4 Mar 2012

Federer beats Murray for fifth Dubai title

9:44 am on 4 March 2012

Roger Federer claimed his fifth Dubai ATP title this morning with a 7-5 6-4 win over an in-form Andy Murray, who had to defeat world number one tennis player Novak Djokovic to reach the 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.

The record 16-time Grand Slam title winner 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.