25 Oct 2010

Federer wins in Sweden

12:02 pm on 25 October 2010

Roger Federer defeated Florian Mayer 6-4 6-3 to win the Stockholm Open, his 64th career tennis title which pulled him level with Pete Sampras to fourth on the all-time title list.

The Swiss world number two completed a dream week in the Swedish capital as he played the small event for only the second time in a decade.

Federer's trophy was his third of 2010 after the Australian Open and Cincinnati prior to the US Open.

He lost the final a week ago to Andy Murray in Shanghai.

He has has now won 36 consecutive matches against Germans since losing to Nicolas Kiefer in 2002.

He and Sampras trail John McEnroe's 77 titles, Ivan Lendl's 94 and leader Jimmy Connors' 109.