Federer remains on course to win his 100th career title but he faces a player who has beaten him back-to-back in their most recent matches.
And Coric says he will be taking confidence into the match today.
“Obviously he is one of the greatest in the history of the sport,” he told the ATP.
“[But] I have nothing to lose again. He is the favourite. My last three matches have finished very late so I’m going to be tired. I’m just going to go out and enjoy [myself].”
15:37: The match between Tsitsipas and Monfils continues in Dubai with the third set level at 3-3.
15:05: And we are now into a final set between Tsitsipas and Monfils after the Greek won the second set in a tie-break.
14:40: Tsitsipas and Monfils are currently locked in battle. Monfils won the first set 6-4 and it is 4-4 in the second set.
14:20: Hello and welcome to LIVE coverage of Roger Federer’s semi-final clash with Borna Coric.
If their previous matches are anything to go by, it could be a dramatic match.
This match will follow the first semi-final between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Gael Monfils.