• Thursday, December 08, 2022

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Roger Federer’s records and milestones

By: Mohnish Singh

Following is a list of records and milestones achieved by Roger Federer after the Swiss great said he would retire from tennis following this month’s Laver Cup:

* Won 20 Grand Slam titles, only behind Rafa Nadal (22) and Novak Djokovic (21).

* Claimed 103 titles, second only to Jimmy Connors’ Open Era record of 109.

* Won 1,251 singles matches, second in the Open Era behind Connors’ 1,274.

* Most consecutive weeks at world number one (237).

* Oldest player to hold the number one ranking (36 years, 320 days).

* Most Wimbledon titles for a men’s singles player (8).

* Oldest men’s player to win Wimbledon (35 years, 342 days in 2017).

* Never retired from a match in his career, having played 1,526 singles (W 1,251) and 223 doubles (W 131) matches.

* Only player to win two Grand Slams five consecutive times – Wimbledon from 2003-07 and the U.S. Open from 2004-08.

* Only player to reach 10 straight men’s Grand Slam finals (2005-06). He played 31 finals in all, one behind Novak Djokovic’s record tally of 32.

* Only player to reach all four Grand Slam finals in the same calendar year three times (2006, 2007 and 2009).

* Holds the Open Era record for the longest winning streak on grass (65) and the all-time record on hard courts (56).

* Only men’s player to win at least 10 titles on clay, grass and hard courts.

* Won 24 straight finals on the ATP Tour (2003-05).

* Holds the record for most titles (6) at the year-end Tour Finals, which only features players ranked in the top eight.

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