The Incredible Match Winning Streak Of Roger Federer – His Era Of Dominance

Published 03/07/2020, 11:50 AM EST


Roger Federer holds many records that stupefy the average human brain. The Swiss star has made an everlasting impact on the game through his mesmerizing performances over the years.

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However, at the end of the day, each tennis player is judged by the number of victories to their name. For the same reason, match-winning streaks have become an attractive statistic over the years to judge the strength of players. If you are able to pile on consecutive victories, that increases your legitimacy automatically. This is especially true for the new age in tennis where fitness is a dominant factor and the level of competition is high.

Recently, a regular match between Novak Djokovic and Gael Monfils turned extremely exciting because of the fabulous winning streaks of the two competitors. While Novak rode high on a 19 match winning streak, Gael was at 12. Ultimately, Novak defended his streak.

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Coming back to Roger Federer, the Swiss has had a breathtaking match winning streak of his own. Let’s find out more about this record of the Swiss maestro.

Federer won the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships in 2019, making it his 100th career title.

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The 41 match reign of Roger Federer

In 2006-07, Federer rode high on an incredible match winning streak. He won 41 consecutive matches, demolishing some quality opponents on the way and establishing his reputation as the fiercest competitor on the tour.

This incredible story started at the 2006 US Open, which Federer went on to win. He defeated the home town hero Andy Roddick in the finals. Federer amassed seven victories in his title triumph.

He added two more victories to his kitty at the Davis Cup, as a part of team Switzerland. In fact, he beat an emerging Novak Djokovic in straight sets. His bandwagon went to Tokyo next, where he managed five more victories, extending his winning streak to 14 matches.

Roger’s next stop was at Madrid. Here, he added five more scalps to his kitty, including a finals victory over Fernando Gonzalez. At this point, the Swiss maestro looked unassailable. Wherever he went, he crushed his competition. His winning streak remained intact in Basel and Shanghai. Here’s an interesting fact- his current coach Ivan Ljubicic was also one of the victims of this onslaught. He lost to Federer in the round-robin stage.

Australian Open triumph and end of streak

Federer’s bandwagon went to the Australian Open. He won another grand slam, beating arch-rivals Novak Djokovic and Andy Roddick along the way. In the finals, he beat the Spaniard Fernando Gonzalez.

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Roger Federer won another title at the Dubai Tennis Championships. As his unbeaten streak went to 41, no one looked in a position to stop him. However, he was unexpectedly defeated by Argentine Guillermo Canas at Indian Wells.

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Federer’s 41 match streak is at the seventh spot in the open era. Bjorn Borg occupies the numero uno spot with a 49 match winning streak. The other players on the list are Guillermo Vilas, Ivan Lendl, Novak Djokovic and John McEnroe.

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While Federer is injured today, his days of glory have etched his name in history. He  remains one of the greatest to have ever stepped foot on the tennis court. Truly, it was an era of dominance for Roger Federer.

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Aryan Sharma

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Aryan Sharma is a WWE and Tennis author and editor at EssentiallySports. Being a journalism graduate from Delhi University, he combines his love for creating content with an astute knowledge of almost three eras of professional wrestling. He's also a Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova fan and likes to write on the social impact of these two legends beyond their achievements on the tennis court.

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