Roger Federer scripted history by winning the 100th title on Saturday at the Dubai Championships. The 20-time Grand Slam winner claimed a record eighth trophy at the Aviation Club.
Federer defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-4 to lift the Dubai Championships. He was untouched throughout the 69 minute final. Federer said, “It’s so special to win my eighth here combined with 100. I had tough opponents all the way through — right up to Stefanos today.”
The Swiss champion now joins American Jimmy Connors (109) as the only other man to have won 100 titles.
Tsitsipas, who defeated Federer in the fourth round of the Australian Open and won the Open 13 in Marseille last week, was unable to stop Federer from making history.
Federer, who had been stuck on 99 titles since triumphing at his hometown Basel tournament in October, won every point and managed to seal the win with an ace to claim his 100th career singles title.