In the end the moment has come: Roger Federer said goodbye to tennis, with a moving letter in which he explained all the reasons for his retirement and in which thanked all the fans. Roger wrote the history of tennis and the history of the sport, with incredible victories and broken records.
Here are the main record got by Roger Federer
In 2017, by beating Marin Cilic in the final, Federer became the only man to have won Wimbledon eight times, the oldest and most prestigious tournament in the world. From that date until January 27, 2019, he was the only tennis player in history to simultaneously hold the record for trophies won in two different Slam events, with 8 titles at Wimbledon, an absolute record, and 6 Australian Open, then ex aequo with Nova Djokovic and Roy Emerson.
Roger is the tennis player who has won the ATP Finals several times (6 times) obtaining the highest number of participations in the final, 10, and who has conquered the most titles both on hard (71) and on grass (19). In 2007 he finished for the fourth consecutive year in first place in the ATP ranking: since the introduction of the computerized ranking (in 1973) he is the fifth player in history to succeed after Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, and Ivan Lendl.
He spent the most consecutive weeks in the top 2 (346), ahead of Doković (325). Federer holds the record for overall weeks spent at number 3 in the ATP ranking (222).
He is the tennis player who has spent the most weeks overall in the top 5 (859), in the top 10 (968), in the top 20 (1064, of which 1062 consecutive weeks), and in the top 30 (1095 consecutive weeks).
Roger is one of six tennis players of all time, between men and women, together with Margaret Court, Steffi Graf, Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, to have won at least 20 Grand Slam titles in singles. He is one of the four players in history to have won at least one Grand Slam title after the age of 36, along with Ken Rosewall, Arthur Gore, and Rafael Nadal.
The Swiss is also the only player in history to have achieved five consecutive victories in two different Slam tournaments (Wimbledon 2003-2007, US Open 2004-2008).
Federer equaled Björn Borg’s record of 5 consecutive wins in the Open era at Wimbledon; better than him only William Renshaw who holds the absolute record with 6, but he also set the absolute record for consecutively played finals in the Wimbledon tournament.
Federer holds the longest winning streak of the Open era in Flushing Meadows. From the 2003 US Open’s fourth round defeat with David Nalbandian to the 2009 US Open final with Juan Martín del Potro, Federer has won 40 consecutive matches.
He is the only player in history to have made the Wimbledon-US Open duo in two consecutive years, with a record of 4 consecutive years (2004-2007).
He holds the all-time record for consecutive Grand Slam finals: 10 (from Wimbledon in 2005 to the US Open in 2007).
Jack Crawford’s previous record, 7 finals, stood from 1934. He then again broke Crawford’s previous record with 8 consecutive finals, from Roland Garros 2008 to the Australian Open 2010. Roger holds the absolute record of consecutive semi-finals achieved in Slam tournaments: 23 (from Wimbledon in 2004 to the Australian Open in 2010).
He also holds the absolute record of overall semifinals reached in Grand Slam tournaments (46), ahead of Djokovic (43) and Nadal (38). He also holds the all-time record of consecutive quarter-finals achieved in Grand Slam tournaments (36).
He also holds the absolute record of overall quarter-finals achieved (58), ahead of Nole (53) and Rafa (47). At the age of 39 years and 11 months (5 July 2021), Federer became the oldest player in Wimbledon history to reach the quarter-finals of this Grand Slam in the Open era and the second oldest in history ever, at behind Arthur Gore who won Wimbledon in 1908 at 40 years and six months and then won it again in 1909 at 41 years and 6 months.
Federer is the only player in history to have won at least more than 100 games in two different Slam tournaments (102 victories at the Australian Open and 105 at Wimbledon).