World number two Roger Federer warmed up for the Australian Open in style on Saturday when he captured his third Qatar Open title with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over defending champion Nikolay Davydenko of Russia.
Federer, who won the title here in 2005 and 2006, took his career record to 15-2 over Davydenko who had knocked out top seed Rafael Nadal in Friday's semi-finals.
It was Federer's 67th career title as he became the first three-time winner in Qatar.
The Swiss star clinched victory in impressive fashion, winning the last 10 points of the match.
"It feels great. I can't believe that I am on the board already this year," said Federer.
"This was a strong tournament and I'm looking forward to the rest of the season."