Federer, 40 years and 40 moments

Roger Federer after his victory in the final of the Swiss Indoors Tennis Tournament in Basel in 2019.

In honor of Roger Federer’s 40th birthday, the ATP Tour has relived 40 facts, moments or memories that have made his tennis career spectacular thus far.

1 – Federer has spent 310 weeks at the top of the FedEx ATP Rankings, including a record 237 consecutive weeks from 2004-08.

2 – Tournaments in which Federer has won 10 titles. He has done it at the Swiss Indoors Basel and the NOVENTI OPEN in Halle.

3 – Won three Grand Slams in a calendar year three times, in 2004, 2006 and 2007. Federer and Novak Djokovic are the only players to achieve that feat.

4 – He is one of four players to finish No. 1 in the FedEx ATP Rankings at the end of the year in at least four consecutive years, joining Pete Sampras (6), Jimmy Connors (5) and John McEnroe (4).

5 – No. 1 times at the end of the year (2004-07, 2009).

6 – Nitto ATP Finals Trophies.

7 – Number of Grand Slam finals won before the first loss (Roland Garros 2006 against Nadal).

8 – Won doubles titles, including a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics alongside Stan Wawrinka.

9 – He is currently No. 9 in the FedEx ATP Rankings on his 40th birthday.

10 – Consecutive Grand Slam finals reached from Wimbledon 2005 to the US Open 2007. Won the title in eight of those events.

Roger Federer after his win against Andy Murray at the 2014 Australian Open.


Roger Federer after his win against Andy Murray at the 2014 Australian Open.

eleven – Grand Slam runners-up.

12 – Titles won in a single season, in 2006. His record.

13 – Number of games won in his first full season on the ATP Tour in 1999.

14 – Consecutive years within the Top 10 of the FedEx ATP Rankings (2002-2016).

fifteen – Total defeats in a period of three years (2004-2006) in 262 games.

16 – In 2016, the only year-end ranking outside the Top 10 since 2001.

17 – Winner of the Australian Open 2017 when he returned from knee surgery.

18 – Back-to-back fan favorite crowns at the ATP Awards, taking the title every year from 2003-2020.

19 – Turf titles, nine more than second on the Open Era roster, Pete Sampras.

twenty – Grand Slam titles.

Roger Federer lifts the Laver Cup 2019.


Roger Federer lifts the Laver Cup 2019.

twenty-one – Years since the Swiss reached his first ATP Tour final in Marseille in 2000.

22 – Age at which Federer first rose to No. 1 in the FedEx ATP Rankings.

2. 3 – Wins needed for Federer (1,251) to match Jimmy Connors’ record of 1,274 wins on the circuit.

24 – From 2003-05, Federer won 24 consecutive finals in which he played and 24 matches in a row against Top-10 opponents.

25 – Countries represented by the 51 players Federer has defeated for their 103 titles.

26 – Indoor titles, leading all active players. Andy Murray is second among active players with 15 indoor trophies.

27– Longest career Grand Slam winning streak (twice), cut by Rafael Nadal at the 2006 and 2007 Roland Garros finals.

28 – ATP Masters 1000 titles.

29 – Days to win three titles on three different surfaces in 2004 (Wimbledon, Gstaad, Toronto).

30 – Number of countries Federer has played in since making his ATP Tour debut in 1998.

Roger Federer after men's doubles gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.


Roger Federer after men’s doubles gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

31 – Different tournaments won in 19 different countries.

32 – His age when his second set of twins, brothers Leo and Lenny, was born on May 6, 2014. Federer and his wife, Mirka, also have twin daughters, Myla and Charlene, who were born on July 23, 2009.

33 – Victories in five sets in his career.

3. 4 – Combined victories against former Top 10 players David Ferrer (17-0) and Mikhail Youzhny (17-0) without losing a match.

35 – Consecutive matches won by Federer in 2005, who led with 41 consecutive victories in 2006-07.

36 – Federer’s age the last time he was No. 1 in the FedEx ATP Rankings the week of June 18, 2018, making him the oldest world No. 1 in history.

37 – Age in which 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.

38 – Age in which Federer won his most recent title at Swiss Indoors Basel 2019. He has lifted the trophy in his hometown tournament 10 times.

39 – Combined wins against Novak Djokovic (23) and Rafael Nadal (16).

40 – How old is Federer now! The Swiss is the only 40-year-old in the Top 100 of the FedEx ATP Rankings, the elite group of which he has been a part, without leaving it, since October 11, 1999.

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