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Federer delighted with landmark success

2nd March 2019, 17:13 by Alex Jack

Roger Federer has revealed his delight after he managed to win his 100th ATP Tour title at the Dubai Tennis Championships.

The 37-year-old, who has claimed 20 Grand Slam titles during his sensational career, managed to overcome Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas to win 6-4 6-4 in the final on Sunday.

Federer was full of praise for Tsitsipas following the match and was overjoyed to reach the landmark of 100th ATP Tour title after his first was claimed at the Milan Open in February, 2001.

"I'm delighted. It's great to win my eighth here in Dubai and in combination with my 100th singles title," he said. "Tough conditions and tough opponents. 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 (he was, just). 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 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."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Alex Jack is a Yorkshireman with Scottish connections and well versed in a number of sports. A Leeds United supporter, who also enjoys both codes of rugby. Leeds Rhinos is where you can find him in the summer, while Alex is an avid supporter of Scottish rugby union.

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