Wednesday , 26 January 2022
Breaking News
Home » Sports » Federer beats Murray for fifth Dubai title

Federer beats Murray for fifth Dubai title

Roger Federer claimed his fifth Dubai Open title on Saturday with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Andy Murray.

It was second-seeded Federer’s second title of the year and 72nd of his career.

Murray had defeated world number one Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals and had been bidding for a 23rd title in his 32nd final.

The second-seeded Swiss’s win over the third-seeded Scot carried his recent fine form to 33 wins in 35 matches and suggested that even though he is well into his 31st year Federer may still remain a front line contender.

He lost only one serve game throughout the entire tournament – in the fifth game of the second set against Murray – moved well, and attacked smoothly in the fast conditions.

Murray had a chance to break serve in the sixth game of the first set, and broke back from 1-3 to 3-3 in the second, but was eventually beaten by a Federer who was playing close to his best.

“Winning is always the best, it solves everything. It’s been a special week for me,” said Federer, the record 16-time Grand Slam title winner.

Murray added: “The atmosphere was fantastic. I think most of the crowd wanted Roger to win!”

True sportsmanship displayed by Murry!

Related stories:

Roger Federer long waited French title dream accomplished
Watch Netherlands Vs Brazil Live stream online
Alberto Del Rio wins WWE Royal Rumble 2011!!!
England Team Destroys India 4-0
Ian Kinsler Signs five-year deal with Texas Rangers
Top Games to Watch in NFL 2012 Schedule
Dwayne Bowe to Play Against Broncos Despite being Arrested
Brooklyn Nets gets Jason Collins, NBA's first openly gay player