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.
Absolute masterclass from the great Swiss as he destroys Rafael #Nadal 6-4 6-3!!!
— Live Tennis (@livetennis) October 15, 2017
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.
2⃣7⃣th Masters 1000
5⃣th consecutive win over Nadal
3⃣6⃣ years old ? pic.twitter.com/f7XQap2laj
— We Are Tennis (@WeAreTennis) October 16, 2017
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.
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.
– 700 Hard Court Wins.
– 350th win in a Masters level match.
– 2nd Shanghai Masters title.
– 27th Masters title.
– 94th title of a glorious career (2nd most all time)
– 4/4 match wins against Nadal in 2017
Congratulations Roger #Federer #Fedal #FedererNadal #RogerFederer pic.twitter.com/lEK5I3kOx2
— Francesco Tassi (@francesco_tassi) October 17, 2017
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.