfinal match, Murray faced No. 5-seeded Tomas Berdych. Despite losing their last three meetings, the Scot finally edged the first set and won 6-3, 7-5.
Djokovic didn't have a smooth trip out of the quarterfinals either. He faced No. 7-seeded Janko Tipsarevic. Tipsarevic is more than a fellow Serb to Djokovic, he's a friend.
Djokovic breezed through the first set 6-1, but the second set went to a tiebreaker, which Djokovic won 8-6 to complete a one-hour, 36-minute match.
"We know each other really well," Djokovic said. "We both got a little bit nervous toward the end, I guess, and it was just luck to prevail."
In the other half of the bracket, No. 2-seeded Roger Federer will take on No. 8-seeded Juan Del Potro.