Roger Federer Celebrates 1500th Match With Breezy 1st Round Win in Basel

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Roger’s off to the perfect start 👌In his 1500th ATP match, @rogerfederer defeats Gojowczyk 6-2, 6-1 to kick off his Basel campaign in fine & fantastic fashion 👏 🎥: @TennisTV | #SwissIndoorsBasel— ATP Tour (@atptour) October 21, 2019Federer, who has made the Basel final on all of his last 12 visits, owns ATP titles this season in Dubai, Miami and Halle. Basel: Roger Federer opened his bid for a 10th title at the ATP Swiss Indoors in Basel on Monday, crushing German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk 6-2, 6-1 in the opening round.This was a landmark 1,500th career match for the 38-year-old Swiss legend as he chases his 103rd title. Federer is defending the 2018 title at his hometown event. The victory improved his career record at the tournament to 72-9 and increased his Basel win streak to 21 straight matches. ATP TourbaselRoger Federertennis First Published: October 21, 2019, 11:54 PM ISTlast_img read more