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Roger Federer becomes the first active player to reach 200 wins vs. Top 10 opponents.

Another Milestone For Roger: Swiss Grabs 200th Top 10 Win

Milestone win sends Roger Federer into Aussie Open quarter-finals

To be the best, you have to beat the best. Roger Federer has been living by that mantra throughout his storied career and on Sunday the Swiss added yet another milestone to his glittering list of achievements.

Federer became the first active player to win 200 matches against Top 10 opponents, improving to 200-107 (.651) in the FedEx ATP Win-Loss Index with a fourth round victory over World No. 5 Kei Nishikori at the Australian Open. To put that in perspective, Federer's Top 10 victories account for nearly one-fifth of his match wins (1084) in total.

FedEx ATP Performance Zone: Top 10 Wins

"It's great," Federer said following his victory over Nishikori. "I didn't know it going in. I just know I played a lot of tennis. I ran a lot. Obviously I want to play really well against the best players. I was able to do that sometimes, but tonight was special, no doubt about it. Going five against Kei here on Rod Laver Arena with the comeback, it's definitely very special. A fitting way to celebrate that milestone."

The 35 year old has amassed double-digit Top 10 wins in 11 different seasons, which is also most among active players. Moreover, with wins over Nishikori and No. 10 Tomas Berdych this fortnight in Melbourne Park, he has notched multiple Top 10 victories in the same tournament for the 85th time.

Federer's success against Top 10 opposition has never been more evident than at the year-end ATP Finals, where he owns a record 52 wins against the world's best players.

Here are the active leaders:

Active Top 10 Wins Leaders

Player

Win-Loss
Index
Roger Federer
200-107
.651
Novak Djokovic
180-84
.682
Rafael Nadal
140-77
.645
Andy Murray
100-80
.556

Roger's Top 10 Victims
In total, Federer has defeated 41 different Top 10 players, including current and former World No. 1s Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andre Agassi, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Lleyton Hewitt, Carlos Moya, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Gustavo Kuerten, Andy Roddick, Marat Safin and Pete Sampras.

Top 10 Opponent

Wins Against
Novak Djokovic
18
Andy Roddick
17
Andy Murray
13
Juan Martin del Potro
11
Tomas Berdych
10
Rafael Nadal
10
Lleyton Hewitt
9
Andre Agassi
8
Nikolay Davydenko
8
David Nalbandian 8
David Ferrer
7
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6
Carlos Moya
5
Milos Raonic 5
Marat Safin 5
Stan Wawrinka
5
James Blake
4
Juan Carlos Ferrero
4
Tim Henman
4
Ivan Ljubicic
4
Robin Soderling
4
Guillermo Coria
3
Fernando Gonzalez
3
Kei Nishikori
3
Gaston Gaudio
2
Tommy Haas
2
Yevgeny Kafelnikov
2
Gael Monfils
2
Richard Gasquet
2
Jiri Novak
2
Tommy Robredo
2
Janko Tipsarevic
2
Fernando Verdasco
2
Mario Ancic
1
Arnaud Clement
1
Alex Corretja
1
Mardy Fish 1
Nicolas Kiefer
1
Gustavo Kuerten
1
Magnus Norman
1
Pete Sampras
1