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AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2014
Roger's Record Run At The Slams
Melbourne, Australia
by Greg Sharko | 13.01.2014
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Roger Federer will begin his record 57th consecutive Grand Slam tournament appearance Tuesday at the 2014 Australian Open. Federer previously shared the record for most consecutive appearances in the majors with South African Wayne Ferreira, who appeared in 56 straight Grand Slam tournaments from the 1992 Australian Open through the 2003 Australian Open.

During Federer's incredible career, he has set records for the most Grand Slam titles (17) and most consecutive semi-finals (23) and quarter-finals (36) reached. He advanced to 10 straight Grand Slam finals from 2005 Wimbledon to the 2007 US Open and 18 of 19 Slam finals through the 2010 Australian Open.

Here is a look by the numbers at Federer’s accomplishments during this incredible streak, which began at the Australian Open 14 years ago:

BY THE NUMBERS (DURING THE STREAK)

1 - Roland Garros title; Second round loss

2 - Times played maximum of 28 Slam matches in a season (received a walkover in another year that he made all four finals)

3 - Times won three Grand Slam titles in a season (2004, ’06-07); Times reached all four finals in the same year (2006-07, '09)

4 - Australian Open titles; First-round losses; Third-round losses

5 - US Open titles; Grand Slam tournaments played since last title (’12 Wimbledon)

6 - Ranking of Pete Sampras at ’01 Wimbledon when Federer beat him (first Top 10 Grand Slam win)

7 - Wimbledon titles, Overall major runner-up finishes; Fourth-round losses

8 - Straight years of winning at least one major ('03-'10); Losses to Nadal (most vs. any opponent in Slams)

9 - Semi-final losses

10 - Consecutive Grand Slam finals appearances (’05 Wimbledon –’07 US Open); Consecutive Australian Open semi-finals ('04-'13)

14 - Consecutive years without missing a major ('00-'13); Most Grand Slam tournaments played without a title

17 - Grand Slam titles

18 - Grand Slam finals reached (of possible 19 tourn. from ’05 Wimbledon-’10 Australian Open)

20 - Five-set wins in majors

23 - Record consecutive semi-finals (’04 Wimbledon –’10 Australian Open); Losses to different opponents

24 - Overall Grand Slam finals reached

36 - Record consecutive quarter-finals (’04 Wimbledon-’13 Roland Garros)

38 - Ranking of Michael Chang at ’00 Australian Open (first Grand Slam match win)

49 - Top 10 wins in all four Grand Slam tournaments

50 - Career-high aces in his ‘09 Wimbledon final win over Andy Roddick

58-14 record at Roland Garros

67-8 record at Wimbledon

67-9 record at US Open

68-10 record at Australian Open

260 - Record Grand Slam match wins

299 - Grand Slam matches played

MOST CONSECUTIVE GRAND SLAM TOURNAMENTS PLAYED
Federer will surpass Wayne Ferreira for the most Grand Slam singles tournaments played by appearing in his 57th straight Slam main draw. Four other players have active streaks with at least 42 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments played:

Player No. of Slams
1 Roger Federer 57*
2 Wayne Ferreira 56
3 Stefan Edberg 54
4 Feliciano Lopez 48*
5 Fabrice Santoro 46
6 David Ferrer 45*
7 Dominik Hrbaty 44
8 Fernando Verdasco 43*
9 Tomas Berdych 42*
10 Tommy Robredo 41

*active players; includes 2014 Australian Open

ALL-TIME GRAND SLAM MATCH WINS LEADERS
Federer is the all-time leader with 17 Grand Slam titles and 260 match wins. Here is a look at the Top 10 match wins leaders:

Player W-L Titles
1 Roger Federer* 260-41 17
2 Jimmy Connors 233-49 8
3 Andre Agassi 224-53 8
4 Ivan Lendl 222-49 8
5 Roy Emerson 217-48 12
6 Pete Sampras 203-38 14
7 Stefan Edberg 178-47 6
8 Rafael Nadal* 171-23 13
Ken Rosewall 171-34 8
10 John McEnroe 167-38 7

*active players

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