Friday, June 5, 2009

Roger Federer reached 20 Slam semifinals

On Wednesday, Roger Federer reached the semifinal stage of Roland Garros by beating Gaël Monfils in straight sets.


Federer has now reached a record 20 consecutive Grand Slam semifinals. The Swiss tennis player had shared the record with Martina Navrátilová.

Federer has now qualified for the semifinals of Roland Garros five times. Only Björn Borg and Mats Wilander have a better record in the Open Era. They reached the last four in Paris six times.

However, Federer is the first to reach the semifinals five years in a row, according to Infostrada.


Most consecutive Grand Slam semifinals – Women’s and Men’s Singles – Open Era

# Name Nation Years

20 Roger Federer SUI 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

19 Martina Navrátilová USA 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988

15 Steffi Graf FRG 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990

11 Chris Evert USA 1984, 1985, 1986

11 Martina Hingis SWI 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999

10 Ivan Lendl TCH 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988

9 Margaret Court AUS 1969, 1970, 1971

9 Chris Evert USA 1981, 1982, 1983

7 Chris Evert USA 1973, 1974

6 Ann Jones GBR 1968, 1969

6 Ivan Lendl TCH 1983, 1984

6 Monica Seles YUG 1991, 1992, 1993

6 Steffi Graf GER 1993, 1994

6 Jennifer Capriati USA 2001, 2002

6 Serena Williams USA 2002, 2003


Most semifinal appearances Roland Garros – Men’s Singles in Open Era

# Name Nation Years

6 Björn Borg SWE 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981

6 Mats Wilander SWE 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988

5 Ivan Lendl TCH 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987

5 Andre Agassi USA 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1999

5 Roger Federer SUI 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

4 Guillermo Vilas ARG 1975, 1977, 1978, 1982

4 Jimmy Connors USA 1979, 1980, 1984, 1985

4 Jim Courier USA 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994

4 Sergi Bruguera ESP 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997

4 Juan Carlos Ferrero ESP 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

4 Rafael Nadal ESP 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

2 comments:

Ganb said...

Wonderful post! These are some good tips, but there’s better ones out there. I would definitely research it, Keno is by far the best game ever.

rtfgvb764 said...

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