Federer One Win Away from 100 Singles Titles

Federer One Win Away from 100 Singles Titles
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Federer One Win Away from 100 Singles Titles

By: Francis Joseph

Roger Federer moved to within one victory of his 100th ATP Tour title as he defeated Borna Coric at the Dubai Tennis Championships and set up a final meeting with Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Swiss great Federer is bidding to become the second player – after Jimmy Connors – to reach a century of singles Tour triumphs in the Open Era.

And having been made to wait since title number 99 at the Swiss Indoors in October last year, the 37-year-old moved into his first final of 2019 with a 6-2 6-2 last-four defeat of Coric.

Federer was on the front foot from the off and broke for the first time as Coric sent a wayward forehand wide to the right, and soon after had too much for his opponent at the net and doubled his break advantage.

The 20-time grand slam champion failed tocapitalise on a pair of set points on Coric’s serve, but a confident hold sealed the opening the set.

And Federer was soon on top in the second, breaking right away as an effortless victory came into view, before a second gain allowed him to book his final place with a hold to love.

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