Roger Federer picked up his 1,000th career match win Sunday in Australia.On Sunday in Brisbane, Australia, top-seeded Roger Federer defeated No. 3 seed Milos Raonic to pick up his 83rd ATP title. But this wasn’t just another win and another title. It was the 1,000th match win of Federer’s career.
Most Career ATP Singles Match Wins
Open Era (Since 1968)
That puts him in elite company with Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl for the most singles match wins in the Open era (since 1968).
It’s another milestone for Federer, who has won an Open era-record 17 Grand Slam titles and has spent a record 302 weeks as the ATP No. 1 player.
Here’s a breakdown of Federer’s 1,000 match wins, with help from the ATP World Tour.
• 279: More than a quarter of Federer’s wins have come in Grand Slam events, propelling him to those record 17 titles. He is the only player with multiple streaks of winning an individual Grand Slam at least five times in a row.
Most Wins vs. Single Opponent
Roger Federer Career
• 275: The number of players who have tasted defeat at the hands of Federer. Sunday’s opponent, Raonic, has lost to Federer eight times in their nine meetings, but he is not the most-victimized player by any means. That would be Andy Roddick, who has the honor of contributing the most wins for Federer, 21 in all.
• 53: Federer has beaten players from 53 countries along the way. His most wins have come against French players, 111 in all. The next-most is Spain, with 102.
• 28: Countries in which Federer has won matches. Eighty-one wins have come in his native Switzerland, the sixth-most common site of his victories. More than 20 percent (210) of his wins have come in the United States, the most of any nation.
• 12: He has beaten a dozen players who have been ranked No. 1 at some point in their career.
• 1: Every record has to begin somewhere. Federer’s began just after his 17th birthday in Toulouse, France, in September 1998 with a win over Guillaume Raoux. Federer would win his next match in that tournament before bowing out in the quarterfinals against Jan Siemerink.
Along the way, Federer had seven win streaks of at least 20 matches, the most in the Open era, and picked up Olympic gold (with partner Stan Wawrinka in doubles in the 2008 Beijing Olympics). He has also given Switzerland its first Davis Cup in 2014.
Federer’s tournament win continues a bounce back after a down 2013 season in which he won just one title. Last year, he won five titles and reached the semifinals in three of four Grand Slams. He hasn’t won a Grand Slam title since 2012 Wimbledon.