9 Jan 2011

Federer wins Qatar title

9:21 am on 9 January 2011

World number two tennis player Roger Federer has begun his season in formidable fashion by defeating holder Nikolay Davydenko 6-3 6-4 to win the Qatar Open.

The 16-times grand slam champion proved too much for his Russian opponent, claiming a break of serve in each set.

Federer has improved throughout his five matches this week in Qatar, where he did not drop a set, and sealed victory in 79 minutes.

It was a 67th career title for the 29-year-old.

The Swiss served impeccably throughout, dropping just nine points on his serve as he demonstrated his solid form ahead of defending his title at the Australian Open, which begins in Melbourne Monday week.