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November 20, 2012

Federer’s record at the ATP World Tour Finals

Filed under: sport — ckrao @ 8:05 pm

One of the most amazing statistics related to the career of Roger Federer is that at the year-ending ATP World Tour Finals featuring the world’s top eight players, he had won a set in every match he played (i.e. he had never lost in straight sets). This was the case until his narrow 6-7 5-7 loss to world number 1 Novak Djokovic in last week’s fantastic final, his 51st match at the prestigious event. Imagine playing 50 matches over 11 years against the top players and always winning at least one set! The following table shows his nine losses.

Match # Year Round Opponent Opp Ranking Score
4 2002 S Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) 1 5-7, 7-5, 5-7
19 2005 F David Nalbandian (ARG) 12 7-6(4), 7-6(11), 2-6, 1-6, 6-7(3)
25 2007 RR Fernando Gonzalez (CHI) 7 6-3, 6-7(1), 5-7
30 2008 RR Gilles Simon (FRA) 9 6-4, 4-6, 3-6
32 2008 RR Andy Murray (GBR) 4 6-4, 6-7(3), 5-7
35 2009 RR Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) 5 2-6, 7-6(5), 3-6
36 2009 S Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) 7 2-6, 6-4, 5-7
49 2012 RR Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) 7 6-7(3), 6-4, 3-6
51 2012 F Novak Djokovic (SRB) 1 6-7(6), 5-7

As can be seen until 2007 he had a win-loss record of 22-2 and three times won the tournament twice in a row!

Reference

Tennis – ATP World Tour – Tennis Players – Roger Federer

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