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05.03.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 2

Small steps in the right direction‎ (gulfnews.com)

Dubai: It's the small things that have made the difference to former world No 1 Roger Federer, who won his record fifth title at the Dubai Duty Free Men's Open before a packed Dubai Tennis Stadium here late on Saturday. Things like staying a bit more aggressive, taking on-court risks at the right time and even backing off from tournaments when his body seeks rest have all contributed to making Federer what he is today. "It's great. There is no substitute to confidence. I've played great. It's not just that I've taken my chances, I really thought I played a good tournament here. I played a great tournament in Rotterdam as well," Federer told media at the post-match conference after beating Andy Murray 7-5, 6-4 in the Dubai final.

Winning solves everything, says Federer‎ (Times of India)

The Swiss superstar, with artistic footwork and enviable range, has won five of the last seven ATP events he played in, the last of those titles coming in an week where he didn't drop a set, and where eight of the top-ten players made the starting line-up. "In a way," Federer said laughing, "winning solves everything. There is no substitute to confidence. I've played great. It's not just that I've taken my chances. I really thought I played a good tournament here (in Dubai). I played a great tournament in Rotterdam (the week before)."

Federer beats Murray to earn fifth Dubai title (The Daily Star)

Roger Federer swatted aside Andy Murray 7-5 6-4 to win the Dubai Championships Saturday, the Swiss maestro’s 72nd tour title, as he abandoned the baseline to dominate from the net. The 16-time grand slam winner may no longer be favorite for the top prizes, but few can match his longevity or dedication on the grueling men’s tour and the 30-year-old claimed his fifth Dubai title without dropping a set all week.

Health means wealth for Federer (PakTribune.com)

A rejuvenated Roger Federer believes that staying fit will keep him competitive in his 31st year and more than a match for the likes of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray. “Health clearly has to be there with the amount of matches I've played,” said Federer, whose recent renaissance was kick-started at the end of last year. “I think the six weeks I took off after Davis Cup and the US Open were necessary if I wanted to play that much and be that successful. So that was a good decision. “Obviously I'm still sad I didn't go Shanghai last year because it's such a wonderful tournament. In hindsight, maybe it was the right thing to do.”

Federer beats Murray for 72nd title (Sky News Australia)

The 16-time grand slam champion was overjoyed with his 7-5 6-4 win over Murray, who was unable to back up his semi-final defeat of world No.1 Novak Djokovic. 'This is perfect. This is great. Any title is a good one, I'll tell you that,' Federer said after adding a record fifth Dubai trophy to his collection. 'I have a losing record against Murray, I do believe, and not against Novak ... I don't want to say (beating Murray) means more to me but it's a beautiful victory. It's such a difficult tournament with so many top-10 players, and Andy having such a huge victory getting to the final.'

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03/10/2012 | 12:02 AM
We can read it again!!! Perfect win and good luck for IW. GOO ROGER!!! GOO!!!
03/07/2012 | 09:49 AM
Congrats again, Roger! Daily Star, whatever that is, is ridiculous. Way to go, and good luck for IW!
03/06/2012 | 04:31 PM
Congrates Roger!
03/06/2012 | 08:41 AM
Dearest sunshine, best of luck for IW and Miami. Love, always, Samira I.
03/06/2012 | 08:32 AM
What happened to you against Roddick..Hope this will not count as a ATP match..Even though u r enjoying this match, i dont like to see you loose.....All the best for ATP 1000 tournament starts tomorrow...Be optimistic always and be crowned always..
03/06/2012 | 05:35 AM
ll good, except for the The Daily Stair, which says you might not be favourite for top prizes...but... In essence trying to "talk" you and people out of top prizes. Not true! You are always a contender, and you will get top prizes! I am glad winning of course bring confidence, but hold inside yourself the confidence that comes from what you have done, and your uniquely great talent. Inside, let it be there, even if quietly when you are not quite at the point you want. You are like nobody else!
03/06/2012 | 03:39 AM
Nice stories from other countries about you. It's true, health is very important. Andy was a good player by beating all the top players to come to final and came to meet you. It's tough.
03/06/2012 | 01:24 AM
Nice pieces of news, thanks mods. Roger, hope you enjoy your exho with Andy tonight, good luck to win and also to have a good draw for Indian Wells.
03/05/2012 | 05:12 PM
03/05/2012 | 04:52 PM
Bravo Roger! Have fun at the exhibition and good luck in IW and Miami! :)
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