World Tennis News: Federer Wins 126th ATP Title

Roger Federer won his seventh Dubai Championship title on Saturday beating world number one Novak Djokovic 6-3, 7-5 in the final. This latest result gives also gives Federer an impressive 126th ATP title. World number five and British number one Andy Murray, 27 was beaten in a shock defeat in the Dubai event at the quarter-final stage by 18-year-old Croatian Borna Coric 6-1, 6-3. Federer then beat Coric in the semis.

_81313186_federer_epaThe previous week top seed Simona Halep beat Karolina Pliskova in the women’s final 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) to win her first Dubai title.

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Over in Argentina, Rafael Nadal won the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires (ATP Copa Telmex event) beating home favourite Argentinian Juan Monaco in the final 6-4, 6-1. This latest victory gives Nadal his 46th career clay-court title and moves him up to third in the World Rankings.

Photos used courtesy of BBC Sport www.bbc.com/sport/0/tennis/

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