Tennis - Federer wins 300th Masters match

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Tennis - Federer wins 300th Masters match
CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 12: Roger Federer of Switzerland talks to the media at the Western & Southern Open at the Lender Family Tennis Center on August 12, 2014 in Cincinnati,Ohio Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP (AFP Photo/ANDY LYONS)

- Roger Federer became the first man to win 300 matches at the ATP Masters 1000 level, beating Vasek Pospisil 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 6-2 in Cincinnati.

The victory in just over two hours put the 33-year-old world number three into the third round after a runner-up finish to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Toronto last week.

He delivered a dominant third set to subdue the 46th-ranked Pospisil, who was a finalist last month in Washington.

"It's a nice round number," said Federer of his most recent achievement, "I've had some more important ones than the one today, but nevertheless it's nice to reach such milestones."


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