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Sweet 16

Roger Federer extended his winning streak in finals to 16 on Sunday with a 6-1, 6-7 (6), 6-3 win over Ivan Ljubicic in the Dubai Open. Federer’s ATP finals streak:

2003

* Vienna, hard-indoor, def. Carlos Moya, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3.

* Masters Cup Houston, hard-outdoor, def. Andre Agassi, 6-3, 6-0, 6-4.

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2004

* Australian Open, hard-outdoor, def. Marat Safin, 7-6 (3), 6-4, 6-2.

* Dubai, hard-outdoor, def. Feliciano Lopez, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2.

* Indian Wells Masters, hard-outdoor, def. Tim Henman, 6-3, 6-3.

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* Hamburg Masters, clay-outdoor, def. Guillermo Coria, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-3.

* Halle, grass-outdoor, def. Mardy Fish, 6-0, 6-3.

* Wimbledon, grass-outdoor, def. Andy Roddick, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3), 6-4.

* Gstaad, clay-outdoor, def. Igor Andreev, 6-2, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.

* Toronto Masters, hard-outdoor, def. Andy Roddick, 7-5, 6-3.

* U.S. Open, hard-outdoor, def. Lleyton Hewitt, 6-0, 7-6 (3), 6-0.

* Bangkok, hard-outdoor, def. Andy Roddick, 6-4, 6-0.

* Masters Cup Houston, hard-outdoor, def. Lleyton Hewitt, 6-3, 6-2.

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2005

* Doha, hard-outdoor, def. Ivan Ljubicic, 6-3, 6-1.

* Rotterdam, hard-indoor, def. Ivan Ljubicic, 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (5).

* Dubai, hard-outdoor, def. Ivan Ljubicic, 6-1, 6-7 (6), 6-3.


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