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Roger completes a century; Kyrgios stuns Zverev

Another milestone in an illustrious career!
Another milestone in an illustrious career!
Kshitij Tayal
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Modified 03 Mar 2019
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World No. 7 Roger Federer created history by becoming the second man in the Open Era to win 100 career titles after Jimmy Connors. He cliched the century when he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the Dubai Tennis Championships. The Swiss maestro also avenged his Australian Open loss to the Greek.

The entire tennis fraternity congratulated him on this historic feat with Jimmy Connors paying tribute to the legend.

Here's a breakdown of the titles the G.O.A.T has a won over his illustrious career:

·     20 Grand Slam men's singles titles

·     27 ATP Masters 1000 titles

·     25 ATP International Series/ATP World Tour 250 series titles

·     22 ATP International Series Gold/ATP World Tour 500 series titles

·     6 ATP Tour Finals titles

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The former World No.1 won his maiden title in 2001 in Milan. He has won a record 69 titles on hard courts and 18 on grass, with a record eight titles at Wimbledon.

Kyrgios wins his 5th ATP title

Nick wins at Acapulco!
Nick wins at Acapulco!

Elsewhere, World No. 64 Nick Kyrgios won his first ATP title in 14 months and the 5th of his career by defeating World No. 3 Alexander Zverev in the final of the Acapulco International in Mexico on Sunday.

Kyrgios was on the brink of exiting the competition in his match against Rafael Nadal when he was three match points down, but he saved them all to advance. It's been an exhausting week for the Australian, having played back-to-back-to-back exhilarating, three-set matches against Nadal, Wawrinka and John Isner, prior to the final.

This victory reaffirms that he is truly is one of the most talented players on the ATP circuit.

With Indian Wells starting in a week, it will be interesting to see if Federer and Kyrgios can maintain such a high level of tennis, with the entry of World No.1 Novak Djokovic to the fold.

Published 03 Mar 2019, 16:32 IST
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