Congrats again to Roger Federer for finishing up the ATP season with consecutive titles at Basel and then yesterday Paris where he beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 61, 7-6(3). His BNP Paribas title was his first in Paris and overall his 69th career ATP win.
Naturally, Federer was all joy and smiles following the win.
“It’s been a wonderful tournament for me from start to finish,” Federer said. “I didn’t drop a set I think as far as I can remember but I played a great final. I started great and finished great in the breaker. So I couldn’t be more happy and what a great end to the season actually.”
After the match, Federer quickly flew back to Switzerland where he met up with good friend Gavin Rossdale who was in concert with his band, Bush, and earlier was in Roger’s box during the final.
“I am back in Zurich and I am going to go check out the last part of Gavin Rossdale’s concert with my family and friends…I had a great week in Paris…thanks to all the fans for the support,” Federer posted on Facebook.
Federer has three titles on the season now and he’ll go into next week’s London finals on a 12-match winning streak.
“I couldn’t be more confident,” Federer said. “Right now I feel very tired, I’m not feeling great actually the load is off my shoulder now so i’ll proably be more even tired tomorrow. That how it goes, I’ll take this over any other feeling i have.
Federer is still ranked No. 4 but 710 points behind No. 3 Andy Murray, a figure he can make up at the Finals which awards 1,500 to the winner. But the Swiss is hopeful that his Basel-Paris double will provide a spark for 2012.
“Regardless now what happens in London it’s been a good season anyway, it’s been a good end to the season. I’ve won two very important tournaments to me,” Federer added. “To come through at the end has been great. I hope it’s going to give me a great boost for next year.”
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