Roger Federer turned pro in the year 1998. The Swiss legend has had one of the most remarkable careers in tennis. He has been dominating the game and creating many new records. The current world’s number 4 still holds the record for most singles Grand Slams as well as weeks at world number 1. However, even in his iconic career, some tennis records still elude the maestro. We take a look at a few more things that Roger would like to achieve before calling it a day in tennis.
Most Trophies and Victories: Tennis Records
Roger Federer has so far won 103 career singles titles. This puts the Swiss genius six short of 109 titles that Jimmy Connors won in his career. Federer would be eager to add more tennis records to his illustrious resume by winning seven more titles. He looks in a good position to do so. Even nearing 39 years of age, the former world number 1 has been fit and consistent on tour. If he continues the current form, then the Swiss great is in a great position to break Connors’s record for most titles.
Another important of the tennis records where Roger Federer trails Jimmy Connors is most singles match wins. Roger has so far won 1,242 singles tennis matches. The leader in this list, Jimmy Connors, recorded 1,274 match-wins in his career. Federer thus needs 33 more victories to put his name on top of that list. A good season by his standards will be enough to achieve this glory. Roger Federer looks determined to achieve these twin tennis records that Connors set more than two decades ago.
Oldest Male Grand Slam Champion
Roger Federer is known not only for his supreme talent but also for great fitness and longevity. He lifted his last major title in the 2018 Australian Open. Federer was just above 36 years at that time. This Swiss got a great chance to become the oldest male player to win a Grand Slam in Wimbledon 2019 but squandered championship points. Currently, Ken Rosewall of Australia holds this feat by winning a Grand Slam in 37 years.
Roger can add this to his book of tennis records if the Swiss champion wins one more slam in his career. He has already established his name as the oldest world number 1 in ATP tennis. Roger Federer is still looking very competitive in majors. He also reached the semis of 2020 Australian Open and the 2019 French Open. The Swiss can thus achieve a few more tennis records.
A Singles Gold Medal in Olympics
Roger Federer has already won the Olympic Gold Medal in the doubles category. The Swiss great did this in 2008 in Beijing while partnering with Stan Wawrinka. He now will be impatient to have few more tennis records and win a singles Gold Medal. Tokyo 2021 provides the great champion a wonderful chance to do so. He will be well-rested after the coronavirus break. The fast indoor hard courts suit his aggressive style of playing. The Swiss will be a strong favorite there.
Roger Federer has both entertained and amazed fans through his sheer genius. Few more tennis records would add to his claim of being the greatest ever tennis player.