The 20-times Grand Slam champion became the second man in the Open Era to win 100 titles, after American Jimmy Connors who won 109.
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Federer has won at least one ATP trophy in nearly every season since his first title, missing out only in 2016 when he suffered a knee injury.
The Swiss won 24 of his 100 titles in consecutive finals from October 2003 to October 2005 and the magnitude of the achievement was not lost on the Swiss great, saying:
I don't know if Stefanos was born when I won my first title
"It's a privilege (to play against potential champions) because I'll be watching them on TV. It was a treat to play Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi. I'm sure Stefanos will have a wonderful career," added Federer following a tribute video that included his first title in Milan in 2001.
"Tennis is in good hands regardless of if I'm there or not."
Federer will climb up to fourth in the new world rankings list when it is are released on Monday.
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