6,600 days after winning his first, Roger Federer claimed his 100th career title at the Dubai Tennis Championships, the BBC report.

The 37-year-old, who had been stuck on 99 career wins since October, defeated youngster Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 6-4 to claim his eighth Dubai title.

Tsitsipas, who defeated Federer earlier in the year at the Australian Open, was Federer’s 50th different final opponent, with the Swiss star facing 25 different nationalities in finals across his career.

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Federer’s first win on the tour came back in 2001, where at the age of 19, he defeated Frenchman Julien Boutter in Milan.

And talking after defeating Tsitsipas, Federer couldn’t hide his delight in bringing up three figures.

It is an absolute dream come true right now.

I’m delighted. It’s great to win my eighth here in Dubai and in combination with my 100th singles title.

Federer is now just 10 titles away from breaking the men’s singles titles record, with Jimmy Connors out in front with 109.

However, the veteran won’t be breaking the all-time record before he retires, with Martina Navratilova way out in front with 167 career wins.


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