Roger Federer Celebrates 1500th Match With Breezy 1st Round Win in Basel
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.
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
— ATP Tour (@atptour) October 21, 2019
Federer, who has made the Basel final on all of his last 12 visits, owns ATP titles this season in Dubai, Miami and Halle.