Roger Federer has been the most successful male tennis player in the Open Era. The Swiss holds most of the records in the Open Era. Yet there are a few records that he is still looking after. Let’s look at 3 more records he can make in 2020.
4. Olympic Men’s Singles Gold Medal
This is one of the few records that Roger Federer has not achieved so far in his illustrious career. Federer won the Gold Medal in doubles in 2008 Beijing Olympics and will now have a shot at singles Gold in 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The fact that the event will be played on Hard Court which is Federer’s stronghold increases the Swiss Maestro’s chances to excel in the prestigious event.
3. Oldest Grand Slam Winner
Currently Ken Rosewall of Australia is the oldest singles male Grand Slam champion. The Australian won his last Grand Slam at the age of 37 years and 2 months.
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Federer had the chance to break Rosewall’s record in the 2019 Wimbledon final when he squandered Championship points against Djokovic. The Swiss would now have a chance to break Rosewall’s record in 2020 Australian Open or Wimbledon where he is already an 8 time Champion.
2. Most Singles Match Wins
Roger Federer finished the season 2019 with 1237 singles match wins. He is placed 2nd in the all-time list behind America’s Jimmy Connors who has 1274 career wins.
Federer won 53 matches in 2019 and if he stays healthy in 2020 he could possibly break the record set by Connors and become the most successful male singles match winner in the Open Era.
Another record of Jimmy Connors which Federer is currently chasing is the most titles to win in the Open Era. Federer currently stands at 103 and is now 6 behind the record of Jimmy Connors, who has 109 titles.
The Swiss maestro won 4 titles in 2019 and if he has a good run in 2020, he could match Connors or even go past him in the run for most singles titles.