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Shark Bites: Federer's 250 Major Match Wins

Federer's 250 Major Match Wins

Federer© AFP/Getty ImagesRoger Federer notched his 250th match win at a Grand Slam event on Saturday.

Roger Federer’s third-round win over Bernard Tomic at the Australian Open Saturday evening saw the Swiss maestro record his 250th match win at Grand Slam tournament.

In honour of Federer’s achievement, here is a special edition of Shark Bites.

FEDERER’S MAJOR MILESTONE MATCH WINS - Here is a breakdown of Federer's landmark major wins: 

Match Win Opponent Grand Slam Event & Round
No. 1 Michael Chang 2000 Australian Open 1R
No. 50 Alejandro Falla 2004 Wimbledon 2R
No. 100 Tim Henman 2006 Wimbledon 2R
No. 150 Dominik Hrbaty 2008 Wimbledon 1R
No. 200 Alejandro Falla 2010 Wimbledon 1R
No. 250 Bernard Tomic 2013 Australian Open 3R

GRAND SLAM MATCH WINS LEADERS - Federer is the Open Era leader in major match wins. See who else ranks in the Top 5:

Player W-L Major Titles
Roger Federer *250-37 17
Jimmy Connors 233-49 8
Andre Agassi 224-53 8
Ivan Lendl 222-49 8
Pete Sampras 203-38 14

*28% of his career match wins (881) have come in Grand Slam play

INTO FAMILIAR TERRITORY…WEEK TWO OF A GRAND SLAM - Federer is playing in the second week of a Grand Slam tournament for the 35th consecutive time since losing in the third round at Roland Garros in 2004 (l. to Kuerten). Here is a breakdown of his results: 

Result No. Of Times
Winner 15
Finalist 7
SF 8
QF 4
R16 '13 Australian Open

FEDERER VS. YOUNG GUNS ON ATP WORLD TOUR - Federer is undefeated (13-0) against opponents born in the 1990s in his career:

Player W-L
Bernard Tomic (born 21 Oct. 1992) 4-0
Milos Raonic (born 27 Dec. 1990) 3-0
Ryan Harrison (born 7 May 1992) 2-0
Denis Kudla (born 17 Aug. 1992) 1-0
Devin Britton (born 17 March 1991) 1-0
David Goffin (born 7 Dec. 1990) 1-0
Vasek Pospisil (born 23 June 1990) 1-0

FEDERER GRAND SLAM WINS (by Opponent) - Federer’s 250 major match wins have come against 137 different opponents. Here’s a look at the players he’s defeated three or more times in Grand Slam competition:

8 - Lleyton Hewitt and Andy Roddick 

6 - Nikolay Davydenko and Novak Djokovic

5 - Juan Martin del Potro and Robin Soderling

4 - Mario Ancic, Tomas Berdych, Alejandro Falla, Fernando Gonzalez, Nicolas Kiefer, Xavier Malisse, David Nalbandian, Tommy Robredo, Marat Safin, Fabrice Santoro and Mikhail Youzhny

3 - Andre Agassi, Marcos Baghdatis, Jonas Bjorkman, James Blake, Michael Chang, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Tommy Haas, Tim Henman, Ivo Karlovic, Feliciano Lopez, Paul-Henri Mathieu, Gael Monfils, Andy Murray  and Stanislas Wawrinka

With assistance from Matt Fitzgerald.

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