World number three Novak Djokovic crushed top-seed Roger Federer in straight sets to secure the Dubai Championships title on Saturday.
The 6-3 6-3 win was his second consecutive victory over Federer following the Australian open semi-final triumph, and it took his winning streak to 14 matches after an incredible start to the year.
Djokovic took the first set by storm in just 33 minutes after breaking Federer twice. The Swiss made two errors in his third game, giving up the first break. In game five, the World No. 2 had to serve to stay in the set but Djokovic broke him to take it to the second.
Federer fought back in the second set and broke Djokovic early. However, he couldn't capitalize and at 3-2 double faulted before committing consecutive unforced errors. It saw him lose the advantage, and with it, his belief. From thereon, Djokovic cruised, winning the third of three break points in the next game before breaking him again to take the title in 71 minutes.
A pumped Djokovic said, Tonight was one of the better matches I've played in a while. Of course, against Roger it's always a big challenge, I had to be on top of my game and I played a perfect match. I'm feeling good on the court, managing to play the best that I can, and hopefully I can continue.
Federer admitted the best man had won the title. I had a tough start and a tough end but Novak played a solid tournament all the way through and deserved to win. It was a tough end for me but still a great tournament.