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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 | 11:10 AM
Dearest Rogi,

May you keep playing well more and more over the coming months!!

Love,
Mo
03/05/2012 | 10:54 AM
Nice.
Continue with victories.
We, your fans want more titles, because we know you can do it.
03/05/2012 | 10:20 AM
So Goooooooooooood! I'm sure you will be able to get No.73 career title and return No.1 again! Good luck, BNP Paribas!!
from Japan.
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