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Grand Slams

Roger Federer’s Grand Slam Records

The Maestro’s Grand Slam records are outlined below. Information has been collected from the ATP website, Wikipedia and rogerfederer.com. The records are listed below in several categories starting with Grand Slam Championships, finals reached, semifinals and quarterfinals. Then there is a segment on the joint Federer-Nadal i.e. Fedal records in Grand Slams followed by records of the Trifecta, the Big 3 i.e. Federer-Nadal-Djokovic together. It ends with a list of grand slam records that couldn’t be categorized in these groups but should be mentioned nonetheless.

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Grand Slam Championships

All Time Record Holder

  1. Federer has won 18 Grand Slam titles (2003 Wimbledon to 2017 Australian Open), breaking the previous all-time men’s record of 14 by Pete Sampras (1990 US Open – 2002 US Open). Nadal has since tied the record with Sampras by winning the 2014 French Open.
  2. Federer holds the open-era record for most consecutive US Open titles at five (2004–08), surpassing the old record of 3 consecutive by Lendl and McEnroe.
  3. Federer is the only male player in history to win at least five consecutive titles at two different Grand Slam tournaments (2003–07 Wimbledon, 2004–08 US Open),surpassing the old record of 4 consecutive Grand Slams at two different majors by Borg (1978–81 French Open & 1976–80 Wimbledon).
  4. Federer is the only male player in history to win the same two Grand Slam tournaments back to back for four consecutive years (2004–07 Wimbledon and US Open), surpassing the previous record of Borg for 3 consecutive years (1978–80 French Open and Wimbledon)
  5. At the 2006 Australian Open, Federer became the first man to win three consecutive Grand Slam titles since Sampras in 1993–94. Federer repeated this feat at the 2007 Australian Open, making him the only man to achieve this feat twice in the open era.
  6. By winning the 2017 Australian Open, Federer became the only male tennis player to win three different Grand Slam tournaments at least five times each (5 Australian Opens, 7 Wimbledons, and 5 US Opens).
  7. Federer is the only male player in tennis history to win at least two Grand Slam titles for four consecutive years and five years overall (2004–07 Wimbledon and US Open, 2009 French Open and Wimbledon).
  8. Federer is the only male player in history to win three Grand Slam tournaments in a calendar year three different times in his career ((2004 Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open), (2006 Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open) and (2007 Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open)). During the Open Era, only Rod Laver (1969 Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open), Connors (1974 Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open), Mats Wilander (1988 Australian Open, French Open and US Open), Nadal (2010 French Open, Wimbledon and US Open) and Novak Djokovic (2011 Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open and 2015 Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open) have won three or more Grand Slams in a calendar year.
  9. Federer (2006 Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open) is the only player to defend successfully all three Grand Slams the following year one time in his career (2007 Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open). The remaining three players (Laver, Connors, and Wilander), who won 3 or more Grand Slams in a calendar year before Federer, failed to defend even one Grand Slam next year in their career. Nadal, who won 3 Grand Slams in 2010 (French Open, Wimbledon and US Open), could only defend one Grand Slam in 2011 (French Open) and Djokovic who also won 3 Grand Slams in 2011 (Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open) could defend only one Grand Slam (Australian Open) in 2012 and one Grand Slam (Australian Open) in 2016.
  10. Federer won his first 12 Grand Slam finals other than the French Open, an all-time men’s record. This streak included three titles at the Australian Open (2004, 2006–07), five consecutive titles at Wimbledon (2003–07), and four consecutive wins at the US Open (2004–07). His first loss outside of the French Open came at Wimbledon in 2008 at the hands of Nadal.
  11. Federer won his first eight hard-court Grand Slam finals (2004, 2006–07 Australian Open and 2004–08 US Open), an all-time men’s record.
  12. By winning the 2007 Australian Open, Federer won his sixth Grand Slam title in his last seven attempts, an open era men’s record.
  13. Federer is the only male player in history to win 6 Grand Slam titles in two years (2006–07), 8 in three years (2004–06, 2005–07), and 11 in four years (2004–07). 11 Grand Slam titles in four years is an all-time record, men’s or women’s.
  14. Federer has faced twelve different opponents and defeated eleven of them in Grand Slam finals (all except Juan Martín Del Potro), an all-time men’s record, (1. Philippoussis, 2. Safin, 3. Roddick, 4. Hewitt, 5. Agassi, 6. Baghdatis, 7. Nadal, 8. Gonzalez, 9. Djokovic, 10. Murray, 11. Söderling). Sampras has also faced 12 different opponents and defeated 9 of them in Grand Slam finals (all except Edberg, Safin, and Hewitt), (1. Agassi, 2. Courier, 3. Pioline, 4. Martin, 5. Ivansevic, 6. Becker, 7. Chang, 8. Moya, 9. Rafter).
  15. Federer is the only player to win at least one bagel set in three different Grand Slam finals (2004 US Open, 2006 Australian Open and 2006 Wimbledon). Federer is the only player to win two bagel sets in a Grand Slam final (2004 US Open).
  16. Roger Federer is the only male player to win the Australian Open on both Rebound Ace and Plexicushion Prestige surfaces.

Open Era Record

  1. Federer’s victory at the 2004 US Open marked the first time in the open era that any male had won his first four Grand Slam finals. He eventually won his first seven Grand Slam finals before losing to Rafael Nadal in the 2006 French Open final. Federer, Sears, and Renshaw are the only male players in tennis history to win their first seven Grand Slam finals.

Record Tied

  1. Federer holds the record for most men’s Wimbledons won, at 7; this record is shared by Pete Sampras (open era) and William Renshaw (pre-open era). He used to hold the record for most open era men’s Australian Opens won (four), shared with Andre Agassi. He surpassed that record in 2017 when he won his 5th Australian Open but he is still behind Novak Djokovic who won his 5th title in 2015 and his 6th in 2016. Roger also holds the record for most open era men’s US Open titles won (five), shared with Sampras and Jimmy Connors.
  2. Federer won five consecutive men’s titles at Wimbledon from 2003–07, matching a feat achieved only by Borg (1976–80) in the open era.
  3. At the 2007 Australian Open, Federer became the second man (after Ken Rosewall in 1971) in the open era to win the Australian Open without dropping a set. Federer also became the fourth man in the open era to win a Grand Slam title without dropping a set, other players to do this before Federer were Ilie Năstase at the 1973 French Open and Borg at the 1978 and 1980 French Opens (Nadal subsequently achieved this feat at the 2008 and 2010 French Opens).
  4. At the 2006 Australian Open, Federer became the first man to win three consecutive Grand Slam titles since Sampras in 1993–94. Nadal subsequently achieved this feat at the 2010 US Open. Djokovic completed the same feat at the 2012 Australian Open and then later surpassed everyone by winning a career Grand Slam from Wimbledon 2015 to the French Open of 2016.
  5. Only Federer (seven Wimbledons and five US Opens), Sampras (seven Wimbledons and five US Opens) and Borg (six French Opens and five Wimbledons) have won two different Grand Slam tournaments at least five times. By winning his 5th Australian Open in 2017, Federer now stands alone, winning three different Grand Slams at least five times.
  6. With his 7th Wimbledon victory, Federer became only the third male player to win the same Grand Slam seven times in the Open Era. Sampras first achieved this with 7 Wimbledons; and just one month ahead of Federer, Nadal achieved this feat with his seventh French Open victory and set subsequent new records with his 8th French Open in 2013 and 9th French Open in 2014.
  7. Federer is the sixth of eight men to win all four Grand Slam titles during his career, with Fred Perry, Don Budge, Laver, Emerson, Andre Agassi, Nadal and Djokovic being the others. Federer is the third man to win all four in the open era, after Laver and Agassi, and the second man to win all four on three different surfaces (hard, clay, and grass) after Agassi. Nadal and Djokovic have since achieved this as well.
  8. Federer in 2009 became the fourth male player in the open era to win the French Open and Wimbledon in the same calendar year after Laver (1969), Borg (three times: 1978–80), and Nadal (twice: 2008 and 2010).
  9. Federer joined Nadal in 2009 as the only male players to simultaneously hold Grand Slam titles on clay, grass, and hard courts (2008 US Open, 2009 French Open and 2009 Wimbledon). Federer became the first player to repeat this with a different sequence of slams in 2010 (2009 French Open, 2009 Wimbledon and 2010 Australian Open), before Nadal did it anew in 2010 (2010 French Open, 2010 Wimbledon and 2010 US Open). Djokovic achieved this with his Calendar Slam in 2016 by winning his first French Open and simultaneously holding the other 3 Grand Slams as well. This feat is unmatched by Federer or Nadal.
  10. Only Federer (2006–07 Australian Open, 2003–07 Wimbledon and 2004–08 US Open) and Ivan Lendl (1989–90 Australian Open, 1986–87 French Open, 1985–87 US Open) have won three different Grand Slam tournaments at least two consecutive times each.
  11. Federer (2003–10) is tied with Sampras (1993–2000) and Borg (1974–81) for winning at least one Grand Slam per year for eight consecutive years. Nadal has since surpassed them with his 2013 French Open win and 2014 French Open win, thus winning a grand slam consecutively for 10 years. That streak ended when Nadal failed to win a Slam the following year in 2015.
  12. Federer (2006-07 Wimbledon and 2017 Australian Open) Djokovic (2011 Wimbledon & US Open and 2012 Australian Open) and Wawrinka (2014 Australian Open) are the only players to beat Nadal in a Grand Slam final.

In the Record Books

  1. While Federer leads the list of men’s Grand Slam singles titles, he is tied at fifth with Martina Navratilova (18) and Chris Evert (18) on all-time Grand Slam singles list. He is preceded by Serena Williams (23), Steffi Graf (22), Margaret Court (24), and Helen Moody (19) in reverse chronological order.
  2. By winning the 2017 Australian Open, Federer became the oldest player to win a Grand Slam title since Rosewall in 1972. He was 35 years, 5 months and 21 days old when he won. Ken Roswall still holds the record when he won the Australian Open at the age of 37 years and two months.

Impressive Stats

  1. From 2004–2007, Federer won 11 of 12 non-clay Grand Slams (except 2005 Australian Open).
  2. Federer won 8 consecutive non-clay Grand Slams (2005 Wimbledon – 2007 US Open).
  3. From 2004–2007, Federer won 7 of 8 hardcourt Grand Slams (except 2005 Australian Open).
  4. Federer is the only player to win each of the four Grand Slam championship finals in straight sets.
  5. From 2004 Australian Open – 2010 US Open, Federer won 14 of 21 non-clay Grand Slam tournaments.

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Grand Slam Finals

All Time Record Holder

  1. Federer has appeared in an all-time men’s record 28 Grand Slam finals, the latest being the 2017 Australian Open. Federer beat the previous record of 19 by Ivan Lendl. Nadal has since surpassed Lendl and has appeared in 21 Grand Slam finals by reaching the final of the Australian Open 2017 and is now 2nd behind Federer. Only Chris Evert (34), Martina Navratilova (32), Steffi Graf (31), Serena Williams (29) and Margaret Court (29) have appeared in more Grand Slams finals than Federer.
  2. Federer is the only male player to reach the final of all 4 Grand Slam singles tournaments at least five times each (6 Australian Open, 5 French Open, 10 Wimbledon and 7 US Open). This broke the previous record of three shared by Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall.
  3. Federer is the only male player in history to reach the final of all 4 Grand Slam tournaments in back to back calendar years (2006–07) and only the second in the open era to reach all 4 finals in a single year after Rod Laver in 1969. In 2009, Federer again appeared in all 4 Grand Slam finals, becoming the only male player in tennis history to achieve this feat twice, and then 3 times in his career (2006–07, 2009).
  4. Federer reached an all-time men’s record 10 consecutive Grand Slam finals (2005 Wimbledon – 2007 US Open), breaking the previous men’s record of 7 set by Jack Crawford in 1934 and won 8 of them (except 2006 & 07 French Open). The previous open era record was 4, shared by Laver (1969) and Agassi (2000).
  5. At the 2008 French Open, Federer began another streak of 8 consecutive Grand Slam finals (2008 French Open – 2010 Australian Open).
  6. Federer is the only male player to appear in 8 consecutive Grand Slam finals twice in his career (2005 Wimbledon – 2007 U.S. Open and 2008 French Open – 2010 Australian Open).
  7. Federer reached an all-time record 18 finals out of 19 Grand Slam tournaments (2005 Wimbledon – 2010 Australian Open, excluding the 2008 Australian Open) and won 12 of these.
  8. Federer is the only male player in history to reach at least 3 Grand Slam finals for four consecutive calendar years and five overall (2004, 2006–09).
  9. Federer (2003–09) is the only man in history to play in 7 consecutive Wimbledon finals.
  10. During the Open era, only Federer has reached 10 Wimbledon finals. Sampras (1993–95, 1997–2000) and Boris Becker (1985–86, 1988–90, 1991, 1995) each reached 7 finals.
  11. Federer is the only male player to reach at least 6 consecutive finals at two different Grand Slam tournaments (2003–09 Wimbledon, 2004–09 US Open).
  12. Federer (2006–09 French Open, 2003–09 Wimbledon, 2004–09 US Open) is the only male player in tennis history to reach at least 4 consecutive finals at three different Grand Slam tournaments.
  13. Federer is the first male player to appear in the French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open finals in a calendar year for four consecutive years (2006–09). Borg also reached the French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open finals in a calendar year but only for three years (1978, 1980–81).
  14. Federer is the first male player to appear in 3 consecutive Grand Slam Finals (French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open) in a calendar year for four consecutive years (2006–09).
  15. Federer is the first male player to appear in Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open finals in a calendar year 4 times in his career (2004, 2006–07, 2009).
  16. Federer is the first male player to appear in back to back Wimbledon and US Open finals in a calendar year for six consecutive years (2004–09).
  17. Federer is the first male player to appear in 2 or more Grand Slam finals in a calendar year for six consecutive years (2004–09). Djokovic matched that in 2016 when he reached the French Open final.
  18. While appearing in 2 consecutive Australian Open finals, 4 consecutive French Open finals, 7 consecutive Wimbledon finals, 6 consecutive US Open finals, except for French Open, Federer never lost 2 consecutive finals at the same Grand Slam.
  19. In 28 Grand Slam final appearances, Federer has lost only to Nadal (six times), Juan Martín del Potro (once) and Djokovic (thrice).
  20. In 2008, Federer and Nadal played the longest Wimbledon final in terms of time (4 hours and 48 minutes).
  21. 2008 and 2015 are the only two years in which Federer lost two consecutive Grand Slam Finals (French Open and Wimbledon in 2008 and Wimbledon and US Open in 2015).
  22. Federer is the only male player to be champion (2004 Australian Open, 2009 French Open, 2003 Wimbledon, 2004 US Open) and runner up (2009 Australian Open, 2006 French Open, 2008 Wimbleon, 2009 US Open) at all four Grand Slams.
  23. Federer has faced opponents from 10 different countries in Grand Slam Finals. 1. Australia (Philippoussis and Hewitt), 2. Russia (Safin), 3. USA (Agassi & Roddick), 4. Cyprus (Baghdatis), 5. Spain (Nadal), 6. Chile (Gonzalez), 7. Serbia (Djokovic), 8. Britain (Murray), 9. Sweden (Söderling), 10. Argentina (Del Potro)).
  24. Federer has lost only one Australian Open final (2009) out of 6 final appearances (2004, 2006–7, 2009–10), three Wimbledon finals (2008, 2014 and 2015) out of 10 final appearances (2003–09, 2012, 2014-15) and two US Open finals (2009 and 2015) out of 6 final appearances (2004–09, 2015).

Record Tied

  1. Federer is the 7th male player to reach the finals of all 4 Grand Slams, after Laver, Rosewall, Lendl, Edberg, Courier and Agassi, during the Open Era. Later, Nadal joined this elite men group as an 8th player and then Novak Djokovic as the 9th.
  2. During the Open era, Federer is the 3rd male to appear in 8 finals of the same Grand Slam, 8 at Wimbledon. Lendl (8 US Open finals) was the first player to achieve this feat, followed by Sampras (8 US Open finals). Nadal surpassed all of them when he reached (and won) his 9th final at the French Open in 2014 but then Federer reached his 10th Grand Slam Final when he reached the final of Wimbledon in 2015. He now holds the record.
  3. Federer is the second male player to reach 7 consecutive finals at the same Grand Slam tournament (2003–09 Wimbledon), after Lendl who appeared in a record 8 consecutive US Open finals (1982–89).
  4. Only Federer (10 Wimbledon & 7 USO finals), Borg (6 French Open & 6 Wimbledon finals), Connors (6 Wimbledon & 7 US Open finals), Sampras (7 Wimbledon & 8 US Open finals) and Djokovic (6 Australian Open and 6 US Open finals) have appeared in 6 or more finals of two different Grand Slams. But by reached the final of Australian Open 2017, Federer reached his 6th Australian Open final and now stands alone as the only male player to appear in 6 or more finals of three different Grand Slams.
  5. During the Open era, only Federer (2006–09), Rafael Nadal (2005–08), Lendl (1984–87), and Borg (1978–81) have reached 4 consecutive French Open men’s finals. Nadal has since surpassed this by reaching his 5th consecutive French Open final in 2014.
  6. Federer, Lendl, Laver, Roy Emerson, and Fred Perry are the only male players in history to reach back to back finals of all 4 Grand Slam tournaments.
  7. Federer (2006–09) and Borg (1978–81) are the only male players to reach the finals of the French Open and Wimbledon back to back for four consecutive years.

In the Record Books

  1. Federer has appeared in at least one Grand Slam final for 10 consecutive years (2003–12). He is 2nd on the list behind Sampras’s (1992–2002) and Lendl’s (1981–91) record of 11 consecutive years.
  2. Federer (2006–09, 2011) and Lendl (1981, 1984–87) have appeared in 5 French Open finals, third only to Borg’s (1974-5, 1978–81) 6 and Nadal’s (2005-8, 2010–14) 9 final appearances.

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Grand Slam Semifinals

All Time Record Holder

  1. Federer has reached a record 41 Grand Slam semifinals (2003 Wimbledon – 2017 Australian Open), which is 8 more than the previous record set by Jimmy Connors (1974 Australian Open – 1991 US Open).
  2. Federer reached 23 consecutive Grand Slam semifinals, (2004 Wimbledon – 2010 Australian Open) breaking the previous men’s record of 10 consecutive Grand Slam semifinals shared by Rod Laver and Lendl. During this streak he lost to only four different players in the majors: Juan Martín del Potro, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Marat Safin, all top 10 players at the time they defeated Federer and all went on to win the competition in which they beat him. Robin Söderling brought the run to an end in the quarterfinals of the 2010 French Open.
  3. Federer has reached 7 consecutive Wimbledon semifinals (2003–09), which is an all-time men’s record.
  4. Federer is the first player to reach at least 7 consecutive semifinals in 3 Grand Slams events (2004–12 Australian Open, 2003–09 Wimbledon and 2004–11 US Open).
  5. Federer is the only male player in history to reach at least 7 semifinals at all 4 Grand Slam tournaments.
  6. Federer is the only male player in history to reach at least 5 consecutive semifinals at all 4 Grand Slam tournaments.
  7. Federer reached 11 Wimbledon semifinals overall. This record is tied with Connors.

Open Era Record

  1. Federer reached 5 consecutive French Open semifinals (2005–09) which was an open era record. This was tied by Rafael Nadal when he reached his 5th consecutive French Open semifinal in 2014. In the history of tennis, René Lacoste (1925–29), Henri Cochet (1926–30), and Eric Sturgess (1947–52) are the only male players to have done this, with Sturgess holding the all-time record of six.
  2. Federer reached 11 consecutive Australian Open semifinals (2004–14), which is an open era men’s record, 4 more than Lendl (1985–91, 1986 Australian Open was not held due to change in month from Dec to Jan).

Impressive Stats

  1. Federer went 450–75 (.857) in sets during his 23 consecutive Grand Slam semis streak.
  2. Federer played 17 consecutive hardcourt Grand Slam semifinals, from the 2004 Australian Open to the 2012 Australian Open.

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Grand Slam Quarterfinals

All Time Record Holder

  1. Federer reached a record 49 quarterfinals in total and has since surpassed the previous record of 41 held by Jimmy Connors. He reached his 49th quarterfinal at the 2017 Australian Open.
  2. Federer reached a record 36 consecutive quarterfinals in Grand Slam tournaments he has played in (2004 Wimbledon – 2013 French Open). This streak finally came to an end after 9 years at 2013 Wimbledon.
  3. Federer reached a record 9 consecutive quarterfinals at the French Open (2005–2013).
  4. Federer reached a record 11 consecutive quarterfinals at the Australian Open (2004–2014).
  5. Federer reached a record 13 quarterfinals overall at the Australian Open (2004-2014, 2016-2017).
  6. Federer reached 14 quarterfinals overall at Wimbledon. This record is tied with Connors.
  7. Federer reached a record 11 quarterfinals overall at the French Open. This record broke the previous one of 9 set by Andre Agassi and Guillermo Vilas. As of 2015, Nadal is now in 2nd place behind Federer, by reaching 10 quarterfinals overall at the French Open.

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Fantastic Fedal Grand Slam Records

  1. From the 2003 Wimbledon to the 2013 US Open, Federer and Nadal have won an unprecedented 30 out of 39 Grand Slam titles (excluding 2003 US Open, 2004 French Open, 2005 Australian Open, 2008 Australian Open, 2009 US Open, 2011 Australian Open, 2011 Wimbledon, 2011 US Open, 2012 Australian Open, 2012 US Open, 2013 Australian Open, 2013 Wimbledon). They have been represented in all but 8 finals (2003 US Open, 2004 French Open, 2005 Australian Open, 2008 Australian Open and 2011 Australian Open, 2012 US Open, 2013 Australian Open, 2013 Wimbledon).
  2. Either Federer or Nadal has been seeded No. 1 for 30 consecutive Grand Slams (2004 French Open – 2011 Wimbledon).
  3. From 2004–2010, Federer and Nadal have won at least 3 out of 4 Grand Slam titles for 7 consecutive seasons.
  4. Federer and Nadal are the only No. 1 and 2 pair in the open era to contest the French Open and Wimbledon men’s finals back to back in a calendar year. They are also the only pair in the history of tennis to contest both of these finals back to back for three consecutive years (2006–08).
  5. In the history of tennis, Federer and Nadal are the first pair to face each other in eight Grand Slam singles finals (2006–8 Wimbledon, 2006–8 French Open, 2009 Australian Open and 2011 French Open) in the span of 6 years, surpassing the old record by Bill Tilden and William Johnston of 7 Grand Slam singles finals (1919–25 US Open), who did it in the span of 7 years.
  6. Federer and Nadal hold the all-time record of facing off against in each other in nine Grand Slam finals overall (2006–8 Wimbledon, 2006–8 French Open, 2009 Australian Open, 2011 French Open and 2017 Australian Open) in the span of 11 years.
  7. They are also the first pair in the open era to have faced each in 4 French Open finals (2006-8 and 2011) and the second of three pairs in the open era to have faced each other in 3 Wimbledon finals; Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg (1988–90), Federer and Nadal (2006-8) and Federer and Roddick (2004-5, 2009). As a result Roger Federer is the only man to have faced two opponents three times in the Wimbledon finals.
  8. During the open era, only two pairs of players have played each other in the final of the same Grand Slam singles tournament three consecutive years: Becker-Edberg (Wimbledon 1988–90) and Federer-Nadal (2006–08 French Open and 2006–08 Wimbledon).
  9. Federer and Nadal are the only No. 1 and 2 pair to win at least 11 consecutive Grand Slam singles tournaments between them (2005 French Open – 2007 US Open). In this period, Federer won 3 consecutive titles at both Wimbledon and the US Open and 2 consecutive titles at the Australian Open, while Nadal won 3 consecutive French Open titles.
  10. Federer and Nadal are the only pair to win at least 4 consecutive finals at three different Grand Slams during the same period (2005–08 French Open for Nadal, 2003–07 Wimbledon and 2004–08 US Open for Federer).
  11. From 2008 French Open to 2010 US Open, the pair won 10 of 11 Grand Slams (except 2009 US Open).
  12. Federer and Nadal won 8 consecutive Wimbledon (2003–10) and 9 consecutive French Open (2005–13).
  13. Federer and Nadal won the Wimbledon and French Open duo for 6 consecutive years (2005–10). They won the Wimbledon and French Open respectively once more in 2012. 
  14. Federer and Nadal won the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open trio for 4 consecutive years (2005–08) and a fifth time in 2010.
  15. Federer and Nadal have won the Calendar Grand Slam together 3 times (2006–07 & 2010).
  16. During open era, only 5 pairs of players have met each other in the final of 3 different Grand Slams. Lendl-Wilander (1983 Australian Open, 1985 French Open & 1987 US Open), Lendl-Becker (1986 Wimbledon, 1989 US Open, 1991 Australian Open), Sampras-Agassi (1990 US Open, 1995 Australian Open & 1999 Wimbledon), Federer-Nadal (2006-2008, 2011 French Open, 2006-2008 Wimbledon & 2009 Australian Open). However, Nadal-Djokovic have met in the final of all 4 Grand Slams, (2010, 2011 and 2013 USO, 2011 Wimbledon, 2012 Australian Open and 2012 and 2014 French Open).
  17. From 2003 Wimbledon to 2015 Wimbledon, 2008 Australian Open and 2015 French Open are the only two Grand Slams in which both Federer and Nadal lost in the same round: semifinal in Melbourne and quarterfinal in Paris.
  18. Del Potro (2009 US Open) and Djokovic (2011 US Open) are the only players to defeat Nadal (2009 US Open semifinal by Del Potro and 2011 US Open final by Djokovic) and Federer (2009 US Open final by Del Potro and 2011 US Open semifinal by Djokovic) in a Grand Slam in consecutive rounds.

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Grand Slam records of the Trifecta

  1. From the 2003 Wimbledon to 2015 Wimbledon, Federer/Nadal/Djokovic won 40 out of 48 Grand Slams. If the time period is shortened to the 2005 French Open to the 2012 Wimbledon, they won 29 out of 30 Grand Slams.
  2. They have won 8 consecutive Australian Opens (2006–13).
  3. They have won 10 consecutive Wimbledons (2003–12).
  4. From 2004 to 2011, they have won 7 out of total 8 US Opens (except 2009 when Del Potro won)
  5. From 2004 to 2011, Federer (2004, 2006–07), Nadal (2010) and Djokovic (2011) have won 3 Grand Slams in a calendar year five times during a span of 8 years. They have all reached the final of each Grand Slam once but Federer is the only one of the three to reach the final of each Grand Slam in a calendar year and has done this three times (2006-7, 2009).
  6. At least one of them appeared in the final of every Grand Slam from the 2005 French Open to the 2014 Wimbledon. This record accumulates to 38 consecutive Grand Slams. The streak was broken with the 2014 US Open Final. It started again at the following Grand Slam, i.e. 2015 Australian Open and lasted till the 2016 French Open for a total of 44 Grand Slams. It started once more at the 2016 US Open and continued till the 2017 Australian Open for a total of 46 Grand Slams.
  7. One of them has been seeded 1st from 2004 French Open to 2016 US Open, i.e. 52 consecutive Grand Slams. This streak came to an end when Murray became ranked #1 at the end of 2016 and was thus seeded 1st at the 2017 Australian Open.

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Grand Slam Match Winning Streaks

  1. In 2001, Federer ended Pete Sampras’s 31-match winning streak at Wimbledon in the fourth round of the tournament.
  2. Federer won his 11th consecutive Grand Slam singles match in straight sets when he defeated Mikhail Youzhny in the fourth round of the 2007 French Open. This tied John McEnroe’s open era men’s record for the most consecutive straight-set victories in Grand Slam singles tournaments.
  3. Federer’s two streaks of 27 consecutive Grand Slam match wins (2005–06, 2006–07) are two wins shy of the open era men’s record set by Rod Laver from 1969–70. Federer never reached a perfect 28 consecutive Grand Slam match wins streak but Djokovic did when he won his Career Slam at the 2016 French Open and held all 4 Grand Slams simultaneously in 2015-2016
  4. Federer’s 40 consecutive match wins at Wimbledon (2003–08) was one win shy of the all-time men’s record set by Björn Borg from 1976–81.
  5. Federer’s 40 consecutive match wins at the US Open (2004–09) is an open era men’s record.
  6. Federer is the only player to win 40 consecutive matches at two different Grand Slams (2003–08 Wimbledon and 2004–09 US Open). He is also the only player to win 19 consecutive matches at three different Grand Slams (2006–08 Australian Open).
  7. Federer won 132 (7 Davis Cup singles, 6 ATP finals and 119 Grand Slam matches) consecutive best of 5 set matches when winning the first two sets, from November 2005 (lost to David Nalbandian in the final of the Masters Cup 2005) through the quarterfinals at the 2011 Wimbledon (lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga).
  8. With his defeat of Stanislas Wawrinka in the 4th round of the 2010 French Open he became the first person to win at least 11 consecutive matches at each of the 4 Grand Slams. Rafael Nadal became the second person to do so with his 4th round win over Gilles Müller at the 2011 US Open.

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Miscellaneous Grand Slam Records

  1. Federer is the first male player to be seeded first at 18 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments (2004 French Open – 2008 Wimbledon).
  2. Federer is the first male player to be seeded first at 23 Grand Slam tournaments (2004 French Open – 2008 Wimbledon, 2009 US Open – 2010 Wimbledon, 2012 USO), Pete Sampras was seeded first at 22 Grand Slam tournaments (1993 French Open – 1993 Wimbledon, 1994 Australian Open – 1995 Australian Open, 1996 Australian Open – 1998 US Open, 1999 Wimbledon, 2000 Wimbledon, 2001 Wimbledon).
  3. Federer has appeared in 69 Grand Slams as of 2017 Australian Open. He trails Santoro who had 70 appearances.
  4. Federer had appeared in 65 consecutive Grand Slams from 1999 US Open through 2016 Australian Open. This is an all-time record for both men and women. This streak came to an end when Federer withdrew from the 2016 French Open due to injury. This was the first Grand Slam Federer had skipped in 17 years. It marked the first time Federer had missed participating in a Grand Slam in the 21st century. Even though he came back after missing the French Open to play Wimbledon in 2016, the injury came back to haunt him again, causing him to miss the 2016 US Open as well.
  5. Federer either won or lost to the eventual champion in a record 23 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments (2004 Wimbledon – 2010 Australian Open).
  6. Federer either won or lost to the eventual champion or runner up in a record 28 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments (2004 Wimbledon – 2011 French Open).
  7. Federer won an all-time record 124 consecutive matches against players ranked outside of the Top 5 in Grand Slam tournaments (2004 Wimbledon – 2009 US Open). This streak came to an end against Juan Martin del Potro, ranked #6 at the time, in the 2009 US Open finals. Del Potro was ranked #5 in the world by the end of the tournament.
  8. Federer won an all-time record 75 consecutive sets in the first round of Grand Slam tournaments (2003 US Open – 2009 US Open). This streak, which included 24 consecutive straight set victories and lasted for six years, came to an end against Igor Andreev at the 2010 Australian Open.
  9. Federer had never lost a Grand Slam match after leading two sets to love, until he was beaten by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the 2011 Wimbledon quarterfinals. Tsonga ended a 178–0 record.
  10. Federer is the first male to achieve 84.6% ratio of Grand Slam finals reached after making it to more than 10 semifinals (22 finals/26 semi-finals), this is between 2003 Wimbledon Championships and 2010 US Open. He has since made it to 28 Grand Slam finals from 41 semifinals giving him a career ratio of 68.3%. From the 2004 Australian Open to the 2009 US Open he had a ratio of 87% (20 finals/23 semifinals).
  11. Federer is currently 1 of only 2 male players to have winning percentage over 85% in three Grand-Slam tournaments (all except French Open); the other is Djokovic. Only Federer, Nadal and Djokovic have winning percentages over 80% in all 4 Grand-Slams.
  12. Federer is the only male player to achieve winning percentage of 95% in Grand-Slam tournaments in three different seasons (2004, 2006 and 2007).
  13. Federer has the record of total match wins at all 4 Grand Slams combined, with 314 wins. This is a new record in both men’s and women’s tennis as he overtook Navratilova’s record of 306 Grand Slam match wins with his 2016 Wimbledon QF win.
  14. Federer has the record of total matches played at all Grand Slams combined with 365 matches. No other male player has even played 300 matches in total at the Grand Slams.
  15. As of 2017 Australian Open, Federer’s match record in Grand Slam tournaments is 314–51, giving him an 86.03% winning percentage, fourth behind Borg, Nadal and Djokovic.
  16. Federer is the only male player to win at least 20 Grand Slam singles matches for 8 consecutive seasons (2004–2011). He received 2 walkovers in 2012 resulting in 19 wins. If those were to be included, his total would be 21.
  17. Federer is the only male player in history to win over 60 matches at all four Grand Slams. His 65 match wins at the French Open is his lowest figure. He has won 84 matches at Wimbledon, tying the record with Connors, 78 matches at the US Open and 87 matches at the Australian Open – which is a record for that Slam.
  18. The final match of the 2017 Australian Open was Federer’s 100th match at that Slam. This is a record for the most matches played at the Australian Open.
  19. Federer was seeded 1 or 2 at 30 straight Grand-Slam Tournaments between the 2003 US Open and the 2011 Australian Open.
  20. Federer has won 43 bagel sets in his Grand Slam career.
  21. As of 2015 US Open, Federer has a 32–1 record when playing night matches at Flushing Meadows.

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