Roger Federer is the second player in the history of tennis to reach the historic feat of 100 ATP titles. Only Jimmy Connors has achieved more titles than him.
Roger Federer turned professional joining the tour in 1998. Federer has had a prolonged career and at the age of 37, nobody can be certain when he will retire.
Jimmy Connors was quick to congratulate Roger on joining him in the Centurion Group of title winners and posted on twitter,
“Welcome to the “Triple Digit’ tournament victory club Roger Federer –I’ve been a bit lonely- glad to have the company.”
To celebrate this achievement, we look at what Roger has achieved over the years:
1 – Roger Federer has been ranked world no. 1 for a total of 302 weeks and his longest streak has been 237 weeks at the top. No player has come close to being ranked no. 1 for this long.
2 – Federer’s first title of his career came in 2001 at the Milan Indoor Championships. This was the first of 2 titles that he won on a carpet surface. Over his career he has won 69 titles on hard courts, 18 titles on grass and 11 titles on clay courts.
3 – Over the years on 3 occasions, Federer has won 3 grand slam titles in one year happening in 2004, 2006 and 2007. He is the only player to acheive this three times.
4 – The number of times Federer beat any Roddick in a grand slam final.
10 – Federer has beaten Nadal the most often when it comes to ATP Finals. This has happened 10 times, with 3 of those times being grand slams.
12 – Federer’s most successful year until now was 2006, a year where he won the 3 grand slams and 12 ATP titles in total. To date 2016 has been the only season where he was unable to secure an ATP title.
16 – The Italian Open in Rome is the one tournament that Federer has played in the most times, 16 in total and astonishingly he has never been able to get his hands on this elusive title.
20 – Roger has up to now won 20 grand slam titles, more than any other player in the world. Being in the twilight of his career, titles have become less forthcoming however, I would not bet against him winning one or two more grand slams until he hangs up the racquet.
27 – The number of ATP Masters 1000 titles that Federer has won. Only two players have achieved more titles. Nadal has 33 and Djokovic has 32.
31 – Over his career Federer has won 31 different titles, of these titles he has won 9 Halle Opens, 9 Swiss Indoor Basel Opens, 8 Dubai Open titles and 8 Wimbledon Championships.
109 – Other than Federer, Jimmy Connors is the only player who has reached the feat of over a 100 ATP titles within the open era. Rafael Nadal is 3rd with 80 titles and Novak Djokovic comes in 4th with 73 titles.0