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Federer wins seventh title in Dubai
01 Mar 2015 09:09
Roger Federer defeated Novak Djokovic to win a seventh title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
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It was the pair's 37th meeting and Federer extended his winning record over the world number one to 20-17 after withstanding a lot of pressure in the second set to triumph 6-3 7-5.
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Federer, who beat Djokovic in the semi-finals on his way to the title in Dubai 12 months ago, broke through in the eighth game and served out the first set.
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His serve was to prove the crucial factor as Djokovic threatened to level the match.
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After saving break points in the eighth game of the second set, Federer saved two set points at 4-5 and then took just his second break point of the match to leave himself serving for the match.
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Djokovic had one more chance but Federer refused to buckle and clinched the 84th title of his career.
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The 33-year-old Swiss has now won seven titles at three separate tournaments, adding Dubai to Wimbledon and Halle.
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