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Roger Federer wins emotional 99th career title with win in Swiss Indoor tournament

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Siddharth Vishwanathan | Updated on: 29 Oct 2018, 12:30:57 PM
Roger Federer secured his 99th career title with victory in the Swiss Indoor tournament. (Image credit: Roger Federer Twitter)

New Delhi:

At age 37, Roger Federer, considered one of the greatest Tennis players in history, is on the cusp of a retirement. However, he showed that his passion for winning has still not dimmed after beating Romania’s Maruis Copil in the final of the Swiss Indoor tournament to become the most successful player in the event’s history with a 7-6, 6-4 triumph.

The win was not only Federer’s ninth title in Basel, but it gave him his 99th career title in tennis. He is now second in the all-time list, with USA’s Jimmy Connors the only player so far to have hit 109 career titles.

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Federer holds the record for the most Grand Slam titles, winning 20 titles, including a record eight Wimbledon titles. However, Federer is not sure of how long he will continue in 2019.

Speaking after the win, Federer said, “To come here and win again in my home town never knowing if this might be your last time that you had the opportunity to play a finals and maybe win for the last time here in my city, it obviously means a lot to me and becomes emotional always at the very end,” Federer said.

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Over the last couple of years, Federer has skipped tournaments as he looks to manage his schedule. In the last couple of years, this strategy has worked with the Swiss Maestro securing the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2017 and securing the Australian Open title again in 2018.

However, he has experienced a dip in form and that has allowed the likes of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic to win the remaining Grand Slam titles to close the gap. Federer next plays in the Paris Masters and he is in a tough draw with Djokovic and Kevin Anderson, the Wimbledon finalist in the same group.

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First Published : 29 Oct 2018, 12:28:38 PM