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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Thursday September 15, 2022

 
Roger Federer

Celebrating the legendary career of 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer.

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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Thursday September 15, 2022

The legendary career of Roger Federer will come to an end next weekend in London, as the Swiss maestro takes the court at Laver Cup for the last time.

It’s a time to celebrate the 24-year career of the Basel native, one that kicked off the Big Three era and enabled the sport of tennis to catch fire during an unprecedented era of growth and engagement for the sport.

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Federer finishes his career with 20 Grand Slam singles titles, but that number alone does nothing to explain the extraordinary success he had as a player, or his impact on the sport.

Join us for a deep dive into Federer’s statistical accomplishments, an intriguing set of numbers that will tell the story of an incredible career, defined by dominance, longevity and grace under pressure.


(while keeping in mind that the numbers alone could ever Roger’s career the proper justice)

8 - Federer’s eight Wimbledon men’s singles titles still stand as the all-time record. The Swiss passed William Renshaw on the list in 2017, when he won the title without dropping a single set, and became the oldest men’s singles champion of all-time at SW19.

369 - Federer is the all-time leader in Grand Slam match wins. Serena Williams, the all-time leader in Open Era Grand Slam titles ranks second with 367 Grand Slam singles victories.

23 - From Wimbledon 2004 to the Australian Open in 2010, Federer reached a record 23 consecutive Grand Slam semifinals. He racked up an astonishing 14 major titles in that period.

31 - Federer reached the final of 31 of the 81 Grand Slam finals he entered, and won 20.

103 - Titles won by Federer. He is one of two players to have won more than 100 ATP titles and trails only Jimmy Connors’ 109. Federer’s 1251 ATP wins are also second only to Connors, who won 1274.

105 - Wimbledon match wins achieved by Federer, the most among men.

192-29 - Federer’s lifetime record on grass, which included 19 titles.

65 - Length of Federer’s winning streak on grass from 2003 to 2008, which is the longest grass-court winning streak of all-time.

237 - The length of Federer’s reign atop the ATP rankings, which lasted from February 2, 2004 to August 17, 2008. It is the longest streak of consecutive weeks at No.1 in tennis history.

36 - Experiencing a late-career renaissance, Federer rose to No.1 in February, 2018, after his 20th major title at the 2018 Australian Open. He would enjoy two stints (six in total, for his career) at No.1 in 2018, and set the record for the oldest No.1 in ATP history at 36.

0 - Number of matches that Federer retired from. He finished every one of the 1526 matches he played.

224 - Number of Top-10 wins racked up by the Swiss, against 123 losses. Federer won 24 consecutive matches against Top-10-ranked opponents from 2003 to 2005 (the longest streak of all-time among the men).

36 - From Wimbledon in 2004 to Roland Garros in 2013, Federer reached a record 36 consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinals.

466 - Number of tiebreaks Federer has won in his career. He lost 247, giving him a career-best winning percentage of 65.36 percent.

89 - Percentage of service games won by Federer over the course of his career, which was helped by 11,478 aces.

24 - Federer holds the ATP record for most finals won in succession. He won 24 title matches on the trot from 2003 to 2005.

40 - Federer owns the longest men’s singles winning streak in US Open history, at 40 matches. His record of five consecutive US Open titles, won from 2004 to 2008, also stands alone.

7- Federer is the only player in tennis history who has won at least six titles at seven different tournaments. Federer has won 10 titles at the Halle Open (ATP 500), 10 titles at the Swiss Indoors (ATP 500), 8 titles at Wimbledon (Grand Slam), 8 titles at the Dubai Tennis Championships (ATP 500), 7 titles at the Cincinnati Masters (Masters 1000), 6 titles at the Australian Open (Grand Slam), and 6 titles at the ATP World Tour Finals.

28 - Federer won 28 Masters 1000 titles, and is the only player to win a Masters 1000 title without dropping a set on three differenct surfaces (hard/clay/indoors).

10 - Federer has engineered 10 comebacks from two sets to love down over the course of his career, a feat matched by only Andy Murray, Aaron Kricktstein and Boris Becker.

 

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