The Swiss superstar bagged his 100th ATP tour title after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 6-4 in the final  Federer is now closing in on Jimmy Connors’ record of 109 singles tour-level titles and Rusedski was quick to praise his old rival  The retired Brit ace also hailed Nick Kyrgios who won the Mexico Open in Acapulco  “Roger Federer gets his 100 title which is insane, closing in on Jimmy Connors record 109,” he wrote on Twitter Related articles Roger Federer: Tennis legend sends message to Tsitsipas Roger Federer reveals secret to his Dubai Championships win Greg Rusedski hailed tennis superstar Roger Federer “Nick Kyrgios wins his 5th title, he was brilliant for his tennis on court as well as off court with his honest interviews  “Can they keep their form up next week?” Federer might be tempted to extend his career and close in on Connors’ record  The 37-year-old says he won’t keep pushing for the sake of it though.Roger Federer triumphed in the Dubai Championships (Image: GETTY) “Look what Jimmy did, that’s very special No doubt about it,” Federer told ATP World Tour. “He played for a long time, won the US Open on three different surfaces  “That won’t be possible for us, for our generation, because it’s stuck on hard courts now [He has] So many cool records that can never be broken or achieved. “I know a lot of people are going to say, ‘Now you have to reach Jimmy Connors’ record!’ Related articles Roger Federer shows off bizarre Dubai Championships trophy Roger Federer’s instagram story is the best thing you will see today Greg Rusedski hailed tennis superstar Roger Federer (Image: GETTY) “But I’m not that kind of a guy even though people might think I am  “I draw inspiration from it but I’m not here to shatter every record out there. “He’s a special player and a special legend in the sport If he keeps that record, it’s all good. “I’m just happy to have reached 100 in my career ” Rookie Tsitsipas was humble in defeat and was quick to congratulate Federer for his historic achievement Stefanos Tsitsipas was no match for Roger Federer in Dubai (Image: GETTY) “I would like to personally congratulate you for the 100 It’s been a long journey I’m pretty sure,” he told reporters. “Getting to 100 is completely insane, I don’t know how you got there I’ll be happy with 100 wins! “It’s a great achievement. Not many people have achieved that so double congratulations  “You’ve created history in tennis. Keep doing what you are doing.”

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