Roger Federer has today end up being the very first songs gamer in Grand Slam champion background to document 100 match wins at the AustralianOpen The Swiss super star, a victor of 6 titles at Melbourne Park, struck the landmark after he defeated Australia’s John Millman on Rod Laver Arena in the 3rd round onFriday He is currently 100-14 life time at the period’s very first significant champion. On 10 July 2019, he videotaped his 100 th match win at The Championships, Wimbledon.
ATPTour com has a look at 10 of his memorable match wins at the Australian Open.
WinNo 1: 2000 preliminary, d. Michael Chang (U.S.A.) 64 64 76( 5 )
Federer left to a winning begin on his Grand Slam champion launching, defeating previous WorldNo 2 and also 1996 Australian Open finalist Michael Chang in the preliminary. The 18- year-old went to his assaulting ideal in the experience, which lasted 2 hrs and also 5 mins, striking 14 aces in the very first of their 5 ATP He ad2He advertisement conferences. Federer went onto beat Jan Kroslak, prior to being up to Arnaud Clement 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 in the 3rd round.
WinNo 17: 2004 last, d. Marat Safin (RUS) 76( 3) 64 62
Six months on from raising his very first Grand Slam crown at Wimbledon, Federer reached Melbourne Park without a trainer– having actually split firm with Peter Lundgren the year previously– and also wasNo 2 in the FedEx ATPRankings With an indicate show, having actually not surpassed the 4th round in 4 sees, the Swiss beat Lleyton Hewitt and also 2 Top 10 gamers in David Nalbandian and also Juan Carlos Ferrero, which secured his surge toNo 1. Federer was not fairly at his ideal in the last, typically over-anxious in his look for straight-out champions versus Safin, that had actually defeated Andy Roddick and also safeguarding champ AndreAgassi Safin conserved 2 established factor at 6-5 in the very first collection, which Federer ultimately won and also lugged the effort.
WinNo 26: 2006 4th round, d. Tommy Haas (GER) 64 60 36 46 62
It was a five-set scare that lives long in the memory. Federer was 2 collections to enjoy up within a hr, after that, inexplicably, his video game crumbled (he devoted 58 spontaneous mistakes) and also the Melbourne group supported WorldNo 41 Haas’ fightback. The Swiss most importantly damaged Haas’ offer in the 6th video game of the decider when Haas missed out on a battery and also damaged once again in the 8th video game. “I’m happy with the way I played tonight. I thought the first two sets I played perfect tennis but after that he played pretty good,” claimed Federer, that had actually not gone down a collection en course to the fourth-round clash. “It was a pity I couldn’t close it out in three. He was the guy who had to react and work. I was two sets up and never really close to losing. I just thought if I could get one break it would change the match and the momentum and it did.”
WinNo 29: 2006 last, d. Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 57 75 60 62
It was a 20- year-old from Limassol, that had actually defeated 3 Top 10 gamers en course to his very first Grand Slam last (and also just his 2nd tour-level last), that looked ensured and also in an abundant capillary of kind, two times coming within a factor of a 7-5 and also 3-0 lead versus Federer, that was chasing his 7th significant crown. “I started thinking about the trophy and I stopped playing,” claimedBaghdatis “I gave Roger the chance to come in and be more aggressive. And that cost me the match.” The 24- year-old fed Baghdatis little speed, yet continued to be mindful in functioning his back to peak kind. “Maybe I was a little passive in the beginning, not as aggressive maybe as I should have been, but he was the better shot-maker and totally deserved the first set,” claimed Federer, after success in 2 hrs and also 47 mins. Watched by the family members of his previous Australian trainer Peter Carter, that passed away in an auto accident 4 years previously, Federer damaged down in rips as he existed the prize by Rod Laver.
WinNo 35: 2007 semi-finals, d. Andy Roddick (U.S.A.) 64 60 62
Roddick really felt that the space in between him and also Federer was shutting after outstanding efficiencies in the 2006 United States Open last and also at that year’s Nitto ATP Finals, so the agreement was viewers remained in for a hit. It became an 83- minute masterclass for 15,000 followers on Rod LaverArena “Look, it’s just unreal,” claimed Federer, that connected Jack Crawford’s all-time document, embeded in 1934, by reaching his 7th succeeding significant last. “I’m shocked myself. I don’t know what to say. From 4-4, Federer won 11 games in a row and, at one point, 24 of 27 points. When asked how he felt at the end of the match, Roddick admitted, “It was irritating, you recognize, it was unpleasant, it drew, it was dreadful. But besides that it was great.”
WinNo 39: 2008 3rd round, d. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) 67( 5) 76( 1) 57 61 10 -8
Having got to 10 straight Grand Slam finals, three-time Australian Open champ Federer had actually shed simply 6 video games in 6 collections en course to the 2008 3rd round, where he discovered himself in problem. Federer offered for the very first collection at 5-3, yet ultimately dropped his very first collection at Melbourne Park given that2006 He might not transform 2 established factors on Tipsarevic’s offer in the 10 th video game of the 3rd collection, yet increased his video game in the making a decision collection to damage at 8-8. “What a great battle. Fair play, he’s a nice guy — pity somebody has to win, wish we could have draws sometimes too,” claimed Federer, in an on-court meeting. “This is where you get grey hair early in life. Pity for him, but what a great victory for me.”
WinNo 46: 2009 quarter-finals, d. Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 63 60 60
Arguably Federer’s ideal efficiency, well-versed off the ground and also at the web versus a gamer that had actually climbed fromNo 53 toNo 6 over the past 12 months and also caught an ATP Tour title at the ASB Classic in Auckland 2 weeks previously. Federer appeared after a tussle of a 4th video game and also never ever recalled, relocating his Argentine challenger around the court and also feeding reduced rounds in an 80- minute success. Federer hit 12 aces, devoted 12 spontaneous mistakes, with simply 3 in the 2nd and also 3rd collections, and also hit 38 champions– 2 for every single video game of the match. “Things went much better than I expected,” claimedFederer “I kind of felt good from the start. The longer the match went, the more he struggled and the better I got.”
WinNo 86: 2017 last, d. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 64 36 61 36 63
It was possibly his best victory. The 5th collection had plenty of agonising dramatization as Nadal took a very early break, just to see Federer rally once again and also recoup to 3-3, with Nadal relatively satisfying every break factor with a victor. Back on degree terms, Nadal revealed tiredness and also Federer, nearly prostrate 30 mins previously having actually obtained on-court therapy, came via a nerve-shredding last solution video game to end up being the very first guy to win 5 or even more titles at 3 Grand Slam competitions. Aged 35, and also 5 years given that his last significant songs prize, Federer additionally came to be the second-oldest guy behind Ken Rosewall to win a Grand Slam songs prize.
WinNo 93: 2018 last, d. Marin Cilic (CRO) 62 67( 5) 63 36 61
Federer dragged himself via a psychological question in simply over 3 hrs under a shut roofing system on Rod Laver Arena to enjoy his 6th crown in Melbourne, and also 20 th significant champion in general. Returning from a knee injury and also entering into the competition as the WorldNo 17, Federer summarised his ideas before the last, claiming: “My thoughts were all over the place all day. I was thinking, ‘What if I lost? What if I won?’ Like all day. By the time the match comes around, you’re a wreck.” Cilic, that waited 2 hrs and also 10 mins to very first break Federer’s offer, lugged the energy when he won 5 video games straight to require a choosing collection. But Federer sticks on his offer at the beginning of the 5th collection and also obtained the essential break in the list below video game, completing the match with 24 aces amongst 41 champions. “Winning is an absolute dream come true,” claimed Federer, that, like his papa in the group, quickly damaged down in rips. “The fairy-tale continues for us, for me. After the great year I had last year, it’s incredible. I’d like to thank Marin, another great tournament. World No. 3, that’s a hell of an achievement.”
WinNo 100: 2020 3rd round, d. John Millman (AUS) 46 76( 2) 64 46 76(10 -8)
What a means to finish a century of success at MelbournePark Drawing upon his huge experience, the six-time previous champ recouped a very early break in the 5th collection and also resisted from 0/3 and also 4/8 down in the fifth-set tie-break to damage a three-match losing touch in fifth-set suits. “Oh God, it was tough,” said Federer, after the match finished at 12:48 a.m. local time. “Thank God it was a Match Tie-break, otherwise I would have lost this one. Where to start? I think John played a great match… He is a great fighter, a good guy and it came down to the wire at the end. A bit of luck maybe goes one way. I had to stay so focused, take the right decision. He was doing all that stuff at the beginning of the Match Tie-break, coming up with the goods and I thought, ‘Okay, I guess I tried.’ I didn’t play too bad after all and I was getting ready to explain myself in the press conference… What a match and John deserves over half of this one.”