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40 Stats For Roger Federer’s 40th Birthday | ATP Tour

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In honour of Roger Federer’s 40th birthday, the ATP Tour is celebrating by reliving 40 facts, moments or memories that have made his tennis career spectacular thus far.

40 – The age Federer is now! The Swiss is the only 40-year-old inside the Top 100 of the FedEx ATP Rankings, the elite group he has been part of — without dropping from it — since 11 October 1999
39 – Combined wins against Novak Djokovic (23) and Rafael Nadal (16)
38 – Age when Federer won his most recent title at the 2019 Swiss Indoors Basel. He has lifted the trophy at his hometown tournament 10 times
37 – Age when Federer won his 100th tour-level title at the 2019 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The only other player who has also reached that milestone is Jimmy Connors, who captured 109 trophies

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The Swiss claimed his 100th tour-level title in Dubai in 2019. Photo Credit: Francois Nel/Getty Images
36 – Federer’s age the last time he was No. 1 in the FedEx ATP Rankings the week of 18 June 2018, making him the oldest World No. 1 in history
35 – Consecutive matches won by Federer in 2005, which he topped with 41 straight wins in 2006-07
34 – Combined wins against former Top 10 players David Ferrer (17-0) and Mikhail Youzhny (17-0) without losing a match
33 – Five-set wins in his career
32 – Age when his second set of twins — brothers Leo and Lenny — were born on 6 May 2014. Federer and his wife, Mirka, also have twin daughters, Myla and Charlene, who were born on 23 July 2009
31 – Different tournaments won in 19 different countries
30 – Number of countries where Federer has played since making his ATP Tour debut in 1998
29 – Days to win three titles on three different surfaces in 2004 (Wimbledon, Gstaad, Toronto)
28 – ATP Masters 1000 titles

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Federer’s most recent Masters 1000 title came in Miami in 2019. Photo Credit: Julian Finney/Getty Images
27 – Longest Grand Slam win streak of his career (twice), snapped by Rafael Nadal in the 2006 and 2007 Roland Garros finals
26 – Indoor titles, leading all active players. Andy Murray is second among active players with 15 indoor trophies
25 – Countries represented by the 51 players whom Federer has defeated for his 103 titles
24 – From 2003-05, Federer won 24 consecutive finals that he played in and 24 straight matches against Top-10 opponents
23 – Wins needed for Federer (1,251) to match Jimmy Connors’ record of 1,274 tour-level victories
22 – Age at which Federer first climbed to No. 1 in the FedEx ATP Rankings
21 – Years since the Swiss made his first ATP Tour final in Marseille in 2000
20 – Grand Slam titles
19 – Grass-court titles, nine more than second on the Open Era list, Pete Sampras
18 – Consecutive Fans’ Favourite crowns in the ATP Awards, taking the title each year from 2003-2020
17 – Seed at the 2017 Australian Open when he came back from knee surgery to win the title

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Federer won the 2017 Australian Open as the 17th seed. Photo Credit: Getty Images
16 – Federer’s year-end FedEx ATP Ranking in 2016, which remains his only year-end ranking outside of the Top 10 since 2001
15 – Total losses in a three-year span (2004-2006) in 262 matches
14 – Consecutive years spent inside the Top 10 of the FedEx ATP Rankings (2002-2016)
13 – Number of match wins in his first full season on the ATP Tour in 1999
12 – Career-high titles won in a single season in 2006
11 – Grand Slam runner-up finishes
10 – Consecutive Grand Slam finals reached from 2005 Wimbledon through the 2007 US Open. He won the title in eight of those events
9 – Federer is No. 9 in the FedEx ATP Rankings on his 40th birthday
8 – Doubles titles won, including a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 alongside Stan Wawrinka
7 – Number of Grand Slam finals won before first loss (2006 Roland Garros to Nadal)
6 – Nitto ATP Finals trophies
5 – Year-end No. 1 finishes (2004-07, 2009)
4 – He is one of four players to finish at No. 1 in the year-end FedEx ATP Rankings in at least four consecutive years, joining Pete Sampras (6), Jimmy Connors (5) and John McEnroe (4)
3 – Won three Grand Slams in a calendar year on three occasions, in 2004, 2006 and 2007. Federer and Novak Djokovic are the only players to accomplish that feat
2 – Tournaments at which Federer has won 10 titles. He has done so at the Swiss Indoors Basel and the NOVENTI OPEN in Halle
1 – Federer has spent 310 weeks atop the FedEx ATP Rankings, including a record 237 consecutive weeks from 2004-08

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– Statistical assistance provided by Joshua Rey

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