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Roger Federer Wins 50th Career Tournament Title


World number one men's tennis player Roger Federer of Switzerland has won his 50th career tournament title. Federer defeated American James Blake, 6-1, 6-4, in the Western and Southern Financial Group Masters Tournament in Mason, Ohio, near Cincinnati on Sunday.

The 26-year-old Swiss star is the fifth-youngest player in history to reach 50 titles. Federer is also just the ninth player overall in the Open Era - since 1968 - to win at least 50 tournaments.

Swede Bjorn Borg was the youngest to win his 50th at age 23 years, seven months, followed by Americans Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe and Czech Ivan Lendl. Connors tops the all-time list with 109 career singles titles, ahead of Lendl (94) and McEnroe (77) and American Pete Sampras (64).

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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