6600 days after winning his first ATP title in Milan, Roger Federer today won his 100th ATP Tour title in the Dubai Tennis Championships
the 37 year old Swiss beat Stefanos Tsitsipas from Greece in straight sets 6-4 6-4.
“It is an absolute dream come true right now,” said Federer, who will climb up to world #4 when Monday’s ATP rankings are released
Only American legend Jimmy Connors with 109 titles has more.
“I’m delighted. It’s great to win my eighth here in Dubai and in combination with my 100th singles title,” he added.
Federer paid tribute to today’s opponent saying “To win in Marseille and then come here was difficult for Stefanos”
“I don’t know if Stefanos was born when I won my first title ( actually he was, in August 1998). It’s a privilege to play against possible future champions because I’ll be watching them on the TV. It was a treat to play the likes of Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi. I’m sure Stefanos will have a wonderful career.
“Tennis is in good hands regardless if I’m there or not.”
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