Roger Federer Unlocking Achievements

Federer won the second Shanghai Masters and added records to his book

Roger Federer With Wimbledon Trophy
Tennis - Wimbledon - London, Britain - July 16, 2017 Switzerland’s Roger Federer poses with the trophy as he celebrates after winning the final against Croatia’s Marin Cilic REUTERS/Toby Melville

Roger Federer is having a fairy tale 2017 by winning yet another Masters title. He went on to defeat Rafael Nadal in Shanghai Masters final to clinch his 5th major title of the year. Here are few stats and achievements for Roger Federer.

2nd Shanghai Title:

Federer won the 2nd Shanghai Masters title after winning the first one back in 2014 against Gilles Simon. He defeated Novak Djokovic in semifinals.

27th Masters Title:

The swiss has now won 27 Masters Titles along with 19 Grand Slams. He has the most number of Grand Slams, however he is behind Nadal and DJokovic in Masters titles who have won 30 titles each.

Beating Nadal 5 consecutive times:

Federer has now beaten Nadal 5 times in a row and 4 times in 2017. In 2017, Federer and Nadal came across each other in Australian Open Finals, Indian Wells, Miami and Shanghai Masters. Having won all four of those, Federer is still long behind Nadal who leads this rivalry by 23-15.

94th ATP Titles:

Roger Federer has now won 94 career titles. He is now second on the list of most career titles along with Lendl Agassi. He is only behind Jimmy Connors, who leads the chart with 109 career titles.

Most matches won in Masters 1000 events:

The win over Nadal was Federer’s 350th win at a Masters 1000 tournaments. Nadal is second with 343, and Djokovic third with 308 wins.

Hardcourt Wins:

He has managed to win 700 matches on hardcourt with 142 losses. He has an incredible .831 win percentage on hardcourts.

Record Against Nadal:

Federer improved his record against Nadal to 11-2 on hardcourts and 3-0 in China.

Hopes for number 1:

Federer can end the year at number 1 following few permutations. If he manages to win Basel, Paris and Tour Finals, then he will end the year on number 1 which will end a perfect 2017 for Federer.

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