The 16-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer reached the 100th final of his career today, beating opponent David Ferrer (Ranked #5 in the world) in 85 minutes in the first semifinals of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.
If he continues on his current pace, Federer, at 30 the oldest competitor in the eight-man field, could become the first player to win six ATP World Tour Finals titles.
“It’s an amazing career I’ve had,” Federer told reporters in a courtside interview, after the crowd cheered to acknowledge his making his 100th final. “I don’t know how I do it, 100 finals and I am still walking normally.”
Watch Roger Federer’s post-win interview at the 2011 ATP World Tour Finals:
Roger, who is currently on a 16-match winning streak is all set to face the winner of the second semifinal between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Tomas Berdych – which is being played now – in Sunday’s final.
In addition to ATP World title No.6, a victory on Sunday would would give Federer his 39th in the Tour Finals, tying him with Ivan Lendl for most all-time.
A win in Tomorrow’s final would also push Roger, who will now finish 2011 ranked in the top 3, a feat he has accomplished for 9 straight seasons, past Lendl and Pete Sampras for the most titles in the season-ending event.
via Fox Sports