Roger Federer beats Stefanos Tsitsipas in Dubai Championships final to win 100th ATP title

first_img Reuters DubaiMarch 2, 2019UPDATED: March 2, 2019 22:58 IST Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships: Roger Federer won his 8th title in Dubai. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRoger Federer beat Stefanos Tsitsipas to win his 8th title in DubaiTsitsipas had defeated Federer in the Australian Open earlier this yearFederer is only the second player to win 100 or more ATP titlesRoger Federer claimed the 100th ATP title of his career by beating 20-year-old Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 6-4 in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Saturday.The 20-times Grand Slam champion became the second man in the Open Era to claim 100 titles after American Jimmy Connors who won 109.Swiss Federer also avenged his shock defeat by Tsitsipas in the Australian Open fourth round in January.”I’m delighted. It’s great to win my eighth here in Dubai and in combination with my 100th singles title,” Federer said.”Tough conditions and tough opponents. To win in Marseille and then come here was difficult for Stefanos.”Federer, who had been stuck on 99 titles since triumphing at his hometown Basel tournament in October, broke Tsitsipas in the first game of the match and saved two break points at 5-4 to claim the first set in 36 minutes.Tsitsipas, who will break into the top 10 for the first time on Monday, held firm up to 4-4 in the second set before the 37-year-old Federer switched gears to seal the decisive break and close out the victory.”I don’t know if Stefanos was born when I won my first title,” Federer joked.”It’s a privilege (to play against potential champions) because I’ll be watching them on TV. It was a treat to play 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.”For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Roger FedererFollow Stefanos TsitsipasFollow Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Next Roger Federer beats Stefanos Tsitsipas in Dubai Championships final to win 100th ATP titleDubai Duty Free Tennis Championships: Roger Federer won the 100th ATP title of his career on Saturday with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Stefanos Tsitsipas.advertisementlast_img

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