Federer 950 Career Wins

jg153040

G.O.A.T.
What motivates this man? It's crazy.

After winning so much, he still goes on, like he is young. Also, even after he is losing a lot, he still has the motivation.

Most guys lose motivation after losing a lot or when they won so much. Also they want to start enjoying life outside of tennis.
 

smoledman

G.O.A.T.
What motivates this man? It's crazy.

After winning so much, he still goes on, like he is young. Also, even after he is losing a lot, he still has the motivation.

Most guys lose motivation after losing a lot or when they won so much. Also they want to start enjoying life outside of tennis.
I suspect that with Fed it's 2 factors:

1. He's a tennis geek, he just loves the game. He loves hanging out in the locker room, cracking jokes with the lower ranked players and so on.

2. He realizes that as soon as he allows himself to mentally drift towards thoughts of "after tennis", he's done. So he won't allow himself that.
 

NEW_BORN

Hall of Fame
What motivates this man? It's crazy.

After winning so much, he still goes on, like he is young. Also, even after he is losing a lot, he still has the motivation.

Most guys lose motivation after losing a lot or when they won so much. Also they want to start enjoying life outside of tennis.
This is what i admire most about him - Federer never gives in to tough losses
 

TMF

Talk Tennis Guru
3rd man achieving this behind Connors and Lendl
He's already owns the record for most matches win overall at the 4 slams.

Grand Slam Match Wins


1 Roger Federer 265
2 Jimmy Connors 233
3 Andre Agassi 224
4 Ivan Lendl 222
5 Pete Sampras 203
6 Stefan Edberg 178
7 Rafael Nadal 177
8 John McEnroe 167
9 Boris Becker 163
10 Novak Djokovic 162
 

jg153040

G.O.A.T.
This is what i admire most about him - Federer never gives in to tough losses
Yeah, it's almost funny. I would love to have his optimism. He can put a positive spin on anything.

He can get triple bageled by some journeyman and still be happy. He would say something like: It's good that I was tested. Now I know where my game is. I just need to play better on bigger points.

And turns negative into positive coming back and owning the next match. It's amazing.

Losing twice to Nole being match points up would destroy most of pros. Fed came back even stronger. I see now why this guy was feared so much.

It was impossible to beat him. But if you did beat him it just motivated him to come back even stronger. You can't win :).
 

jg153040

G.O.A.T.
He's already owns the record for most matches win overall at the 4 slams.

Grand Slam Match Wins


1 Roger Federer 265
2 Jimmy Connors 233
3 Andre Agassi 224
4 Ivan Lendl 222
5 Pete Sampras 203
6 Stefan Edberg 178
7 Rafael Nadal 177
8 John McEnroe 167
9 Boris Becker 163
10 Novak Djokovic 162
Just curious. How does Fed compare to clay legends in winning matches at RG?

Who won most matches at RG out of clay greats and where is Fed?
 

TMF

Talk Tennis Guru
Just curious. How does Fed compare to clay legends in winning matches at RG?

Who won most matches at RG out of clay greats and where is Fed?
Click on the link and you'll see Nadal has the most win at RG:

Nadal - 59
Federer - 58
Vilas - 56
Lendl - 53
Borg - 49
......
 

jg153040

G.O.A.T.
Click on the link and you'll see Nadal has the most win at RG:

Nadal - 59
Federer - 58
Vilas - 56
Lendl - 53
Borg - 49
......
This is crazy actually. Fed at his worst slam is so great. This stat has to make him the goat.
 

smoledman

G.O.A.T.
Fed lost 24 times in his dominant period(2004-2007). I hardly would call that "invincible", it just seemed like he was.
 
What motivates this man? It's crazy.

After winning so much, he still goes on, like he is young. Also, even after he is losing a lot, he still has the motivation.

Most guys lose motivation after losing a lot or when they won so much. Also they want to start enjoying life outside of tennis.
the thing is its natural for him...he loves it,its not so much like hard work when you love it.his talent also makes it easier.
 

NEW_BORN

Hall of Fame
Yeah, it's almost funny. I would love to have his optimism. He can put a positive spin on anything.

He can get triple bageled by some journeyman and still be happy. He would say something like: It's good that I was tested. Now I know where my game is. I just need to play better on bigger points.

And turns negative into positive coming back and owning the next match. It's amazing.
Yep, spot on. I can definitely imagine him saying that.
 

pc1

G.O.A.T.
3rd man achieving this behind Connors and Lendl
Actually Laver won over 1500 and Rosewall won over 1600. I'm fairly certain greats like Tilden and Gonzalez over way over 1000 also.

Still a very impressive feat when Federer reaches 950.
 
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mike danny

Bionic Poster
Fed lost 24 times in his dominant period(2004-2007). I hardly would call that "invincible", it just seemed like he was.
Name me another great who had 4 straight years of always losing under 10 matches. That is what is actually crazy.

Even nadal in his best years only once he managed to lose under 10 matches.

Sampras i think never had a season under 10 losses
 
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Nathaniel_Near

Guest
Can I make a new thread for when Federer reaches 964 career wins?
 

pc1

G.O.A.T.
Name me another great who had 4 straight years of always losing under 10 matches. That is what is actually crazy.

Even nadal in his best years only once he managed to lose under 10 matches.

Sampras i think never had a season under 10 losses
Not sure of course but I would think Tilden in the 1920s would have done that since he won 98% of his matches for about five plus years
 

TMF

Talk Tennis Guru
This is crazy actually. Fed at his worst slam is so great. This stat has to make him the goat.
And Fed is the only player with at least 50+ wins each at all 4 slams. No player has more than 50 wins on 3 slam events. He has the most complete/balance stats of all for a goat.
 

TMF

Talk Tennis Guru
Actually Laver won over 1500 and Rosewall won over 1600. I'm fairly certain greats like Tilden and Gonzalez over way over 1000 also.

Still a very impressive feat when Federer reaches 950.
Not all match wins are equal, just like not all titles are equal.
 

pc1

G.O.A.T.
Lendl did also had less than 10 losses in a year for five straight years in the 1980's.

Either way super performance by Federer. Very few had done that in the history of tennis.
 

TMF

Talk Tennis Guru
Awesome, didn't know that. Surely he reaches 1000 wins before it's all said and done
Career match wins leaders:

1. Jimmy Connors 1243
2. Ivan Lendl 1071
3. Roger Federer 950
4. Guillermo Vilas 929
5. John McEnroe 875
6. Andre Agassi 870
7. Stefan Edberg 801
8. Ilie Năstase 779
9. Pete Sampras 762
10. Boris Becker 713

We should also factor in which events that they have won those matches. Federer have won a lot more important matches on bigger events(slams, WTF and Master Series).
 
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I think realistically if Fed keeps on playing at least till the 2016 he can get some sweet records or round up resume even more so potentially...may win Monte Carlo (fingers crossed), Rome (surely I can pray), probably wins Davis Cup this year, gets over 1000 wins, get past 80-90 titles? It's possible.
 
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Nathaniel_Near

Guest
Career match wins leaders:

1. Jimmy Connors 1243
2. Ivan Lendl 1071
3. Roger Federer 950
4. Guillermo Vilas 929
5. John McEnroe 875
6. Andre Agassi 870
7. Stefan Edberg 801
8. Ilie Năstase 779
9. Pete Sampras 762
10. Boris Becker 713

We should also factor in which events that they have won. Federer have won a lot more important matches on bigger events(slams, WTF and Master Series).
Why are you posting this as a list of the leaders? It isn't an exhaustive list.
 

TMF

Talk Tennis Guru
Why are you posting this as a list of the leaders? It isn't an exhaustive list.
Those are the top 10 ATP players with most wins.

If we are going to discuss about Federre's wins we should reference it to other players.

Unless you're 5555, he would say that's off topic.
 
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Nathaniel_Near

Guest
So then state precisely the nature of the list instead of making it out to be some exhaustive list of match win leaders.

It is a list of match win leaders taking into consideration tournies that come under the ATP umbrella and also the ITF. In terms of overall wins, I'm assuming that some of the wins for some of the players in that list have been left out because they were not produced in the ATP specific tournaments.
 

TMF

Talk Tennis Guru
So then state precisely the nature of the list instead of making it out to be some exhaustive list of match win leaders.

It is a list of match win leaders taking into consideration tournies that come under the ATP umbrella and also the ITF. In terms of overall wins, I'm assuming that some of the wins for some of the players in that list have been left out because they were not produced in the ATP specific tournaments.
Because obviously writers who compiled that list wouldn't include wins from the pre-open era since they are not equivalent. The standard was set when the establishment of the ATP. Any tennis fan would know that list is from the ATP, no need for further explanation.

OTOH, pc1 just list of matches won by Rosewall and Laver, as if they are apple to apple comparison to the ATP players. Totally unfair because not all match won have equal weight.
 
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Nathaniel_Near

Guest
Because obviously writers who compiled that list wouldn't include wins from the pre-open era since they are not equivalent. The standard was set when the establishment of the ATP. Any tennis fan would know that list is from the ATP, no need for further explanation.

OTOH, pc1 just list of matches won by Rosewall and Laver, as if they are apple to apple comparison to the ATP players. Totally unfair because not all match won have equal weight.
This response doesn't cover what I said. I suggested that wins from players in the list also may not be complete. That is to say there might be WCT match wins not included from the Open Era.

As such state that it's a list of most career match wins for ATP and ITF events... or whatever.

Also your contradiction is highly irritating. You say now all matches don't have equal weight yet make a list that includes just total ATP/ITF match wins rather than separating the list by Slam victories or Masters victories and such.
 
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Goosehead

Legend
is there a list of matches played and/or won including players from the old days ?,,some of them were playing for 20yrs plus.

ken rosewall rod laver and pancho gonzalez must have played/won way over 1'000 matches including amateur/pro/open era. ?
 

ARFED

Professional
Since no player in the last 25 years or so has played more than 100 matches in a year (Fed max was i think 97 in 2006) and since players in the professional circuit like Rosewal, Gonzalez and Laver played around 150 matches per year, it is debatable if Federer 950 career wins, or whatever he ends up achieving is of more value than the records held by the past greats. Of course in absolute terms Federer is far awy from the numbers of Connors, Laver, Tilden, etc, but in relative terms perhaps his numbers are even more impressive. Really difficult to compare
 

Midaso240

Hall of Fame
Since no player in the last 25 years or so has played more than 100 matches in a year (Fed max was i think 97 in 2006) and since players in the professional circuit like Rosewal, Gonzalez and Laver played around 150 matches per year, it is debatable if Federer 950 career wins, or whatever he ends up achieving is of more value than the records held by the past greats. Of course in absolute terms Federer is far awy from the numbers of Connors, Laver, Tilden, etc, but in relative terms perhaps his numbers are even more impressive. Really difficult to compare
I could have sworn there was one year where Lendl played over 100...
 
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