Federer hasn´t dropped a set throughout the entire week and despite a 6-8 head to head record against the Brit before the match, he always was in control of the match.
The decisive moment of the first set came at 5-5, when Federer managed to break Murray and served it out afterwards to take a 1-0 set lead.
The 16 time Grand Slam champion, still to lose his serve at this year´s championships, broke the Brit in the fourth game of the second set and all seemed to be over. But Murray fought back, levelling the match at 3-3. This didn´t seem to bother the swiss maestro too much as he broke again to take a 5-4 lead. It was all over when he held serve and became the Dubai champ once more.
This was the 10th consecutive win for Federer (having won in Rotterdam too).
Federer reached the final by beating Argentine Del Potro 7-6 (5) 7-6 (6) and Murray managed to overcome world no.1 Djokovic, winning 6-2 7-5.