Roger Federer

36 Facts To Celebrate Federer’s 36th Birthday

Happy 36th Birthday Roger Federer!

Not that he needs reminding. The press and critics alike have been quick to remind Federer of his age for the last 6 years now. And he has proven in 2017 that age simply does not matter. He has won two slams, two masters 1000’s and is in a two way hunt with Nadal for the number 1 spot.

Here we wish him all the best as he contests his first appearance in the Montreal masters since 2011, and celebrate his birthday by taking a look at 36 amazing achievements by the great man.

  1. Spent a record 302 weeks as World Number 1
  2. Has an exhausting 2 sets of twins
  3. Won 3 Grand Slam titles in one year 3 times
  4. Ended 2005 with just 4 losses (to a staggering 81 wins)
  5. Ended 2006 with just 5 losses (to a mind-boggling 92 wins)
  6. Has won 6 Year-End Championships (now known as Nitto ATP Finals)
  7. Has won 7 Cincinnati Masters 1000 titles
  8. Stands alone at Wimbledon with 8 Men’s Singles titlesFederer's 8th Wimbledon
  9. Federer has won an amazing 9 titles in Halle
  10. He’s won 10 of his 11 Wimbledon Semi-final matches
  11. Finished 2004 and 2005 having won 11 singles titles
  12. Then trumps that by winning 12 titles in 2006 (tied with Thomas Muster)
  13. When playing for his country, Federer has only ever lost 13 matches (to 53 wins)
  14. It’s been 14 years since he won his first Grand Slam at Wimbledon (and he’s still at it)
  15. Federer won a tournament each year for 15 years, between 2001-2015
  16. The 2016 French Open was the first time Federer was forced to skip a Slam
  17. He has won 17 titles on Grass in his career
  18. Roger played his first ever Grand Slam the year he turned 18
  19. He now has a record 19 Grand Slams
  20. He once had a streak of 105 points without an unforced error (not number related I know but very interesting)
  21. Federer has never retired from a match
  22. The Swiss great has beaten rival Novak Djokovic 22 times
  23. He holds the record for reaching 23 consecutive Grand Slam Semi-finals
  24. From October 2003 through September 2005, he won 24 straight finalswinning australian open
  25. Federer has won 40 or more consecutive matches at a single Grand Slam tournament … twice
  26. He has appeared in all four Grand Slam finals in the same year … three times
  27. He has 93 singles titles, third only to Ivan Lendl on 94 and Jimmy Connors’ 109
  28. Has won 1111 singles matches, again, second only to Connors’ 1256
  29. Between 2003-2006, he achieved a 166-8 mark on hard courts
  30. Has won 3 Grand Slams since turning 30
  31. Has hit 10,066 Aces in his career, third only to Goran Ivanisevic with 10,131 and Ivo Karlovic with 12,120
  32. Tied with Fabrice Santoro for most Grand Slams played, 70
  33. Only player to not have his serve broken winning a Masters 1000
  34. Has qualified for the Year-End Championships for a record 15th year
  35. He has only been bagelled (losing a set 6-0) once this millennium, against Nadal at the 2008 French Open Final
  36. Has the record for most consecutive Quarter-Finals at a Grand Slam at 36
Federer Lifting Wimbledon Trophy

Raz Ols

Federer fan, tennis lover

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