Roger Federer is certainly one of the best players to ever hit a tennis court. So we asked ourselves: how many 6-0 did Federer give his opponents? Throughout his career, Maestro Roger has served as many as 95 bagels (a term used in tennis to indicate 6-0) to his opponents.
The number seems, at first glance, incredible, but his arch-rivals were no less. Serbian Novak Djokovic has reached the same number, while Rafael Nadal has even trimmed 112. The Swiss triumphs, however, in another statistic. Roger Federer has in fact only suffered four bagels in his entire long career.
His two rivals suffered 10 (Djokovic) and 15 (Nadal) respectively. Of the 95 6-0 trimmed in his career, there are two that will surely remain in the king's memory. The first dates back to the tournament in Hamburg in 2007.
The final is between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, fresh winner of 81 consecutive matches on clay. In the third set, however, Federer prevails 6-0, a result that stops the Spaniard's streak and gives the master the first German title.
The second was in the 2012 Cincinnati final. Fifth title on American soil for Federer in 60 76 over Novak Djokovic. On that occasion, the Swiss gave the first and last 60 to the current no. 1 in the world. In a recent interview, former World No.4 Kei Nishikori spoke about the recent comeback of Roger Federer.
He called him a monster who played two great matches at the ATP Doha 2021.
Nishikori talks about Roger Federer
“Roger Federer is a monster,” began Kei Nishikori. “In a good way. He played two solid matches, that was unexpected.
He played a pretty good game. Of course, having been one year off he was a little bit off, you know. But he still played great. Not everybody could do that,” added the US Open 2014 runner-up. Nishikori feels that Federer can surely make a much more convincing come back once he is fully fit.
He mentioned that he would also want to play a couple of matches with him after his return. In the same interview, Nishikori also admitted that Federer still has the potential of winning more Grand Slams. “Hopefully, he can come back strong and we can play a couple of matches,’ he said.
‘I always enjoyed playing against him and I’m sure he can come back winning Slams again,” concluded the 31-year-old. Along with Nishikori, fans also have very high expectations from the Swiss Maestro. He last won a Major in 2018 and things will get even more challenging for him after his return as he’ll turn 40 soon.