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25.10.2010 | Off Court, Starseite 2

Federer matches Sampras haul of 64 ATP titles (Reuters)

 

"It's fantastic to come here, face the pressure and be able to come through at the end," the world number two told Swedish TV. Federer now shares fourth place in terms of most ATP tournaments won, behind Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl and John McEnroe. But while the Swiss holds numerous records, including most Grand Slam men's singles titles, he is unlikely to catch up with Connors any time soon. The American finished his career with over 100 titles. Federer was happy to have reached the 64 figure, telling a news conference: "You never know when it's your last tournament, that's why you want to savor every victory." The win gives Federer three titles for the season so far, a lean year by his standards. "Sure the summer was somewhat disappointing, with earlier losses at the French and at Wimbledon," he said. "But I played amazing at the Australian Open and played great at Cincinnati. I just had a bad win-loss record this year in finals. "In other years maybe I would have won seven titles already but here I am only with three and people are complaining, so it's the way it goes a little bit." "It's been a tough week. I came from Shanghai where I played five matches, then the jet lag and the whole thing, so to back it up with another win is great," said Federer after picking up the trophy from Crown Princess Victoria. Federer, who is president of the players' council, said the Tour is looking at proposals to end the season earlier. He told reporters: "I don't remember the season ever finishing as late as it is this year. I'm not complaining because I don't mind a long season because I just take breaks during the season. "But I just think for the average player I think it's smart to finish at some stage and have a proper off-season."

 

Federer pleased with Stockholm win (sport.co.uk)

 

Roger Federer landed the Stockholm Open title on Sunday after seeing off Germany's Florian Mayer in straight sets. The Swiss star secured a 6-4, 6-3 triumph in Sweden to score his 64th career crown, moving him level in fourth place with Pete Sampras on the all-time title board and he was delighted to pick up yet more silverware. "Ten years ago I came here with no expectations and now I'm back as the favourite," he said. "Anything but a win would be disappointing. I played a great event, it was a tough final. Florian played well a terrific final. I'm very happy to win." Mayer added: "Roger really deserved to win. I hope you get back to number one as soon as possible."

 

Roger Federer has won 64 singles titles (Seattle Times)

 

Federer beats Mayer in Stockholm Open final: Roger Federer of Switzerland beat German Florian Mayer 6-4, 6-3 to win the Stockholm Open in Sweden on Sunday and match American Pete Sampras' total of 64 career singles titles. Since 1968, only Jimmy Connors (109), Ivan Lendl (94) and John McEnroe (77) have won more men's singles tournaments than Federer and Sampras. Federer is the lone active player of the five. "It's amazing that I'm there where Pete's ended his career on," Federer said. "You never know when it's your last one. That's why you want to savor every tournament victory."

 
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10/26/2010 | 05:05 PM
SIMPLY....THE BEST!!!!!
Congratulations dear Roger!!!!
10/26/2010 | 04:51 PM
Congratulations! Roger, you deserve it.
Get so more.

Hi, To Mirka and twins girls. ;)
10/26/2010 | 04:51 PM
Congratulations Roger! Well Done!
10/26/2010 | 03:13 PM
ALL HAIL KING ROGER,
THE LIVING LEGEND!
Magnificence In Action! Many more titles to come!
Actually, titles doesn't really matter to me anymore.
You just go out there and put that beautiful tennis in action.
I'd never ask for more and I'll never miss
10/26/2010 | 02:49 PM
congratulations roger. i pray my almighty lord that you win in swiss indoors, BNP Masters,atp world tour finals
10/26/2010 | 02:15 PM
agree with wardjoriy, in every step of the way we willbe by your side Roger. Will love you always... from the Philippines
10/26/2010 | 02:15 PM
No matter what you can achieve , we would always give you love and support .
10/26/2010 | 01:38 PM
Just share your happiness and take time to enjoy the victory and relax!
Notwithstanding the victory, think you should analyse with Paul the game plans of Nadal and Andy against you and improve your weekness. Once you can overcome them, world no. 1 will c
10/26/2010 | 11:17 AM
Ciao, my great champion!!!!!
How are you?
I'm so happy for your win and I hope that you'll come back to number one ( because you are real number one!!!!!) as soon as possible!!!!!!
C'mon we are with you!!!!
Sempre tua fedelissima fan,,
Fiammetta
10/26/2010 | 11:06 AM
Awesome! I and all your fans shall always stand by you.
GO ROGER!

Love and Cheers
Shantanu
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