Over the course of their careers Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have achieved and surpassed an incredible number of records. These last twenty years have seen them protagonists of great successes, just remember that the three of them together have won 58 Grand Slam titles and there are many data that can insert these three athletes as the three best tennis players of all time.
Recently, precisely in early March, Novak Djokovic reached yet another career record, beating Roger Federer's record of 310 weeks at the top of the ATP ranking. Currently the Serbian is number one in the world and this incredible new record seems destined to grow even more.
Despite this, Federer's records are still many and the former tennis player, the American Mardy Fish, thought of a couple of them. Responding to some tweets from insiders, the former tennis player (former top Ten) Mardy Fish recalled a couple of the Swiss champion's achievements that will hardly ever be overcome.
When it comes to Slam tournaments, Roger Federer has in fact reached the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam for 33 consecutive times and has even arrived 23 times in a row in the semi-finals of Grand Slam tournaments. This incredible record was born in Wimbledon 2004 and lasted until the 2013 edition of Wimbledon: for nine years in a row Roger Federer reached these final stages of a Grand Slam tournament.
Incredible numbers considering that in these 23 consecutive semifinals Federer has won on 20 occasions. The data in Roger Federer's Slam tournaments are extraordinary and therefore in addition to the 20 victories in the Slams, these two particular cases are also to be included.
In this 2021 Roger Federer participated only in the Doha tournament, but unless there are some sensational twists, the Swiss champion will return to clay for the Masters 1000 in Madrid, a tournament that will help him in his preparation for Roland Garros and especially for the its main seasonal goals, the Wimbledon tournament and the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games.
In a recent interview, Indian legend Mahesh Bhupathi praises the Swiss Maestro.
Bhupathi reflects on Roger Federer
“Roger Federer won't be the GOAT, but he will remain the best looking player to watch. Novak Djokovic is gaining points that he had no chance of winning due to his physical form.
Rafael Nadal comes off with bursts on the forehand. It’s a steamroller. But with Federer it's always amazing half volleys, or great backhands. Against Dan Evans (in Doha), after 13 months without playing, he dropped a backhand on the line on match point.
Only Federer can do that. Its variety is astounding. His second serve is the best I have ever faced. It has the ability to hit multiple spots with the same throw and at multiple speeds. His game is based on saving time,” Mahesh Bhupathi perfectly analyzed.