Roger Federer has won 20 Grand Slam Singles titles in his career. He’s tied with Rafael Nadal for the most in tennis history.
If it weren’t for 11 hiccups, though, Roger Federer could have 31 Grand Slam Singles titles.
Taking a look at Roger Federer’s 20 titles
Roger Federer won his first Grand Slam title all the way back in 2003 at Wimbledon. He defeated Mark Philippoussis 7-6(5), 6-2, 7-6(3).
In historical fashion, Federer began his Grand Slam Finals career 7-0. He won the 2003 Wimbledon Final, the 2004 Australian Open Final, the 2004 Wimbledon Final, the 2004 US Open Final, the 2005 Wimbledon Final, the 2005 US Open Final, and the 2006 Australian Open Final.
Federer didn’t suffer his first Grand Slam Finals loss until the 2006 French Open Final. He lost to Rafael Nadal 1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6(4). Federer, though, got his revenge against Nadal in the 2006 Wimbledon Final, as he defeated the lefty 6-0, 7-6(5), 6-7(2), 6-3.
One of the smoothest hitters of all time, Federer won the 2006 US Open Final and the 2007 Australian Open final to reach 10 Grand Slam Singles titles. He started his career 10-1 in Grand Slam Finals.
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are friends off the tennis court. However, they are fierce rivals on the court and have faced each other nine times in Grand Slam Finals. Federer is only 3-6 against Nadal in Grand Slam Finals. The Swiss legend has defeated Nadal twice at Wimbledon and once at the Australian Open.
Roger Federer is 20-11 in Grand Slam Finals
Roger Federer is 20-11 in Grand Slam Finals. He’s won eight times at Wimbledon, six times at the Australian Open, five times at the US Open, and once at the French Open.
Federer’s 11 Grand Slam Finals losses have come against Rafael Nadal (6), Juan Martin del Potro (1), and Novak Djokovic (4). The tennis icon is 1-4 against Djokovic in Grand Slam Finals.
Meanwhile, Federer’s 20 Grand Slam Finals wins have come against Mark Philippoussis (1), Marat Safin (1), Andy Roddick (4), Lleyton Hewitt (1), Andre Agassi (1), Marcos Baghdatis (1), Rafael Nadal (3), Fernando Gonzalez (1), Novak Djokovic (1), Andy Murray (3), Robin Soderling (1), and Marin Cilic (2).
The 2018 Australian Open is the last Grand Slam title Federer won. He defeated Cilic 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. Federer could have won the 2018 Wimbledon Final, but he lost to Djokovic 7-6(5), 1-6, 7-6(4), 4-6, 13-12.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have won 20 Grand Slam titles, which is fitting since they are the two best players in tennis history. Novak Djokovic is at 18, while Pete Sampras captured 14 during his stellar tennis career.
Will King Roger win another Grand Slam?
Roger Federer didn’t play in the 2021 Australian Open following two surgeries on his right knee. The 20-time Grand Slam champion turns 40 on August 8, 2021.
Tennis fans hope that Federer can win another Grand Slam and break his tie with Rafael Nadal. The maestro is arguably the most popular tennis player of all time.
Federer has won 103 ATP singles titles. He’s won over $130 million in prize money and owns the record for the most Grand Slam wins with 362.
In 2020, Federer was recognized by Forbes as the highest-paid athlete in the world with $106.3 million in annual earnings. He was the first tennis player to finish No. 1 in the 30-year history of the Forbes list.
The 2021 French Open starts on Monday, May 17. Tennis fans hope to see Roger Federer in Paris and win his 21st Grand Slam title.
Stats courtesy of ATP Tour, Inc.