Federer Takes Out Stuttgart Open And Takes Home a Mercedes
It's all in a day's work for the Swiss master.
What you need to know
- Roger Federer has taken out the Stuttgart Open for the first time capping an overall 98th career title win
- He defeated Milos Raonic in a gripping straight sets match
- He secured his return to the world no. 1 ranking after defeating Aussie Nick Kyrgios in the semis on Saturday
Roger Federer has reclaimed his world No. 1 ranking, taken out his first Stuttgart Open win and his 98th title overall and topped it all off by driving home in his winners prize -- a luxury Mercedes -- in just another average Sunday for the Swiss pro.
Proving once and for all that taking an 11-week break from work can do wonders for your productivity, the Fed Express defeated Canadian Milos Raonic in a thrilling 78-minute straight sets match, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3).
After beating Aussie Nick Kyrgios in the semis, the 36-year-old reclaimed his top position in the men's rankings for the third time this year, knocking off Spaniard Rafael Nadal, who just last week took home his record 11th French Open title.
“It’s a great comeback for me,” Federer said on Sunday.
“I’m really happy. I thought it was a good final from my side. I think I played very well throughout the tournament, actually, having not played for a while.
"Maybe I was a little bit better on the bigger points. Of course I’m so happy to have won here, finally, in Stuttgart.”
Raonic, who had put on an impressive show for the Stuttgart crowds -- not dropping a set in the entire tournament, congratulated Federer on his win and said he was happy to be back playing on court after a string of injuries.
Federer will now be chasing a win at the Halle Open when he faces Slovenia's Aljaž Bedene in the first round on Tuesday.
Fans have been quick to note that a win at Halle would put the 20-time grand slam champion on the path to take out a landmark 100th title at Wimbledon next month.
And yes, the Swiss pro did confirm he made it home just in time to catch Switzerland take on Brazil in their one-all draw in their group stage match overnight.
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