The best statistics from Federer's century of wins

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The 20-time Grand Slam champion won 6-4, 6-4 and joined Jimmy Connors in reaching a century of tour-level tournament titles, eight of them in Dubai.

"I'm delighted. It's fantastic to win my eighth title here in Dubai and in combination with my 100th singles title", Federer said. "I really want to win my first 500 title". He is now assured of a place in the top 10 of the world rankings for first time, replacing Marin Cilic.

Moreover, After the game, he said "It's an honor to play against Roger". I'm sure Stefanos will have a wonderful career. In the process, he not only avenged his Australian Open loss to Tsitsipas, but also notched up his 100th career title. Family, they all support me for so, so long.

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The Swiss tennis star further stressed that he doesn't play tennis to break records, however, admitting that reaching the 100-mark milestone is definitely special. I think this number proves that.

Federer grasped his opportunity to lift the Coupe des Mousquetaires, beating the Swedish outsider 6-1 7-6 (7-1) 6-4 to finally have his day on the famous clay, after coming through five-setters with Tommy Haas and Juan Martin del Potro. "It was pretty windy out here, not easy conditions, and his game actually I think fits the wind quite well, so it was not easy", Zverev said. However, he insisted that it was mental tiredness, more so than physical, that contributed to his defeat to Federer.

"It felt like he was controlling everything on his own terms".

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"I'm so happy. It's great to have my eighth title here and also my 100th". I'd be happy with 100 (match) wins.

Federer lost serve once and broke Irakli four times for the place in round two where he toppled an unknown German Maximilian Abel 6-4, 7-5 in 80 minutes after converting three break points.

The early scoreline was harsh on the aggressive Tsitsipas and he rallied from 40-0 down as Federer served for the opener to earn two break points, only for the veteran to dig in and eventually secure the set.

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In the second set, a break in the penultimate game for 5-4 and a service hold a game later were enough as Tsitsipas put a forehand into the net.