How Many Times Has Roger Federer Bageled His Opponents?

Published 03/14/2021, 12:57 PM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a backhand during his Men’s Singles match against Tennys Sandgren of USA on day nine of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Andy Cheung/Getty Images)


Swiss Maestro Roger Federer has been one of the most amazing players to have graced the tennis court. He knows how to play every shot in the book and he is able to play them with unparalleled skill.

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This has enabled the Swiss star to dominate his opponents and sometimes, he has been able to ‘bagel’ them (win a set 6-0). Fans have seen this happen many times which begs the question – what is the exact number? Let’s find out!

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)

How Many Bagels Has Roger Federer Served?

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Throughout his career, Roger Federer has served 95 bagels to his opponents. This is an enormous number but similar numbers have been achieved by his rivals. Serbian star Novak Djokovic also has 95 to his name and Rafael Nadal leads the way with 112 bagels. However, the 20-time Grand Slam champion trumps both of them in another statistic.

Among the ‘Big 3’, Roger has had the least number of bagels served to him. He has only had 4 while Novak has had 10 and Rafa again leads the way with 15. Clearly, he has the best balance between bagels served and bagels received.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 11: Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates a point against Kevin Anderson of South Africa during their Men’s Singles Quarter-Finals match on day nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 11, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Notable Bagels Served by Federer

Out of the 95 bagels that he has served, which ones would Roger Federer remember? Well, there are a couple of them and the first one came at the 2007 Hamburg Open.

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There, he won the last set against Nadal 6-0 to win the title for the first time. This ended the Spaniard’s 81-match win streak on clay, which is why this was an important win for the Swiss Maestro.

The second most notable bagel came at the 2012 Cincinnati Open. In the final, he beat Novak Djokovic 6-0, 7-6(7) to win a record fifth title there. To this date, this is the only time that Federer ever bageled the Serb.

SHANGHAI, CHINA – OCTOBER 11: Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts in the against Alexander Zverev of Germany during the Men’s singles Quarterfinals match of 2019 Rolex Shanghai Masters day seven at Qi Zhong Tennis Centre (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Clearly, Federer has been able to dominate even the toughest of opponents. However, as he has gotten older, it has become increasingly harder for him to serve bagels. However, hopefully, we will still see him do it in the near future.

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Rishi Karthikeyan

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