Reminding of stunning Roger Federer stat ahead of Wimbledon



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Reminding of stunning Roger Federer stat ahead of Wimbledon

Former world No. 1 Roger Federer is still the only player in tennis history to have won at least five consecutive titles at two different Grand Slams. Federer, 40, became a Grand Slam champion after he defeated Mark Philippoussis in the 2003 Wimbledon final.

That was just the start of Federer's dominance at The All England Club as the Swiss also made it all the way at The Championships in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. In the 2008 Wimbledon final - considered by some as the greatest match in tennis history - Federer suffered a five-set defeat to Rafael Nadal.

Federer's second big streak started at the US Open in 2004, when he defeated Lleyton Hewitt in the final. After winning his first US Open title, Federer went on to win four more titles at Flushing Meadows in the next four years.

Federer's run at the US Open came to an end in 2009, following a final loss to Juan Martin del Potro.

Federer is a record eight-time Wimbledon champion

19 years later, Federer is a record eight-time champion.

Unfortunately, Federer won't compete at Wimbledon this year as he is still recovering from a knee surgery. Federer last played at Wimbledon, where he was beaten by Hubert Hurkacz in the quarterfinal. "I knew [my knee surgery and recovery] would be a long process but the operation was necessary, I couldn't have played like this after Wimbledon.

Now I hope to be able to get back into the Laver Cup in September," Federer said. When Federer returns, he will make changes and adjustments to his schedule. "[Whether my family will travel with me again for tennis tournaments] is a problem that I would really like to have.

Because that would mean that everything is going well with the knee and the comeback," Federer said. "The advantage is that I won't play 20 tournaments a year like I used to. My program will be manageable, and that's why I'll say: sometimes they'll be there, sometimes they won't."