Roger Federer won his first Paris Masters final on Sunday, capping off three days of achievement for the tennis star, who secured his 800th victory Friday. This year marked only the second time he had reached the semi-finals in Paris-Bercy.
Federer, 30, handily bested Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the ATP-1000 tournament in Paris on Sunday 6-1, 7-6(3), taking the sixty-ninth title of his career in the process, according to a statement on his official Web site.
I've been waiting for this for a long time, Federer, of Switzerland, said in the statement. I'm really happy to have finally made it.
Federer dominated Tsonga, of France, in their sixth match this year, finishing out the first set in 30 minutes after winning the first five games in a row.
Federer's win in Paris on Sunday came after he reached the vaunted 800-win mark on Friday, becoming the seventh man since the Open Era began in 1968 to win that many matches. He has 18 career masters titles, and he is currently on a 12-match winning streak as he heads into the ATP World Tour Finals next weekend in London.
I struggled a bit today, I didn't play as well as I did in New York, he said after the landmark win. I served really well and once you zone in it's really hard to get you out of it.