Friday, November 11, 2011

Roger Federer Notches 800th Win

It's been ages since I last talked about tennis, but had to jump back to congratulate Roger Federer on achieving yet another milestone in his already storied career. Federer notched his 800th career victory after he beat Juan Monaco at the Paris Masters today. He becomes to the 7th man to reach that point joining Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, Guillermo Vilas, John McEnroe, Andre Agassi, and Stefan Edberg in a very exclusive club.

He managed this incredible feat on 11/11/11 so in honor of Federer and 11/11/11, in no particular order, here are 11 of Federer's career stats that are most impressive to me:
  • Ranked #1 for a record 237 consecutive weeks.
  • Won a men's record of 16 Grand Slam titles (on all surface).
  • Reached a record of 23 consecutive Grand Slam semifinals.
  • Reached a record of 30 consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinals (ongoing!).
  • Won five consecutive titles at Wimbledon and the US Open.
  • Named as the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for four consecutive times.
  • Seeded 1st in 18 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments.
  • Played all four Grand Slam finals ranked as the #1 and #2 ranked player.
  • Won a record 24 straight finals from October 2003 through September 2005.
  • Holds all-time record of winning consecutive matches on grass (65) and hard courts (56).
  • Won all five tournament types in a single season (Slam, Tour Finals, Masters, 500, and 250).

This list is just the top of the iceberg in terms of all the records, awards, and statistics that Federer has amassed in his professional tennis career and here's hoping that there will be many more to come.

1 comment:

  1. He had a great carrier and he notches 800th win in the Paris master by defeating the Juan Monaco and good news is this we also win his 100th final by winning this masters cup and then WTF 2011 also a become first player to win 6 year ended championships.


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