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Federer wins sixth Dubai Open

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Monday, March 03, 2014

DUBAI - Roger Federer made a stirring recovery from a set and a break down to win his sixth Dubai ATP title, overhauling Thomas Berdych yesterday.

The Czech saved two match points in the penultimate game before Federer closed it out a game later on his third winning chance as the third seed sent a return wide after nearly two hours.

The winner ended with eight aces and four breaks of serve. Berdych finished runner-up a year ago to Novak Djokovic.

Fourth-seeded Federer required a fightback after losing an opening set for the second night in succession — he beat Djokovic the same way on Friday — but prevailed over his Czech opponent, stopping a Berdych winning streak at 11 matches.

Federer added a 78th singles title to his glittering record as he lifted his first trophy in eight months since winning in Halle, Germany.

"It was absolutely special to win here for the sixth time," said the 32-year-old with a record 17 grand slam titles.

"I'm very happy with my game not only tonight but this week," he said.








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