Highlights

2017 --- Swiss extended all-time record with 18th Grand Slam title at Australian Open, 1st event in 6+ months following knee injury... Became 2nd-oldest Slam champ in Open Era at 35 (Ken Rosewall 1970 US Open, 1971-72 Australian Open)... Beat Berdych (3R), Nishikori (4R), Wawrinka (SF) and Nadal (final) to become 1st Grand Slam champion to post 4 Top 10 wins since Wilander at 1982 Roland Garros. Victories over Nishikori, Wawrinka and Nadal all came in 5 sets... Lowest-ranked Slam champion (No. 17) and 1st to post 3 wins in 5 sets since No. 44 Gaudio at 2004 Roland Garros... Lost 7 sets en route to title, tied for most by Slam champion since Kuerten dropped 8 sets at 1997 Roland Garros... Victory over Nishikori was 200th of career against a Top 10 opponent, most among active players... Win over Nadal snapped 6-match losing streak against Spaniard at Slams dating back to 2007 Wimbledon... Did not drop a set en route to record-tying 5th ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells title (d. Nadal in 4R and Wawrinka)... Saved 2 MPs vs Berdych in QF, then beat Nadal for 4th straight time to win 3rd ATP Masters 1000 Miami title... Oldest player in history to win an ATP Masters 1000 title, surpassing 34-year-old Agassi at 2004 Cincinnati... Fell to Donskoy in Dubai 2R after holding 3 MPs and leading 5-2 in 2nd-set TB, 5-2 in 3rd set and 5-1 in 3rd-set TB... Loss to No. 116 Donskoy matched worst defeat by ranking since loss to No. 154 Ancic in 2002 Wimbledon 1R... Skipped clay-court season and did not play from April 3 through June 11

2016 --- Swiss tied Connors for most wins (84) and SFs (11) at Wimbledon, saving 3 MPs and rallying from 2 sets down to beat Cilic in QF (l. to No. 7 Raonic in 5 sets). Also tied Becker and Krickstein for most comebacks from 2 sets down in Open Era (10)... Beat F. Mayer in Stuttgart QF on June 9 for 1,072nd win, passing Lendl for 2nd-most wins in Open Era (Connors 1,256)... Advanced to 12th Australian Open SF (d. No. 6 Berdych, l. to No. 1 Djokovic)... Earned record-extending 300th Grand Slam win of career in Australian Open 3R on Jan. 22 (d. Dimitrov)... Failed to win a title for 1st time since 2000, coming closest with RUP finish at Brisbane (l. to Raonic)... Beat Thiem in Brisbane SF before losing to him in ATP Masters 1000 Rome 3R and Stuttgart SF after holding 2 MPs... Dropped to No. 16 in ATP Rankings on November 7, falling out of Top 10 for 1st time in 734 weeks (14+ years)... Did not qualify for ATP Finals and finish in Top 6 for 1st time since 2001... Underwent arthroscopic left knee surgery on February 3, limiting him to 7 tournaments on the season... Withdrew from ATP Masters 1000 Miami (gastroenteritis) and ATP Masters 1000 Madrid (lower back pain)... Open Era-record streak of 65 straight Grand Slam appearances ended at Roland Garros (69 w/qualifying, 73 w/juniors)

2015 --- On 11 January, he became the third player in the Open Era to record 1,000 singles match wins (after Connors and Lendl)... He was the first to do so since Lendl at 1992 Basel. As top seed, Federer clinched his 84th tour-level crown in Brisbane (d. Raonic in three sets)...

On 23 January, lost in the Australian Open 3R for the first time since 2001 (l. to Clement)… Fell to Seppi, who broke a 10-match losing streak against the Swiss, in four sets…

On 28 February, captured a record seventh Dubai title (d. Djokovic)... Served four aces in the 37-minute opener and became the fourth player (since 1991) to hit 9000 aces when he fired down a service winner at the start of the sixth game of the second set.

On 22 March, came close to lifting his fifth ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells title, losing to Djokovic in the final on his 15th appearance at the tournament... Is now 23-17 in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 finals...

Reached ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo 3R (l. to Monfils)...

On 29 April, became the ninth active player to record 200 match wins on clay with victory over Nieminen in Istanbul 2R... On 3 May, captured his 85th tour-level title at Istanbul (d. Cuevas); his third crown of 2015... Turkey was the 19th different country that the Swiss has lifted the trophy...

On 6 May, failed to convert two match points versus Kyrgios in 7-6(12) third set TB loss in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid 2R...

On 17 May, finished runner-up in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome final (l. to Djokovic) for the fourth time (also 2003, 2006 and 2013)...

Reached Roland Garros QFs (l. to Wawrinka)... Did not break serve in a Grand Slam match for the first time since the 2002 US Open 4R versus Mirnyi...

Scraped past Kohlschreiber 7-6(5) in third set in Halle 1R... On 21 June, lifted his eighth Halle trophy (d. Seppi) in his 130th tour-level final… Now 86-44 in tour-level finals… It was his fourth title of 2015 and his 15th grass-court crown… He is now 51-5 lifetime in Halle…

On 12 July, finished runner-up in his 10th Wimbledon final (l. to Djokovic in four sets)... Beat three seeds en route to the final, No. 20 Bautista Agut in 4R; No. 12 Simon in QFs and No. 3 Murray in SFs... Now 7-3 in Wimbledon finals and 17-9 in Grand Slam championship finals...

On 23 August, captured a record seventh ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati title (d. Djokovic)...It was his 24th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown... It was the first time in his career that he had defeated a World No. 1 (Djokovic) and No. 2 (Murray) in the same tournament... It was the fourth time in his career he won an ATP World Tour title without dropping a service game (also did so in 2012)... With Serena Williams winning women's title, it was the first time since 1937-38 that the men's and women's Cincinnati champions (Bobby Riggs & Virginia Hollinger) had retained their titles... On 24 August, returned to No. 2 in ATP Rankings after a one-week break...

On 7 September, qualified for ATP World Tour Finals after beating Isner in US Open 4R... On 13 September, in a rain-delayed final, lost to Djokovic in four sets in US Open final that broke an 11-match winning streak... Had lost 52 games en route to the final - tying the fewest numbers of games dropped en route to a Grand Slam final (2006 Wimbledon)... At 34, was the oldest second seed at the US Open since Rosewall (37) in 1972... Now 17-10 in Grand Slam finals... At 34 years, 36 days, was the oldest Grand Slam singles finalist since 35-year-old Andre Agassi at the 2005 US Open...

On 18-20 September, led Switzerland back into Davis Cup World Group with singles wins over Huta Galung and de Bakker in Play-off tie (SUI d. NED 4-1)... Fell in doubles with Chiudinelli to de Bakker/Middelkoop in 5 sets...

On 1 November, captured 7th Basel title in 10th straight final at event (12th overall)... Only player in Open Era to reach 10 straight finals at a tournament and 12 overall, doing so in his hometown... Also a 7-time champion at Wimbledon, ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati and Dubai (8-time at Halle)... Defeated Nadal 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 for title in their 1st H2H held in Switzerland... Improved to 11-23 vs. Nadal, snapping 5-match losing streak...

2014 --- The Swiss opened his season with a runner-up finish at Brisbane (l. to Hewitt in three sets)… En route to Australian Open SFs, he beat No. 10 Tsonga in 4R and No. Murray in QFs before meeting Nadal for a record-tying 11th time at a Grand Slam and the 33rd time overall… It was his 11th straight Australian Open SF and his 36th Grand Slam SF, both Open Era records…

Represented Switzerland in 3-2 win over Serbia in Davis Cup World Group 1R, beating Bozoljac in singles…

On 28 February, beat No. 2 Djokovic for first time since 2012 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati final, winning in three sets in Dubai SFs… Now 17-15 lifetime against Djokovic…Won sixth Dubai crown and 78th career title with three-set win over Berdych… Moved up to No. 3 in the Open Era titles leaders list, drawing clear of McEnroe (77 titles)… It was the third time in his career Federer rallied from a set down in the SF and F to win an ATP World Tour title (’13 Halle, ’07 Hamburg)… It was the first time since 2012 Wimbledon he defeated Top 10 opponents in the SF and F… Has now won at least one ATP World Tour title for the past 14 years (since 2001)…

On 16 March, saw his 11-match winning streak come to an end in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells final, losing to Djokovic 7-6(3) in third set TB… On 17 March, rose up three spots to No. 5 in the ATP Rankings…

Helped Switzerland reach Davis Cup SFs for first time since 2003, beating Kukushkin and Golubev of Kazakhstan in 3-2 win; lost to Golubev-Nedovyesov in doubles rubber…

On 20 April, finished runner-up at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo for the fourth time… As a wild card entry beat Djokovic in SFs on 19 April, before contesting first all-Swiss final for 14 years… Lost to Wawrinka in three-set final…

On 6 May, withdrew from ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid in order to support his wife, Mirka, in the time leading up to the birth of the couple’s third child... Failed to convert one match point in 3rd set TB versus Chardy in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome 2R…

Fell in Roland Garros 4R (l. to Gulbis in five sets)... It was his earliest exit at the major since 2003 (3R)...On 15 June, he captured his seventh Halle title and 14th grass-court crown with 2 TB sets win over Falla in the final… Had now won 79 tour-level trophies… Fell in the doubles final (w/Chiudinelli), failing to convert four championship points in 12-10 Match TB loss to Begemann-Knowle…

Reaches ninth final at Wimbledon, losing to Djokovic 6-4 in fifth set on 6 July... Drops to 17-8 in Grand Slam championship finals...

On 10 August, finished runner-up at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Toronto (l. to Tsonga)… It was his 37th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final (21-16 overall)…… On 17 August, improved to 6-0 lifetime in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati finals, beating Ferrer; improved to ATP World Tour high 12 wins against Top 10 opponents this season (had one win last year going into US Open)… It was his 80th career title (80-41 in finals) - third only to Lendl-94 and Connors-109… Third oldest champion in Cincinnati after Rosewall (1974, aged 35) and Agassi (2004, 34)… Now 22-16 in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 finals… On 18 August, became the third player to qualify for 2014 ATP World Tour Finals...

In his quest for a sixth US Open title, lost in his ninth SFs (3-6) to Cilic … In QFs, rallied from a two-set deficit for the ninth time in his career, second at US Open (1st match in 2000 vs Wessels), also saved two match points… Was the oldest US Open SF since Agassi (35) reached the final in 2005…

Helped Switzerland reach Davis Cup final for first time since 1992 (d. Italy 3-2), beating Bolelli and Fognini in straight sets…

On 12 October, clinched elusive ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Shanghai title (d. Simon in two TB sets) - his 23rd ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title and 81st overall… On 13 October, returned to No. 2 in the ATP Rankings; the last time Federer ranked No. 2 was 6 May 2013. The last 33 year old to rank No. 2 was Agassi on 1 September 2003.… On 8 October, saved five match points versus L. Mayer in 7-6(7) third set win in 2R; it was the second-most he’s saved in his career - 2003 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati, saved seven match points in 7-6(10) third-set win over Scott Draper…

On 26 October, won his sixth title in eight years at Basel - and the first since 2011 - by beating Goffin in two sets… It was his 82nd tour-level trophy and it extended his winning streak to 12 matches… Beat Istomin (2R) and Karlovic (SFs) in three sets…

On 31 October, saw his 14-match winning streak end to Raonic in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Paris QFs…

On 15 November, saved four match points versus Wawrinka in 7-6(6) third-set victory in SFs of ATP World Tour Finals… The next day, 16 November, for only the third time in his career Federer withdrew in the middle of a tournament - each time due to a back injury (also 2012 Doha SFs and 2008 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Paris QFs) - ahead of the ATP World Tour Finals title match in London (vs. Djokovic)… Had gone 4-0 during event… The last walkover in a season finale match was at the 1981 Masters in New York when Lendl had a W/O vs. Clerc in round robin play… Contested his 12th SF in ATP World Tour Finals, tying Ivan Lendl for most SF appearances in history of season finale, was also the oldest at 33 to reach SFs since Agassi (runner-up) in 2003…

On 21-23 November, helped Switzerland clinch the Davis Cup for the first time winning two of three rubbers, including the tie-winning point vs. Gasquet in 3-1 victory over France in Lille… Ended 2014 season with an ATP World Tour best 73-12 match record, including five individual titles and $9,343,988 in prize money…

2013 --- The oldest player to finish in Top 10 since Andre Agassi (35) in 2005 and 1st to finish in Top 10 for 12 years in a row since Pete Sampras from 1990-2001. Streak of 11 Top 5 finishes in a row came to an end with No. 6 finish… Captured lone title in June at Halle (d. Youzhny), his 13th career grass court title (13-5 in grass court finals) and 77th career title (tied J. McEnroe for No. 3 in Open Era titles list)…

Opened year by reaching SF at Australian Open for 10th straight year (l. to Murray in 5 sets) after defeating Tsonga in QF in 5 sets (1st time in career played back-to-back 5-set matches). With win over Tomic in 3R, became 1st player to win 250 Grand Slam matches… Then reached QF in Rotterdam (l. to Benneteau), SF in Dubai (l. to Berdych in 3 sets) and QF in Indian Wells (l. to Nadal)… Best clay-court result was runner-up at ATP Masters 1000 Rome (l. to Nadal) in May. Also QF at Roland Garros (l. to Tsonga) and won his 900th career tour level win (923) in 4R (d. Simon in 5 sets). Only 3 players have won more matches in Open Era: Connors (1,253), Lendl (1,071) and Vilas (929)…

At Wimbledon lost in 2R to No. 116 Sergiy Stakhovsky. It was his earliest Grand Slam loss since losing in 1R at ‘03 Roland Garros and marked end of 36 straight major QF appearances (starting at ‘04 Wimbledon). It was his lowest-ranked loss in a Slam event since falling to No. 154 Ancic in ‘02 Wimbledon 1R… Then played on clay and lost to No. 114 qualifier Federico Delbonis in SF at Hamburg. It marked the second time during year he lost to an opponent outside Top 100. Then lost following week to No. 55 Brands in opening match (after bye) in Gstaad… Returned to hard courts and lost in QF in Cincinnati (l. to Nadal in 3 sets) and followed with 4R at US Open (l. to Robredo), his earliest exit since 4R in ‘03. Streak of 10 years with Slam final ended… Going into 2014, has played in record 56 straight Grand Slam tournaments (along w/Wayne Ferreira)…

Closed season with runner-up in Basel (l. to del Potro), 8th straight year in hometown final (10th overall) and SF at ATP Masters 1000 Paris (l. to Djokovic) and ATP World Tour Finals in London (l. to Nadal), 11th SF in season finals… Compiled records of 28-11 on hard, 12-5 on clay and 5-1 on grass and went 4-10 vs. Top 10 opponents…

2012 --- The Swiss won 6 titles in 10 finals, plus silver medal at London Olympics, and returned to No. 1 before finishing in Top 2 for 9th time in 10 years. Oldest at No. 2 since Agassi (32) in ‘02... Broke Sampras’ record of 286 weeks at No. 1 on July 16, 1 week after record-tying 7th Wimbledon title (d. Murray), his all-time best 17th Grand Slam crown. Held No. 1 for 17 weeks (302 in career) before Djokovic took over on Nov. 5...

Extended longest active streak with at least 1 title to 12 straight years, winning consecutive titles in Rotterdam (d. del Potro), Dubai (d. Murray) and Indian Wells (d. No. 9 del Potro, No. 2 Nadal, No. 11 Isner, all in straight sets)...Won in Madrid (d. Berdych) and a record 5th Cincinnati title (d. Djokovic, held serve for all 47 games during week) for record-tying 21st career ATP Masters 1000 crown (w/Nadal)...Won silver medal at London Olympics (l. to Murray), beating del Potro 19-17 in 3rd set in record 4h26m in SF (had 15-3 record on British soil). Closed season with back-to-back finals in hometown Basel (l. to del Potro) and ATP World Tour Finals in London (l. to Djokovic)...

His 71 match wins most since a career-high 92 in ’06. Compiled records of 41-7 on hard, 15-2 on grass and 15-3 on clay and went 16-9 vs. Top 10 opponents. Had a 12-10 record after losing 1st set and 14-3 in decisive-set matches...Has played in 52 straight Grand Slam events (Ferreira record holder with 56)...Continued his serving success by leading in 2nd serve pts. won (60%) and No. 3 in service games won (91%), No. 4 in aces (665, 8.2 avg.) and 1st serve pts. won (78%)...

2011 --- The Swiss native finished in Top 3 for 9th straight year…Compiling a 4-2 record in finals during year, capping season with 17-match winning streak and 3 titles, including a record 6th Barclays ATP World Tour Finals crown...His 70 career titles are No. 4 on Open Era titles list and 807 match wins is No. 6 in Open Era...

Opened season with title in Doha where he defeated Davydenko…It extended his streak to 11 years with at least 1 ATP World Tour title, tied with Andy Roddick for longest streak among active players...Reached QF or better in 14 of 16 tournaments, including at all 4 Grand Slam events…

Has advanced to QF or better in a record 30 consecutive Slams going back to ‘04 Wimbledon…His streak of at least 1 Slam title for 8 consecutive years came to an end...In Roland Garros SF, he snapped Djokovic’s 43-match winning streak with 4-set victory…Then followed with QF at Wimbledon (l. to Tsonga in 5 sets after holding 2-set lead)…It was 1st time in a Slam he lost 2-0 set lead (was 178-0)…At US Open, lost to Djokovic in SF for 2nd year in a row (held 2 MPs and 2-0 set lead)...

Following US Open, traveled to Australia for Davis Cup World Group playoff tie and posted 4-set wins over Hewitt and Tomic as Switzerland prevailed 3-2...Returned after break and closed season with titles in Basel (d. Nishikori), Paris (d. Tsonga) and Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London (d. Tsonga)...Compiled marks of 46-7 on hard, 12-4 on clay and 6-1 on grass and was 20-9 in TBs…Also 16-0 indoors…Went 10-9 vs. Top 10 opponents, winning last 7...

2010 --- The Swiss native finshed in Top 2 for a record eighth straight year…He captured five titles in nine finals during season (has won at least three titles for nine straight years)…

In first month of action, reached SF in Doha (l. to Davydenko) and followed with his 16th career Grand Slam crown at Australian Open (d. Murray)…Became first father to win a Slam title since Agassi at ’03 Australian Open…Has won at least one Slam title for eight consecutive years, tying mark of Borg and Sampras…His 66 career titles is No. 4 on Open Era titles list…In first two ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments, reached 3rd RD in Indian Wells (losing to Baghdatis in a third set tie-break after holding three match points) and followed with 4th RD exit in Miami, (falling to Berdych in a third set tie-break after holding match point on Mar. 30…

During clay court circuit in May, lost in opening round to Gulbis in Rome, reached SF in Estoril (l. to Montanes) and final in Madrid* (l. to Nadal)…At Roland Garros, fell in QF to Soderling in four sets, ending his record of reaching 23 straight Grand Slam SFs (since ’04 Wimbledon)…On June 7, dropped to No. 2, having been No. 1 for 285 weeks (one week shy of equalling Sampras' all-time record)…On grass in Halle reached final, falling to Hewitt, which ended a 15-match winning streak against his long-time rival…It also ended a 29-match winning streak in Halle…Returned as defending champion at Wimbledon, where he lost to Berdych in QFs…It was first time since ‘02 he had not reached final at All England Club…Since his QF loss at Wimbledon, won 29 of 33 matches during a seven tournament span, reaching five finals…On July 5, he dropped to No. 3 ranking for first time since Nov. 10, ‘03...

In mid-August, returned at Toronto where he beat Berdych (QF) and Djokovic (SF) in three-setters before falling to No. 4 Murray in rain-interrupted final…Returned to No. 2 on Aug. 16…The following week he snapped a seven month title drought by winning Cincinnati for fourth time (d. Fish) in his 90th tour-level final…Became first player to win back-to-back titles in Cincinnati since Agassi in ‘95-96…It was also his 17th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophy, tying him with Agassi and one short of Nadal’s record…

At US Open, advanced to SF although he squandered two match points in fifth set loss to Djokovic in 3:44…Afterwards fell to No. 3 on Sept. 13…Went a career-best 21-2 after US Open…Returned following month at Shanghai* where he lost to Murray in final…Returned to No. 2 on Oct. 18… Then made his first appearance in Stockholm in 10 years and won his 64th tour-level title over F. Mayer…It was 18th different country he has won a tour level title…In addition, became first active player to reach 900 career singles matches played…Two weeks later he won his fourth career title in his hometown of Basel (d. Djokovic)…In Paris*, his season-high 12-match winning streak came to an end in SF against Monfils as he lost in three tie-breaks (after holding five match points)…It was his fourth loss during year after holding match point…Closed season with his fifth year-end title at Barclays ATP World Tour in London (d. Nadal)…Compiled marks of  47-7 on hard, 10-4 on clay and 8-2 on grass…Went tour best 16-6 vs. Top 10 opponents (most wins during year).

2009
--- The Swiss finished as ATP World Tour Champion for fifth time in six years and became third player in history of ATP Rankings (since 1973) to rank year-end No. 1 at least five times, joining Sampras (six) and Connors (five)…He is only second player (Lendl in ‘89) to reclaim year-end top spot after losing it for a year…He is also first player to finish in Top 2 for seven straight years…Became all-time leader in men’s tennis with 15 Grand Slam singles titles (winning at least one for seven straight years)…He captured four titles in seven finals on season and for third time in past four years (2006-07, ‘09) he reached all four Grand Slam finals in same year…He became first player to take part in three five-set Slam finals in a season…
 
In June, he captured Roland Garros in his 11th attempt and became sixth man in history to win all four Grand Slam titles in his career…One month later, he won a record-breaking 15th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, where he collected his sixth crown at the All England Club…In the process he reclaimed top ranking (on July 6) after Nadal’s run of 46 consecutive weeks at No. 1…Has been No. 1 for a total of 264 weeks (as of Jan. 5, ‘10)…

Opened first month with a SF in Doha (l. to Murray) and followed with runner-up at Australian Open, falling to Nadal in five sets…It was his first loss in a Grand Slam hard court final (8-1)…He then withdrew from Dubai and 1st RD Davis Cup tie vs. the U.S. with a back injury…Returned from a six-week layoff and advanced to SF in Indian Wells (l. to Murray for fourth straight time)...Followed with a three-set loss to No. 3 Djokovic in SF in Miami… Prior to clay court campaign, he married long-time girlfriend Mirka Vavrinec in his hometown of Basel on Apr. 11…

In first clay appearance at Monte-Carlo lost in 3rd Rd. to countryman Wawrinka…It was his first loss to a countryman since Marc Rosset in 2000…After putting together a 21-6 mark through May 9, went on a 26-1 run in next three months, breaking nearly a seven-month title drought by earning his 15th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown in Madrid (d. Nadal)…Broke a five-match losing streak to Spaniard in his 80th career final…Has won at least one ATP World Tour title for nine straight years…En route he also beat No. 16 Blake, No. 6 Roddick and No. 5 del Potro…Only lost his serve twice in 55 games…Followed by completing a career Grand Slam at Roland Garros by defeating Soderling in straight sets final…It was his 14th Grand Slam crown, tying Sampras for most in men’s tennis… Lost six sets en route to title, most of any Grand Slam title run and was pushed to five sets by Haas in 4th RD (lost first two sets) and del Potro in SF…

Nearly one month later he rewrote tennis history at Wimbledon, where he earned his 15th Grand Slam title…He only dropped one set (vs. Kohlschreiber) en route to a record seventh straight Wimbledon final as he outlasted Roddick 16-14 in fifth set, breaking him for first time in final game after 37 service holds from Roddick…It was longest fifth set in a final in Grand Slam history…He served a personal-best 50 aces and earned his 60th tour-level title…Took five weeks off following Wimbledon, his twin daughters, Myla Rose and Charlene Riva were born on July 23…

Made his return to action in Montreal and reached QFs…Held a 5-1 advantage in final set over Tsonga before falling in a tie-break…Following week he captured his third Cincinnati* title, capping it off with wins over No. 2 Murray in SF and No. 4 Djokovic in final…It was his 16th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title, second all-time behind Agassi (17)…At US Open, he became first player to surpass $50 million in career prize money and he went on to advance to his sixth consecutive final, only to fall in five sets to No. 6 del Potro, ending a 40-match winning streak at Flushing Meadows…Played six five-set matches (4-2), a career high…One week later, helped his country return to Davis Cup World Group in 2010 with two wins in playoff tie in Italy…

Returned from a six-week break to his hometown tournament in Basel and lost in three-set final to Djokovic…Had a 19-match winning streak in Basel come to an end…Following week in Paris*, lost in opening round to Benneteau in three sets…Closed season with SF at Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London (l. to Davydenko)…Went 15-10 vs. Top 10 opponents and compiled marks of 36-10 on hard, 18-2 on clay and 7-0 on grass…Also 26-11 in tie-breaks…Finished No. 2 in second
serve points won (57%), No. 3 in service games won (90%), break points saved (69%), first serve points won (79%) and No. 5 in aces (657)…Has reached SF or better in a record 22 straight Grand Slam tournaments and has played in 40 consecutive Slams going into 2010.

2008 --- The Swiss native's four year run at No. 1 came to an end but he extended his streak of winning at least one Grand Slam title to six straight years...Captured four titles in eight finals, including his fifth straight US Open crown...Each of his runner-up showings came to rival Rafael Nadal, at AMS Monte Carlo, AMS Hamburg, Roland Garros (for third straight year) and Wimbledon...

Began year with a SF at Australian Open (l. to Djokovic) where he was coming off lingering affects with a bout of mononucleosis that went back to latter part of 2007...Hit a career-high 39 aces in a 3rd RD win 10-8 in fifth set over Tipsarevic in Melbourne...In March, reached SF at AMS Indian Wells (l. to Fish) and QF at AMS Miami (l. to Roddick)...Opened clay court circuit with title in Estoril (d. Davydenko, ret. with leg injury) and followed with runner-up in Monte Carlo...Then reached QF at AMS Rome (l. to Stepanek) and finals in Hamburg and Roland Garros...Won a career-best 21 of 25 matches on clay...

Then moved to grass and won Halle title (d. Kohlschreiber) without dropping serve in 49 games...Fell short of winning a sixth straight Wimbledon title as Nadal prevailed in a 4:48 marathon (9-7 in fifth set) in longest final in tournament history...It also ended a record 65-match winning streak on grass and it was his first loss in a grass court final (10-1)...

Returned to hard courts and lost in 2nd RD to Simon in Toronto, 3rd RD to Karlovic in Cincinnati and QF in Beijing Olympics (l. to Blake)...He did win gold medal in doubles (w/Wawrinka)...His record streak of 237 consecutive weeks at No. 1 came to an end on Aug. 18 after holding top spot since Feb. 2, 2004...At US Open, became first player to win five straight titles since Bill Tilden captured six in a row from 1920-25...Beat Djokovic in SF and Murray in F to collect his 13th Grand Slam title, one short of record by Pete Sampras...Led his native country into '09 Davis Cup World Group by accounting for two points in playoff win over Belgium...During indoor circuit, reached SF at AMS Madrid (l. to Murray) and won third straight title in Basel (d. Nalbandian)...Withdrew from QF (vs. Blake) at AMS Paris due to back injury for first time in a tournament after 763 matches...At Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, went 1-2 in round robin play...

Has advanced to SF or better in a record 18 straight Grand Slam tournaments and has played in 36 consecutive Slams since 2000 Australian Open (going into '09)...Compiled marks of 34-10 on hard, 21-4 on clay and 11-1 on grass...Went 25-13 in tiebreaks and 7-10 vs. Top 10 opponents...In Ricoh ATP MatchFacts, ranked No. 2 in service games won (90%), break points saved (68%), 2nd serve points won (58%) and No. 3 in aces (675)...Became all-time leader in career prize money (surpassing Sampras) with over $44 million.

2007 --- Finished No. 1 for a fourth straight year...Captured an ATP-best eight titles (in 12 finals) for fourth consecutive season, including three Grand Slam crowns for third time in four years and at least two ATP Masters Series shields...Became only fourth player since 1973 to end year at No. 1 at least four consecutive years, joining Pete Sampras (6), Jimmy Connors (5) and John McEnroe (4)...Also first player in history to reach all four Grand Slam finals in back-to-back years and advanced to an all-time record 10 consecutive Slam finals...Competed in 12 finals (8-4) in 16 tournaments...Since beginning of 2004, compiled a match record of 315-24 (.929) with Nadal, Nalbandian and Canas only players to beat him more than once during that stretch...Ranked No. 1 every week since first taking over on Feb. 2, 2004, and has ranked No. 1 for 205 weeks (as of Dec. 31, 2007) and broke record of Connors (160) for most consecutive weeks at No. 1 on Feb. 26, 2007...

Began year with a repeat title at Australian Open (d. Gonzalez) without dropping a set (first Slam title without losing a set) and first player to win a Slam title in such fashion since Bjorn Borg at Roland Garros in 1980 (fourth player in Open Era to do so)...Returned to action in Dubai and won title for fourth time in five years (d. Youzhny)...In March, his career-best 41-match winning streak (going back to ‘06 US Open) came to an end with his opening round loss to Ca±as...Then lost to Ca±as again in 4th RD in Miami...Made clay court debut in Monte Carlo and did not drop a set en route to a repeat final effort (d. Ferrer in QF, Ferrero in SF) before losing to Nadal in straight sets...In his next clay court showing in Rome, lost in 3rd RD to Volandri and afterwards parted ways with coach Tony Roche...

At Hamburg, defeated Nadal in final for first time on clay (1-6) to break his rival’s 81-match winning streak on clay...Went into Paris and dropped one set en route to final, only to fall in four sets for second straight year to Nadal...Withdrew from Halle and entered Wimbledon without a grass court pre-tournament for first time in his career...At All England Club dropped only one set en route to title match before defeating Nadal in five sets to capture his fifth consecutive Wimbledon title and join Bjorn Borg as only players to win at least five straight crowns in Open Era...Compiled an undefeated grass court record (6-0) for fifth straight year and owns longest grass court winning streak (54) going into ‘08...

Returned to play in August and reached final at ATP Masters Series Montreal (l. to Djokovic)...Followed with title at AMS Cincinnati (d. Blake), his 50th career championship...Then became the first player since Bill Tilden in 1920s to capture four straight US Open titles with straight-sets win over Djokovic...It was his 12th career Grand Slam crown, leaving him two away from all-time record of Sampras...Posted an outstanding 15-1 mark in Grand Slam tie-breaks during year...In Davis Cup World Group playoff tie vs. Czech Republic, won both of his singles matches (vs. Stepanek, Berdych) but Switzerland lost 3-2...In October, reached final at AMS Madrid (l. to Nalbandian) and repeated title in Basel (d. Nieminen)... Lost to Nalbandiain in 3rd RD at AMS Paris to break streak of eight consecutive finals reached (going back to May in Hamburg)...Closed with fourth Tennis Masters Cup title in last five years (d.Ferrer)...

Since 2004, won 42 of 51 singles finals he appeared in, losing to Djokovic, Nalbandian twice and Nadal six times...Went 17-4 vs. Top 10 opponents and compiled marks of 44-6 on hard, 16-3 on clay and 6-0 on grass... Also had a 30-10 tie-break record...Led Ricoh ATP MatchFacts in 2nd serve points won (59%), No. 3 in service games won (89%) and No. 4 in aces (597)...Earned a record $10,130,620 and is No. 2 all-time in career prize money (behind Sampras’ $43,280,489).

2006 --- Finished No. 1 for third straight year highlighted by an ATP-best 12 titles, including three Grand Slam crowns for second time in three years and four AMS shields for second straight season...His 12 titles were most in a season since Thomas Muster in ‘95...Became first player in Open Era (since 1968) to win at least 10 titles three straight years...Also first player to reach all four Grand Slam finals in a year since Rod Laver in ‘69...Advanced to six straight Grand Slam finals going back to 2005 Wimbledon, first player to accomplish that feat since Laver in 1961-62...Joined Laver as only players to win at least three Grand Slam titles in two different seasons (Laver won Grand Slam in 1962, ‘69)...Competed in 16 finals in 17 tournaments played and won a career-high 92 matches, most by a player since Ivan Lendl compiled a 106-9 mark in ‘82...Also first player since Lendl in 1981-82 to win at least 80 matches in back-to-back seasons...From 2004-06, compiled a match record of 247-15 (.943) with Nadal only player to beat him more than once during that stretch...

Ranked No. 1 for 153 consecutive weeks (as of Jan. 1, 2007)...Going back to June 2005-Aug. 2006, advanced to 17 consecutive finals, second-best behind Lendl’s 18 straight final appearances in 1981-82...His five losses came to two players -- No. 2 Nadal in finals of Dubai, AMS Monte Carlo, AMS Rome and Roland Garros and to Andy Murray in 2nd RD of Cincinnati...His loss to Murray ended a 55-match winning streak in North America...He also won a record 29 consecutive AMS matches since Hamburg in May 2005 (along with ‘05 Cincinnati, ’06 Indian Wells, Miami) before Nadal ended streak with his four-set win in Monte Carlo... Also had won nine consecutive AMS finals since 2004...Began year with a repeat title in Doha (d. Monfils) without dropping a set, followed with his third straight Grand Slam crown at Australian Open where he defeated Haas (4th RD) in five sets, No. 5 Davydenko (QF), Kiefer (SF) and Baghdatis (F), last three in four sets...Became first player since Pete Sampras in 1993-94 to win three straight Slam titles...

Returned to action in Dubai and reached final (l. to Nadal in three sets)...The loss broke his Open Era record 56-match hard court winning streak going back to ‘05 Australian Open. (l. to Safin in SF)...Moved on to AMS Indian Wells and became first player to win three straight tournament titles (d. Blake)...Then at AMS Miami, defeated Ljubicic in three tie-breaks to repeat his title...Made clay court debut in Monte Carlo and lost only one set en route to his first final (d. Ferrer in QF, Gonzalez in SF) before losing to Nadal in 3 hrs., 50 mins...In Rome, held 2 M.P. against Nadal before falling in a fifth set tie-break in a five hour and five minute marathon...At Roland Garros dropped only two sets en route to his first final in Paris, only to fall in four sets to defending champion Nadal...

Then in Halle won four of his five matches in three sets to capture fourth straight title there and tie Bjorn Borg’s grass court record of 41 consecutive matches won...Saved 4 M.P. in his QF victory over O. Rochus...At All England Club dropped his only set to Nadal in title match to capture his fourth consecutive Wimbledon title and join Sampras (7 overall) and Borg (5) as only players to win at least four straight crowns in Open Era...Undefeated on grass (12-0) for fourth straight year and owns longest grass court winning streak (48)...Captured AMS Toronto title (d. Gasquet)...

At US Open, became first player to win three straight US Open titles since Lendl in 1985-87 with his four-set win over Roddick...Then helped his country to ‘07 Davis Cup World Group with three wins against Serbia...Returned to tour play in Tokyo and captured title (d. Henman) before heading into European indoor circuit...Captured his sixth different AMS title in Madrid and followed with his first title in his birthplace of Basel (d. Gonzalez at both)...Closed season by winning third Tennis Masters Cup in four years (d. Nadal in SF, Blake in F)...Ended 2006 with a 29-match winning streak...Compiled records of 59-2 on hard, 16-3 on clay, 12-0 on grass and 5-0 on carpet...Also won most tie-breaks during year, compiling a 37-14 mark, winning last 11...Also was 17-0 indoors... Became first player in history to surpass $8 million...

2005 --- Finished No. 1 for second straight year highlighted by an ATP-best 11 titles (along with Nadal), including two Grand Slam and a record four AMS crowns...Clinched No. 1 on Oct. 3 after Bangkok title and became only fifth player in history of ATP Rankings (since 1973) to rank No. 1 every week during calendar year (Connors, Lendl, Sampras, Hewitt)...As of Dec. 26, 2005, ranked No. 1 for 100 consecutive weeks and only fourth player to reach century mark in successive weeks (Connors-160, Lendl-157, Sampras-102)...Compiled best match winning percentage in a season (.953, 81-4) since John McEnroe (.965, 82-3) in 1984...His record unbeaten streak in finals of 24 came to an end with his five-set loss to Nalbandian in Tennis Masters Cup final in Shanghai...His 35-match winning streak also came to an end...

By capturing five Grand Slam titles within last two years, became first player since Rod Laver in 1968-69 to win five in back-to-back seasons...His 6-0 record in Grand Slam finals is best showing since Tony Wilding compiled same mark between 1906-13...Also became first player since Don Budge in 1937-38 to win Wimbledon and US Open in same season back-to-back years...His 22 titles in last two years is most since Ivan Lendl in 1982-83...In two of his four losses, held at least one match point (in Australian Open SF vs. Safin, 1 M.P.; Monte Carlo QF vs. Gasquet, 3 M.P.)...His other losses came to Nadal in SF at Roland Garros on June 3 and to Nalbandian in fifth set tie-break on Nov. 20...

After Nadal loss, compiled a 35-match winning streak with titles in Halle (d. Safin), Wimbledon (d. Roddick), AMS Cincinnati (d. Roddick), US Open (d. Agassi) and Bangkok (d. Murray)...The streak was longest on ATP circuit since Thomas Muster won 35 in a row in ‘95...Also compiled a then Open Era record 40-match winning streak on hard courts and went 50-1 for the season with his only loss to Safin...Began season with title in Doha (d. Ljubicic) and did not lose serve in 43 games...After falling in SF to Safin 9-7 in fifth set at Australian Open, compiled a 25-match winning streak with titles in Rotterdam (d. Ljubicic), Dubai (d. Ljubicic) and back-to-back AMS in Indian Wells (d. Hewitt) and Miami (d. Nadal), rallying from two sets down to win in five...Streak ended on clay in Monte Carlo where French teen Gasquet rallied to win in a third set tie-break (10-8)...Rebounded in next tournament at AMS Hamburg and won title for third time in four years (d. Gasquet)...At Roland Garros, reached his first SF (l to eventual champion Nadal)...

Then began his winning streak on grass with titles in Halle and Wimbledon for third straight year and went into ‘06 undefeated (36-0) on grass since ‘03...Continued success on hard courts with titles at AMS Cincinnati, US Open and Bangkok...Moved from No. 28 to tied No. 15 in Open Era Career Title Leaders list with 33...Sprained his right ankle while practicing on Oct. 11 in Basel and withdrew from Madrid, Basel and Paris before returning in Shanghai for Tennis Masters Cup...Went 15-2 vs. Top 10 opponents...Also had a 27-11 mark in tie-breaks...Surpassed $6 million mark for second straight year and $20 million in his career...

2004 --- Compiled one of best seasons in nearly two decades, capturing an ATP-best 11 titles in as many finals, including three Grand Slam and three AMS victories...His 11 titles were most by a year-end No. 1 since Ivan Lendl won 11 in ‘85 and his .925 match winning percentage was highest since Lendl compiled same mark in ‘86...In last two years has compiled an 18-2 record in finals after going 4-6 previous three years...Became first player since Mats Wilander in ‘88 to win three Grand Slam titles in a season and fourth player overall in Open Era to win at least three in a year (Connors won three in 1974, Laver won four in 1969)...Became first player in Open Era to win his first four Grand Slam finals...

His statistics included an 18-0 record against Top 10 foes (23-0 going back to ‘03 TMC in Houston), defeating every member of year-end Top 10...Also established an Open Era record by winning 13 straight finals (going back to 2003), surpassing mark held by Hall-of-Famers Borg and McEnroe, who won 12 straight..Became first player to win multiple titles on clay, grass and hard courts in a season and first since Borg in ‘79 to win consecutive titles on those surfaces...Compiled winning streaks of 10-more four different times, including a career-best 23 in a row from June 7-Aug. 1...

Opened year at Australian Open and dropped only two sets while posting wins over Hewitt (4th), Nalbandian (QF), Ferrero (SF) and Safin (F)...Became No. 1 afterwards for first time on Feb. 2 and clinched top spot earliest ever on Sept. 13 after winning first US Open crown (d. Hewitt)...Lost first match of year to Henman in QF of Rotterdam on Feb. 20...Won next two outings in Dubai (d. Lopez) and AMS Indian Wells (d. Henman)...In May at AMS Hamburg, he defeated Gaudio (1st), Gonzalez (3rd), Moya (QF), Hewitt (SF) and Coria (F)...His only Grand Slam loss came to Kuerten in 3rd RD at Roland Garros...Then reeled off four consecutive titles û repeat efforts in Halle (d. Fish) and Wimbledon (d. Roddick), his first Swiss title in Gstaad (d. Andreev) and AMS Toronto (d. Roddick)...His streak ended with his lone 1st RD loss of year to Hrbaty at AMS Cincinnati...Then lost to Berdych in 2nd RD at Athens Olympics on Aug. 17, his last loss of year...

Made his fifth US Open appearance and won title, defeating Agassi in five sets (QF), Henman (SF) and Hewitt (F)...After a two-week break, titled in Bangkok (d. Roddick) to become first player since Muster (12) in 1995 to win at least 10 titles...Went 21-5 in tie-breaks, including winning the longest tie-break in Tennis Masters Cup history, defeating Safin 20-18 in SF...Earned $6,357,547, just short of then record set by Sampras in 1997 ($6,498,311)...Entered ‘05 season with a 17-match winning streak...

2003 --- Captured an ATP-high seven titles in nine finals, including his first Grand Slam crown at Wimbledon...Capped year with first U.S. title at Tennis Masters Cup in Houston where he went undefeated (5-0)...Claimed titles on three different surfaces (clay, grass, hard) and also won indoors for first time en route to an ATP circuit-best 78 match wins...Won titles in Marseille (d. Bjorkman) and Dubai (d. Novak), while leading his country to Davis Cup SF...Led Switzerland to a 3-2 Davis Cup victory over France by accounting for all three points, including wins over Escude and Santoro...Opened clay court circuit with title in Munich (d. Nieminen) without dropping a set and followed with runner-up effort at AMS Rome (l. to Mantilla)...Put together undefeated grass court season (12-0) with back-to-back titles in Halle (d. Kiefer) and Wimbledon (d. Roddick in SF, Philippoussis in F)...Lost only one set during fortnight, and in his last two wins, did not lose serve (in 35 games)...Two days later, proceeded to Gstaad and continued success, this time on clay...Only lost one set en route to final before falling in five sets to Jiri Novak, ending his 15-match winning streak...

Returned to action in August at AMS Montreal and advanced to SF (l. to Roddick in third-set tie-break)...Following week in Cincinnati, saved a personal-best 7 M.P. in his 1st RD win over Draper (l. to Nalbandian in 2nd RD)...At US Open, reached 4th RD for third straight year (l. to Nalbandian)...In Davis Cup SF tie in Australia, defeated Philippoussis in 2nd match and led Hewitt by two sets and 5-3 in third set, only to lose in five sets in 4th match...Played well during European indoor circuit with singles (d. Moya) and doubles titles in Vienna, lone double winner during year, and advanced to SF at AMS Madrid (l. to Ferrero) and QF at AMS Paris (l. to Henman)...

Closed season by capturing first title on U.S. soil at Tennis Masters Cup in Houston with wins over Agassi (twice), Nalbandian, Ferrero and No. 1 Roddick...For second year in a row, only player in year-end Top 10 to win multiple singles and doubles titles during year...Won doubles titles at AMS Miami (w/Mirnyi) and Vienna (w/Allegro)...Led ATP in earnings with $4,000,680...

2002 --- Became first Swiss player to finish in Top 10 (at No. 6) and appear in year-end championship since Jakob Hlasek was No. 8 in 1988...Opened season with title in Sydney (d. Chela) and earned first AMS title in Hamburg (d. Safin) and later in Vienna (d. Novak)...Lost 8-6 in fifth set to Haas (held 1 M.P.) in 4th RD at Australian Open...Reached finals in Milan (l. to Sanguinetti) and at AMS Miami (l. to Agassi)...In Davis Cup play, went 4-0 in singles during year...Posted straight-set wins over Safin and Kafelnikov in 1st RD tie in Moscow but Russia prevailed 3-2...Lifted his country back into ‘03 Davis Cup World Group with wins over Arazi and El Aynaoui in Morocco...

Dedicated his Vienna title to his first coach Peter Carter, who died in a car accident two months earlier...“This title is for him. I miss him a lot,” he said...In his first Tennis Masters Cup appearance in Shanghai, went 3-0 in round robin play before losing in SF to eventual champion and No. 1 Hewitt 7-5 in third set...Had most indoor match wins (24) during year...Won multiple singles and doubles titles for first time, capturing doubles crowns in Rotterdam and Moscow (w/Mirnyi)...

2001 --- Finished as his country’s No. 1 player for first time and won first ATP title in Milan (d. Ivanisevic in QF, Kafelnikov in SF, Boutter in F)...Then led his country to a 3-2 Davis Cup 1st RD win over U.S. by accounting for all three points...Reached final in Rotterdam (l. to Escude 7-6 in third set)...At Roland Garros, advanced to first Grand Slam QF (l. to Corretja)...Defeated Sampras 7-5 in fifth on Centre Court in Wimbledon 4th RD, ending Sampras’ 31-match winning streak at All England Club (l. to Henman)...Pulled left groin in his 3rd RD win over Bjorkman, then missed six weeks due to injury after Gstaad...Reached final in Basel (l. to Henman)...In doubles, won first ATP title in Rotterdam (w/Bjorkman) and later in Gstaad (w/Safin)...

2000 --- Reached first ATP final in Marseille (l. to Rosset in third set tie-break) and also in native Basel (l. to Enqvist in five sets)...Lost in bronze medal match to Di Pasquale at Sydney Olympics...

1999
--- Youngest player (18 yrs., 4 mos.) to finish in Top 100 and advanced to his first ATP SF in Vienna and QF in Marseille (d. No. 5 Moya), Rotterdam and hometown Basel...Won first Challenger title in Brest (d. Mirnyi)...

1998 --- Reached Toulouse QF in second ATP World Tour event...

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