Federer clinches third Qatar Open

Federer clinches third Qatar Open
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."