Greatest Roger Federer Accomplishments

The Top Ten

Winner of 16 Grand Slam titles

How about 20!

Previous record was hold by Sampras with 14 Grand Slams - MatrixGuy

Now it's 17 grand slam titles

Held the ATP no. 1 position for a record 237 consecutive weeks and 285 weeks overall
In 2011, he was voted the second most trusted and respected human in the world, second only to Nelson Mandela

Federer's comment on his foundation site: "In sports we learn how to fight: for victory, for the entire team, in order to reach a goal. In many countries of the world a majority of people, despite their efforts, do not have access to education or sports. I am very glad to be able to make a difference by means of my Foundation. " - MatrixGuy

Is the only player to defend successfully all three Grand Slams next year one time in his career (2007 AO, Wim and USO)
Is the sixth of seven men to win all four Grand Slam titles during his career
In 2009 won his long expected French Open title

It was great to see Federer finally winning the one grand slam trophy which he did not have before and with this making the career grand slam - MatrixGuy

Only male player to defend the same Grand Slam 4 consecutive times at two different Grand Slams (2003-07 Wimbledon and 2005-08 US Open)
Won his first 12 Grand Slam finals outside of the French Open, an all-time men's record
Is the only player to win 40 consecutive matches at two different Grand Slams (2003-08 Wimbledon and 2004-09 US Open)
Federer's 16 Grand Slams in 8 years (2003-10) is an all time men's record

That meant an average 2 Grand Slam per Year! - MatrixGuy

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Made 23 consecutive Grand Slam semi finals
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