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Federer clinches Dubai Open title for 6th time in career

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Mar. 02 (ANI): World number eight Roger Federer won the Dubai Tennis Championship for the sixth time after beating Tomas Berdych in the finals on Saturday.

The Swiss tennis star fought back from a set down for the first time in 18 months to beat Novak Djokovic in Friday's semi-final, according to the report.

According to the BBC, Federer secured his 78th tour-level title of his career, first in nine months, by beating Berdych 3-6 6-4 6-3.

Berdych, who defeated Federer in their previous encounter during the Dubai semi-finals last year, looked dominant of another victory as he took the first set, the report added.

However, Federer reportedly made an impressive comeback after losing four games in a row from 2-1 ahead and stamped his victory in the match to secure the title.

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