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Roger Federer Defeats Andy Murray to Win Dubai Tennis Title for Fifth Time

March 03, 2012

Roger Federer beat Andy Murray 7-5, 6-4 to win his fifth Dubai Championships tennis title.

Federer, No. 3 in the ATP rankings, captured his second title of the year and the 72nd of his career. The Swiss, who has won a record 16 Grand Slam singles titles, didn’t drop a set in five matches in the tournament.

Fourth-ranked Murray was playing his first tournament since losing to No. 1 Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open semifinals in January. The Scot beat Djokovic 6-2, 7-5 in yesterday’s semifinals.

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