Roger Federer has won his 99th career title, overcoming Marius Copil in Basel.
The Swiss legend has was a break down in both sets against the Romanian qualifier, but rallied to claim a 7-6 6-4 win – as well as his ninth title at his hometown tournament.
“It’s been a magical week. It was dream run for me,” Federer said.
🎶 99 red balloons 🎶
🎶 Floating in the summer sky 🎶
🎶 Oh, how quick 25 years goes by 🎶
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) October 28, 2018
It was Federer’s 151st singles final on the ATP Tour, and the win sees him close in on Jimmy Connors’ all-time record of 109 titles.
Copil will not be too disappointed either, with a significant jump to 73 in the world ranking imminent following his excellent showing.
“I came through qualifying and I didn’t know what to expect but here I am,” said the 28-year-old Copil.
“Hopefully now I can push my career up with a new place in the rankings.”
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