Tennis: Federer beats Lendl record
Published 07/11/2012 | 05:00
Roger Federer reached yet another milestone when victory over Janko Tipsarevic at the ATP World Tour Finals put him top of the list for match wins at the traditional season-ender.
The 17-times Grand Slam champion cruised to a 6-3 6-1 victory over the Serbian world No 9, taking his haul of victims in the event to 40, one more than Ivan Lendl.
Federer, who has won the title a record six times including the last two editions at London's O2 Arena, seized the initiative when he broke Tipsarevic's first service game and never looked like loosening his grip in a one-sided contest.
"I was striking the ball well today," said world No 2 Federer, who is playing at the Tour Finals for the 11th consecutive year.