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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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10/25/2010 | 09:04 PM
Your the Best Roger
10/25/2010 | 08:42 PM
Great tournament Roger and fantastic result. Keep it up for the rest of the year.

'You never know when it is your last one' - Where is your 'no finishing line' T shirt? Time to bring it out again!
10/25/2010 | 08:22 PM
Roger:
I´m really happy for you, like all your fans!!!!!!
You know you´re the best for us, always #1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Barbara
10/25/2010 | 08:19 PM
congrats roger ..... you still have three tournoments so good luck ......
see you in bazl.
10/25/2010 | 07:52 PM
you are the best Rog!!!!
10/25/2010 | 07:33 PM
I'm so proud of you Roger! I'm definitely savoring the satisfaction of seeing you and the family so happy after this win. Kudos to Mayer and the other players in this tournament.
10/25/2010 | 07:20 PM
Congratulations Roger, you may never catch up with Connors on titles, but as we all know you are in a CLASS ALL OF YOUR OWN and ALWAYS WILL BE.
love Susan xxx
10/25/2010 | 07:20 PM
Fantastic achievement Roger!, CONGRATULATIONS.

You made us proud one more time. Thanks for yesterday´s beautiful display of tennis. I liked the wayyou kissed the princess in the ceremony. Lucky you!
Robert
10/25/2010 | 07:20 PM
Well done, Roger, well done

Yukimi
10/25/2010 | 07:18 PM
Well done, just keep breaking those records!
Camille x