World Amazing Stuff: Roger Federer wins Dubai Championships title

Roger Federer wins Dubai Championships title

Roger Federer won a record sixth Dubai Championships title by beating Tomas Berdych 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the final on 01-03-2014 Saturday. 

Federer, who maintains a home in Dubai, delighted a packed stadium of fans that seemed biased for the Swiss in back-to-back wins over Novak Djokovic in the semifinals and Berdych. Federer’s win, his sixth here in the last 12 years, extends his record of winning at least one title a year to 14 consecutive years.

This is Federer’s first tournament victory since winning in Halle, his only title of 2013, last spring. Federer improved his record over Berdych to 12-6 with the win. The last time they played, however, Berdych beat Federer in the Dubai semifinals last year. The loss ended Berdych’s longest winning streak of his career at 11 matches.

Federer secured his victory when he broke Berdych on a second break point in the fourth game.Federer faced two break points on his serve in the seventh game but held on to the game for 5-2.

Berdych was able to save two Federer match points on his own serve in the eighth game. But the Czech couldn’t stop Federer from serving out. On Federer’s third match point at 40-15 in the ninth game, Berdych netted a backhand return.