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Roger Federer Eyes 100th Title At Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships’ Men’s Week started last Saturday and Swiss Tennis legend Roger Federer has begun his campaign on a winning note after defeating Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Victory over Philipp Kohlschreiber

Chances of a victory seemed high for Roger Federer. Statistics show, the world number seven had a 13-0 win record against Philipp Kohlschreiber and remains undefeated after winning 6-4, 3-6, 6-1. Speaking about the third set, he said, “I’m very pleased I was able to find a way. I actually played a really good third set, I thought.”

Eye on 100th title

Federer won his 99th title last October in Basel, defeating Russia’s Daniil Medvedev 6-1, 6-4. Since then, his closest bid at claiming the 100th title was at the Paris Masters’ where he lost to Novak Djokovic 7-6, 5-7, 7-6 in the semi-final. The 37-year-old stands second in history for most ATP titles, behind USA’s Jimmy Connors record of 109 titles.

ATP Dubai on till Saturday

For the next four days, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium will be home to high-octane Tennis action as the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships’ Mens Week progresses to its second round. Even though tickets are no longer available, tennis fans can catch the live action from Irish Village’s festival-style tennis village. They’re screening the matches on its huge TV screens placed across the venue.