Federer beats Murray to win Dubai Championships

Dubai: Roger Federer beat Andy Murray 7-5, 6-4 on Saturday to win his fifth Dubai Championships title.

Roger Federer of Switzerland, left, holds the winning trophy after defeating Andy Murray of Britain,right, in the men's singles final at the Emirates Dubai ATP Tennis Championships in Dubai on Saturday. AP

The second-seeded Federer, who did not drop a set all week, broke Murray to go up 6-5 and clinched the first set when the third-seeded Briton hit a forehand wide.

The two players traded breaks early in the second set before Federer broke decisively to make it 5-4. Murray saved one match point before the Swiss star hit a forehand winner into the corner for the win.

It was Federer's 72nd career title and second this year. He won last month in Rotterdam.

AP


Updated Date: Mar 03, 2012 23:18 PM

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