Go Figure: How Roger Federer got to 1,000 career wins

Sunday January 11th, 2015

Roger Federer became the third man in the Open Era to win 1,000 or more matches on the ATP Tour on Sunday. Federer defeated Milos Raonic to win the Brisbane International and join Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl as the only men to reach the milestone. Here's a look at the numbers behind Federer's feat, a tribute to his talent, resiliency, and commitment over the course of his 15-year career. 

'98
'981998
The year Federer earned his first ATP win. He beat Guillaeume Raoux 6-2, 6-2 in Toulouse.
'07
'072007
Year Federer earned his 500th ATP win. He defeated David Ferrer 6-4, 6-0 in Monte Carlo.
737
737737
Matches won in straight sets, either in best-of-three or best-of-five formats.
21
2121
Wins he had over Andy Roddick, the most over any player in his career. The most wins he has over an active player is 19 against Novak Djokovic.
210
210210
Wins in the United States, the most of any country by far. Second on the list is France at 102 wins.
898
898898
Wins against right-handers.
102
102102
Wins against left-handers.
621
621621
Wins on hard courts.
198
198198
Wins on clay courts.
131
131131
Wins on grass courts.
50
5050
Wins on Carpet.
885
885885
Wins after winning the first set.
22
2222
Five set wins.
7
77
Wins by retirement.
748
748748
Wins outdoors.
6
66
Wins over a No. 1 ranked player.
72
7272
Match wins needed to pass Ivan Lendl to move to No. 2 in the Open Era behind Jimmy Connors.
706
706706
Numbers of wins for Rafael Nadal, the winningest active player behind Federer.
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