Federer Bests Tsonga; Wins Sixth Barclays Title

By Dave Martin
Dave Martin
Dave Martin
Dave Martin is a New-York based writer as well as editor. He is the sports editor for the Epoch Times and is a consultant to private writers.
November 27, 2011 Updated: November 27, 2011
Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates
Roger Federer won his third straight tournament. (Glyn Kirk/Getty Images)

Roger Federer downed sixth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6–3, 6-7, (6-8), 6–3 Sunday in the finals to capture his record-breaking sixth Barclays ATP World Tour Title.

The fourth-seeded and third-ranked Federer also won the event last year as well as in 2003–2004 and 2006–2007. The sixth title breaks a tie with former tennis greats Pete Sampras and Ivan Lendl.

The 30-year-old has now won three straight events, and moved up a notch in the rankings, since blowing a two-sets-to-love lead against Novak Djokovic in the U.S. Open semi-finals. The loss left Federer without a major win in a year for the first time 2002.

For the match Federer served up 11 aces and won 80 percent of his first serve points, while saving two of three break points. Tsonga matched Federer’s aces with 11 of his own but had 5 double-faults.

Dave Martin
Dave Martin is a New-York based writer as well as editor. He is the sports editor for the Epoch Times and is a consultant to private writers.