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Tennis: Federer beats Lendl record

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.

Irish Independent