Roger Federer Out-Aces Milos Raonic for Brisbane International Triumph

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Sunday, January 11th, 2015 | 0

Roger Federer clinched a record 1000 career-win after toppling Milos Raonic for the Brisbane International title at the Pat Rafter Arena on Sunday.

The Swiss maestro became only the third man in the history of sport (after Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl) to achieve this feat en route his 82nd career title on the men’s tour.

Federer, 33, overcame a stiff battle from his Canadian counterpart to pull off a 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 conquest in the summit clash that lasted for 2 hours and 13 minutes.

Interestingly, Federer fired 21 aces, seven more than what his big-serving counterpart did in the match.

“It’s a special moment, no doubt about it,” the ATP World Tour quoted Federer, who received an award from Rod Laver following his accomplishment.

He continued: “I’ve played a lot of tennis over the years, so to get to 1000 wins tonight really means a lot to me. I’ll never forget this match.”

Murray/Peers Clinch Doubles Title

Meanwhile, Jamie Murray and John Peers won the doubles title after a 6-3, 7-6 win over Alexandr Dolgopolov in the final.

(Image: Reuters India)

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