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Individual Records

Roger Federer’s Individual Achievements

Federer holds a ton of individual records beyond Grand Slams and ATP Masters Titles that have now become a part of tennis statistics. These are outlined below in the first section. He has also set certain match winning records and streaks which have been listed below as well. Information has been collected from the ATP website, Wikipedia and rogerfederer.com.

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Roger’s Individual Stats Records

All Time Record Holder

  1. Federer has won an open era record 17 grasscourt titles.
  2. Federer has won an all-time record 65 hardcourt titles. Federer is the only player to win at least 60 titles on a particular surface.
  3. Federer is the only player to win at least ten titles each on clay, grass, outdoor hardcourt and indoor hardcourt in the open era.
  4. Federer was the first and only man to win a tournament on blue clay at the 2012 Mutua Madrid Open.
  5. Federer is the only player to win all five tournament types in a single season (Grand Slam, ATP World Tour Finals, Masters 1000, World Tour 500, & World Tour 250). He has achieved this four times (2004, 2006, 2007 and 2010). Each time he has won all five types of tournament on hardcourts.
  6. Federer is the first player to hold the record for the most titles in four different tournament categories at the same time (March 18 – April 22, 2012, May 13–21, 2012, and August 19, 2012 – present) – 16/17 GS (outright), 6 ATP World Tour Finals (outright), 19/20/21 Masters 1000 (tied) and 12 ATP 500 (tied). Pete Sampras retired holding the record for the most titles in three different tournament categories – 14 Grand Slams (outright but surpassed), 5Β ATP World Tour Finals (tied but surpassed), 12 ATP 500 (outright but since tied).
  7. Federer is the only player to win 9 different tournaments at least 5 times each and the only player to win 6 different tournaments at least 6 times each. As of 2017, he has won 5 titles at Indian Wells, the US Open and the Australian Open, 6 titles at the ATP World Tour Finals, 7 at Dubai, Wimbledon and Cincinnati, 8 at Basel and 9 at Halle.
  8. Federer is the only player to win tournaments on four different continents in three different seasons (2004, 2006 and 2007). Pete Sampras is the only other player to achieve this feat in consecutive seasons (1993 and 1994).
  9. In 2004, Federer became the eighth player in the open era to win at least 11 singles titles in a year and was the first male player in tennis history to win at least 10 titles in a season without losing in a tournament final.
  10. In 2005, Federer became the fourth player in the open era to win at least 11 singles titles in a year twice and the first to do so in consecutive years since Jimmy Connors from 1973–74.
  11. In 2006, Federer reached the final in 16 of the 17 tournaments he played, setting a new record of 94.1 percent finals appearances and was also the first man since Thomas Muster in 1995 to win 12 titles in one year. Federer is the only player in the open era to have won at least 10 singles titles in each of three consecutive years.
  12. In 4 tournaments that Federer won (2005 Qatar ExxonMobil Open, 2008 Gerry Weber Open, 2012 and 2015 Western & Southern Open) he won every game he served. Federer is the only player to win a Masters 1000 title without dropping serve.
  13. Federer is the only player to record 700 match wins on hardcourts. Andre Agassi sits at #2 with 612.
  14. Federer has the most match wins on any surface with 701 wins on hardcourts as of the 2017 Swiss Indoors and counting.
  15. Federer is the first player to record at least 700 wins on a particular court type.
  16. Federer has the most outdoor match wins having won 861 outdoor matches and counting.
  17. Federer became the first man to win 100 matches in the ATP 500 series with his 100th match win coming in Round 2 of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships 2013.
  18. Federer became the first ATP player to record 300 ATP Masters match wins when he won his 2nd Round match in Cincinnati 2014. He won his 350th ATP Masters match by winning the Shanghai 2017 title vs. Nadal.
  19. Federer was a member of the Swiss Davis Cup Team of 2014 which became the first Swiss Team to win the Davis Cup for Switzerland. The Swiss Team won the final 3-1.

Record Tied

  1. Federer is the 4th male player to win both the Junior and Senior Wimbledon singles titles in his career after Bjorn Borg (1972 Junior Champion, 5 time Senior Champion), Pat Cash (1982 Junior Champion, 1987 Senior Champion) and Stefan Edberg (1983 Junior Champion, 1988 & 1990 Senior Champion). Roger Federer was Junior Champion in 1998 and has since won the Senior title 7 times.
  2. By winning the Davis Cup in 2014 with the Swiss Team, Federer has now joined his fellow career Grand Slam winners, Laver, Agassi and Nadal in winning the Davis Cup as well as all the Slams at least once.
  3. By winning the Davis Cup in 2014 with the Swiss Team, Federer joined 29 of his fellow Grand Slam winners who have won five or more Slams, in also winning a Davis Cup. Connors is now the only player who won five or more Grand Slams but never won the Davis Cup (though he played the early round matches the year USA won in 1981).

In the Record Books

  1. Federer is 2nd on list of career matches played with 1,381 as of 2017 ATP World Tour Finals. He is behind Connors who played 1,535 matches in his career.
  2. Federer is 2nd on list of most career match wins with his 1,131 wins as of 2017 AT World Tour Finals. He is behind Connors who had 1,256 career match wins.
  3. Federer has won 95 titles in his career. He’s at 2nd place with 95 titles in the all-time record (19 Grand Slams, 6 ATP World Tour Finals, 27 Masters 1000, 19 ATP 500 Series, 24 ATP 250 Series). In the open era only Connors (109) has won more titles.
  4. Federer won a title every season from 2001 to 2015 which is a record. The streak came to an end when Federer withdrew from the tour prematurely early in 2016 due to injury and without winning any title that year.
  5. Federer has appeared in 144 finals during his career, 3rd in the Open Era, behind Connors and Lendl. 23 of those finals have been on grass.
  6. Federer has reached 192 semifinals during his career, 2nd in the Open Era, behind Connors who reached 240.
  7. Federer has reached 13 finals at Basel which is the record for most finals reached at a single tournament. He also shares the 2nd position with Vilas for reaching 10 finals at Halle, Wimbledon and the ATP World Tour Finals (Vilas’ record was at Buenos Aires). However, Federer’s 10 Halle finals were consecutive, from 2003 to 2015 (he skipped the tournament in 2007, 2009 and 2011). He also reached 10 consecutive finals in Basel. Thus Federer also holds the record for most consecutive finals reached at a single tournament.
  8. Federer has won at least 50 matches in 8 tournaments: Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open, Indian Wells, Basel, Halle and the ATP World Tour Finals.
  9. Federer has won 80% of his matches each year for 10 consecutive years (2003–2012). Connors won 80% of his matches each year for a record 12 consecutive years (1973–1984).
  10. Federer won 90% of his matches each year for 3 consecutive years (2004–2006). Borg won 90% of his matches each year for a record 4 consecutive years (1977–1980).
  11. Federer has won 19 ATP 500 titles, which puts him at 2nd place behind Nadal with 20.
  12. Federer has won 24 ATP 250 titles which puts him at 2nd place behind Muster with 26.
  13. Federer has won 72 outdoor titles which puts him at 2nd place behind Nadal with 73.
  14. Federer hit his 10,000th ace in R1 of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. He is the 3rd player to cross the 10,000th ace mark and is currently in 2nd place only behind Karlovic.
  15. Federer won his 200th match on clay with his R2 win at the 2015 Istanbul Open. Besides Connors, he is now the only player to have at least 100 grass wins, 200 clay wins and 300 hardcourt wins.
  16. For the first time in his career, Federer won the final point of the tennis calendar in 2014 when he won the 4th rubber to win the Davis Cup final for Switzerland.

Impressive Stats

  1. By 2005, Federer had won singles and doubles titles on all four surfaces: hardcourt, clay, carpet, and grass. (Singles: Sydney 2002 (hard), Hamburg 2002 (clay), Milan 2001 (carpet), and Halle 2003 (grass); Doubles: Rotterdam 2001 (hard), Gstaad 2001 (clay), Moscow 2002 (carpet), and Halle 2005 (grass). He has also won singles and doubles titles on indoor and outdoor hardcourts.
  2. Federer has won titles on clay, grass, outdoor hardcourt and indoor hardcourt in the same season seven times (2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2015). In 2006 and 2014 Federer missed out on a clay title, and in 2009 he missed out on an indoor hardcourt title.
  3. Federer has won singles tournaments in an open era record 19 different countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Portugal, Qatar, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States.
  4. From 2004 through 2006, Federer won 94.3% of his singles matches (247–15) and 69.4% of the singles tournaments he entered (34 titles in 49 tournaments, including eight of twelve Grand Slam tournaments).
  5. Federer won 31 consecutive sets (10 consecutive straight-set matches) beginning with his Tennis Masters Cup round robin match against Andy Roddick on November 14, 2006, and ending with his first round match against Kristian Pless at the Dubai Tennis Championships on February 26, 2007. Federer also won 30 consecutive sets (12 consecutive straight-set matches) from 2004–05 and 28 consecutive sets (11 consecutive straight-set matches) in 2008.
  6. Federer has never retired from a match. He has withdrawn only thrice during a tournament; the first time when he was due to play against James Blake in the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters in 2008, the second when he was due to play Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semi-finals of the 2012 Qatar Open and the third when he was due to play Novak Djokovic in the final of the 2014 ATP World Tour Finals. In all 3 cases, his recurring back issue caused him to withdraw.

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Roger’s Individual Match Records

  1. In a semifinal of the 2004 Tennis Masters Cup, Federer won a second set tiebreak against Marat Safin 20–18. It was the longest tiebreak in terms of the number of points played (38) since the tiebreak was introduced (the record is tied with five other tiebreaks). It is also the longest tiebreak in Tennis Masters Cup history.
  2. At 77 games, Federer’s 2009 Wimbledon singles final against Andy Roddick was the longest Grand Slam singles final by number of games since the introduction of the tiebreaker.
  3. The final set of the 2009 Wimbledon final, which ended 16–14, was the longest final set of a Grand Slam final by number of games played (30). The final (77th) game of the final was the first in which Federer broke Roddick’s serve, giving Roddick the record for the greatest number of consecutive service holds in a Grand Slam final (36).
  4. The 50 aces that Federer served in the 2009 Wimbledon final is the seventh highest number in a tour match since 1991. It is also the most that have been served in a Grand Slam final.
  5. Federer played Juan MartΓ­n del Potro in the London 2012 Olympics Semifinal, winning the match 3–6, 7–6(7–5), 19–17, making it the longest best-of-three-set tennis match (by time, 4 hours and 26 minutes) in Olympic history, as well making it the longest best-of-three-set match (by time) in the Open Era, surpassing the 4 hours and 3 minutes in Rafael Nadal’s victory over Novak Djokovic in the 2009 Madrid Masters.

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Roger’s Match Winning Streaks

  1. From 2003–08, Federer won an all-time record 65 consecutive matches on grass courts before losing to Rafael Nadal in the epic 2008 Wimbledon final. He was extended to five sets only twice during this streak and lost a total of 16 sets (170–16).
  2. From 2005–06, Federer won a record 56 consecutive matches on hard courts before losing to Nadal in the 2006 Dubai final. Federer also holds the second longest streak on hard courts of 36 consecutive wins (2006–07). Over a period of 25 months (February 2005 – February 2007), Federer went 111–2 (98.2%) on hard courts.
  3. Federer won a record 26 consecutive matches against top ten ranked opponents. The streak lasted for 16 months (October 2003 – January 2005), when he lost to Safin in a semifinal of the Australian Open. Federer also holds the second longest winning streak against top ten opponents of 17 (2006–07).
  4. Federer won an all-time record 41 consecutive matches against American players before losing to Mardy Fish in a semifinal of the 2008 Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, California. This streak began against James Blake at the 2003 US Open lasted for 55 months.
  5. Federer holds the record for most consecutive singles wins in North America, winning 55 straight matches before losing to Andy Murray in August 2006. (This loss also stopped Federer’s streak of 17 consecutive finals reached, just one shy of Ivan Lendl’s record 18 consecutive finals in 1981 and 1982.)
  6. Federer is the only player in the open era to hold seven winning streaks of twenty matches or more. Federer’s first streak was 23 matches in mid-2004. The second streak was 26 matches spanning the latter half of 2004 and early 2005. The third streak was 25 matches in early 2005. The fourth streak was 35 matches at the end of 2005. The fifth (and longest) streak started at the 2006 US Open and ended after 41 victories on March 11, 2007, which included tournament victories at the US Open, Tokyo, ATP Masters Series in Madrid, Davidoff Swiss Indoors in Basel, Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, the Australian Open in Melbourne, and the Dubai Duty Free Men’s Open. His sixth streak was 21 matches and included titles in Madrid, Roland Garros and Wimbledon during 2009. The seventh (most recent) streak was 24 and included titles in Basel, Paris, and the World Tour Finals in 2011 as well as matches won in Doha and ended when he lost to Nadal in semifinals of the Australian Open 2012.

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Roger’s Tournament Winning Streak

  1. Federer won 24 straight finals from the tournament in Vienna in October 2003 through the tournament in Bangkok in September 2005. This streak was a new open era record, breaking the previous record of twelve straight final wins shared by John McEnroe and Borg. David Nalbandian ended Federer’s streak in the final of the 2005 Tennis Masters Cup.

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6 thoughts on “Individual Records

  1. Federer has won bagels on nadal (no.1 player) in each surface (Grass – wimbeldon – 2000, Clay – Hamburg – 1000, Hard – ATP tour – 1500).

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  3. Waiting him to reach till at least 20 grand slams titles winner. Matter of fitness to worry and not the class. Wish you very best. Love to see u play and follow your game tricks and class when I play.

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