You could basically write a book of the accomplishments Roger Federer has achieved in his tennis career. Today, Federer tied the great Pete Sampras in singles titles. Federer ousted Florian Mayer (6-4, 6-3) at the Stockholm Open today, which gave Federer 64 career singles titles. That places Federer and Sampras 4th on the list of most singles titles won, just behind John McEnroe (77 tennis titles), Ivan Lendl (94 tennis titles), and Jimmy Connors (109 singles titles).
Federer said this after the match, “Early on, I think that feeling of wanting to prove yourself to the world and all the doubter is a very strong one, so you’re very aggressive in your way of winning and not enjoying them,” he went on to say, “Today it’s much more of the enjoyment part because I don’t need to prove myself to anyone anymore, except to myself.” Spoken like a true champion.
For the first time in a decade, the Princess of Sweden, Crown Princess Victoria, presented Roger Federer with the trophy. This tennis title was Federer’s first in Sweden.
Federer said this after the trophy presentation, “It feels great winning any tournament, but especially in a country where I’ve never been successful before, Mayer played a really good match in the final, and I had to really come up with some good tennis.”
So again, congratulations Roger Federer, for another milestone in your tennis career. We’ll be sure to send a quick note to McEnroe that he should come out of retirement to defend his 77 singles tennis titles.