Roger Federer wins 100th ATP title, second man to reach milestone

Roger Federer has clinched his 100th ATP Tour singles title, the second man to achieve the feat after Jimmy Connors in the Open era.

Federer reached the milestone with a 6-4 6-4 victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Dubai Tennis Championships. Stefanos had beaten Federer in the fourth round of Australian Open in January.

The 20-time grand slam champion triumphed after one hour and 10 minutes on court.

Federer had been waiting since October and the Swiss Indoors – his 99th win – to reach the landmark, yet an assured run to the final was followed by a stylish display against Tsitsipas on Saturday.

The Greek, winner at the Open 13 Marseille last week was no match for his esteemed opponent this time.

Federer quickly put the 20-year-old under pressure and a ruthless forehand created two break-point opportunities in the opening game, the first of which was taken as Tsitsipas allowed a relatively straightforward shot to drift wide.

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