4 unbelievable records held by Roger Federer
Roger Federer may be at the 4th spot in the men’s tennis ATP singles rankings, behind Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem, but for many, he will always remain number one.
Federer is the only male tennis player to emerge victorious in two different Grand Slam events six times (Australian Open and Wimbledon). Not only that, the maestro has also won two Grand Slams five consecutive times (Wimbledon, 2003-07 and US Open, 2004-08).
There may be an argument that if you play for more than two decades, you ought to break many records. But, how does one do that? How many others have managed to achieve the longevity that Federer has? For the sheer length of time that the Swiss has been at the top of his game, he deserves the title of the GOAT.
Federer has won 103 titles, including 20 Grand Slams. Below, we look at four other of his records which will almost be impossible to be surpassed in the future; at least in the recent future.
Consecutive quarter-finals in the Slams
Federer has made it to 36 consecutive quarterfinals in the Slams. A streak that began in Wimbledon 2004 and came to an end only at the French Open 2013. The spell was broken in the second round at the All England Club 2013 after a loss against Sergiy Stakhovsky. Federer also reached 23 consecutive semi-finals in the Majors.
Reaching consecutive semi-finals from Wimbledon 2004 to the Roland Garros 2010
Another amazing record through which he can easily stake his claim to be among the best that tennis has ever seen, if not the best. Between Wimbledon 2004 and the Roland Garros 2010, the Swiss Maestro reached consecutive semi-finals at the Majors. His record of reaching 10 consecutive finals in the Slams is also as impressive as it gets.
Undefeated in semis from Wimbledon 2005 to Australian Open 2008
There was no tennis player who could beat Roger Federer in the semis between Wimbledon 2005 and Australian Open 2008. It was finally in the Australian Open 2008 when Roger was beaten in the semi-final by Novak Djokovic.
Only player to win 5 Wimbledon and US Open titles in a row
Roger Federer has won five consecutive titles in two different Grand Slams. He aced the Wimbledon and the US Open five times in a row. In fact, he is the only player in history to achieve the feat in two different Majors – at Flushing Meadows, from 2004 to 2008 and at the Championships, from 2003 to 2007.