Federer was all smiles Saturday when he dismantled Murray in straight sets in the final of the Dubai Duty Free tennis Championship 2012. He beat Andy Murray 7-5, 6-4.
|Federer dismantles Murray in straight sets to wear the Dubai crown for the fifth time|
Murray was certainly not himself as he was Friday when out playing world No 1 Novak Djokovic. He was rather too easy for Federer who in just about 90 minutes dashed to lift the Dubai Duty Free Trophy for the fifth time. Murray who overawed the World Number 1 in the semis with his powerful serves, looked sheepish in the final. In fact his powerful serves did not click at all and his first serve percentage dropped below 50%. And even in the second serve, his rate of success was just about 56%. If you play a world class tournament with such serves, how can you think of winning?
For Federer it was a great day. At least he did not have to be seen emotional on the TV screens, had he lost to Murray. Saturday's win over Murray is Federer's seventh in the previous fifteen encounters between the Swiss and the Scot.
"A tight opening set saw the first two games go to deuce as the respective numbers three and four in the world tested each other's games for the first time since they last met in the round robin stages of the ATP World Tour finals in 2010. Murray had his chance to break at 15-40 in the sixth game but two unforced errors on the backhand side saw one of his few opportunities on the night disappear," reports Yahoo Sport.
So that is it then - Federer reins Dubai this year. And both Djokovic and Murray leave Dubai with lot of regrets for slipping their wins by mistakes that could have been controlled.