The Historic Records Set By Roger Federer - UBITENNIS
Connect with us

ATP

The Historic Records Set By Roger Federer

An extraordinary career has set some extraordinary records.

Published

on

The debate surrounding who should be named the greatest of all time will continue for years to come but there is one way a player can prove their worth – through facts and figures. 

Roger Federer’s announcement that he will be retiring from the sport brings the end of an era for tennis. Forbes has confirmed him to be one of the highest-earning athletes in history. In their 2022 list, the Swiss maestro placed seventh with an estimated on-field earning of $0.7M and off-court earnings of $90M.

Finances aside, Federer’s legacy can also be seen through the numerous milestones he has achieved throughout his career. There are many to choose from but here are the main records that have been set by Federer. Some of these could be broken soon, some may not be broken for years. 

Tournament wins 

Federer incredibly holds the record for most wins at 10 different separate tournaments. His stand-out tally is at Wimbledon where he has recorded a staggering 105 victories to coincide with his record eight trophies won at the event. He has also surpassed the 100 benchmark at the Australian Open with 102 victories under his belt. 

Outside of the Grand Slams, he has scored 75 wins in Basel, 69 in Halle and 66 in Indian Wells.

Full list:-

  • Wimbledon 105
  • AustralianOpen 102 
  • Swiss Indoors (Basel) 75
  • Halle 69
  • BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells) 66
  • ATP Finals 59
  • Dubai Tennis Championships 53
  • Western and Southern Open (Cincinnati) 47
  • Rotterdam Open 28
  • Doha Open 27

The oldest champion

Federer’s longevity in tennis has enabled him to hold various milestones of being the oldest player to win a certain title. Perhaps the most extraordinary aspect of this is that it was more than a decade ago when he first broke a tournament record for the oldest winner. That was at the 2011 ATP Finals in London. 

After turning 35, he also set records in Indian Wells (35), Wimbledon (35), Shanghai Masters (35), Rotterdam (36), Stuttgart (36), Dubai (37), Miami (37), Halle (37) and Basel (38). 

No.1 history

In the Pepperstone ATP rankings, Federer holds two records. In 2018 he became the oldest player to reach No.1 in history at the age of 36. During his career, he has held the top spot for 310 weeks, including a record 237 weeks in a row. 

Success in the majors

In the Grand Slams, the Swiss lead the way with a total of 369 main draw wins. At present, he is the only ATP player to reach the semi-final of a major on 46 separate occasions and the quarter-final stage 58 times. 

Federer is also the only player to have reached four Grand Slam finals within the same season three times. 

Compared to rivals Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, he is the only one to have won three different majors at least five times or more. He is also the only person to have won two different majors five times in a row. 

ATP Tour overall

On the ATP Tour only Federer has won 10 or more titles on grass, clay and hard court’s. He has never retired from a match in his career, having played 1,526 singles (winning 1,251) and 223 doubles (winning 131) matches.

ATP

Jack Draper Wins In Stuttgart, Potentially Faces Andy Murray in Round Two

Published

on

Jack Draper – ATP Monaco di Baviera 2024 (foto via Twitter @atptour)

Britain’s Jack Draper tight first round win headlined the opening day’s results at the Boss Open 2024 in Stuttgart – and possibly faces a second-round match with Andy Murray who takes on Marcos Giron tomorrow.

Less than 24 hours from the last ball being hit at Roland Garros, the ATP Tour had already switched surfaces onto the grass, and 22-year-old Draper was well tested but ultimately came through in two tie-breakers over Sebastian Ofner.

The sixth seed’s 7-6, 7-6 win contained just one break of serve each, both coming in the second set, as serve dominated proceedings on the faster grass courts in Germany.

While the Austrian won 75% on his first serve, Draper won a whopping 89% behind his first delivery as well as hitting eight aces. These kind of service stats will surely take him far during the grass court season.

“I thought it was a really good match,” Eurosport quoted Draper saying after his match. 
“Both of us played really clean tennis, executing really well.
“When it came down to it, I’m glad I competed really well and got over the line – it’s good to be back on the grass as well.”

There were also wins for Germany’s Yannick Hanfmann who won 6-3, 6-3 over wildcard Henri Squire, while compatriot Dominik Koepfer won in three sets over China’s Zhizhen Zhang 4-6, 7-6, 7-6. 

Continue Reading

ATP

Carlos Alcaraz Still Owns A Magical Racket

Published

on

The legend of Carlos Alcaraz and his magical racket lives on.

The 21-year-old Spaniard executed one magical shot after another with his racket and legs  Sunday afternoon in the French Open final. That bit of magic spelled defeat for Germany’s Alexander Zverev.

This was a final to remember, one of the great matches of all the Grand Slams. It just wasn’t in the cards for the 26-year-old Zverev to finally win a Grand Slam title.

HE HAD IT, THEN HE DIDN’T

Both players seemed to play a game of “he had it and then he didn’t.”

Alcaraz appeared to have everything under control in the first set, but Zverev rushed through the second set and then made a comeback from 5-2 down in the third set to win five straight games.

Zverev had everything going for him when he started the fourth set with a two-set advantage. It appeared that all the 6-6 Zverev had to do was to continue playing his masterful game of big serves and mighty ground strokes.

But Zverev couldn’t get started in the fourth set until he was down 4-0. So much for a smooth and easy ride to a Grand Slam title. By then, the magic of Alcaraz was heating up.

MAGIC OF ALCARAZ HEATING UP

Zverev still had his chances, even when he fell behind 2-1 in the fifth set. He had to feel pretty good about his chances when he took a triple break point lead against Alcaraz’s serve and appeared ready to even the set at 2-2. Even after Carlos came up with a winner to bring the  game score to double break point.

Zverev still was ready to even the entire match.

That’s when everything seemed to go haywire for the German, while all the while, Alcaraz was able to repeatedly come up with his magical shots as the Spaniard made critical shots that looked almost impossible to make.

ALCARAZ HEADED FOR GREATNESS

Everything for Zverev was lost in the magical racket of Alcaraz.

What was then initially called a game-ending Alcaraz double fault and a 2-2 deadlock quicky reversed itself and Alcaraz stayed alive by winning the next three points while taking a 3-1 advantage.

Zverev did get back to a 3-2 deficit and had a break point in the sixth game, but that was it for the hopes of Zverev. The last two games went rather easily in favor of Alcaraz to wrap up a 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 victory for Alcaraz.

That moved the Spaniard to a higher level of success on the ATP Tour. He became the youngest man to win Grand Slam titles on all of the different surfaces, clay, grass and hard courts.

Carlos Alcaraz and his magical racket appear to be headed for greatness.

James Beck was the 2003 winner of the USTA National Media Award  for print media. A 1995 MBA graduate of The Citadel, he can be reached at Jamesbecktennis@gmail.com. 

Continue Reading

ATP

Tsitsipas Brothers Hit With Trio Of Fines At French Open

Published

on

Stefanos Tsitsipas and his brother Petros have been fined more than 20,000 euros for multiple violations of the coaching rules at this year’s French Open. 

The brothers received a financial penalty during three different matches that they played in. Two of those were in the second and third rounds of the men’s doubles tournament. Furthermore, Stefanos was also penalised during his singles quarter-final match against Carlos Alcaraz, which he lost in straight sets. According to French newspaper L’Equipe, all three of those fines were issued as a result of coaching rules being broken.

Ironically, coaching is allowed during matches at the French Open but certain rules must be followed. ‘Verbal’ coaching can only be issued from the coaches and their team if they are sitting in the designated player’s box. Instructions must be limited to a few words and can only be given if the player is in the same half of the court as their coach. Although non-verbal coaching is allowed regardless of what side the player is on. Finally, players can’t start a conversation with their coach unless it is during a medical break, a bathroom break or when their opponent is changing clothes.

However, the Tsitsipas brothers have been found in violation of these rules, which is likely due to their animated father in the stands who is also their coach. Apostolos Tsitsipas has been given coaching violations in the past at other events, including the 2022 Australian Open. 

The value of the fines are €4,600 and €9,200 for the Tsitsipas brothers in the doubles, as well as an additional €7,400 just for Stefanos in the singles. In total, the value of their fines is €21,200. However, the penalty is unlikely to have an impact on the duo whose combined earnings for playing in this year’s French Open amount to roughly €495,000. 

So far in the tournament, the highest single fine to be issued this year was against Terence Atmane who hit a ball out of frustration that struck a fan in the stands. Atmane, who later apologised for his actions, managed to avoid getting disqualified from the match. Instead, he was fined €23,000. 

Continue Reading

Trending