Roger Federer’s greatness in numbers after historic Wimbledon triumph
Observer Online Desk
Roger Federer’s golden 2017 continued as he clinched a historic Wimbledon title by defeating Marin Cilic in straight sets in the final. This was the former world number one’s second Grand Slam title of the year, having won the Australian Open by defeating Rafael Nadal in five gruelling sets to extend his tally of Grand Slam title wins.
Federer’s win in Wimbledon broke plenty of records and it confirmed his status as one of the best players in the modern era. His victory over Cilic has resulted in several records being broken. Here is the list of the statistical achievements accumulated by Federer following his win in Wimbledon.
8 - Number of titles won by Federer in Wimbledon, the most by any male player in history. The previous record was held by Pete Sampras, who had won seven Wimbledon Titles.
19 - Number of Grand Slam titles for Federer following his triumph in Wimbledon. In addition to eight Wimbledon titles, Federer has one French Open title and five Australian and US Open titles. Rafael Nadal is second on the list with 15 Grand Slam titles.
35 - Federer’s age when he won the Wimbledon title, making him the oldest player in the Open era to win this championship. Arthur Ashe was the previous oldest player when he clinched the title at the age of 32.
41 - Number of years for a player to win Wimbledon without dropping a single set in the whole tournament. Bjorn Borg was the first one to win the title without dropping a set in 1976, followed by Federer.
3 - Federer became the third player in the Open Era history to win a title without dropping a set. Bjorn Borg and Rafael Nadal are the other players to have achieved this feat.
2 - Second time that Federer has won a Grand Slam title without dropping a set in the whole tournament. He had won the 2007 Australian Open. Nadal and Borg have achieved this feat three times, with Nadal achieving this in three French Open editions in 2008, 2010 and 2017.
93 - Number of tennis titles by Federer following his Wimbledon victory. He is third in the all-time list of players with most titles in the modern era. USA’s Kimmy Connors leads the list with 109 titles, followed by Ivan Lendl with 94.
91 - Number of matches won by Federer in Wimbledon, the most by any male player in Tennis history. Jimmy Connors of USA is a distant second with 84 wins.