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Roger Federer: An illustrious career in numbers

Roger Federer is one of the most iconic and successful athletes of all time. After an 18th career Grand Slam at the Australian Open in January, Federer lifted his fifth Indian Wells trophy and 90th career title on St. Patrick’s weekend.

This article has been updated again after Federer’s recent Wimbledon win.  You can read the updated article here

We take a look at the astonishing numbers behind the35-year-oldd Swiss’ legendary career.

Young Gun

1998-Roger-Federer-WimbledonFederer’s main accomplishments as a junior player came at Wimbledon in 1998, where he won both the boys’ singles and doubles titles. Federer ended 1998 with the No. 1 junior world ranking.

On The Rise

While trying to make his pro breakthrough, Roger Federer reached was the 2002 Miami Masters event, where he lost to Andre Agassi on hard court. Federer won his first Master Series event at the 2002 Hamburg Masters on clay, over Marat Safin; the victory put him in top 10 for the first time.

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Grand Slam Finals

federer_2014_worldtourfinals_77Roger Federer has played in more Grand Slam finals – 29 – than any other player in the Open era.

Major News

Roger Federer is one of only 8 men to win each of the four major tennis titles. In addition, he has reached each Grand Slam final at least five times each.

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Greatest Of All Time

cce1091acb5f746a42e50dcbc23490b1Roger Federer has the most major wins of all time with 18 singles tournaments to his name (7x Wimbledon, 5x US Open, 5x Australian Open, 1x French Open). Next to him are Rafael Nadal and Pete Sampras, each with 14 major wins.

On Top Of The World

The silky Swiss native holds the record for longest time spent as the world’s No.1 ranked tennis player – an eye-watering 302 weeks. He hasn’t held the top spot since November 2012.

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King of Wimbledon

0817126001436590239_filepickerIn the summer of 2012, Federer won a record-equalling 7th Wimbledon singles title. This victory matched the records held by his childhood idol, Pete Sampras, and 1880’s star William Renshaw.

$100m Man

Roger Federer is only the second tennis player in history to have made $100 million in career earnings. The first player to do so was Novak Djokovic.

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Season’s Greetings

Roger Federer has won the season-ending ATP Championship a record six times. His last victory came in 2011, despite making the finals in 2012, 2014 and 2015.

Hometown Glory

CC41BC008A894E7DAADB9FC18548EDF4.ashxOf his 88 singles titles, Federer has won his home tournament in Basel a record seven times. This is the same tournament where Federer spent his childhood as a ball boy.

Pride of Switzerland

Federer has won one Olympic Gold Medal and one Davis Cup for Switzerland. His Olympic gold coming at the 2008 games in Beijing where he and Stan Wawrinka won the doubles event. His Davis Cup triumph came in 2014 when he helped the Swiss team to victory over neighbours France.

Keep Up, Buddy

In 2007, as Federer challenged for his fifth Wimbledon title, Nike produced an advert narrated by Tiger Woods. In a battle of “I’ve got more majors than you”, this video shows how the sporting tables have turned over the past 10 years and how Federer’s success has outlasted the golfer once tipped as the most successful athlete of all time. Take a look:

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