Roger Federer has a super date for Slam finals

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Roger Federer has a super date for Slam finals

Roger Federer has retired from tennis, but many records will remain with him for years. The Swiss tennis player, who announced his retirement in a long letter published on social media, still holds some successes that the other two members of the Big 3, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, have not yet managed to scratch.

The number of wins in a main draw, the number of consecutive weeks, the number of titles and wins at Wimbledon: these are all records that the Swiss, who has been absent from the Tour for more than a year, still holds in the circuit.

male. Among these, there is a record that always concerns the Grand Slam tournaments: Roger Federer holds the record, in the Open Era, of 10 consecutive Grand Slam finals. A domain that began in 2005 in Wimbledon, his kingdom, and ended with the US Open in 2007.

In this interval, the Swiss champion turned seven of these titles in his favor: the three Roland Garros titles escaped him, all three going to Rafael Nadal. In this strip, there is also the beginning of the domination of the former number one in two Grand Slams: 5 consecutive titles both in London and in New York, here too no one like him.

Roger Federer has a super date for Slam finals

The second in this ranking of consecutive finals always belongs to Roger Federer. Eight streak of last consecutive acts, m later in time than his absolute record: from Roland Garros in 2008 to the Australian Open 2010.

In this case, the triumphs came four times out of the eight finals played. Not only Rafael Nadal shattering the Swiss's dreams, but an Argentine has also arrived: the victory of Juan Martin Del Potro at the US Open in 2009, which also interrupted the streak of five consecutive titles in New York.

Roger Federer's two great rivals are behind in this particular statistic: Novak Djokovic has stopped in six consecutive Grand Slam finals, starting with the 2015 Australian Open all the way to Roland Garros in 2016. Behind a final is Rafael Nadal: five consecutive finals, from the French Open in 2011 to the same Grand Slam the following year.