Roger Federer: 5 Interesting Statistics to Take Note of
Roger Federer has impressed the tennis world and its viewers around the world throughout the course of his lengthy, prosperous career.
He has won more important titles than any other male singles player in history and possesses every shot in the book.
However, there are some facts and numbers of high value to point out about his success and failure.
Take a close look at these interesting statistics and post your thoughts about them below in the comments section.
His Record Against Novak Djokovic
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Roger has played the Serb 24 times in his career and has a record of 14-10.
However, in 18 of those 24 matches, Feds has won the first set against Nole.
Furthermore, Federer has a 3-2 record against his rival at the U.S. Open, but both of his losses came after he had double match point.
This statistic is important and shows that the Swiss player is quite the front-runner but is continuing to fall apart late in matches at this later stage in his career (or at least in the past four years when Djokovic and Nadal both started to improve immensely).
Federer's Last 10 Outcomes in the Majors
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In six out of the last 10 Majors, Feds has bowed out after winning the first set.
This is similar to the previous slide, although it reinforces the thought that it is not necessarily Djokovic or Nadal that is in his head and mental game—it is all the young guns who are not afraid to take their chances and can play a physical game all day long.
This statistic was unheard of in Roger's younger years.
The Greatest Season of All Time
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Johnny Mac's 82-3 (96.5 winning percentage) record, accompanied with a 42-match win streak in 1984 was said to have been potentially challenged by Djokovic's 2011 season, where he won three slams and tied the win streak of the American legend.
On the other hand, Federer's 2006 season included a 92-5 record, three majors and a win at the season-ending Masters Cup—something Djokovic was unable to do since he was burned out by the end of the year.
Not only that, but Roger's 2005-2007 presented three back-to-back-to-back seasons with notable consistency and results.
It may be a question whether or not Djokovic's season challenged Federer's, and the only comparable period is probably "Rocket" Rod Laver's 1969 year, where he secured the most valuable wins (including the calendar year Grand Slam) albeit without having the best winning percentage on the year.
Tiebreak Record in Major Finals
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Out of the times he has been stretched to a tiebreak in a title match, he has dominated the competition.
He has an outstanding 19-6 record in these tiebreaks, winning 76 percent of the time.
Even when his serve percentage seems to drop off, his chances of winning because of his serve do not.
A Nadal-Federer Fact You May Not Be Aware of
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Roger has won 16 Majors and was a runner-up seven times.
Besides Juan Martin del Potro and his single triumph over the Swiss at the U.S. Open in 2009, the only player who has been able to defeat Roger in a major title match is Rafael Nadal—therefore, this has happened six times whereas Rog beat Rafa just twice.
So, overall, Roger has a 25 percent chance of overcoming Rafa in the final of a slam and a staggering 93 percent edge against everybody else.
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