Tennis would be incomplete without the legendary Roger Federer. The entire world holds its breath whilst witnessing Roger Federer play tennis. Due to controversy or notoriety, Roger Federer has seldom been mentioned in the news. He has avoided the opulent and sybaritic lifestyles of so many famous figures in his career.
He always preferred to support several humanitarian causes and serve as a sports ambassador alternatively. Moreover, his 16 grand slam victories and other records he’s smashed have garnered media attention. In his professional life, Federer has won numerous championships and contributed to countless turning points in the game.
Here is a list of the 8 record-breaking achievements of Legend Roger Federer
Accomplished Olympic dream
Federer’s goal to realize his Olympic dream of winning the games was something he frequently discussed. While he has yet to win an Olympic championship in singles, he did win a gold medal in doubles in the 2008 Olympic games Games with Stan Wawrinka.
Olympic Glory fulfilled a personal objective for Roger Federer, even though it might not be one of his career’s pinnacle achievements after 20 Grand Slam victories.
Winning the 2009 French Open, securing the Career Grand Slam
In 2009, Roger Federer won his first and sole French Open championship at Roland Garros, capping off his long-awaited career Grand Slam. With a smooth victory against Robin Soderling in 2009, who had defeated Rafael Nadal earlier in the event in the fourth inning.
Federer finally won the title even after losing to Nadal repeatedly during the peak of his profession on the clay courts of Paris.
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His First Wimbledon Success
Federer winning his first grand slam championship at Wimbledon was only right. Federer struggled in Roland Garros just one month previously, but he had little trouble winning the title after losing just one set overall and none during the final.
It was a foreshadowing of the future since as soon as his tenure started, he continued to dominate the All-England Club.
Hero in the 2017 Australian Open
Roger Federer showed the world that he still possesses it at age of 35 by defeating Rafael Nadal in a 5-set marathon to claim his 18th major championship after going 5 years without achieving a single Grand Slam victory.
Federer defied the passing of the years with an outstanding contribution in Melbourne to win his fifth Australian Open championship after missing the majority of the 2016 season because of ailments. For the very first time at a Grand Slam ever since the 2007 Wimbledon final, Federer overcame a break deficit in the tie break to defeat Nadal.
Federer beats Sampras to claim a record-tying 15th Grand Slam victory
When he defeated Andy Roddick in 2009 final to earn a historic 15th Grand Slam championship, Roger Federer attained the pinnacle of his profession in 2009. Federer outlasted Roddick in a grueling five-set match that lasted 4 hours 18 minutes at the Championships, surpassing his idol Pete Sampras’ previous record of 14.
Federer defeated huge Roddick in the final set of the match to secure his 6th Wimbledon title, moving him back over Nadal in the Professional ranking list and onto the peak of the record of Grand Slam victories all-time.
Federer celebrate his breakthrough Grand Slam victory in 2003
Although Roger Federer had defeated Pete Sampras in the identical championship two years prior, he was far from the game’s favorite heading into Wimbledon in 2003. However, as a youngster, Roger Federer displayed outstanding tennis skills that inspired the fans to support him as he succeeded in winning his first Grand Slam.
If only we had known back and given him a chance then he would eventually added nineteen more medals to his collection. A star was founded in 2003.
Reclaimed the French Open in 2010
Roger Federer was on track to surpass Pete Sampras’ previous mark for the most weeks as the world’s top-ranked player. However, Federer gave up his spot just one week shy of Sampras’ 286-week record when Rafael Nadal reclaimed the French Open in 2010.
After a delay of roughly two years, he was able to reclaim the top rank in the world in 2012 thanks to a successful run that culminated with his eighth Wimbledon victory. He managed to keep it this good for many years enough to surpass Sampras’ benchmark.
23 Straight Semifinal Victories
After gaining his first championship, Federer showed an unmatched level of regularity in the majors, and this mark is likely to never be surpassed. It demonstrated a standard of competition on all surfaces and an indestructible level of fitness that nobody could match.