Who says Roger Federer is slowing down with age ? The 37 year-old Swiss legend wrote another “special” page of history as he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-4 at the Dubai Championships to win the 100th title of his career.
The Swiss second seed was untouchable throughout much of the 69-minute final as he gained revenge for his fourth-round Australian Open defeat by the 11th-ranked Greek youngster. In- fact it was tennis lesson the youngster with the maestro coming out with all guns firing.
The 20-time Grand Slam winner claimed a record eighth trophy at the Aviation Club. “It’s so special to win my eighth here combined with 100,” Federer reportedly said post- match. “I had tough opponents all the way through — right up to Stefanos today.
“He’s already having a great career, the game is in good hands.” Federer joins Jimmy Connors (109) as the only other man to have won 100 titles.
His 99th trophy came last October at his home event in Basel.
He missed out on his century at the Paris Masters, the ATP Finals and the Australian Open.