Everyone knows about Roger Federer’s record 17 Grand Slam titles, but what else can we learn from looking a bit more closely at his overall record in majors? Being a bit of a tennis nerd, one of my favourite things to do is study graphics like the one below; they often appear on a player’s Wikipedia page.
What we already know:
Digging a little deeper:
There’s no arguing that Roger Federer is still the best to have ever played men’s tennis. Whether that will remain the case has been a matter of great debate. He may recover from his recent struggles and add to his tally of 17 titles, making Nadal’s chase more difficult. Nadal might encounter more injuries or Djokovic could go on a Federer-esque tear the next few years. Amidst all the uncertainty, Federer’s career thus far is the stuff of legend. Even if you feel, as I do, that many of his titles came at a time when men’s tennis was not at its deepest, the absurd consistency is jaw-dropping. Many of his records will never be eclipsed — even if another player ends up with more majors.