Mardy Fish Reveals Roger Federer’s Most Unbelievable Sport Stat Ever

Published 04/13/2021, 6:03 AM EDT
Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates winning his singles match against Cameron Norrie of Great Britain during day two of the 2019 Hopman Cup at RAC Arena in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)


Roger Federer has some of the most astonishing records to his name. Apart from winning 20 Majors, Federer’s two unbelievable streaks exhibit how dominant he was in his heydays.

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Recently, an analyst named Joseph Pompliano asked American tennis player Mardy Fish a question on Twitter about the most unbelievable sports statistic he has ever heard.

Roger Federer of Switzerland gestures to the spectators before hitting signed tennis balls into the stands during day two of the 2019 Hopman Cup at RAC Arena in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

In his reply, Fish mentioned Federer reaching 23 consecutive semifinals and 33 consecutive quarterfinals at Grand Slam events as the most incredible stat ever.

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However, the former World No.7 got one statistic wrong. The 20-time Major champion has actually reached 36 consecutive quarterfinals at Grand Slam tournaments and not just 33.

“Federer 33 straight Q/Finals. Federer 23 straight S/Finals in Grand Slams,” wrote Fish in his reply.

Roger Federer – the most unbelievable stats

The Swiss maestro’s quarterfinal streak started from 2004 Wimbledon and continued unabated until the 2013 Wimbledon Championships. To reach the quarterfinals of each Grand Slam for nine years successively shows unreal consistently.

As for the semifinal streak, it started after Federer won the 2004 Wimbledon title. Following that, Federer reached 23 consecutive semifinals until the 2010 Australian Open. This streak was broken at the 2010 French Open when Federer lost to Robin Soderling in the quarterfinals.

Notably, out of the 23 consecutive semifinals appearances, Federer won an impressive 20 of them. In fact, Federer has also played 10 consecutive Grand Slam finals from 2005 Wimbledon till the 2007 US Open, emerging as the winner in eight of them!

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Roger Federer of Switzerland in action against David Goffin of Belgium on day six of 2019 Rolex Shanghai Masters at Qi Zhong Tennis Centre in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Fred Lee/Getty Images)

Until recently, Federer also held the record of the most weeks spent at the World No.1 ranking spot, pegged at 310 weeks. However, Novak Djokovic broke his record last month.

Federer’s staggering list of achievements is a testament to the genius of the man. As of now, he has won a record 103 career titles which are the second-highest on the list behind 109 titles of Jimmy Connors.

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Presently, Federer is focusing his entire energy on preparing for this year’s Wimbledon Championships and aims for a record 9th title at the All England Club.

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Kshitij Tayal

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Kshitij Tayal is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having played district-level tennis competitions, Kshitij is also a tenured journalist of the sport with over four years of experience. At EssentiallySports, he pens down some thought-provoking pieces on players and tournaments across the ATP and WTA.

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