Federer by numbers
Originally published on: 18/10/12 00:00
Federer’s career stats:
Grand Slam titles: 17
ATP singles titles: 76
ATP singles finalist: 32
ATP doubles titles: 8
ATP doubles finalist: 5
Career prize money: $73,856,387
Career win/loss record: 871-195 (81.7%)
Grand Slam record: 247-37 (87%)
Masters 1000 record: 269-78 (77.5%)
Tiebreak record: 324-168 (65.9%)
Record v Top 10: 158-79 (66.7%)
Record in five-set matches: 20-16 (55.6%)
(via FedEx Reliability Index & Match Record)
Federer has finished in the top three in the world rankings for nine straight seasons and if the 31-year-old holds onto the No.1 spot for the remainder of the year he will become the first player over the age of 30 to end a season at the summit of the men’s game.
“The world No.1 ranking was always something I wanted to get back,” Federer told ATP Uncovered. “I had a great finish at the end of last year and then I thought, you know, I think I have a chance if I do play well and solid at the beginning of the year. And then it was just enough to get the world No.1 away from Novak.
“It’s probably one of my biggest accomplishments,” the 17-time Grand Slam champion said of his 300 weeks at No.1. “I'm very proud of that record, no doubt about it. I always felt it was easier for me playing as world No. 1 than actually getting there. I feel a great sense of satisfaction because of that incredible number and because of all the effort I've put into it. I know how much work it has been. It's not easy to stay at the top for so long and handle all the obligations that go with just playing tennis.
“Obviously it would be amazing to finish world No.1 again,” added Federer, who is being pushed all the way by rival Novak Djokovic. “Plus this year is a particular year. I think the last time we had four different Grand Slam winners in a single year maybe was 2003. So it’s going to come down to the wire really, it’s going to be a really interesting year-end.”