Roger Federer is widely regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles, an all-time record for a male player, and has been world No. 1 for a record total of 310 weeks.
In this article, we will take a look at 10 of Roger Federer’s most memorable moments in his illustrious career.
1. Winning his first Wimbledon title in 2003
This was Federer’s first Wimbledon title and it announced his arrival on the big stage. He defeated Mark Philippoussis in straight sets in the final to become the first Swiss man to win Wimbledon.
2. Defeating Rafael Nadal in the 2007 Wimbledon final
This was arguably the greatest Wimbledon final of all time. Federer and Nadal were locked in a five-set battle that lasted over four hours. In the end, Federer emerged victorious and he cemented his place as the greatest tennis player of his generation.
3. Winning the 2009 French Open
This was a historic moment for Federer as he became only the sixth man to complete the Career Grand Slam. He defeated Robin Soderling in straight sets in the final to win his first French Open title.
4. Reclaiming the world No. 1 ranking in 2012
After a two-year absence from the top spot, Federer reclaimed the world No. 1 ranking in 2012. He did so by defeating Novak Djokovic in the final of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.
5. Winning his record-breaking eighth Wimbledon title in 2017
Federer made history in 2017 when he won his eighth Wimbledon title, defeating Marin Cilic in the final. With this win, he surpassed Pete Sampras for the most Wimbledon titles in history.
6. Becoming the oldest world No. 1 at age 36 in 2018
In 2018, Federer became the oldest man to ever be ranked world No. 1 at the age of 36 years and 195 days. He achieved this feat by winning his sixth Australian Open title, beating Marin Cilic in the final.
7. Reaching a record-tying 20th Grand Slam final at Wimbledon in 2019
In 2019, Federer reached his 20th Grand Slam final at Wimbledon, tying the all-time record held by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. He lost to Novak Djokovic in the final, but this was still an incredible achievement.
8. Becoming the oldest ATP world No. 1 in 2020
Federer made history once again in 2020 when he became the oldest man to ever be ranked ATP world No. 1 at the age of 38 years and 102 days. He achieved this feat by winning his seventh title at the Halle Open.
9. Winning his first Olympic gold medal in doubles at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Federer finally won an Olympic gold medal in 2020, teaming up with fellow Swiss player Stan Wawrinka to win the doubles event at the Tokyo Olympics. This was a historic moment for Federer as he became the first tennis player to win three gold medals.
10. Reaching a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam final at Wimbledon in 2020
In 2020, Federer reached his 21st Grand Slam final at Wimbledon, breaking the all-time record held by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. He lost to Novak Djokovic in the final, but this was still an incredible achievement.
These are just 10 of Roger Federer’s most memorable moments in his illustrious career. There are sure to be many more to come in the future.