Federer: King of Wimbledon v King of NY

There are many hats that Roger Federer wears, or should that be crowns. With six Wimbledon titles to his name he has been called the ‘King of Wimbledon’, as in when the BBC’s Sue Barker made this torturous link during this year’s Championships: “[he] has become known in recent years as the King of Wimbledon … and this is the day after the death of the King of Pop”. But with five consecutive titles to his name at the US Open, and two wins away from a sixth, Federer has claims on the title ‘King of New York’.

The King of Wimbledon v the King of New York – have a look at Federer’s respective reigns and it’s hard to say where Federer has been more dominant, although he has never lost in the first round at Flushing Meadows whereas it has happened three times at SW19.

Federer @ Wimbledon
Debut: 1999
Titles: 6 from 11 appearances
Win/loss: 52/5 (91%)
Three set victories: 39
Victories over top 20 opponents: 16
Heaviest defeat: First round 2002 Mario Ancic (ranked 154) 6-3, 7-6(2), 6-3
Biggest victory: semi-final 2006 Jonas Bjorkman (59) 6-2, 6-0, 6-2

Federer @ US Open (up to but not including 2009 semi-final)
Debut: 2000
US Open: 5 titles from nine appearances (55%) but 6 from  10 if he wins this year
Win/loss:  51/4 (93%)
Three set victories: 33
Victories over top 20 opponents: 18
Biggest victory: First round 2005 Ivo Minar (77) 6-1, 6-1, 6-1
Heaviest defeat: R16 2001 Andre Agassi (2) 6-1, 6-2, 6-4

13 Comments

  1. nicole
    Posted 11 September, 2009 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    ..

  2. Posted 11 September, 2009 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    King of Tennis!

  3. Posted 11 September, 2009 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    Roger is a King no doubt about that …..KING ROGER

  4. Qaher
    Posted 11 September, 2009 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    I wish him good luck he is truely a the king of kings

  5. Karen
    Posted 11 September, 2009 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    Both!

  6. Sylvie
    Posted 11 September, 2009 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    Roger is the King of everything in tennis.

  7. Karen
    Posted 11 September, 2009 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    Roger Federer is THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME!!!!
    The KING OF KINGS!!!!

  8. Sri
    Posted 15 September, 2009 at 5:14 am | Permalink

    who is the king now? :))))

  9. Posted 15 September, 2009 at 5:38 am | Permalink

    Federeris king wimbledon

  10. annoymouse
    Posted 16 September, 2009 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    i tink you the best tennis player in the world

  11. Posted 14 December, 2009 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    Roger Federer is one of the Greatest Player of all time.He is a Versetile Player on all Court.

  12. Posted 14 December, 2009 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    Roger Federer’s Biggest Victory Was against Pete Sampras in Wimbledon 2001 in Round of 16.Roger Federer beat 7 time Wimbledon Champion Pete Sampras.I think that was the most satisfying match Roger Federer has ever Played.

  13. Joy T. McCulloch
    Posted 2 May, 2010 at 12:30 am | Permalink

    I am 75 years old and madly in love with Roger Federer. Love his tennis. Not madly in love the wrong way. Just love him and his tennis. Congrats, Roger on your new family.
    Look forward to each match you play.
    JT


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