2015 may have been a disappointing year, but the champ is anything but a has-been. Amid speculation that he’s already past producing his best shots, Roger Federer carved his place in tennis history as the only man with 300 singles wins in Grand Slam tournaments. The only other player with more is a lady; tennis-great Martina Navratilova holds the record for 306 victories. Federer is all set to surpass that when he takes to the courts in the French Open in May.
In the third round of the Australian Open, Federer defeated Grigor Dimitrov, a player who has been dubbed the ‘second Roger Federer’ because their playing styles are so similar. Federer won the match 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, and remarked that playing opposite Dimitrov sometimes felt like being up against a mirror image. To come up to the level of the exceptional Roger Federer though, Dimitrov still has a long way to go.
The Swiss has the most majors titles, 17 so far, that anyone in the sport has achieved. He reached 1000 overall wins in the last year, and talking about that and his most recent achievement, was as cool as ever, saying, “It’s not something I ever aimed at, or looked for, but when it happens, it’s very special.”
Of course it is Roger, and for millions of fans across the globe, so are you!