Roger Federer became the most successful player in season-end championships as he beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to take the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals crown.
He beat the Frenchman 6-3 6-7 (6-8) 6-3 and celebrated the 70th carrer title. This was also his 100th tour final and he was extremely delighted to win the title.
Federer almost managed to seal the match in the second set, but Tsonga saved a match point in the tie-break and forced a third set decider.
The Swiss managed to break the Frenchman in the 8th game of the deciding set and as he served out to seal the match, it was time to celebrate.
As Federer said after the match: “I couldn’t be more happy, I couldn’t be more exhausted, Jo sapped every last bit of energy out of me. There couldn’t be a better way for me to finish the season.”
“I really enjoyed every minute of being here, see you next year.”
For the 16 time Grand Slam champion Federer this was the first year since 2002 that he didn’t manage to win any of the Grand Slam tournaments. This will surely be a bit of a consolation for him and will keep him motivated going into next year’s season.
Federer will move up to number 3 in rankings and overtake British no.1 Murray.