Shanghai Rolex Masters, Shanghai, China

No. 3 seed Roger Federer captured his first-ever title at the Shanghai Rolex Masters on Sunday, defeating consistent Frenchman Gilles Simon 7-6(6), 7-6(2). Needing one hour and 53 minutes to score his victory, Federer struck four aces, won 78 percent of his first serve points and broke serve on one occasion. Improving his head-to-head with Simon to 5-2 lifetime, Federer now stands less than 1000 points away from becoming No. 1 in the world. The Swiss will be No. 2 on Monday when the rankings are released.


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