Federer beats Berdych to claim sixth Dubai title

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Posted: Mar 01, 2014 12:19 PM

DUBAI (Reuters) - Roger Federer subdued Tomas Berdych 3-6 6-4 6-3 in the final to win the Dubai Championship on Saturday, the Swiss maestro's 78th singles title.

Federer, who also recovered from a set down to stun world number two Novak Djokovic in Friday's semi-finals, again struggled early on but dug deep to claim a sixth Dubai crown.

Berdych, 28, went into the final on an 11-match winning streak.

(Writing by Matt Smith; editing by Tony Jimenez)