“Retreat? He never said that word.”

He didn’t do it in a calculated way, but in retrospect we can say that Federer gave the tennis world a few years to get used to his absence and thus perhaps mitigate the collective trauma caused by his retirement announcement. Without him, and even when Nadal and Djokovic leave, a new era will begin. However, he will remain in dF, ‘After Federer’.

If there’s ever been a player who has helped bring tennis to a new dimension, it’s actually that 41-year-old man who was born in Basel. Combining style and functionality, the Swiss have convinced newspapers and television sets that tennis makes the headlines and direct. Challenges with Nadal and Djokovic (and between the latter two), then, mean that no one has changed their minds. This is the greatest legacy our sport has collected from Federer and that it will have to figure out how to best manage it to make King Roger’s furrow impossible to eliminate. However, inevitably and fortunately, something will remain of the Swiss anyway. And it’s not just about memories and photos. There are also cooler items: i PreparationI registerthose who were at about the time of retirement take a back seat, leaving room for emotions, but during their career they are always in the center of analysis and comparisons.

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to list and describe Federer’s unusual numbers may not be enough for a thick book. However, by narrowing the circle, we can highlight the unbeatable or almost indomitable records and, on the other hand, those at really high risk in the coming months. regarding Statistics that will likely remain along with the “RF” copyright even in the tennis records for a not-too-distant future., you can start from the 23 consecutive semi-finals won in Grand Slams or from 65 consecutive wins on grass (obtained between 2003 and 2008). However, three records that, in addition to appearing beyond the reach of current and future tennis players, also have a higher value than the two numbers just mentioned.

100+ Win in 2 ways Of the three that we’ll be looking at, this is probably the least secure registry. Federer is currently the only tennis player in history (men’s and women’s, no teams) to surpass 100 victories in two Grand Slam tournaments.. He did it at Wimbledon in 2019 and at the Australian Open the following year and stopped at 105 In the Championships it’s at 102 a Melbourne. To understand the extent of the goal, just think that only four other players have combined 100 or more matches won in pioneer: Navratilova at Wimbledon (120) and Nadal at Roland Garros (112 .) and counting), Serena Williams Allo the US Open (108), Everett Semper and New York (101).

If you haven’t just retired either (Apparently, however, the last word was not said), the youngest of the Williams sisters will be the most fierce competitors to Federer’s record: in fact, you only need two wins to reach the triple number even in the championships. Removed, she is still Djokovic Which, however, has won fewer than 90 matches in all four Grand Slam tournaments. The people who progress the most are Roland Garros vs 85 Wimbledon with 86. This means that he will need at least two more years…and a little more‘: Two wins would give him 14 but to get to 100 in Paris it would be necessary to wait until 2025 anyway.

24 finals in a row – This number, if you like, is more inhumane. Between October 2003 and the same month in 2005, Federer won all the finals he played: 24 out of 24. And by Sharpe, they didn’t become 25: In fact, the undefeated race in the ATP Finals was interrupted with Nalbandian in a match in which Roger advanced by two sub-zero sets and served to close the match in the fifth. Designation. The splendor and closeness of the record becomes evident when compared to other full streaks: in 15 there are Borg, while Nadal and Djokovic never skip, respectively, 14 and 10..

He only wins his first seven slam finals – If over the course of his career Roger has maintained a winning percentage in Grand Slam finals similar to the 100% he achieved between 2003 and 2006, then the ranking of the number of successes in pioneer It would be absolutely unnecessary. Accomplices Nadal (the first defeat came against him in Paris in 2006) and Djokovic, things went differently. However, the fact remains that Federer was able to win all of the first seven finals held at the Grand Slam tournaments, when no one else lost after the first three, not to mention countless players burned at the baptism of fire.. Alcaraz, on the other hand, is off to a good start, but the mere thought that he could win the next six finals is frightening for the scale of such a hypothetical (and utopian) goal.