Roger Federer hails "dream week" after Shanghai Masters triumph

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Roger Federer admits that he has had a "dream week" after defeating Gilles Simon in straight sets to win his first Shanghai Masters title.

Roger Federer has admitted that he has had a "dream week" after beating Gilles Simon to win his first Shanghai Masters title.

The Swiss lifted the trophy on Sunday thanks to a hard-fought 7-6(6) 7-6(2) victory over the Frenchman.

The 33-year-old is now up to second place in the ATP rankings, and has a chance of finishing the year above Novak Djokovic at the top of the standings.

"To win the biggest tournament in Asia is a treat," Federer is quoted as saying by BBC Sport. "I got lucky to come through the first round after saving five match points. It's been a dream week."

Federer reached the final of the 2010 Shanghai Masters before losing to Andy Murray.

Roger Federer celebrates his win overRadek Stepanek during their match in the ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on February 26, 2014
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