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Roger Federer notches his 1,000th career win to capture Brisbane International final

  • Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a shot in the men's final match against Milos Raonic of Canada during the Brisbane International tennis tournament held in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)

    Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a shot in the men's final match against Milos Raonic of Canada during the Brisbane International tennis tournament held in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)  (The Associated Press)

  • Milos Raonic of Canada plays a shot in the men's final match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)

    Milos Raonic of Canada plays a shot in the men's final match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)  (The Associated Press)

  • Roger Federer of Switzerland holds the winner's trophy and pose for photos after he won his 1000th career title in the men's final match against Milos Raonic of Canada during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. Federer notched his 1,000th career victory and collected his 83rd title with a seesawing 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-4 win over third-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada in the Brisbane International final on Sunday. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)

    Roger Federer of Switzerland holds the winner's trophy and pose for photos after he won his 1000th career title in the men's final match against Milos Raonic of Canada during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. Federer notched his 1,000th career victory and collected his 83rd title with a seesawing 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-4 win over third-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada in the Brisbane International final on Sunday. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)  (The Associated Press)

Roger Federer notched his 1,000th career victory and collected his 83rd title with a seesawing 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-4 win over third-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada in the Brisbane International final on Sunday.

The 17-time major winner broke Raonic's serve in the third game and again in the opening game of the second set before Raonic broke back for 2-2 and then dominated the tiebreaker.

Raonic was playing a cool, composed game until he served his first double-fault of the third set, giving Federer championship point. He netted a forehand on the next point to end the 2 hour, 13-minute match.

Only retired greats Jimmy Connors (1,253) and Ivan Lendl (1,071) have won more than 1,000 matches on the men's tour.