Federer beats Murray to claim Dubai crown

Swiss star sweeps past Brit in straight sets to win Dubai Tennis Championships
Roger Federer in Dubai. (AFP/Getty Images)
By Andy Sambidge
Sat 03 Mar 2012 08:49 PM

Roger Federer was crowned champion in Dubai on Saturday after brushing aside Andy Murray in straight sets in the final of the Dubai Tennis Championships.

The Swiss star claimed his fifth title in Dubai with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over the British world number four who beat top seed Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals.

The 16-time Grand Slam champion triumphed to claim his 72nd career singles title.

He took the first set in 51 minutes after breaking Murray in the 11th game.

The British number one fought back from 3-1 down to 3-3
in the second set but Federer broke again
before serving out for the title.

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