Roger Federer became the second male tennis player to win 100 career titles when he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the Dubai Championships on Saturday.

The record 20-time Grand Slam champion won 6-4, 6-4 and joined Jimmy Connors in reaching a century of tour-level tournament titles, with eight of them now coming in Dubai.

Connors ended his career with 109 titles.

Roger Federer of Switzerland returns the ball to Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece during their final match at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, March 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Roger Federer of Switzerland returns the ball to Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece during their final match at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, March 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Federer partially avenged his loss to the 20-year-old Tsitsipas, a rising star from Greece, in the last 16 of the Australian Open in January.

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Roger Federer of Switzerland returns the ball to Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece during their final match at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, March 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Roger Federer of Switzerland returns the ball to Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece during their final match at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, March 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

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