After Roger Federer won his 100th singles event on the ATP Tour, we look at the best statistics from his sensational century.
Roger Federer became only the second man to win 100 tour-level singles titles as he triumphed 6-4 6-4 over Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Dubai Tennis Championships on Saturday.
The 20-time grand slam champion has become one of sport’s true greats since his first triumph in 2001 and will now have Jimmy Connors’ record of 109 in his sights.
And as Federer celebrates his latest landmark victory, we take the opportunity to run through some of the key statistics behind his century of wins, courtesy of Opta.
2 – Federer’s first win came at the Milan Indoor in 2001 and is one of his two titles claimed on carpet. His favourite surface is the hard court (69 titles), with 18 on grass and 11 on clay.
3 – The Swiss has won three grand slam titles in three different years (2004, 2006 and 2007) – the only player to do this in men’s singles history.
10 – Rafael Nadal is the man Federer has beaten most often in ATP finals (10 times). He has defeated Andy Roddick in four grand slam finals.
12 – The best year of Federer’s career so far came in 2006 when he won 12 titles. Only in 2016 has he failed to win a single tournament since his first triumph.
16 – Rome’s Italian Open title continues to evade Federer. It is the event he has played most (16 times) without winning the tournament.
20 – Federer has 20 grand slam titles, the most of any player in men’s singles history.
27 – Only Nadal (33) and Novak Djokovic (32) have won more ATP Masters 1000 events than Federer (27).
31 – Federer has won 31 different tournaments. He has won both the Halle Open and Swiss Indoors Basel nine times. An incredible eight titles have come at Wimbledon.
109 – Connors (109) is the only player to have won more men’s singles tournaments in the Open Era than Federer. Nadal is on 80, with Djokovic on 73.