There were 1000 reasons why top seed Roger Federer wanted to win the Brisbane International men’s final on Sunday night.
But it seems there are few excuses for the Swiss great if he does not add to his staggering 17 grand slam tally at the Australian Open judging by the world No.2’s triumph in the Brisbane decider.
Federer, 33, remarkably registered career win No.1000 by claiming his maiden Brisbane title – the 83rd of his career – by holding out world No.8 Milos Raonic of Canada 6-4 6-7 (2) 6-4 on Pat Rafter Arena.
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Seven-time Grand Slam champion, Venus Williams has taken the title at the 2015 ASB Classic, defeating the number one seed Caroline Wozniacki in three sets.
Simona Halep of Romania returns to Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland during their singles final match at the Shenzhen Open WTA Tennis tournament in Shenzhen, south China’s Guangdong province on January 10, 2015 (AFP Photo/STR)
Chennai: Swiss player Stanislas Wawrinka after winning the ATP Chennai Open 2015 trophy in Chennai, on Jan 11, 2015.
Wawrinka defeated Slovenian player Aljaz Bedene in the final match. Score: 6-3, 6-4. (Photo: IANS )
Viktor Troicki has capped a stirring comeback to tennis with victory at Apia International Sydney 2015, his second career title.
Troicki crushed fellow qualifier Mikhail Kukushkin 6-2 6-3 in the final on Saturday night in a victory that will send the Serb rocketing back up the rankings.
The one-time world No.12 – who won his first title in Moscow five years ago – spiralled to 847th before his return last July from a year off the tour, but will find himself back in the top 70 on Monday.
In the first ATP final in history featuring two qualifiers, Troicki dispatched Kukushkin in 64 minutes after breaking the Kazakh twice in each set.
Qualifier Jiri Vesely has defeated world number 44, Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 6-3 6-2 to become the 2015 Heineken Open Singles champion.
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