Roger Federer has had a phenomenal career. Overnight Federer notched up his 799th career win by defeating Richard Gasquet in Paris 6-2, 6-4. If he wins his next match on Friday he will be just the seventh player in history to reach 800+ wins.
To give you an idea about how difficult it is to acrew 799 wins, Novak Djokovic has won anything and everything this season and coming into Paris he was 67-4. So even if you won 10 titles in a year, as Djokovic has done, it would still take almost 12 years to get 800 wins. Federer turned pro in 1998 so you do the maths – it’s bloody impressive.
Like, love or hate Federer his career has been phenomenal. In 2004 and 2005 he won 11 tournaments for the season, 12 tournaments in 2006 and 8 in 2007. What’s really impressive is how little Federer has been out with injury.
Federer will face the in form Juan Monaco for his 800th win.