Roger Federer Wins Paris Masters

Roger Federer wins Paris Masters 2011 for the first time

A superb Roger Federer spent just 81 minutes to clinch his first ever BNP Paribas Masters Title in an flawless style, ousting Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets, 6-1 7-6.

This title makes the 18th win at Masters Series Tournaments for Federer, currently fourth-ranked player in the world, only one victory behind Rafale Nadal record of 19 wins. In addition, it is the 69th title from 99 finals.

“I’m delighted with my performance today,” Federer, who sent a warning message to his main rivals at the ATP World Tour finals, with his brilliant play, said during the award presentation.

Federer now on holds a 12-match winning streak, winning Basel Title last week, and Davis Cup in September, when he arrives to the year-end finale in London next week.

With the crown at Paris Masters, Federer had escaped the prospect of failing to capture either a Grand Slam title or a Masters victory for the first season since 2001.

The Swiss showed faultless sharp performance on Sunday, while Tsonga was struggling to find weapons to his opponents brilliant play and impeccable serve, which was too much to handle for the sixth seed.

Tsonga held two break points in the first game, when Federer used his powerful first serve to deny him taking the lead.

Roger Federer wins BNP Paribas Masters in Paris

The 30-year-old 16-times Grand Slam Champion sealed the first set in just 30 minutes, going into a 5-0 lead when 2008 Paris Titlist Tsonga managed win the first game. In the second set, Tsonga managed to settle down his nerves and show some amazing shots, and earning seveal break point chances, which he failed to convert. Federer went on to a 6-1 lead in 13th game and secured the victory on his third championship point.

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