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Result: Roger Federer secures century of tour-level titles with victory in Dubai

Result: Roger Federer secures century of tour-level titles with victory in Dubai
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The 37-year-old joined only Jimmy Connors in amassing 100 tour-level tournament wins.

Roger Federer reached the landmark of 100 tour-level titles after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

The 37-year-old joined only Jimmy Connors in amassing a century of tour-level tournament wins in the open era and gained a measure of revenge for his defeat to Tsitsipas in this year's Australian Open.

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.

  • 20 – Grand slam titles, an all-time record.
  • 27 – Masters titles.
  • 8 – Wimbledon titles, an all-time record.
  • 5 – Federer has won both Wimbledon and the US Open on five consecutive occasions.
  • 6 – Australian Open titles, second only to Novak Djokovic
  • 9 – Titles at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle and the Swiss Indoors in his home town of Basel.
  • 69 – Titles on hard courts.
  • 18 – Titles on grass.

"It's an absolute dream come true right now," he said on the ATP Tour's website.

The Swiss veteran was edged out in four sets by Tsitsipas in Melbourne in January but proved a level above his 20-year-old Greek opponent on Saturday.

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