Photos: Roger Federer secures Brisbane title and 1000th career win
Roger Federer secures his 1000th career win by beating Milos Raonic to win the Brisbane international title
Roger Federer notched up the 1,000th victory of his career as he beat Milos Raonic to win the Brisbane International title on Sunday.
The 33-year-old overcame his Canadian opponent 6-4 6-7 (2-7) 6-4 on to clinch his 83rd career title ahead of the Australian Open later this month.
“I’ve played a lot of tennis over the years so to get to 1,000 wins means a lot to me,” said Federer.
“It’s a special moment, no doubt about that. I will never forget this match.
“It feels very different to any other match I’ve ever won.
“All those [milestone] numbers didn’t mean anything to me, but for some reason 1,000 means a lot because it’s such a huge number. Just alone to count to 1,000 is going to take a while.
“Looking back it’s almost nicer winning this way through a tight match with nerves and humid conditions against a great player in a final.
“It means so much more than just running away with it. I guess I was much more happy having to go three sets in the end.”