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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 | 02:32 AM
"It's not your last one, yet"

Therefore, keep breaking record.
i have trusted in you, You can do it!

i will always support you
@^.^@

10/26/2010 | 01:14 AM
roger, u touched my heart!!!!!!!
u r so modest and sensitive
i ask God to stand by you for ever
aamen
10/26/2010 | 01:03 AM
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10/26/2010 | 12:51 AM
Roger you seem to be perking right along on your winning of mathces and I could not be happier for you!! You deserve all the trophies in the world.I did go over to the forum and watched the match from there and it was beautiful.Enjoy each and every day Ro
10/26/2010 | 12:44 AM
Dear Roger,

Congrats again on the win! Good luck in Basel and I'll be cheering for you as always! :)

Your biggest fan,

Adeline
10/26/2010 | 12:32 AM
Dearest Roger,
I'm so proud of everything you've achieved and your never-dying love for tennis.
Congrats on your win in Stockholm,
Enjoy the rest of the season and career!
Love&hugs,
Mari
10/26/2010 | 12:17 AM
if...

if... you hadn't played at the
if... Stockholm Open,

you wouldn't have won it
you wouldn't have captured those 4 Swedish victories
you wouldn't have matched Sampras' singles titles record last Sunday
we wouldn't have had our treasured (FAN
10/26/2010 | 12:10 AM
Hopefully next year u get all the grandslam titles
All the masters
Good luck
Make it happen
10/25/2010 | 11:50 PM
You really deserve this victory. I hope will come more and you can get record after record. GO CHAMP!!! :D
10/25/2010 | 11:35 PM
Roger, i think you're so wise during your press conferences and you're such a great role model for young players ! Thank you so much for being so thoughtful.