British number 1 Andy Murray went into his 1st round match in Dubai 2008 against Roger Federer having not played the world number 1 for just over a year, given the fact that Murray was seen as one of the hottest prospects on the tour, much was expected of this Federer v Murray encounter.
Federer who came into the event having lost in the Semi Finals of the Australian Open to Novak Djokovic of Serbia, managed to win the 1st set on a tiebreaker against Murray.
Murray however battled back to win the second set 6-3 after the Scot broke Federer early on in the set.
The British Number 1 then held his nerve and managed to win the 3rd and final set 6-4 to seal a superb 6-7 6-3 6-4 victory.
Murray went on to lose in the Quarter Finals to Nikolay Davydenko, while America's Andy Roddick managed to win the title in Dubai.