Roger Federer has reached this milestone in the Dubai Championship. The 37-year-old Swiss – a 20-time Grand Slam champion – beat Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 6-4.
Federer’s first ATP title came at the Milan Indoors on 4 February, 2001, when he beat Frenchman Julien Boutter.
“Dubai and in combination with my 100th singles title. Tough conditions and tough opponents.
To win in Marseille and then come here was difficult for Stefanos.”
“It is an absolute dream come true right now,” said Federer, who will become world number four on Monday.
His 99th trophy came last October at his home event in Basel.He missed out on his century at the Paris Masters, the ATP Finals and the Australian Open. Federer had to work hard this week, winning in three sets over Philipp Kohlschreiber and Fernando Verdasco.
Federer won every point and managed to seal the win with an ace to claim his 100th career singles title.