Men's Tennis: 5 lesser-known but unique records of Roger Federer
Swiss tennis great Roger Federer is, without a doubt, the most recognizable tennis face in the world. Irrespective of whether or not an individual watches or follows tennis, he/she would have invariably heard of Roger Federer.
Over the last 15 years or so, Federer has been the most popular face of tennis and has inspired many young kids all over the globe to pick up the sport. It's difficult to think of any other tennis player over the years who have had such a profound impact on the game as Roger Federer has. In terms of greatness in sport, Federer can be equated to the likes of fellow stalwarts like Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Sachin Tendulkar, Michael Schumacher, and Valentino Rossi.
Coming to his records, even a layman can say that he has won more Grand Slams and in particular, more Wimbledon trophies than any other athlete. We take a detour and instead of focusing on those records which most people already know, we delve into 5 lesser-known but certainly unique and one of a kind records set by the great Swiss superstar:
#5 Only man to win 7 or more titles at 5 different tournaments
Of the 99 ATP Singles' trophies that he has won so far in the 20 years that he has been a tennis professional, Roger Federer has acquired a liking to 5 tournaments. Not that he doesn't have the penchant to win elsewhere but let's face it - there are very very few tournaments that have not been conquered by the great man.
A layman may know that Federer is the most successful athlete in the history of the Wimbledon Championships although he/she may not know the exact number of titles Federer has won till date at the All England Club.
Apart from winning 8 Wimbledon titles, Federer is the only athlete in male tennis history to have won at least 7 or more trophies in 5 different tournaments. He has won 9 titles each at the Halle Open and the Swiss Indoors in Basel. He also has 7 titles each at the Cincinnati Masters and the Dubai Tennis Championships.