Roger Federer wins 99th career title: “It’s been a magical week. It was dream run for me”
At the age of 37, Roger Federer won his 99th career ATP Tour title on Sunday, beating qualifier Marius Copil 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the Swiss Indoors final.
The reigning Australian Open champion is currently ranked third in the world and won his fourth title of the season.
It was a ninth title at Federer’s hometown event in Basel, where he was once a ball boy and matches the nine he won at the Halle grass-court event in Germany. He closed the gap on the all-time singles titles list to Jimmy Connors, who leads with 109.
“It’s been a magical week. It was dream run for me,” Federer said in his acceptance speech, before his fans’ ovation brought tears welling in his eyes.
Federer has two chances to reach 100 titles this season. He is playing in the Paris Open and in the ATP Tour Finals.