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The ultimate guide to Roger Federer’s 20 Grand Slam titles


 

Roger Federer is the greatest tennis player of all time having won his 20th Grand Slam title in January 2018.

Here we detail his road to the top of the game through his Grand Slam victories…

 

 

1) Wimbledon 2003 ?

 

 

Final: beat Mark Philippoussis 7-6(5) 6-2 7-6(3)

Games won/lost: 136/81

Sets lost: 1

Total time on court: 12 hours 25 minutes

Top 10 opponents defeated: Andy Roddick (world No 6)

Coach: Peter Lundgren

Federer said: “Just to be on the board with Bjorn Borg and these people, it’s incredible to be a part of Wimbledon history. It’s a big relief because there was pressure from all sides, especially from myself, to do better in Slams”

 


 

2) Australian Open 2004 ??

 

 

Final: beat Marat Safin 7-6(3) 6-4 6-2

Games won/lost: 137/ 74

Sets lost: 2

Total time on court: 13 hours

Top 10 opponents defeated: Juan Carlos Ferrero (3), David Nalbandian (8)

Coach: None

Federer said: “My game feels natural. I feel like I’m living the game out there. I feel when a guy is going to hit the ball, I know exactly with the angles and the spins. I just feel that I’ve got that figured out. That is just a huge advantage”

 


 

3) Wimbledon 2004 ???

 

 

Final: beat Andy Roddick 4-6 7-5 7-6(3) 6-4

Games won/lost: 141/78

Sets lost: 2

Total time on court: 12 hours 33 minutes

Top 10 opponents defeated: Andy Roddick (2), Lleyton Hewitt (10)

Coach: None

Federer said: “In the beginning of my career I had a bad record in finals, but for quite a long period of time now I’ve been winning a lot of them. It seems like I can get my act together at the right time and even stay calm in finals”

 


 

4) US Open 2004 ????

 

 

 

Final: beat Lleyton Hewitt 6-0 7-6(3) 6-0

Games won/lost: 123/74 (Had fourth-round walkover against Andrei Pavel)

Sets lost: 3

Total time on court: 12 hours 40 minutes

Top 10 opponents defeated: Lleyton Hewitt (5), Tim Henman (6), Andre Agassi (7)

Coach: None

Federer said: “I’m very happy with the way I played all tournament. Not even in my wildest dreams would I have ever thought that I was going to win the US Open. Honestly. Now that I’ve done it, it’s still tough to believe”

 


 

5) Wimbledon 2005?????

 

 

Final: beat Andy Roddick 6-2 7-6(2) 6-4

Games won/lost: 138/85

Sets lost: 1

Total time on court: 13 hours 39 minutes

Top 10 opponents defeated: Lleyton Hewitt (2), Andy Roddick (4)

Coach: Tony Roche

Federer said: “I really played a fantastic match [in the final]. It was maybe the best match I’ve ever played. It seemed like I was playing flawless. Everything was working”

 


 

6) US Open 2005 ??????

 

 

Final: beat Andre Agassi 6-3 2-6 7-6(1) 6-1

Games won/lost: 144/89

Sets lost: 3

Total time on court: 15 hours 10 minutes

Top 10 opponents defeated: Lleyton Hewitt (4), Andre Agassi (7)

Coach: Tony Roche

Federer said: “Andre [Agassi] is one of the only living legends in tennis. To play him towards the end of his career, with me being on the top of my game, made it really special”

 


 

7) Australian Open 2006 ???????

 

 

Final: beat Marcos Baghdatis 5-7 7-5 6-0 6-2

Games won/lost: 149/88

Sets lost: 5

Total time on court: 16 hours 1 minute

Top 10 opponents defeated: Nikolay Davydenko (5)

Coach: Tony Roche

Federer said: “Being such a huge favourite in the final [put a lot of pressure on me]. If I had lost, it would have been the biggest upset since I don’t know when. I was incredibly nervous going into it”

 


 

8) Wimbledon 2006 ????????

 

 

Final: beat Rafael Nadal 6-0 7-6(5) 6-7(2) 6-3

Games won/lost: 134/68

Sets lost: 1

Total time on court: 12 hours 9 minutes

Top 10 opponents defeated: Rafael Nadal (2), Mario Ancic (10)

Coach: Tony Roche

Federer said: “I’m very well aware of how important this final was for me. If I lose, [Rafa] wins the French and Wimbledon back-to-back. I was twice in the final. It was important for me to win a final against him for a change”

 


 

9) US Open 2006 ?????????

 

 

Final: beat Andy Roddick 6-2 4-6 7-5 6-1

Games won/lost: 141/76

Sets lost: 2

Total time on court: 13 hours 43 minutes

Top 10 opponents defeated: Nikolay Davydenko (6), James Blake (7), Andy Roddick (10)

Coach: Tony Roche

Federer said: “I feel like I’m the best player of this generation, but nowhere close to feeling the best ever. Just look at the records that some guys have”

 


 

10) Australian Open 2007 ??????????

 

 

Final: beat Fernando Gonzalez 7-6(2) 6-4 6-4

Games won/lost: 132/72

Sets lost: 0

Total time on court: 13 hours 19 minutes

Top 10 opponents defeated: Tommy Robredo (6), Andy Roddick (7), Fernando Gonzalez (9)

Coach: Tony Roche

Federer said: “If somebody had told me that I would win 10 Grand Slams from mid-2003 until today, I never would have thought there was any chance of doing something like that. I would have signed up for just one”

 


 

11) Wimbledon 2007 ???????????

 

 

Final: beat Rafael Nadal 7-6(7) 4-6 7-6(3) 2-6 6-2

Games won/lost: 123/70 (Had fourth-round walkover against Tommy Haas)

Sets lost: 3

Total time on court: 12 hours 29 minutes

Top 10 opponents defeated: Rafael Nadal (2)

Coach: None

Federer said: “Rafa and I have been at the top for over 100 weeks together. It’s building up to maybe one of the great rivalries. You can’t always play five-set thrillers, but I’m happy it happened today. I left as the winner. It was perfect”

 


 

12) US Open 2007 ????????????

 

 

Final: beat Novak Djokovic 7-6(4) 7-6(2) 6-4

Games won/lost: 141/89

Sets lost: 2

Total time on court: 12 hours 54 minutes

Top 10 opponents defeated: Novak Djokovic (3), Nikolay Davydenko (4), Andy Roddick (5)

Coach: None

Federer said: “I’ve enjoyed the challenge of young guys challenging me. This is probably my biggest motivation out there – seeing them challenge me, beating them in the final. It’s really for me the best feeling”

 


 

13) US Open 2008 ?????????????

 

 

Final: beat Andy Murray 6-2 7-5 6-2

Games won/lost: 146/91

Sets lost: 3

Total time on court: 15 hours 42 minutes

Top 10 opponents defeated: Novak Djokovic (3), Andy Murray (6)

Coach: Jose Higueras and Severin Luthi

Federer said: “I came in with good spirits from the Olympic Games. I guess I stayed in that cloud and just kept it going here. I actually beat some really good players in tough conditions, and the relief was enormous”

 


 

14) French Open 2009 ??????????????

 

 

Final: beat Robin Soderling 6-1 7-6(1) 6-4

Games won/lost: 156/111

Sets lost: 6

Total time on court: 18 hours 35 minutes

Top 10 opponents defeated: Juan Martin del Potro (5), Gael Monfils (10)

Coach: Severin Luthi

Federer said: “It’s maybe my greatest victory, or certainly the one that removes the most pressure off my shoulders. Until the end of my career, I can now play with my mind at peace and no longer hear that I’ve never won Roland Garros”

 


 

15) Wimbledon 2009 ???????????????

 

 

Final: beat Andy Roddick 5-7 7-6(6) 7-6(5) 3-6 16-14

Games won/lost: 159/114

Sets lost: 3

Total time on court: 15 hours 47 minutes

Top 10 opponents defeated: Andy Roddick (6)

Coach: Severin Luthi

Federer said: “I’m happy I broke [Pete Sampras’ record of 14 Grand Slam titles] here because this is always the tournament that’s meant the most to me. It definitely feels like it’s come full circle for me”

 


 

16) Australian Open 2010 ????????????????

 

 

Final: beat Andy Murray 6-3 6-4 7-6(11)

Games won/lost: 135/74

Sets lost: 2

Total time on court: 14 hours 53 minutes

Top 10 opponents defeated: Andy Murray (4), Nikolay Davydenko (6), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (10)

Coach: Severin Luthi

Federer said: “I feel like my movement’s back. I think that’s a great thing. I definitely had to play some of my best tennis tonight to come through. I always knew it was going to be a very intense match”

 


 

17) Wimbledon 2012 ?????????????????

 

 

Final: beat Andy Murray 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4

Games won/lost: 150/86

Sets lost: 5

Total time on court: 15 hours 33 minutes

Top 10 opponents defeated: Novak Djokovic (1), Andy Murray (4)

Coach: Paul Annacone and Severin Luthi

Federer said: “I’m so happy I’m at the age I am right now, because I had such a great run and I know there’s still more possible.  To enjoy it right now, it’s very different to when I was 20 or 25.  I’m at a much more stable place in my life”

 


 

18) Australian Open 2017 ??????????????????

 

 

Final: beat Rafael Nadal 6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3

Games won/lost: 155/111

Sets lost: 7

Total time on court: 17 hours 18 minutes

Top 10 opponents defeated: Stan Wawrinka (4), Kei Nishikori (5), Rafael Nadal (9), Tomas Berdych (10)

Coach: Ivan Ljubicic and Severin Luthi

Federer said: “I can’t compare this one to any other one except for maybe the French Open in 20009. I waited for the French Open, I tried, I fought, I tried again and failed. Eventually I made it. This feels similar”

 


 

19) Wimbledon 2017 ???????????????????

 

 

Final: beat Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4

Games won/lost: 122/74 (Alexandr Dolgopolov retired in second set in first round)

Sets lost: 0

Total time on court: 11 hours 37 minutes

Top 10 opponents defeated: Marin Cilic (6), Milos Raonic (7)

Coach: Ivan Ljubicic and Severin Luthi

Federer said: “Wimbledon will always be my favourite tournament. My heroes walked the grounds here and walked the courts here. To mark history here [as the first man to win the title eight times] really means a lot to me”

 


 

20) Australian Open 2018 ????????????????????

 

 

Final: beat Marin Cilic 6-2 6-7(5) 6-3 3-6 6-1

Games won/lost: 132/82 (Hyeon Chung retired in second set of semi-final)

Sets lost: 2

Total time on court: 13 hours 53 minutes

Top 10 opponents defeated: Marin Cilic (6)

Coach: Ivan Ljubicic and Severin Luthi

Federer said: “When I started thinking about what I was going to say [at the presentation ceremony], every subject I touched was actually very meaningful and very emotional. I’m happy I can show emotions and share them with the people”

 


 

….AND THE GRAND SLAM FINALS THAT GOT AWAY

  • 2006 French Open: Nadal beat Federer 1-6 6-1 6-4 7-6(4)
  • 2007 French Open: Nadal beat Federer 6-3 4-6 6-3 6-4
  • 2008 French Open: Nadal beat Federer 6-1 6-3 6-0
  • 2008 Wimbledon: Nadal beat Federer 6-4 6-4 6-7(5) 6-7(8) 9-7
  • 2009 Australian Open: Nadal beat Federer 7-5 3-6 7-6(3) 3-6 6-2
  • 2009 US Open: Del Potro beat Federer 3-6 7-6(5) 4-6 7-6(4) 6-2
  • 2011 French Open: Nadal beat Federer 7-5 7-6(3) 5-7 6-1
  • 2014 Wimbledon: Djokovic beat Federer 6-7(7) 6-4 7-6(4) 5-7 6-4
  • 2015 Wimbledon: Djokovic beat Federer 7-6(1) 6-7(10) 6-4 6-3
  • 2015 US Open: Djokovic beat Federer 6-4 5-7 6-4 6-4

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