Roger Federer notches 1,000th match win, claims Brisbane title

Only retired greats Jimmy Connors (1,253) and Ivan Lendl (1,071) have won more than 1,000 matches on the men's tour.

hidden January 11, 2015 17:32:45 IST
Roger Federer notches 1,000th match win, claims Brisbane title

Roger Federer notched his 1,000th career victory and collected his 83rd title with a seesawing 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-4 win over third-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada in the Brisbane International final on Sunday.

Roger Federer notches 1000th match win claims Brisbane title

Roger Federer beat Milos Raonic in the final. AP

The 17-time major winner broke Raonic's serve in the third game and again in the opening game of the second set before Raonic broke back for 2-2 and then dominated the tiebreaker.

Raonic was playing a cool, composed game until he served his first double-fault of the third set, giving Federer championship point. He netted a forehand on the next point to end the 2 hour, 13-minute match.

Only retired greats Jimmy Connors (1,253) and Ivan Lendl (1,071) have won more than 1,000 matches on the men's tour.

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