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.
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.
Most men's singles title wins
5: John McEnroe - 77
The American won an impressive 77 events during his 16 years as a professional. McEnroe, who never triumphed in the French Open or Australian Open, won 82% of his matches throughout his singles career.
4: Rafael Nadal - 80
The 32-year-old could well be the third player in Open-Era history to claim 100 titles. Nadal appears to have a lot left in the tank despite numerous injuries, and should add to his 17 Grand Slam titles before he eventually retires.
3: Ivan Lendl - 94
The eight-time Grand Slam champion triumphed in 94 events during his 16-year career. Andy Murray’s former coach never won Wimbledon as a player but did pick up the French Open and US Open on three occasions.
2: Roger Federer - 100
As mentioned above, Federer claimed his first title as a teenager back in 2001 against Julien Boutter. The Swiss star, who has no plans of retiring just yet, could well break the men’s record if he continues to play as he did in Dubai.
1: Jimmy Connors - 109
The eight-time Grand Slam champion won 109 titles between 1972 and 1989. Connors, regarded by many as one of the greatest ever players, won 1256 matches during his career, losing just 279 times.