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Roger Federer - The King of records

Roger Federer´s impressive record in the Slams, but what is still missing in the Swiss´ board?
Editors Thoughts  11 Jul 2012 - 21:44 / by Federico Coppini / reads 15463.
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Roger Federer

With his seventh Wimbledon title, Roger Federer reaches 17 Slams won and he is now certain to surpass the record of the number of weeks at number of the ATP rankings (286). That records is currently held by Pete Sampras.

Roger Federer is also the only one who did 3 "Small Slam" in the same year (2004, 2006, 2007) and to have won at least 4 titles in 3 different majors. He's also one of four players in the Open era to have won all four Majors (with Rod Laver, Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal). He's the only player to have played 24 Grand Slam finals and the only one to have won 10 in a row (from Wimbledon 2005 U.S. Open in 2007). In addition, he's the only one to have played in at least 5 finals for each Grand Slam, and played in the final at Wimbledon 8 times. Federer has won a total of 244 matches in Grand Slams, and of course is the man who has won the most sets and games in Grand Slam play. 

Another little known statistic allows us to better understand the dominance of Roger Federer in Slams: between Roland Garros 2004 (loss to Kuerten) and the U.S. Open in 2009, he had not lost to any player outside of the top 5. Juan Martin Del Potro beat him in the final of that year. Between 2004 and 2010, Federer lost to only four players in Slams: Safin, Nadal, Djokovic and Del Potro.

The figures are impressive, especially since Roger Federer's career is far from complete. But what can he still beat?

The Davis cup comes to mind. He has not played in a final there, and has rarely played at all. .

Winning a gold medal in singles is also a major objective for the Swiss. He is also missing the Masters 1000 titles from Monte Carlo and Rome.

It will be tough to beat Graf's record of 377 weeks at number one, but we put nothing past Federer. And, of course, the goal of 20 Slams is still alive...

What's next for the Swiss?

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