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Roger Federer hails "dream week" after Shanghai Masters triumph

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.

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