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Federer on course for record

I have been closely following the Dubai Open from the start hoping that Roger Federer would meet Rafael Nadal in the final but in the end that never eventuated as Nadal lost to Mikhail Youzhny in the quarters and Youzhny went on lost to Federer in the final.

If Nadal had reached the final it was going to be the first time for him to reach a final since Wimbledon last year and if he had won it would have been his first win since the French Open.

That to me shows that although Nadal still holds the world number 2 ranking, he is not quite there in terms of winning tournaments and finishing off opponents the same way Federer does. The fact that he still holds the number two ranking in a way confirms the lack of challengers in the men's circuit.

Federer's win in Dubai is his 41st consecutive win and he now only needs five more wins to equal Guillermo Vilas' all-time record of 46 and that is some consistency.

I think a lot of people will be following the Pacific Life Open starting on the 5th of March to see whether Federer can equal Vilas' record at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

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