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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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03/05/2012 | 04:45 PM
You're pretty busy these days. Already, you are in America.
I hope you are well rested and ready for the IW.
Best of luck, Roger.
03/05/2012 | 04:18 PM
Dear Roger
No words can explain my happiness! You are the best, stay the best!!! I hope you'll continue playing your marvelous , unrepeatable, play! Noone plays like, it's the pure enjoyment watching you on the court!Hope YOU CAN WIN AT LEAST ONE MASTER IN USA!!!
Wish you all the best anbnd good luck dearest Roger!
Go, Roger, goooooooooo!
Love, Mimi
03/05/2012 | 04:14 PM
Dear Roger: My biggest regret is not having discovered you back in the early winning days. Congratulations on your 5th. Dubai trophy! And for bringing so much to your fans lives! Lots of Love. Ranjolie.
03/05/2012 | 03:26 PM
Dear Roger,

I'm glad you're safely in NY! I can't wait to see you tonight! Good luck with your preparations and I'll be cheering for you as always! :)

Your biggest fan,

03/05/2012 | 02:47 PM
no one like you Roger, keep going.
03/05/2012 | 02:45 PM
Hi Champion!!!
A very happy day for all! Your trophy is very beautiful DUBAI!!! Keep this up and keep your confidence, you are a winner and their history proves it. You are a gift from God to the world!!! ☆Have a great match tonight in NY!!! ☆
03/05/2012 | 02:33 PM
03/05/2012 | 02:19 PM
THANK YOU dearest Roger!!!! Simply........THE BEST!!!!!!
03/05/2012 | 12:18 PM
03/05/2012 | 12:16 PM
Not, you will return number 1, you are the only number one mainly for the quality of your tennis that make difficult to watch other tennis players also on tv. Thanks for the fantastic final and for the great emotion you ever give to me.
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