Novak Djokovic continues impressive streak
Novak Djokovic has yet again proved his worth as one of tennis' leading players after beating Swiss legend Roger Federer in Dubai, claiming himself another title.
The victory in Dubai sees the Serbian player continue his brilliant start to the 2011 season; he is unbeaten since leading his nation to victory in the Davis Cup last year, with victory over Federer earning him his third straight title.
His winning streak now stands at an impressive 14 matches, after his 6-3 6-3 win over the world number two Federer. It took the young Serbian player a mere 33 minutes to get the better of one of the sports most prolific players; Djokovic even managed to break twice within the opening set of the match.
The world number three's track record against Federer is becoming increasingly impressive: Djokovic also managed to beat the Swiss star in straight sets during the Australian Open, which he added to his ever-expanding cache of titles only earlier in the month.
"I was aware of the challenge that is expected of me on the court, and I was aware of the fact that I need to be on top of my game in order to beat Roger," said the 23-year-old.
"So the focus was there. I was serving really well, especially the first set. Just the perfect performance overall."
Federer was understandably somewhat less enthused about his performance in the match and said: "Well, missed [chance] for me, really. I started bad and then kind of got into the match, but things are over in a hurry sometimes in best of three set tennis."
Meanwhile, William Hill offer 11/10 odds that Roger Federer will be able to improve this season and go on to win another Grand Slam title, while bet365 and Paddy Power set their odds at 11/8 and 13/10 respectively.