Roger Federer is a name that not just every tennis fan but every sports fan knows and he is one such sportsperson that has one of the biggest fan bases in sports history and there is a very good reason behind it. Not only is he one of the greatest of all time but he is also one of the most humble sports stars ever. We will talk about his stats and best performances below. He has won 20 Grand Slams which is the joint second most after Rafael Nadal and tied with Novak Djokovic at 20.
As we discussed before, Roger Federer has won 20 Grand Slams titles and is part of the Big 3 of tennis. He has also won 103 ATP Singles titles which is the second most after Jimmy Connors. He has won 8 Wimbledon titles which is the most by any male player and a record 6 year end ATP Final titles as well. He turned pro in 1998 so it has been a 24 year career and his total prize money earned throughout his career is $130,594,339 which is the second most of all time. His career record is 1251 Matches won and only 275 Matches lost which gives him a win of 82%. On top of all that he was number 1 for 237 weeks straight which is amazing. With all his incredible Records let’s see which are his Top 5 Best performances.
Wimbledon 2003 Final vs Mark Philoppoussia
This is the first Grand Slam title in the career of Roger Federer so it has to be among his best performances. This is the one that started it all and he was only 22 years old when he won that title. He dominated his opponent in three sets and won the match 7-6, 6-2 and 7-6 and he created history which would be the first of 20 Grand Slams in his career. Roger Federer hit 51 winners in total in the match and Roger Federer has announced himself to the tennis World.
French Open 2009 Final vs Robin Soderling
This is the one Grand Slam title that had eluded him for his career and the opportunity came in 2009 for him to win his first French Open and he was playing the man that has beaten Nadal in the Fourth Round in this tournament. Roger Federer again took 3 sets to win this match and he won the match by 6-1,7-6 and 6-4 in the third set and got his first and till date only French Open title. This made sure he had a career Grand Slam where he had won all Four Grand Slam titles once.
Australian Open 2018 Final vs Marian Cilic
This was the match where Roger Federer won his 20th Grand Slam title and it was not easy as he had to toil hard for 5 sets to reach the 20 Mark. Roger had not dropped a set in that tournament and Marian wanted to win his first Grand Slam title. In what was a 5 set thriller the Swiss won the match 6-2,6-7, 6-3,3-6 and 6-1 in the 5th and final set. The first set was taken by Roger and then going into the 5th set it was 2-2 and Roger won the decider by 6-1. It was a match of over 4 hours.
Australian Open 2017 Final vs Rafael Nadal
One of the most exciting tennis Matches ever was the final of the 2017 Australian Open Final and Roger and Rada had a pulsating 3 hour and 38 minutes classic and they traded sets between them. Roger took the first set 6-4 and then In the second Rafa bounced back winning it 6-3 and In the third Roger won 6-1 and the fourth set went to Rafa who won it 6-3 and it went to the decider and when it was 3-3 in the final set after that Roger Federer won 3 straight games to win the match and the Grand Slam and his 5th Australian Open title.
Wimbledon 2009 Final vs Andy Roddick
This match is considered as one of the best performances of Roger Federer and he won this all time classic in a 5 set thriller as is usually the case. The first set was won by Andy Roddick 7-4 and then Roger came back to win the next 2 sets by 7-6 and again 7-6 and then the fourth set went to Andy Roddick who won it 6-3 and it went to a decider and in the 5th set it went all the way to 16-14 and Roger Federer won the match which was over 4 hours and 30 minutes and won the Wimbledon that year in 2009.
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