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Roger's birthday by the numbers

08.08.2011 | Off Court, Starseite 2

Celebrating Roger's 30th birthday, here's a look at his birthday milestone by the numbers...

1 – World No. 1 for 285 weeks
2 – Finished in year-end Top 2 eight consecutive years (2003-10); only player to do so
3 – Grand Slam titles won in same season, accomplished three times (2004, 2006, and 2007)
4 – Fewest losses in his career in 2005 season (81-4)
5 – Year-end No. 1 finishes AND Barclays ATP World Tour Finals titles
6 – Wimbledon titles AND number of winning streaks of 20 matches or more
7 – Number of Grand Slam finals won before first loss (’06 Roland Garros to Nadal)
8 – Consecutive years with at least one Grand Slam title, from 2003-2010
9 – Or more titles on clay, grass and hard courts – only Jimmy Connors matches the feat
10 – Straight major finals reached: 2004 Wimbledon through 2007 US Open
11 – Consecutive years with at least one ATP World Tour title (2001-2011)
12 – Career-high titles won in 2006
13 – Number of match wins in first full season on ATP World Tour in 1999
14 – Wins in 23 matches against current World No. 1 Novak Djokovic
15 – Losses in a three-year span (2004-2006) in 262 matches.
16 – Grand Slam titles AND number of titles won in U.S. (most of any country)
17 – ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crowns
18 – Grand Slam finals reached over 19 appearances from ’05 Wimbledon to ’10 Australian Open (missed at ’08 Australian Open) AND tournaments won in different countries
19 –Age at first ATP World Tour title in Milan on Feb. 4, 2001
20 – Grand Slam matches won in a season six straight years (2004-2010) AND wins against players ranked No.1 or No. 2
21 – Years old when he finished inside the Top 10 for first time in 2002 (No. 6)
22 – Times he has been the top seed at a Grand Slam tournament AND age he first became No. 1
23 – Successive Grand Slam semi-final appearances (’04 Wimbledon through ’10 Australian Open) AND overall Grand Slam finals
24 – Straight finals won between ’03 Vienna through ’05 Bangkok
25 – His age when he finished with a career-high 92 match wins in 2006
26 – Wins in a row against Top 10 opponents (2003 Masters Cup to 2005 Australian Open QF – lost to No. 4 Safin in SF)
27 – Consecutive wins in Grand Slam play, achieved twice (2005 Wimbledon R1-2006 Roland Garros Final; 2006 Wimbledon R1-2007 Roland Garros Final)
28 – Years old when he claimed his latest Grand Slam title at 2010 Australian Open
29 – Consecutive major quarter-finals reached (going into 2011 US Open)
30 – Grand Slams in a row as No. 1 or No. 2 seed between ’04 USO and ’11 AO

With kind permission by the ATP World Tour.

 
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08/19/2011 | 07:43 PM
Awesome,but... It's just a short version :) Hope you win in Cincy & US Open
08/18/2011 | 12:57 PM
Ongelooflik en Uitnemend!!! We are so proud of you in South Africa!!!
08/18/2011 | 11:58 AM
Roger.......i miss you Winner in Cincinati and US Open. Good Luck.....
08/17/2011 | 09:37 AM
Go Roger!:)
08/16/2011 | 09:26 AM
Truly amazing.
08/15/2011 | 08:16 PM
who could be better?!
08/15/2011 | 08:15 PM
who could be better?!
08/14/2011 | 12:09 AM
It is a refreshing and amazing career!
08/12/2011 | 04:26 PM
this is impressive!! I don't think anybody can achieve what you have achieved until now - and you are still going!! go Roger go!!!
08/12/2011 | 05:49 AM
and to add to my previous message just to prevent misunderstandings ,you are the king ,do not give up despite the losses, go for the grand slams, then again do the best you can , i am struggling too , in my life ,but i will not give up ,because i am also optimistic, and as the lyrics from one of my recordings go from my defunct singing aspirations ( i had a hard life but i overcame it, i am not destined to have my heart broken ) don t give up, because i wont give up either
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