This page lists various career, tournament, and seasonal achievements by tennis player Roger Federer. He holds the records among male players for: most GS titles (17), most GS finals total (24) and consecutive (10) appearances, consecutive GS semi-final appearances (23), consecutive GS quarter-final appearances (36). He's also one of 3 men to win the Career Grand Slam on 3 different surfaces and shares the record for most titles at Wimbledon (7), US Open (5) and Australian Open (4). His consistency, success and all-round game lead many to assert his status as the greatest men's player in the sport's history.
Federer holds the record for most men's Wimbledons won, at seven; this record is shared by Pete Sampras (open era) and William Renshaw (pre-open era). He also holds the record for most open era men's Australian Opens won (four), shared with Andre Agassi and Novak Djokovic. He also holds the record for most open era men's US Open titles won (five), shared with Sampras and Jimmy Connors. Thus, Federer is the only male player to have won 3 different Grand Slams (4 AU, 7 WM and 5 US) most in the Open Era.
Federer won five consecutive men's titles at Wimbledon from 2003–07, matching a feat achieved only by Björn Borg (1976–80) in the open era.
Federer holds the open-era record for most consecutive US Open titles at five (2004–08), surpassing the old record of 3 consecutive by Lendl and McEnroe.
Federer is the only male player in tennis history to win at least five consecutive titles at two different Grand Slam tournaments (2003–07 WM, 2004–08 US), surpassing the old record of 4 consecutive Grand Slams at two different majors by Borg (1978–81 FR & 1976–80 WM).
Federer is the only male player in tennis history to win the same two Grand Slam tournaments back to back for four consecutive years (2004–07 WM and US), surpassing the previous record of Borg for 3 consecutive years (1978–80 FR and WM)
Federer's victory at the 2004 US Open marked the first time in the open era that any male had won his first four Grand Slam finals. He eventually won his first seven Grand Slam finals before losing to Rafael Nadal in the 2006 French Open final. Federer, Sears, and Renshaw are the only male players in tennis history to win their first seven Grand Slam finals.
At the 2007 Australian Open, Federer became the second man (after Ken Rosewall in 1971) in the open era to win the Australian Open without dropping a set. Federer also became the fourth man in the open era to win a Grand Slam title without dropping a set, other players to do this before Federer were Ilie Năstase at the 1973 French Open and Borg at the 1978 and 1980 French Opens (Nadal subsequently achieved this feat at the 2008 and 2010 French Opens).
At the 2006 Australian Open, Federer became the first man to win three consecutive Grand Slam titles since Sampras in 1993–94. Nadal subsequently achieved this feat at the 2010 US Open and Novak Djokovic completed the same feat at the 2012 Australian Open. Federer repeated this feat at the 2007 Australian Open, making him the only man to achieve this feat twice in the open era.
By winning the 2010 Australian Open, Federer became the only male tennis player to win three different Grand Slam tournaments at least four times each (4 AU, 7 WM, and 5 US).
Federer is the only male player in tennis history to win at least two Grand Slam titles for four consecutive years and five years overall (2004–07 WM and US, 2009 FR and WM).
Federer is the only male player in tennis history to win three Grand Slam tournaments in a calendar year three different times in his career ((2004 AU, WM and US), (2006 AU, WM and US) and (2007 AU, WM and US)). During the Open Era, only Rod Laver (1969 AU, FR, WM and US), Connors (1974 AU, WM and US), Mats Wilander (1988 AU, FR and US), Nadal (2010 FR, WM and US) and Novak Djokovic (2011 AU, WM and US) have won three or more Grand Slams in a calendar year.
Federer (2006 AU, WM and US) is the only player to defend successfully all three Grand Slams the following year one time in his career (2007 AU, WM and US). The remaining three players (Laver, Connors, and Wilander), who won 3 or more Grand Slams in a calendar year before Federer, failed to defend even one Grand Slam next year in their career. Nadal, who won 3 Grand Slams in 2010 (FR, WM and US), could only defend one Grand Slam in 2011 (FR) and Djokovic who also won 3 Grand Slams in 2011 (AU, WM and US) could defend only one Grand Slam (AU) in 2012.
Federer won 12 of his first 14 Grand Slam finals (losing 2 FR), an all-time men's record. This streak included three titles at the Australian Open (2004, 2006–07), five consecutive titles at Wimbledon (2003–07), and four consecutive wins at the US Open (2004–07). His first loss outside of the French Open came at Wimbledon in 2008 at the hands of Nadal.
Federer won his first eight hard-court Grand Slam finals (2004, 2006–07 AU and 2004–08 US), an all-time men's record.
Only Federer (7 WM and 5 US), Sampras (7 WM and 5 US) and Borg (6 FR and 5 WM) have won two different Grand Slam tournaments at least five times.
With his 2012 Wimbledon victory, Federer became only the third male player to win the same Grand Slam seven times in the Open Era. Sampras was the first to achieve this at Wimbledon in 2000. One month prior to Federer's seventh, Nadal also achieved this feat with victory at the 2012 French Open and went on to become the first male to win same grand slam eight times at the 2013 French Open.
By winning the 2007 Australian Open, Federer won his sixth Grand Slam title in his last seven attempts, an open era men's record.
Federer is the only male player in tennis history to win 6 Grand Slam titles in two years (2006–07), 8 in three years (2004–06, 2005–07), and 11 in four years (2004–07). 11 Grand Slam titles in four years is an all-time record, men's or women's.
Federer has faced twelve different opponents and defeated eleven of them in Grand Slam finals (all except Juan Martín Del Potro), an all-time men's record, (1. Philippoussis, 2. Safin, 3. Roddick, 4. Hewitt, 5. Agassi, 6. Baghdatis, 7. Nadal, 8. Gonzalez, 9. Djokovic, 10. Murray, 11. Söderling). Sampras has also faced 12 different opponents and defeated 9 of them in Grand Slam finals (all except Edberg, Safin, and Hewitt), (1. Agassi, 2. Courier, 3. Pioline, 4. Martin, 5. Ivansevic, 6. Becker, 7. Chang, 8. Moya, 9. Rafter).
Federer is the sixth of seven men to win all four Grand Slam titles during his career, with Fred Perry, Don Budge, Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Andre Agassi, and Rafael Nadal being the others. Federer is the third man to win all four in the open era, after Laver and Agassi, and the second man to win all four on three different surfaces (hard, clay, and grass) after Agassi. Nadal has become the third man to achieve this.
Federer in 2009 became the fourth male player in the open era to win the French Open and Wimbledon in the same calendar year after Laver (1969), Borg (three times: 1978–80), and Nadal (twice: 2008 and 2010).
Federer joined Nadal in 2009 as the only male players to simultaneously hold Grand Slam titles on clay, grass, and hard courts (2008 US, 2009 FR and 2009 WM). Federer became the first player to repeat this, doing so with a different sequence of slams, in 2010 (2009 FR, 2009 WM and 2010 AU). Nadal then also repeated the feat in the next 3 tournaments, becoming the first player to achieve this consecutively (2010 FR, 2010 WM and 2010 US).
Only Federer (2006–07 AU, 2003–07 WM and 2004–08 US) and Ivan Lendl (1989–90 AU, 1986–87 FR, 1985–87 US) have won three different Grand Slam tournaments at least two consecutive times each.
Federer is the only player to win at least one bagel set in three different Grand Slam finals (2004 US, 2006 AU and 2006 WM) and the only player to win two bagel sets in a Grand Slam final (2004 US).
From 2004–2007, Federer won 11 of 12 non-clay Grand Slams (except 2005 AU).
Federer won 8 consecutive non-clay Grand Slams (2005 WM – 2007 US).
From 2004–2007, Federer won 7 of 8 hardcourt Grand Slams (except 2005 AU).
Federer is the only player to win each of the four Grand Slam championship finals in straight sets (2004,'07,'10 AU, 2009 FR, 2003,'05 WM, 2004,'07,'08 US)
From 2004 AU – 2010 AU, Federer won 14 of 19 non-clay Grand Slam tournaments.
Federer (2006-07 WM) and Djokovic (2011 WM & US and 2012 AU) are the only players to beat Nadal in a Grand Slam final.
Federer won the most matches and titles on grass than any male player.
Federer has appeared in an all-time men's record 24 Grand Slam finals, the latest being the 2012 Wimbledon. Federer beat the previous record of 19 by Ivan Lendl. Only Chris Evert (34), Navratilova (32), Graf (31) and Court (29) have appeared in more Grand Slams finals than Federer.
Federer is the only male player to reach the final of all four Grand Slam singles tournaments more than three times, with at least five times each (5 AU, 5 FR, 8 WM and 6 US). This broke the previous record of three shared by Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall.
Federer is the only male player in tennis history to reach the final of all four Grand Slam tournaments in back to back calendar years (2006–07) and only the second in the open era to reach all four finals in a single year after Rod Laver in 1969. In 2009, Federer again appeared in all four Grand Slam finals, becoming the only male player in tennis history to achieve this feat twice, and then three times in his career (2006–07, 2009).
Federer is the seventh male player to reach the finals of all 4 Grand Slams, after Laver, Rosewall, Lendl, Edberg, Courier and Agassi, during the Open Era. Later, Nadal joined this elite men group as an eighth player and then Novak Djokovic as the ninth.
Federer never lost a grand slam final in less than 5 sets apart from french open.
Federer reached an all-time men's record ten consecutive Grand Slam finals (2005 WM – 2007 US), breaking the previous men's record of seven set by Jack Crawford in 1934 and won eight of them (except 2006 & 2007 FR, both to Nadal). The previous open era record was four, shared by Laver (1969) and Agassi (2000).
At the 2008 French Open, Federer began another streak of eight consecutive Grand Slam finals (2008 FR – 2010 AU).
Federer is the only male player to appear in eight consecutive Grand Slam finals twice in his career (2005 WM – 2007 US & 2008 FR – 2010 AU).
Federer reached an all-time record 18 finals out of 19 Grand Slam tournaments (2005 WM – 2010 AU, excluding the 2008 AU, where he was knocked out in the semi-final by eventual champion Djokovic). and won twelve of these.
Federer is the only male player in tennis history to reach at least three Grand Slam finals for four consecutive calendar years and five overall (2004, 2006–09).
During the Open era, Federer is the 3rd male to appear in 8 finals of the same grand slam, 8 at Wimbledon. Lendl with 8 US Open finals was the first player to achieve this feat, followed by Sampras who also reached 8 US Open finals. Nadal later joined this elite group by reaching 8 finals at French Open.
Federer (2003–09) is the only man in tennis history to play in seven consecutive Wimbledon finals.
During the Open era, only Federer has reached 8 Wimbledon finals. Sampras (1993–95, 1997–2000) and Boris Becker (1985–86, 1988–90, 1991, 1995) each reached 7 finals.
Federer is the second male player to reach seven consecutive finals at the same Grand Slam tournament (2003–09 Wimbledon), after Lendl who appeared in a record eight consecutive US Open finals (1982–89).
Only Federer (8 WM & 6 US), Borg (6 FR & 6 WM), Connors (6 WM & 7 US) and Sampras (7 WM & 8 US) have appeared in 6 or more finals of two different Grand Slams.
Federer is the only male player to reach at least six consecutive finals at two different Grand Slam tournaments (2003–09 Wimbledon, 2004–09 US Open).
During the Open era, only Federer (2006–09), Rafael Nadal (2005–08 & 2010-13), Lendl (1984–87), and Borg (1978–81) have reached four consecutive French Open men's finals.
Federer (2006–09 FR, 2003–09 WM, 2004–09 US) is the only male player in tennis history to reach at least four consecutive finals at three different Grand Slam tournaments.
Federer, Lendl, Laver, Roy Emerson, and Fred Perry are the only male players in history to reach back to back finals of all four Grand Slam tournaments.
Federer (2006–09) and Borg (1978–81) are the only male players to reach the finals of the French Open and Wimbledon back to back for four consecutive years.
Federer is the first male player to appear in three consecutive Grand Slam Finals (FR, WM, and US) in a calendar year for four consecutive years (2006–09).
Federer is the first male player to appear in Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open finals in a calendar year four times in his career (2004, 2006–07, 2009).
Federer is the first male player to appear in back to back Wimbledon and US Open finals in a calendar year for six consecutive years (2004–09).
Federer is the first male player to appear in two or more Grand Slam finals in a calendar year for six consecutive years (2004–09).
While appearing in two consecutive Australian Open finals, four consecutive French Open finals, seven consecutive Wimbledon finals, six consecutive US Open finals, except for French Open, Federer never lost two consecutive finals at the same Grand Slam.
In 24 Grand Slam final appearances, Federer has lost only to Nadal (six times) and Juan Martín del Potro (once).
In 2008, Federer played the longest Wimbledon final in terms of time (4 hours and 48 minutes).
2008 is the only year in which Federer lost two consecutive Grand Slam Finals (French Open and Wimbledon).
Federer is the only male player to be champion (2004 AU, 2009 FR, 2003 WM, 2004 US) and runner up (2009 AU, 2006 FR, 2008 WM, 2009 US) at all four Grand Slams.
Federer has faced opponents from 10 different countries in Grand Slam Finals. (1. Australia (Philippoussis and Hewitt), 2. Russia (Safin), 3. USA (Agassi & Roddick), 4. Cyprus (Baghdatis), 5. Spain (Nadal), 6. Chile (Gonzalez), 7. Serbia (Djokovic), 8. Britain (Murray), 9. Sweden (Söderling), 10. Argentina (Del Potro)).
Federer has lost only one Australian Open final (2009) out of 5 final appearances (2004, 2006–7, 2009–10), one Wimbledon final (2008) out of 8 final appearances (2003–09,2012) and one US Open final (2009) out of 6 final appearances (2004–09).
Federer has appeared in at least one Grand Slam final for 10 consecutive years (2003–12), behind only Sampras (1992–2002) and Lendl (1981–91) record of 11 consecutive years.
Federer has reached a record 33 Grand Slam semifinals (2003 WM – 2013 AU), which is two more than the previous record set by Jimmy Connors (1974 AU – 1991 US).
Federer reached 23 consecutive Grand Slam semifinals, (2004 WM – 2010 AU) breaking the previous men's record of 10 consecutive Grand Slam semifinals shared by Rod Laver and Ivan Lendl. During this streak he lost to only four different players in the majors: Juan Martín del Potro, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Marat Safin, all top 10 players at the time they defeated Federer and all went on to win the competition in which they beat him. Robin Söderling brought the run to an end in the quarterfinals of the 2010 French Open. During this streak he lost 2 consecutive semifinals only once (2005 AU to Safin and 2005 FR to Nadal).
Federer has reached seven consecutive Wimbledon semifinals (2003–09), which is an all-time men's record.
Federer has reached eight consecutive US Open semifinals (2004–11), tied for second with Lendl (1982–89), and trailing only Connors' twelve consecutive (1974–1985) US Open semifinals.
Federer is the first player to reach at least seven consecutive semifinals in three Grand Slams events (2004–13 AU, 2003–09 WM and 2004–11 US).
Federer is the only male player in the open era to reach five consecutive French Open semifinals (2005–09). In the history of tennis, René Lacoste (1925–29), Henri Cochet (1926–30), and Eric Sturgess (1947–52) are the only male players to have done this, with Sturgess holding the all-time record of six.
Federer has reached ten consecutive Australian Open semifinals (2004–13), which is an open era men's record, four more than Lendl (1985–91, 1986 AU was not held due to change in month from Dec to Jan).
Federer is the only male player in tennis history to reach at least seven semifinals at all four Grand Slam tournaments.
Federer is the only male player in tennis history to reach at least five consecutive semifinals at all four Grand Slam tournaments.
Federer went 450–75 (.857) in sets during his 23 consecutive Grand Slam semis streak.
Federer played 17 consecutive hardcourt Grand Slam semifinals, from the 2004 to the 2012 Australian Open.
Federer has reached 40 quarterfinals in Grand Slam tournaments, second only to Jimmy Connors (with 41 quarterfinal appearances).
Federer has reached a record 36 consecutive quarterfinals in Grand Slam tournaments he has played in (2004 WM - 2013 FR). The previous record was set by Jimmy Connors, who began this streak in the 1973 Wimbledon tournament and set the record at 27 in the 1983 French Open tournament. However, Federer has not missed any Grand Slam tournaments while achieving this record (since 2004 WM), whereas Connors never played in the Australian Open after 1975, and during 1974–78 Connors did not participate in the French Open. Federer lost two consecutive quarterfinals only once (2010 FR to Söderling and 2010 WM to Berdych) during this streak.
Federer has reached a record 9 consecutive quarterfinals in the French Open (2005–2013). Federer also has reached a record 10 quarterfinals overall in the French Open, surpassing the 9 set by Andre Agassi and Guillermo Vilas.
From the 2003 Wimbledon to the 2012 Wimbledon, Federer and Nadal have won an unprecedented 28 out of 37 Grand Slam titles (excluding 2003 US, 2004 FR, 2005 AU, 2008 AU, 2009 US, 2011 AU, 2011 WM, 2011 US and 2012 AU). They have been represented in all but 5 finals (2003 US, 2004 FR, 2005 AU, 2008 AU and 2011 AU).
Either Federer or Nadal was seeded No. 1 for 30 consecutive Grand Slams (2004 FR – 2011 WM).
From 2004–2010, Federer and Nadal have won at least 3 out of 4 Grand Slam titles for 7 consecutive seasons.
Federer and Nadal are the only No. 1 and 2 pair in the open era to contest the French Open and Wimbledon men's finals back to back in a calendar year. They are also the only pair in the history of tennis to contest both of these finals back to back for three consecutive years (2006–08).
They are also the first pair in the open era to have faced each in 4 French Open finals (2006-8 and 2011) and the second of three pairs in the open era to have faced each other in 3 Wimbledon finals; Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg (1988–90), Federer and Nadal (2006-8) and Federer and Roddick (2004-5, 2009). As a result Roger Federer is the only man to have faced two opponents three times in the Wimbledon finals.
During the open era, only two pairs of players have played each other in the final of the same Grand Slam singles tournament three consecutive years: Becker-Edberg (Wimbledon 1988–90) and Federer-Nadal (2006–08 French Open and 2006–08 Wimbledon).
Federer and Nadal are the only No. 1 and 2 pair to win at least 11 consecutive Grand Slam singles tournaments between them (2005 FR – 2007 US). In this period, Federer won 3 consecutive titles at both Wimbledon and the US Open and 2 consecutive titles at the Australian Open, while Nadal won 3 consecutive French Open titles.
Federer and Nadal are the only pair to win at least four consecutive finals at three different Grand Slams during the same period (2005–08 FR for Nadal, 2003–07 WM and 2004–08 US for Federer).
From 2008 French Open to 2010 US Open, the pair won 10 of 11 Grand Slams (except 2009 US).
Federer and Nadal have won 8 consecutive Wimbledon (2003–10) and 9 consecutive French Open (2005–13).
Federer and Nadal have won the Wimbledon and French Open duo for 6 consecutive years (2005–10).
Federer and Nadal have won the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open trio for 4 consecutive years (2005–08) and a fifth time in 2010.
Federer and Nadal have won the Calendar Grand Slam 3 times (2006–07 & 2010).
During open era, only 7 pairs of players have met each other in the final of 3 different Grand Slams. Lendl-Wilander (1983 AU, 1985 FR & 1987 US), Lendl-Becker (1986 WM, 1989 US, 1991 AU), Sampras- Agassi (1990 US, 1995 AU & 1999 WM), Federer-Nadal (2006 FR, 2006 WM & 2009 AU), Nadal-Djokovic (2010 US, 2011 WM, 2012 AU & 2012 FR), Federer-Murray (2008 US, 2010 AU & 2012 WM) and Djokovic-Murray (2011 AU, 2012 US & 2013 WM).
From 2003 WM to 2012 WM, 2008 AU is the only grand slam, in which both Federer and Nadal lost in the same round (semifinal).
Del Potro (2009 US) and Djokovic (2011 US) are the only players to defeat Nadal (2009 US Open semifinal by Del Potro and 2011 US Open final by Djokovic) and Federer (2009 US Open final by Del Potro and 2011 US Open semifinal by Djokovic) in a grand slam in consecutive rounds.
From the 2003 Wimbledon to the 2013 US Open, Federer, Nadal and Djokovic have won 36 out of 42 Grand Slams. If the time period is shortened to the 2005 French Open to the 2012 Wimbledon, they have won 29 out of 30 Grand Slams.
They have won 8 consecutive Australian Opens (2006–13).
They have won 10 consecutive Wimbledons (2003–12).
From 2004 to 2011, they have won seven out of total eight US Opens (except 2009 US Open where Federer was defeated by Del Potro)
From 2004 to 2011, Federer (2004, 2006–07), Nadal (2010) and Djokovic (2011) have won three Grand Slams in a calendar year five times during a span of 8 years. They have all reached the final of each Grand Slam once but Federer is the only one of the three to reach the final of each Grand Slam in a calendar year and has done this three times (2006-7, 2009).
At least one of them appeared in the final of every Grand Slam since, and including, the 2005 French Open. This record accumulates to 35 consecutive Grand Slams and is ongoing.
One of them is seeded first from 2004 French Open to 2013 US Open, 39 consecutive Grand Slams.
All three of them have won 3 or more consecutive titles at one of the 4 majors. (Djokovic 3 AU, Nadal 4 FR, Federer 5 Wimbledon and 5 US Open)
Nadal and Djokovic have won 3 consecutive grand slams, while Federer achieved this feat twice (Federer won 2005 WM to 2006 AU and 2006 WM to 2007 AU, Nadal won 2010 FR to 2010 US, Djokovic won 2011 WM to 2012 AU).
Federer has won most Australian Open (4), most Wimbledon (7) and most US Open(5). Nadal has won most French Open (8). Djokovic has won most Australian Open (4).
All 3 of them have appeared in at least 4 consecutive grand slams finals: 2005 WM to 2007 US (10) and 2008 FR to 2010 AU (8) for Federer, 2011 FR to 2012 FR for Nadal (5) and 2011 WM to 2012 FR for Djokovic (4).
In 2001, Federer ended Pete Sampras's 31-match winning streak at Wimbledon in the fourth round of the tournament.
Federer won his 11th consecutive Grand Slam singles match in straight sets when he defeated Mikhail Youzhny in the fourth round of the 2007 French Open. This tied John McEnroe's open era men's record for the most consecutive straight-set victories in Grand Slam singles tournaments.
Federer's two streaks of 27 consecutive Grand Slam match wins (2005–06, 2006–07) are two wins shy of the open era men's record set by Rod Laver from 1969–70.
Federer's 40 consecutive match wins at Wimbledon (2003–08) was one win shy of the all-time men's record set by Björn Borg from 1976–81.
Federer's 40 consecutive match wins at the US Open (2004–09) is an open era men's record.
Federer is the only player to win 40 consecutive matches at two different Grand Slams (2003–08 WM and 2004–09 US). He is also the only player to win 19 consecutive matches at three different Grand Slams (2006–08 AU).
Federer won 132 (7 Davis Cup singles, 6 ATP finals and 119 Grand Slam matches) consecutive best of 5 set matches when winning the first two sets, from 20th November 2005 (lost to David Nalbandian in the final of the Masters Cup 2005) through the quarterfinals at the 2011 Wimbledon Championships (lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga).
With his defeat of Stanislas Wawrinka in the 4th round of the 2010 French Open he became the first person to win at least eleven consecutive matches at each of the four Grand Slams. Rafael Nadal became the second person to do so with his 4th round win over Gilles Müller at the 2011 US Open.
Federer has the record of most wins achieved at each Grand Slam with 58, surpassing the earlier record held by Lendl with 48 wins.
Federer has the record of most wins at all the Grand Slams with 260 match wins, breaking Jimmy Connors' record of 233.
Federer has won 43 bagel sets in his Grand Slam career.
Federer is the first male player to be seeded first at 18 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments (2004 French Open – 2008 Wimbledon).
Federer is the first male player to be seeded first at 23 Grand Slam tournaments (2004 FR – 2008 WM, 2009 US – 2010 WM, 2012 US), Pete Sampras was seeded first at 22 Grand Slam tournaments (1993 FR - 1993 WM, 1994 AU - 1995 AU, 1996 AU - 1998 US, 1999 WM, 2000 WM, 2001 WM).
Federer either won or lost to the eventual champion in a record 23 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments (2004 Wimbledon – 2010 Australian Open).
Federer either won or lost to the eventual champion or runner up in a record 28 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments (2004 Wimbledon – 2011 French Open).
Federer won an all-time record 124 consecutive matches against players ranked outside of the Top 5 in Grand Slam tournaments (2004 Wimbledon – 2009 US Open). This streak came to an end against Juan Martin del Potro, ranked #6 at the time, in the 2009 US Open finals. Del Potro was ranked #5 in the world the week after the tournament.
Federer won an all-time record 75 consecutive sets in the first round of Grand Slam tournaments (2003 US Open – 2009 US Open). This streak, which included 24 consecutive straight set victories and lasted for six years, came to an end against Igor Andreev at the 2010 Australian Open.
Federer had never lost a Grand Slam match after leading two sets to love, until he was beaten by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the 2011 Wimbledon quarterfinals. Tsonga ended a 178–0 record.
Federer is the first male to achieve 84.6% ratio of Grand Slam finals reached after making it to more than 10 semifinals (22 finals/26 semi-finals), this is between 2003 Wimbledon Championships and 2010 US Open. He has since made it to 24 Grand Slam finals from 33 semi-finals giving him a career ratio of 72.7%. From the 2004 Australian Open to the 2009 US Open he had a ratio of 87% (20 finals/23 semi-finals).
Federer is currently the only male player to have winning percentage over 85% in three Grand-Slam tournaments (all except French Open). Only Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have winning percentage over 80% in all the four Grand-Slam tournaments.
Federer is the only male to achieve winning percentage of 95% in Grand-Slam tournaments in three different seasons (2004, 2006 and 2007).
As of 2013 US Open, Federer's match record in Grand Slam tournaments is 260–41, giving him an 86.4 winning percentage, being third behind Borg (89.8) and Nadal (87.9).
Federer (2004–2011) is the only male player to win at least 20 Grand Slam singles matches for 8 consecutive seasons.
After beating Albert Ramos in the 1st round at Wimbledon 2012, Federer became the only male player to win at least 60 matches or more at 3 different Grand Slams, the three being the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. Jimmy Connors and Pete Sampras have won 60 or more matches at 2 different grand slams, both did it at the U.S. Open and the Wimbledon. Federer is also the only player to win 50 or more matches at all 4 Grand Slam tournaments.
Federer is the only player to have won the ATP World Tour Finals undefeated more than once, doing so five times (2003–04, 2006, 2010–11).
Federer is the only player to win back to back ATP World Tour Finals titles at least three times in his careers (2003–04, 2006–07 and 2010–11).
Federer and Ilie Năstase are the only players to have won four ATP World Tour Finals titles in five years.
Federer (2003–07), Ivan Lendl (1980–88), and Năstase (1971–75) are the only players to reach the final round of at least five consecutive ATP World Tour Finals, with Lendl holding the record at nine consecutive.
Federer is the only player to win the ATP World Tour Finals in three different cities (Houston x2, Shanghai x2 and London x2).
Federer (2003–07, 2010–12), Boris Becker (1985–86, 1988–89, 1992, 1994–1996) and Lendl (1980–88) are the only players to appear in 8 or more WTF finals.
Federer shared the record of 12 consecutive appearances (held alone by Lendl earlier) in the 2013 edition.
Federer has the most career match wins at the event with 44, surpassing Lendl's 39 match wins in the 2012 edition.
Federer has played 8 different opponents in the 8 finals he has reached (Agassi, Hewitt, Nalbandian, Blake, Ferrer, Nadal, Tsonga, Djokovic). This beats the previous shared record of 5 different final opponents for Lendl (Borg, Gerulaitis, McEnroe(x3), Becker(x3), Wilander), Becker (Lendl(x3), Edberg, Courier, Sampras(x2), Chang) and Pete Sampras (Courier, Stich, Becker(x2), Kafelnikov, Agassi)
Federer shares the record of 14 straight wins with Lendl. Federer also has had two winning streaks of 12.
Federer has won a record 15 hard-court Masters series titles.
Federer was the first player to win four ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles in a season (2005). Rafael Nadal (4 titles in 2005, 5 titles in 2013) and Novak Djokovic (5 titles in 2011) have since matched or surpassed this. Federer won four out of the five events he played that year (2005) for a record 80% season win rate in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events.
Federer and Nadal are the only players to win four ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles in a season twice (2005–06). His 8 titles in two years, 11 in three years, and 13 in four years are record achievements.
Federer, Djokovic and Nadal are the only players to reach the finals of six ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles in a season. Federer reached the final of six out of the seven events he played in 2006, establishing a record of 86% of ATP World Tour Masters 1000 finals reached in a season.
Federer, Djokovic and Nadal are the only players to have reached the finals at all of the current 9 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments.
Federer is the only player to have played a Masters 1000 final in 11 different cities (2002 Miami, 2002 Hamburg, 2003 Rome, 2004 Indian Wells, 2004 Toronto, 2005 Cincinnati, 2006 Monte Carlo, 2006 Madrid, 2007 Montreal, 2010 Shanghai, and 2011 Paris). He was able to achieve this feat due to Hamburg being replaced with Shanghai in 2009 and also because the Canadian event alternates between Toronto and Montreal each year.
Federer and Nadal have competed against each other in a record ten ATP World Tour Masters 1000 finals (tied with Nadal-Djokovic).
Federer was the first to win nine consecutive finals (2004 Indian Wells – 2006 Miami), later equalled by Nadal (2005 Monte Carlo – 2007 Rome). They ended each other's streaks.
Federer is the only player to win all four North American ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events at least twice. He has won these tournaments 13 times in total (IW x4, MI x2, CA x2, CI x5), tied with Andre Agassi (IW x1, MI x6, CA x3, CI x3). Federer and Agassi have both retained 3/4 of these tournaments - a record. Federer (IW x2, MI x1, CI x1) and Agassi (MI x3, CA x1, CI x1).
Federer has won a record four titles at the Indian Wells Masters (2004, 2005, 2006 & 2012), and is the only player to win three in a row (2004–06). Federer is also the only player to win the first two ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events of the year (the Indian Wells-Miami double) two years in a row (2005–06).
Federer has won a record five titles at the Cincinnati Masters (2005, 2007, 2009, 2010 & 2012).
In winning two of these titles (Hamburg 2007 & Madrid 2009), Federer prevented Nadal from winning all three clay court ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events in the same year, a feat that was finally achieved by Nadal in 2010 winning the masters titles in Monte Carlo, Rome and Madrid. Federer also ended Nadal's longest winning streak of 81 consecutive matches on clay, and Nadal's third longest winning streak of 33 consecutive matches on clay.
Federer is the only player to have won three masters series events at least four times each (Indian Wells, Hamburg/Madrid, Cincinnati).
Federer won 29 consecutive Tennis Masters Series matches before losing to Nadal in the final of the 2006 Masters Series Monte-Carlo. This was a record until Djokovic won 31 consecutive matches in 2011.
Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic are the only players to play 4 or more finals in a row. Federer played 4 finals in a row three times (Indian Wells 2006 – Rome 2006, Hamburg 2007 – Madrid 2007, Madrid 2010 – Shanghai 2010). Djokovic played 4 finals in a row in 2011, and Nadal played 5 finals in a row also in 2011.
Federer is currently the third player with more Masters 1000 titles (21) just after Nadal (26) and Ivan Lendl, who holds 22 Super high category Grand Prix Championship Series (1970–89) and ATP Championship Series single week (1990–92) titles.
As of Monday, 29 October 2012 Federer had been ranked world no. 1 for a record total of 302 weeks (three separate periods), surpassing Pete Sampras record (286 weeks, eleven separate periods). The only other players to rank no. 1 for more than 200 weeks in total are Ivan Lendl (270 weeks, eight separate periods) and Jimmy Connors (268 weeks, 9 separate periods). Only Martina Navratilova (331 weeks) and Steffi Graf (377 weeks) have spent more weeks as no. 1 than Federer.
Federer is the first male player to be ranked no. 1 for 300 weeks.
Federer is the first player, male or female, to rank no. 1 for more than 200 consecutive weeks.
Federer is the first player, male or female, to be ranked and seeded no. 1 at three Olympics (consecutive as well as overall), at Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012, breaking the previous record of one.
Federer is second of three men to regain the year-end no. 1 ranking (2009) along with Ivan Lendl (1989) and Rafael Nadal (2010).
Federer is the third man to hold the year-end no. 1 ranking for at least five years (2004–07, 2009) after Jimmy Connors (1974–78) and Pete Sampras (1993–98).
Federer is the fourth man to hold the year-end no. 1 ranking for at least four consecutive years (2004–07) after Connors (1974–78), John McEnroe (1981–84), and Sampras (1993–98)
Federer is the fifth man to be ranked world no. 1 every week during a calendar year (2005–07). The others are Connors, Lendl, Sampras, and Lleyton Hewitt. Federer is the only man to do so for three consecutive years (2005–07).
Until losing the world no. 1 ranking to Rafael Nadal on August 18, 2008, Federer was the top ranked player for a record 237 consecutive weeks, surpassing the previous record of 160 consecutive weeks held by Connors. 237 consecutive weeks is the record for both males and females surpassing the previous record of 186 consecutive weeks held by Steffi Graf.
Federer was no. 1 for 237 weeks during the first period (February 2, 2004 – August 17, 2008), 48 weeks during the second period (6 July 2009 – 6 June 2010) and 17 weeks during the third period (July 9, 2012 - November 4, 2012).
Federer is the first player, male or female, to rank no. 1 for 285 weeks in total in only two periods.
Federer is the first and only player to finish the year as a top two player in the world for eight consecutive years (2003–10) and total nine years (2003–10, 2012).
Federer was ranked in the top two in the world for a record 346 consecutive weeks (November 17, 2003 – July 4, 2011).
Federer has been ranked in the top two for 418 total weeks, as of Monday 6 May 2013, surpassing Sampras's 376 weeks, which is the record since the ATP rankings have been updated every week from the 25th of June 1984 (Ivan Lendl spent 303 weeks in the top-2 after the 25th of June 1984 and might have spent just over 100 weeks, maybe 2 years in total, there before as well).
Federer is the only man to reach all four Grand Slam finals as both the no. 1 ranked player (2006 AU, 2006 FR, 2004 WM, 2004 US) and the no. 2 ranked player (2004 AU, 2009 FR, 2009 WM, 2008 US). He has won each of the four Grand Slams while ranked no. 2, and three of the four Grand Slams while ranked no. 1 (with the French Open being the exception).
Federer is the fourth male player to be no. 1 for more than 5 years (260 weeks) in total. The first male player to pass the 5 year mark was Connors, followed by Lendl and Sampras. These four players combined have ruled the ATP Top ranking for almost 22 years out of 39 years. (Ilie Năstase was the first player to rank no. 1 on Aug 23, 1973).
Federer is the only active player to be ranked in the year end top 10 for eleven consecutive years.
Either Federer or Rafael Nadal was ranked no. 1 for a record 387 consecutive weeks from February 2, 2004 (7 years and 23 weeks). This consecutive streak was broken when Nadal lost the no. 1 ranking to Novak Djokovic on July 4, 2011.
Federer held the record for the largest ATP point lead in 2006 prior to the doubling of point values and would hold the lead today with an adjusted point lead of 6,030 points versus Nadal's 5,245 point lead under the new system in 2011.
In a semifinal of the 2004 Tennis Masters Cup, Federer won a second set tiebreak against Marat Safin 20–18. It was the longest tiebreak in terms of the number of points played (38) since the tiebreak was introduced (the record is tied with five other tiebreaks). It is also the longest tiebreak in Tennis Masters Cup history.
At 77 games, Federer's 2009 Wimbledon singles final against Andy Roddick was the longest Grand Slam singles final by number of games since the introduction of the tiebreaker.
The final set of the 2009 Wimbledon final, which ended 16–14, was the longest final set of a Grand Slam final by number of games played (30). The final (77th) game of the final was the first in which Federer broke Roddick's serve, giving Roddick the record for the greatest number of consecutive service holds in a Grand Slam final (36).
The 50 aces that Federer served in the 2009 Wimbledon final is the seventh highest number in a tour match since 1991. It is also the most that have been served in a Grand Slam final.
From 2003–08, Federer won an all-time record 65 consecutive matches on grass courts before losing to Rafael Nadal in the epic 2008 Wimbledon final. He was extended to five sets only twice during this streak and lost a total of 16 sets (170–16).
From 2005–06, Federer won a record 56 consecutive matches on hard courts before losing to Nadal in the 2006 Dubai final. Federer also holds the second longest streak on hard courts of 36 consecutive wins (2006–07). Over a period of 25 months (February 2005 – February 2007), Federer went 111–2 (98.2%) on hard courts.
Federer won a record 26 consecutive matches against top ten ranked opponents. The streak lasted for 16 months (October 2003 – January 2005), when he lost to Safin in a semifinal of the Australian Open. Federer also holds the second longest winning streak against top ten opponents of 17 (2006–07).
Federer won an all-time record 41 consecutive matches against American players before losing to Mardy Fish in a semifinal of the 2008 Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, California. This streak began against James Blake at the 2003 US Open lasted for 55 months.
Federer holds the record for most consecutive singles wins in North America, winning 55 straight matches before losing to Andy Murray in August 2006. (This loss also stopped Federer's streak of 17 consecutive finals reached, just one shy of Ivan Lendl's record 18 consecutive finals in 1981 and 1982.)
Federer is the only player in the open era to hold seven winning streaks of twenty matches or more. Federer's first streak was 23 matches in mid-2004. The second streak was 26 matches spanning the latter half of 2004 and early 2005. The third streak was 25 matches in early 2005. The fourth streak was 35 matches at the end of 2005. The fifth (and longest) streak started at the 2006 US Open and ended after 41 victories on March 11, 2007, which included tournament victories at the US Open, Tokyo, ATP Masters Series in Madrid, Davidoff Swiss Indoors in Basel, Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, the Australian Open in Melbourne, and the Dubai Duty Free Men's Open. His sixth streak was 21 matches and included titles in Madrid, Roland Garros and Wimbledon during 2009. The seventh (most recent) streak was 24 and included titles in Basel, Paris, and the World Tour Finals in 2011 as well as matches won in Doha and ended when he lost to Nadal in semifinals of the Australian Open 2012.
Federer has won an open era record 13 grasscourt titles.
Federer has won an all-time record 52 hardcourt titles. Federer is the only player to win 50 titles on a particular surface.
Federer is the only player to win at least ten titles each on clay, grass, outdoor hardcourt and indoor hardcourt in the open era.
By 2005, Federer had won singles and doubles titles on all four surfaces: hardcourt, clay, carpet, and grass. (Singles: Sydney 2002 (hard), Hamburg 2002 (clay), Milan 2001 (carpet), and Halle 2003 (grass); Doubles: Rotterdam 2001 (hard), Gstaad 2001 (clay), Moscow 2002 (carpet), and Halle 2005 (grass)). He has also won singles and doubles titles on indoor and outdoor hardcourts.
Federer is the second player to record more than 500 match wins on hardcourts after Andre Agassi (598) and the third player overall per any court type (Guillermo Vilas leads with 629 match wins on clay). Federer is the only player to record more than 500 match wins on hardcourts and 100 match wins on grasscourts.
Federer is the first player to hold the record for the most titles in four different tournament categories at the same time (March 18 - April 22, 2012, May 13–21, 2012, and August 19, 2012 - March 2, 2013) - 16/17 GS (outright), 6 YEC (outright), 19/20/21 Masters 1000 (tied but surpassed) and 12 ATP 500 (tied but surpassed). Pete Sampras retired holding the record for the most titles in three different tournament categories - 14 GS (outright but surpassed), 5 YEC (tied but surpassed), 12 ATP 500 (outright but surpassed).
Federer is the only player to win tournaments on four different continents in three different seasons (2004, 2006 and 2007). Pete Sampras is the only other player to achieve this feat in consecutive seasons (1993 and 1994).
Federer has won singles tournaments in an open era record 18 different countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Portugal, Qatar, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States.
Federer has won 77 titles in his career, tied with McEnroe for the third most singles titles won by a tennis player in the open era (17 GS, 6 YEC, 21 Masters 1000, 12 ATP 500 Series, 21 ATP 250 Series). In the open era only Connors (109) and Ivan Lendl (94) have won more titles than Federer in their career.
Federer has appeared in 113 finals during his career, third in the Open Era, behind Connors and Lendl.
Federer by reaching the Basel finals in 2013 shared the record of appearing in most (10) finals at a single tournament, held alone by Vilas earlier.
In 2004, Federer became the eighth player in the open era to win at least 11 singles titles in a year and was the first male player in tennis history to win at least 10 titles in a season without losing in a tournament final.
In 2005, Federer became the fourth player in the open era to win at least 11 singles titles in a year twice and the first to do so in consecutive years since Jimmy Connors from 1973–74.
In 2006, Federer reached the final in 16 of the 17 tournaments he played, setting a new record of 94.1 percent finals appearances and was also the first man since Thomas Muster in 1995 to win 12 titles in one year. Federer is the only player in the open era to have won at least 10 singles titles in each of three consecutive years.
From 2004 through 2006, Federer won 94.3% of his singles matches (247–15) and 69.4% of the singles tournaments he entered (34 titles in 49 tournaments, including eight of twelve Grand Slam tournaments).
Federer won 80% of his matches each year for 10 consecutive years (2003–2012), second only to Connors who holds the record with 12 consecutive years (1973–1984).
Federer won 90% of his matches each year for 3 consecutive years (2004–2006). Borg won 90% of his matches each year for a record 4 consecutive years (1977–1980).
Federer has the highest career winning percentage in tiebreaks since the introduction of the tiebreak - 65.3% (at the end of the 2013 season).
Federer won 31 consecutive sets (10 consecutive straight-set matches) beginning with his Tennis Masters Cup round robin match against Andy Roddick on November 14, 2006, and ending with his first round match against Kristian Pless at the Dubai Tennis Championships on February 26, 2007. Federer also won 30 consecutive sets (12 consecutive straight-set matches) from 2004–05 and 28 consecutive sets (11 consecutive straight-set matches) in 2008.
Federer has earned over $79,000,000 in prize money - a record.
In 2007, Federer earned a then record U.S. $10,130,620 in prize money, surpassing his own previous record of $8,343,885 set in 2006. Novak Djokovic holds the current record as he earned U.S. $12,803,737 in prize money in 2012.
Federer is the fourth male player to win both the Junior and Senior Wimbledon singles titles in his career after Bjorn Borg (1972 Junior Champion, 5 time Senior Champion), Pat Cash (1982 Junior Champion, 1987 Senior Champion) and Stefan Edberg (1983 Junior Champion, 1988 & 1990 Senior Champion). Federer was Junior Champion in 1998 and has since won the Senior title 7 times.
Federer is the fourth male player to win more than 900 singles matches after Connors (1243), Lendl (1071) and Vilas (926). Only Martina Navratilova (1442) and Chris Evert (1309) have won more singles matches.