World No. 57 Marcos Baghdatis will play World No. 4 Stan Wawrinka in the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Final. Baghdatis defeated Feliciano Lopez 3-6, 7-6, 6-1, while Wawrinka beat out Nick Kyrgios 6-4, 3-0 after he retired with injury. Novak Djokovic was expected to be in the final, as usual, but he pulled out with an eye injury. According to the Marcos Baghdatis vs Stan Wawrinka 2016 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Final Odds at Bodog Tennis, Wawrinka will be heavily favored over the underdog Baghdatis. Here is our Marcos Baghdatis vs Stan Wawrinka 2016 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Final prediction.
Wawrinka has reached his second final of the 2016 ATP season. Wawrinka had won the first set 6-4 and was three games away from winning the match when Kyrgios left the court injured. It was the first time the pair had met on court since their last encounter in Montreal.
Wawrinka now moves into position for a possible second trophy of the season after winning in Chennai to start the year.
Baghdatis has reached his first ATP World Tour final since August 2015, when he finished runner-up to John Isner in Atlanta. Baghdatis posted 26 tour-level wins in 2015, four more than 2013-14 combined. He also went 8-4 record on ATP Challenger Tour.
The Bottom Line: Wawrinka is a far better player than Baghdatis. This contest will be over quick.