Federer beat Canada’s Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-7 (2-7), 6-4 to claim his 83rd tournament victory and extend his record of winning at least one title a season to 15 years.
The Swiss 17-time grand slam winner is the third player to reach the 1,000-win milestone, after Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl.
Connors heads the all-time list with 1,253, while Lendl, the last man to achieve the feat in 1992, won 1,071.
“I’ve played a lot of tennis over the years so to get to 1,000 wins means a lot to me,” said Federer. “It’s a special moment, no doubt about that. I will never forget this match.”
Federer’s triumph follows a week of strong performances and is a major boost leading up to the Australian Open, which begins next week in Melbourne.
“We all know today is a significant milestone for Roger,” said Raonic. “When we came out and they listed all the things you’ve won, I thought ‘you must have been playing for 2,000 wins’.”