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
    The year Federer earned his first ATP win. He beat Guillaeume Raoux 6-2, 6-2 in Toulouse.

  • '07
    Year Federer earned his 500th ATP win. He defeated David Ferrer 6-4, 6-0 in Monte Carlo.

  • 737
    Matches won in straight sets, either in best-of-three or best-of-five formats.

  • 21
    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
    Wins in the United States, the most of any country by far. Second on the list is France at 102 wins.

  • 898
    Wins against right-handers.

  • 102
    Wins against left-handers.

  • 621
    Wins on hard courts.

  • 198
    Wins on clay courts.

  • 131
    Wins on grass courts.

  • 50
    Wins on Carpet.

  • 885
    Wins after winning the first set.

  • 22
    Five set wins.

  • 7
    Wins by retirement.

  • 748
    Wins outdoors.

  • 6
    Wins over a No. 1 ranked player.

  • 72
    Match wins needed to pass Ivan Lendl to move to No. 2 in the Open Era behind Jimmy Connors.

  • 706
    Numbers of wins for Rafael Nadal, the winningest active player behind Federer.

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