Roger Federer turns 40: Greatest stats from the Swiss maestro’s career
- Roger Federer has been part of the Top 100 of the ATP Rankings since 11, October 1999
- He has 39 wins against ‘Big Three’ rivals Novak Djokovic (23) and Rafael Nadal (16)
- He reached 10 consecutive Grand Slam finals from the 2005 Wimbledon to the 2007 US Open, winning 8 of those events
Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer is celebrating his 40th birthday today. The 20-time Grand Slam winner is among the immortals of the sport and is still among the top players in the world, despite his age. He is the only 40-year-old inside the top 100 of the ATP Rankings and is one of the most decorated tennis players of all time.
Here are some stats and memories to remember the Swiss great’s incredible career so far:
1. Roger Federer has been part of the Top 100 of the ATP Rankings since 11, October 1999. He is now the only 40-year-old in that elite list of players.
3. Federer was 38-years-old when he won his last title – the 2019 Swiss Indoors Basel. His hometown tournament is among his favourite titles, having won it 10 times. He has also lifted the Noventi Open title in Halle 10 times.
4. Federer has won his 100th tour-level title at the 2019 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. He was 37-years-old when he reached the milestone, joining Jimmy Connors (109) as the only tennis players to have at least 100 titles. Federer has a total of 103 titles, for which he has defeated players of 51 different nationalities.
5. He is the oldest world no 1 player in history. On 18 June, 2018 at the age of 36, Federer topped the ATP rankings to achieve that feat. He has spent a total of 310 weeks at the summit of the rankings, including a record 237 consecutive weeks from 2004-08.
6. Federer has 34 combined wins against former top 10 players David Ferrer (17-0) and Mikhail Youzhny (17-0) without losing a match.
7. Federer was 32-years-old when on May 6, 2014, his second set of twins – sons Leo and Lenny – were born. He also has a set of twin daughters – Myla and Charlene – with his wife Mirka.
8. He has played in a total of 30 different countries since making his ATP Tour debut in 1998. Overall, he has won 31 titles in 19 different countries.
9. His longest Grand Slam winning run, of 27 matches, was twice broken by Rafael Nadal in 2006 and 2007 at Roland Garros finals.
10. He reached 10 consecutive Grand Slam finals from the 2005 Wimbledon to the 2007 US Open, winning eight of those events. In 262 matches played from 2004 to 2006, he lost a combined total of just 15 matches.