Records, salary, Grand Slam, ... Roger Federer's XXL figures


Future retiree, the legendary Swiss will remain as a legend of his sport. Back in figures on a fabulous career.

Since his professional debut in July 1998 in Gstaad, Roger Federer has accumulated an impressive track record and still holds, on the day of his retirement, a number of records.

-8 and -4: his records against Nadal (16 wins for 24 losses) and Djokovic (23 for 27).

1: Well supported by Stan Wawrinka, he gave Switzerland its only Davis Cup to date, in 2014. In the final in Lille against France, Federer lost his first single against Gaël Monfils, but he then won the double associated with Wawrinka and his single against Richard Gasquet. Wawrinka had won his first single against Gasquet.

5: Federer finished the world No.1 season 5 times (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009). Since 2021, the record has been held by Novak Djokovic who has finished the season at the top of the world hierarchy 7 times.

Roger Federer at the Australian Open Thomas Peter/REUTERS

6: Federer has won the year-end Masters 6 times (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011) which brings together the 8 best players of the season. A record.

6a: Federer has become the sixth player in history to win all four Grand Slam tournaments. The one that resisted him the most was Roland-Garros, where he only won in 2009 when he had already won 5 of his 8 Wimbledons (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007), his 5 US Open (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008) and 3 of his 6 Australian Open (2004, 2006, 2007). Since then, Nadal and Djokovic have also hung on their list of four major titles.

7: twice, Federer saved 7 match points before winning the game. The last time, in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open 2020 against the American Tennys Sandgren.

8: Federer won 8 times at Wimbledon, a record in the London major. Djokovic has won the Australian Open 9 times, and Nadal holds the record for victories in the same tournament, with 14 titles at Roland-Garros.

Roger Federer Charles Platiau / REUTERS

8a: Federer has won 8 doubles titles, including the Olympic gold medal in 2008 in Beijing, associated with Stan Wawrinka.

9: the number of Grand Slam tournaments he has missed in 23 seasons since 1999 and until Wimbledon 2021: Australian Open-1999, 2021, Roland-Garros-2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, US Open-1999, 2016, 2020. Injured in his right knee, he would have missed Wimbledon-2020, but the tournament was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

20: Federer has won 20 Grand Slam singles tournaments: 8 Wimbledon (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2017), 6 Australian Open (2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2017, 2018), 5 US Open (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008) and 1 Roland-Garros (2009). He has two less than Nadal (22) and one less than Djokovic (21). The absolute record of 24 major titles is held by Australian Margaret Court. American Serena Williams has 23.

24: his best ranking in doubles (June 9, 2003).

28: the number of Masters 1000 won between Indian Wells-2004 and Miami-2019. The only two tournaments in this category (just below the Grand Slam tournaments) that he has never won are Monte Carlo and Rome.

36: Federer became the world's oldest No.1 when he returned to the throne in February 2018, at 36 years and 6 months. He reached the top of the world hierarchy for the first time on February 2, 2004 at the age of 22 years and 5 months.

71: the number of tournaments won on hard courts, ahead of grass (19), clay (11) and carpet (2).

81: Federer has played 81 Grand Slam singles tournaments, a men's record shared with Spaniard Feliciano Lopez. From Australia-2000 to Australia-2016, Federer participated in 65 consecutive Majors. The record is held by Feliciano Lopez (79). The Swiss had missed Roland-Garros in 2016 through injury.

Roger Federer Mike Hutchings / PANORAMIC

103: the number of his singles titles. The first in Milan in 2001 and the last in Basel in 2019. Only the American Jimmy Connors did better (109).

310: Federer spent 310 weeks at the top of the world rankings, including 237 consecutive weeks between February 2004 and August 2008. Djokovic broke Federer's record with 373 straight weeks spent at the world top.

369: Federer has won a record 369 Grand Slam singles matches. He is also the only player to date to have won at least 100 matches in two Majors: 102 in Australia and 105 at Wimbledon.

1.251: the number of games won in total in his professional career. The men's record is held by Connors (1274), and the all-time record of 1442 wins was set by Martina Navratilova.

51.954: Federer attracted the largest number of spectators for a tennis match: 51,954 fans attended his exhibition against Rafael Nadal on February 7, 2020 in Cape Town (South Africa).

106,300,000: Federer was the highest paid athlete in the world for the year between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020, with a total of 106.3 million dollars (95.5 M EUR), according to Forbes magazine. Advertising contracts and private partnerships provided him with 100 million of the total.

130.594.339: Federer's tournament winnings (in dollars) double included according to the ATP website.

41: retirement age (he started on the ATP circuit in July 1998, a month before celebrating his 17th birthday).

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