Roger Federer won his 80th career ATP title on Sunday at the Western & Southern Open – also known as the Cincinnati Masters after defeating Spain’s David Ferrer 6-3, 1-6, 6-2. This was the first ATP Masters 1000 title match that featured players over the age of thirty.
Thirty-three year old Federer won his sixth Cincinnati Masters and continued his perfect 16-0 head to head series lead over Ferrer. The Swiss tennis superstar was fresh from a runner-up finish at the Toronto Masters.
“It feels great,” said Federer during the after match interview with Brad Gilbert of ESPN. “I really enjoy playing here. I’ve played some really good tennis here over the years, so it’s really nice to come back and win it again.
“I thought the final was good. The whole tournament was really good for me. I’ve been beating Top 10 [players] along the way and just enjoying myself out on court, playing some positive tennis, so it’s really encouraging.”
Federer has reached seven finals so far this season and has won his third title to date. His 80-title haul is third in most number of titles won in Open Era, behind Jimmy Connors (109) and Ivan Lendl (94).
Federer achieved an ATP Masters feat this week for being the first player to post 300-match wins at the Masters 1000 level. His 22-title haul at ATP Masters is the second most in history just next to Rafael Nadal’s 27.
In doubles, American world number one Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan avenged their Wimbledon 2014 final defeat to Canadian-American duo Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock with a 6-3, 6-2 win.