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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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08/12/2011 | 05:46 AM
congratulations fellow leo , i am a ,leo too ( first day july 23 ,on the cusp ,but still a king, because leo is the king of the jungle ,and of the signs , and you are king, of the tennis court, well mr birthday boy, i wish you more grand slams , and by the way you lost to tsonga ( well do the best you can but remember you won 16 grand slam titles , and I can understand , I cannot go to a little law school because I cannot get a 60,000 cosigner loan ( then again i going for a masters,youreking
08/12/2011 | 05:46 AM
congratulations fellow leo , i am a ,leo too ( first day july 23 ,on the cusp ,but still a king, because leo is the king of the jungle ,and of the signs , and you are king, of the tennis court, well mr birthday boy, i wish you more grand slams , and by the way you lost to tsonga ( well do the best you can but remember you won 16 grand slam titles , and I can understand , I cannot go to a little law school because I cannot get a 60,000 cosigner loan ( then again i going for a masters,youreking
08/11/2011 | 04:46 PM
no one can denote ur achievments in ur career u r the best and u'll always be .but i really loved the idea:)
08/11/2011 | 01:59 PM
AMAZING ROGER.. that why you are the greatest tennis player of all times !! what you achieved and accomplished is so huge and unique.. we are so proud to be your loyal fans.
and you can and you will achieve more champion cause you are the Best .. lov u
08/11/2011 | 01:47 PM
That´s incredible!! Only one man? Oh yes, only one king, only one maestro, only one amazing guy! Love you, so I proud to be your fan! Thanks that you are.
08/11/2011 | 11:44 AM
No one comes close to your achievements and this is one of the many reasons why you have so many fans. Keep going because there are lots more stats to come.xx
08/11/2011 | 09:10 AM
That's why YOU are the ONLY one...the MAN...the KING...the MAESTRO.....of tennis!!!
.....brilliant work!...good luck for the rest of the year and belated HaPpY BiRtHdAy!
08/11/2011 | 06:23 AM
Love You Rog! Proud to be your Fan! :)

Sana
08/11/2011 | 12:19 AM
Love you always <3 :):):)
08/10/2011 | 06:11 PM
God gifted you to the world 3 decades ago...
What you have accomplished will never be duplicated !
You did it all with passion, with grace, with panache ...
but never hiding the deep emotions that fill your heart !
Thank you, Rogi ! you have earned our gratitude and admiration...
We trust in you and your talent and we know that
with God's grace ,much more is yet to come !!!

Love you always
jenni
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