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Federer notches 1 000th win

2015-01-11 14:04
Roger Federer clenches his fist following his 1 000th victory. (Saeed Khan, AFP)

Brisbane - Roger Federer notched his 1 000th career victory on Sunday and collected his 83rd title with a seesawing 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-4 win over third-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada in the Brisbane international final.

The 17-time major winner broke Raonic's serve in the third game and again in the opening game of the second set before Raonic broke back for 2-2 and then dominated the tiebreaker.

Raonic was playing a cool, composed game until he served his first double-fault of the third set, giving Federer championship point. He netted a forehand on the next point to end the 2 hour, 13-minute match.

Only retired greats Jimmy Connors (1 253) and Ivan Lendl (1 071) have won more than 1 000 matches on the men's tour.

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