Federer wins 100th ATP title in Dubai

Roger Federer moves ahead of Jimmy Connors counting to 20

The 37-year-old is just the second player to accomplish this feat, joining Jimmy Connors who has tour-level title 109 times.

Previously Tsitsipas won his only previous meeting with Federer, completing a four-set victory over the Swiss in a round of 16 match at this year's Australian Open. He finished career with one win in 11 tires versus Federer. "I really want to win my first 500 title".

70th title 2011 - ATP World Tour Finals, London: bt Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 6-3, 6-7, 6-3. "I'm sure Stefanos will have a wonderful career", Federer added. "Seriously, I'm trying to get there", he said.

Tsitsipas last week won the Open 13 in Marseille, France, without dropping a set for the second title of his career, and has continued his strong form in the United Arab Emirates. My family, they all support me for so, so long and I can't thank them enough.

Novak saved a break point at 5-5 to reach the tie break that Federer claimed 7-2 after a backhand crosscourt victor, celebrating the second ATP 500 title after Vienna last fall.

"I have improved since past year", Tsitsipas said. "I think that's why this was a very exciting week for me".




Federer did not look back after breaking in the opening game as he sealed a comfortable 6-4 6-4 victory in 70 minutes for his eighth title in this event. I was expecting it, for him to be a little more aggressive. "So many magical things going on", Federer said.

"It felt like he was controlling everything on his own terms".

"He just seemed like having control over everything he was doing, taking the ball super early, on the rise, giving me no time to prepare".

Federer, who's now No. 7 in men's singles tennis took home the title in two sets, after a so-so start in the tournament, one of the world's greatest tennis players got in his stride and finished the tournament in style.

Still on a high after that success in the French capital, Federer faced an almighty battle to regain his Wimbledon title and claim a record 15th major as Andy Roddick pushed him all the way in a classic final. I'd be happy with 100 (match) wins.

The errant forehand into the middle of the net gave Federer a 5-4 lead and gave him a chance to serve out the match after the changeover.

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