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In honour of Roger Federer’s 39th birthday, the ATP Tour is celebrating by reliving 39 facts, moments or memories that have made his tennis career spectacular thus far.

39 – Combined wins against Novak Djokovic (23) and Rafael Nadal (16)
38 – Winner of a record 38 ATP Tour Awards: ATP Tour No. 1 (2004-07, 2009), Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of Year (2006, 2013), Comeback Player of the Year (2017), Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship (2004-09, 2011-17) and Fans’ Favourite (2003-19)
37 – Age when Federer won his 100th tour-level title at the 2019 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The only player who has also reached that milestone is Jimmy Connors, who captured 109 trophies
36 – Federer’s age the last time he was No. 1 in the FedEx ATP Rankings on 18 June 2018, making him the oldest World No. 1 in history
35 – Consecutive service points won against Lukas Lacko at 2018 Wimbledon and Feliciano Lopez at the 2007 US Open, both Open Era records at each event
34 – Combined wins against former Top 10 players David Ferrer (17-0) and Mikhail Youzhny (17-0) without losing a match
33 – Wins needed to pass Jimmy Connors’ 1,274 victories for the most in the Open Era
32 – Five-set wins in his career
31 – Different tournaments won in 19 different countries
30 – Consecutive Grand Slams as the first or second seed between the 2003 US Open and the 2011 Australian Open
29 – Days to win three titles on three different surfaces in 2004 (Wimbledon, Gstaad, Toronto)
28 – ATP Masters 1000 titles
27 – Longest Grand Slam win streak of his career (twice), snapped by Rafael Nadal in 2006 and 2007 Roland Garros finals
26 – Indoor titles, leading all active players. Andy Murray is second among active players with 15 indoor trophies
25 – Years old when he won his 500th tour-level match, defeating David Ferrer in the quarter-finals of the 2007 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters
24 – Straight finals won from 2003 Vienna through 2005 Bangkok
23 – Consecutive Grand Slam semi-final appearances (2004 Wimbledon through 2010 Australian Open)
22 – Years since winning his first ATP Tour match at 1998 Toulouse against Guillaume Raoux
21 – Age when he won his first Grand Slam title at 2003 Wimbledon
20 – Grand Slam titles
19 – Grass-court titles, nine more than second on the Open Era list, Pete Sampras
18 – Age when Federer reached his first ATP Tour final at 2000 Marseille (l. to Rosset)
17 – Seed at the 2017 Australian Open when he came back from knee surgery to win the title
16 – Number of times Federer has won at least 50 tour-level matches in a season. This is a record
15 – Losses in a three-year span (2004-2006) in 262 matches
14 – Consecutive years spent inside the Top 10 of the FedEx ATP Rankings (2002-2016)
13 – Number of match wins in his first full season on the ATP Tour in 1999
12 – Career-high titles won in 2006
11 – Grand Slam runner-up finishes
10 – Consecutive Grand Slam finals reached from 2005 Wimbledon through the 2007 US Open.
9 – Or more titles on clay, grass and hard courts – only Jimmy Connors has matched the feat
8 – Wimbledon titles/Age at which Federer began playing tennis
7 – Number of Grand Slam finals won before first loss (2006 Roland Garros to Nadal)
6 – Nitto ATP Finals trophies
5 – Year-end No. 1 finishes
4 – Number of children Federer has with his wife, Mirka Federer. They have two sets of twins: Myla & Charlene (born 23 July 2009) and Leo & Lenny (born 6 May 2014)
3 – Won three Grand Slams in a calendar year on three occasions, in 2004 and 2006-07. Federer is the only player to accomplish that feat
2 – Tournaments at which Federer has won 10 titles. He has done so at the Swiss Indoors Basel and the NOVENTI OPEN in Halle
1 – Federer has spent a record 310 weeks atop the FedEx ATP Rankings, finishing atop the year-end standings five times

– Statistical assistance provided by Joshua Rey.

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