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Tennis: All-time ATP title winners

All-time ATP title winners in the Open era after Roger Federer claimed his 78th career trophy with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over Tomas Berdych in Saturday's Dubai Open final: 109 - Jimmy Connors 94 - Ivan Lendl 78 - Roger Federer 77 - John McEnroe 64 - Bjorn Borg, Pete Sampras 62 - Rafael Nadal, Guillermo Vilas 60 - Andre Agassi 58 - Ilie Nastase afp

Tennis: Federer pushed to the limit by canny Stepanek

Former men's world number one Roger Federer had to dig deep to progress to the quarter-finals of the Dubai Open on Wednesday eventually beating fellow veteran Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-7 (4/7) 6-3 in their second round clash. The 32-year-old Grand Slam record-holder -- who has won the Dubai title a record five times -- struggled for long periods against a 35-year-old who is barely a full-timer on the ATP Tour these days.

Djokovic says Becker hired to improve mental toughness

By Matt Smith DUBAI (Reuters) - Coach Boris Becker can help Novak Djokovic acquire a greater mental toughness to better his recent record in grand slam finals, the Serb said ahead of the Dubai Championships which begin on Monday. The world number two will return to action this week in what will be his first appearance since a bid for a fourth straight Australian Open title ended in a quarter-final defeat to eventual champion Stanislas Wawrinka.

Tennis: Federer in Dubai to show revival is real

Roger Federer's performance in reaching the semi-final of the Australian Open last month is the first step in a mini-revival of tennis' great legend. This week could see the second. That is the scenario Federer intends pursuing when he returns to the ATP Tour and tries to win back the title at his adopted second home at the Dubai Open. Victories over Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Melbourne will be followed by a chance to challenge Novak Djokovic, the top-seeded titleholder, here.

Tennis: Federer v Murray quarter-final match stats

Match statistics from the Australian Open quarter-final between Roger Federer and Andy Murray on Wednesday (x denotes seeding): Roger Federer (SUI x6) bt Andy Murray (GBR x4) 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 6-3 Time: 3hr 20min Murray - Federer 9 Aces 10 1 Double Faults 0 41 Winners 54 46 Unforced Errors 42 1/2 Break Point Conversions 4/17 121 Total Points Won 147 afp

Tennis: Federer downs Murray to reach semi with Nadal

Record Grand Slam champion Roger Federer set up an Australian Open semi-final with Rafael Nadal after beating Andy Murray in the last eight on Wednesday. The Swiss sixth seed downed the Wimbledon champion 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 6-3 in three hours 20 minutes on Rod Laver Arena. Federer largely dominated the match and had two match points in a third-set tiebreaker, only for Murray to fight back and take the quarter-final into a fourth set.

Tennis: Australian Open briefs

A selection of brief stories from the Australian Open on Tuesday: In your face

Tennis: Federer cruises into fourth round at Aussie Open

Record Grand Slam champion Roger Federer cruised into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday. The Swiss sixth seed downed Russian Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 in one hour 41 minutes to reach the round of 16. rsm/th

Tennis: Murray, Federer into business end of Aussie Open

Title contenders Andy Murray and Roger Federer booked their places in the fourth round with emphatic victories at the Australian Open on Saturday. Murray, a three-time Melbourne finalist, tossed aside Spanish 26th seed Feliciano Lopez in straight sets and Grand Slam record-holder Federer also did it in regulation sets over Russia's Teymuraz Gabashvili. Murray, the British fourth seed, extended his dominance of Spanish left-hander Lopez to 8-0 with a 7-6 (7/2), 6-4, 6-2 win in two hours 15 minutes on Hisense Arena.

Federer romps into fourth round in Melbourne

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Roger Federer strolled nonchalantly into the fourth round of the Australian Open with a seemingly effortless 6-2 6-2 6-3 victory over Russia's Teymuraz Gabashvili on Rod Laver Arena on Saturday. The 32-year-old Swiss, a four-time champion at Melbourne Park, had played his second round match against Blaz Kavcic on the second showcourt Hisense Arena on Thursday, the first time in 10 years he had played on the court.
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