Roger Federer wrote history when he entered the special ‘Club 900’

Roger Federer wrote history when he entered the special ‘Club 900’

Roger Federer will complete his career with Rafael Nadal in the doubles at the Laver Cup on Friday. Federer lost his place in the ATP rankings after 25 years in July, after his third knee surgery since last year’s Wimbledon.

With 310 weeks as the world number. 1, Roger is the record holder with 968 top-10 weeks. The Swiss is the only player in ‘Club 900’, and Rafael Nadal should join him there in a few months. Roger’s milestone 900th top-10 week came in January 2020, the same day he defeated Steve Johnson in the first round of the Australian Open.

Roger took the 1999 Wimbledon junior title at age 17 and focused on his pro career. He made steady progress in the rankings and became a top-10 contender following his first ATP title in 2001. Federer had to wait until May 2002 to find himself in the big group, winning his first Masters 1000 title in Hamburg and his 10th the following day.

Roger Federer In 2020, he became the first player to record 900 weeks in the top-10.

After a few ups and downs, Federer returned to the top-10 in October of that year. Roger took his first major crown at Wimbledon 2003, and his place in the top-10 has never been in doubt for many years!

Federer has been a member of the elite team for more than 14 years, retiring in November 2016 due to a left knee injury. The Swiss made a spectacular comeback in 2017 after taking a six-month break. He won three major titles between the Australian Open 2017 and 2018 and cemented his place among the elite to keep behind his closest rivals Jimmy Connors and Rafael Nadal.

Roger has been one of the most consistent players of the past two decades, winning 20 major titles between 2003 and 2018 and spending 310 weeks as world number one. 1. Switzerland can meet many young rivals by finishing the 2019 season in the top-3!

Still, knee injuries marred his final three seasons, struggling since the start of 2020 and requiring three surgeries. Federer has only played one tournament in 2020 and still has a top-5 finish thanks to his streak and points from last year.

Roger finally left the top-10 in October last year after 968 weeks, setting a record that Rafael Nadal is trying to catch.


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