Sports icon, Roger Federer claimed the 100th title of his remarkable career with a straight-sets victory over Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas to win the Dubai Championship Saturday for the eighth time.
— Dubai Tennis Champs (@DDFTennis) March 2, 2019
Can Federer catch Connors’s tally of 109? It is not out of the question. He won four titles last year, and a magnificent seven in his comeback season of 2017 – the one he began by recovering from a break down against Rafael Nadal in the deciding set of the Australian Open final.
But when the question was put to him at yesterday’s presentation ceremony, Federer denies that he has 110 in his sights. “We’re living in a day and age when all the records have to be shattered,” he says. “Not for me. I am just happy I am still healthy.
“I think what Jimmy did was an unbelievable achievement, and he should be proud of that. I am proud about the things I have done. Tonight was a very special evening, playing Stefanos and seeing the future coming up. It’s part of the whole journey.”