• Federer ends clay drought with 85th title


    ISTANBUL: Roger Federer defeated Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay to clinch the Istanbul Open on Sunday (Monday in Manila) for his 85th career crown and first title on red clay for over a half a decade. The Swiss world number two and 17-time Grand Slam winner showed imperious form ahead of the French Open, beating world number 23 Cuevas after a thrilling second set tie break. Top seed Federer showed dexterity and power despite resolute defence from his opponent, who required two injury timeouts for treatment on his wrist, to win through 6-3, 7-6 (13/11) in one hour 36 minutes.



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