14 Nov 2011

Federer wins in Paris

9:51 am on 14 November 2011

A resurgent Roger Federer swept past local favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1 7-6 to clinch his maiden Paris Masters tennis title and send a deafening warning to his rivals ahead of the ATP World Tour finals.

The Swiss third seed, who moved to one shy of Rafa Nadal's record of 19 Masters titles with a stunning display, became only the second player with titles in Roland Garros and Bercy -- the two men's Paris tournaments.

It is Federer's 69th career title from 99 finals, and he's now on a 12-match winning streak, after his title in Basel last week.

Federer will now play the ATP Finals in London next week.