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Federer sets new Masters 1000 record. From Adrian. Thanks.

Posted by tennisplanet on August 11, 2010

ADRIAN

Federer sets new Masters 1000 record

Roger Federer became the all-time match wins leader in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 action after defeating Argentine Juan Ignacio Chela 7-6(7), 6-3 on Tuesday night at the Rogers Cup in Toronto.

The World No. 3, who notched his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 win in 2000 at Miami, improved to a 210-65 lifetime record at the ATP’s premier level of tournaments. American Andre Agassi, the previous record holder, compiled a 209-73 mark from 1990-2006.

Federer returned to competition for the first time in more than a month, and was made to work hard in his second-round opener. Chela double faulted to give Federer a break in the sixth game, but prevented the Swiss from serving out the set as he converted on a triple break point opportunity to get back on serve at 5-4. Federer finally sealed the set after putting away his fifth set point of the tie-break.

The second set proved more straightfoward for the third-seeeded Swiss. Federer broke Chela to go up 3-2 and closed out the match in one hour and 21 minutes with another break of serve.

Federer is looking to win his 17 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title, and his first since last August at the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters in Cincinnati. He won his two Rogers Cup titles in 2004 and ’06 in Toronto.

This is Federer’s first tournament appearance as the world’s No. 3 player since the 2003 Tennis Masters Cup in Houston, where he ended up winning the title with victory over Andre Agassi in the final.

The Swiss, who celebrated his 29th birthday Sunday, will next face the winner of the Nicolas Almagro-Michael Llodra match.

ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Match Wins Leaders
1. Roger Federer 210-65
2. Andre Agassi 209-73
3. Pete Sampras 190-70
4. Rafael Nadal 180-35
5. Andy Roddick 141-57

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10 Responses to “Federer sets new Masters 1000 record. From Adrian. Thanks.”

  1. sperry said

    Well, that one is going to be a slam dunk for (a stays-healthy) Nadal. Betcha he SMOKES that record.

    • Bonnie said

      With over 30 more to win, I’m not sure “SMOKES” is accurate.

      • sperry said

        I admit, that SOUNDS like a ton. But that is matches, not titles. 9 Masters per year. Theoretical limit is probably over 50/year. He’s averaging around 15 per year. He’s got 25 so far this year. He stays healthy, and I’ll stay with “smokes.”

  2. M said

    Very thorough, yet official, historical summary, Adrian. Thank you!
    🙂

  3. Blake said

    Wow… putting all those stats there, and considering Nadal is soooo much younger then Federer… Really highlights how awesome he is 😛 (Nadal, not Fed)

    Betcha he overtakes Fed for the all time sooner then later.

    • Bjornino said

      Exactly my thought when I saw this 🙂

    • banti said

      Again if there were as many Grass court (faster/traditional, not the rye of Wimbi) Masters series tournaments on the tour Fed could have 4 times as many titles as Rafa has, so can look at it that way as well.

    • bluechyll said

      Rafa’s knees aren’t gonna last the trip though. He will retire waaay earlier in his career than Roger will 😛

    • Jenny said

      I agree Blake, Rafa is awesome, and as you state, he is so much younger than Fed, a fact that nobody can deny. However, the other fact right now is he doesn’t equal Fed’s records overall, he only surpasses him with the number of FO slams and clay court titles. We can’t predict at this stage whether he will overtake Fed in terms of records, eg how will Rafa’s body [primarily his knees] stand up when he’s 27/28? It gets tougher as they get older physically and mentally, and it only takes one match losing to an inspired opponent, whether it be in the early rounds or in the latter stages to put a player out of slam contention. Who will Rafa be facing when he’s 25/26 – it could well be a younger buck who has the desire, talent, fitness and consistency to conquer the tennis world. To be honest, I’m not seeing it with the current top 5/10, I could be totally wrong, but I suspect it will be someone coming through the ranks, the question is who!

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