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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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08/09/2011 | 04:44 AM
THE BEST EVER!!
No doubt!!

Long life to OUR KING!! =)
08/09/2011 | 04:17 AM
Roger:
Only you have these numbers!!!! Cause only you are the eternal #1!!!!!
Barbara
08/09/2011 | 04:16 AM
the number 17 will soon be changed to : 17- total number of grandslam won... this will happen this coming USO... believe me!!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHAMP!!!!!!
08/09/2011 | 03:28 AM
that was amazing,,
08/09/2011 | 03:17 AM
Wow!! You are simply... THE BEST!!!
08/09/2011 | 03:11 AM
No words can describe how I feel..
Thank you for everything you did for the sport and for your fans.. I'm grateful to have lived in your era..
I hope the next 30 years bring even more joy to you and to us, with more victories and more inspiration..

Happy birthday champion !
I will always love you and support you !
08/09/2011 | 02:40 AM
Today 8/8/2011 30 years are fulfilling, to say you did not say qe no? I could never explain in words what I feel for you, you're the best ever, you're the best athlete of all, a number 1 on and off the court, Biggest of all time. With you crying, suffering, rei, I rejoice, weep with joy, everything. Is too great admiration and adoration I have for you.
30 Years full of magic, victories and defeats as well, and whatever happens I will always follow you, Thank you for being so great, thank you fo
08/09/2011 | 12:52 AM
SIMPLY.............THE BEST!!!!!!!!

There is another achievement of our Champ that is not indicated in the list and it is very important: RECORD OF CONSECUTIVE WEEKS AS WORLD NUMBER ONE.
It is even more important than "record of weeks as world number one"
We are so proud of you, dear Roger!!!
08/09/2011 | 12:28 AM
This is the numbers of a legend, a legend that is still alive, ready to bite new records. I'm glad to see I'll be there when you write a new chapter of history in tennis. Thanks for this wonderful 30 years, Roger. I hope you'll be able to enjoy many more with us.
08/08/2011 | 10:07 PM
"I am Always hungry" (..to win more titles..)RF2011

That's very good for us,so please be economical with the cake today Roger!.Even as I read them etched in black and white in front of me,I still cannot fathom the reality of all your amazing achievements already.Mercy! Keep going after your dreams,as you wish.Tons of people are behind,and around,you cheering you on.Have a lovely celebration today.:D