SWISS superstar Roger Federer capped his 100th career tournament final with a record sixth victory at the ATP World Tour Finals in London after vanquishing Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in three high-quality sets.
Federer was pushed all the way by France’s Tsonga but had just enough in his locker to complete a 6-3, 6-7 (6-8), 6-3 win and collect a cheque for £1m.
Victory saw Federer, 30, eclipse Ivan Lendl and Pete Sampras, whom he shared the previous record of five titles with, and afterwards he told a packed 02 Arena that it ranked as one of his finest accomplishments.
He said: “I just tried to recuperate from Basel and Paris and hopefully get through the round-robin stages. So now it’s finally a reality that I’ve been able to win six World Tour Finals. It’s an amazing feeling. I know it’s one of my greatest accomplishments.”