World number two Roger Federer is nearing the 1,000 singles wins milestone and this could happen during the Australian tennis season in January 2015.
As of today, Federer has posted a total of 993 singles wins. He still has about five singles matches left should he advance to the final of the World Tour Finals in London and play two more singles matches at the Davis Cup Final in France.
Should he sweep those upcoming matches, he’ll end the 2014 season with 998 wins and those additional two wins might just happen at the Brisbane International which starts on January 4. Federer has signed up for the event.
Among the ATP stars, only Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl are ahead of Federer with 1,253 and 1,071 wins respectively. With Federer still raring to compete until the 2016 Olympics, he may just be able to overtake those numbers.
“(It) is getting closer to the thousand number,” Federer said.
“Not that it’s one I’ve ever wanted to reach, but it would obviously be cool to get there.
“I think it’s a great number. I played only the big tournaments this year.
“Basically, again, I chased all the Masters 1000s, grand slams, so forth. It’s not easy to win matches there, as we know, because guys are always very good, margins are small.”
Most wins (Male and Female)
1661 — Martina Navratilova
1455 — Chris Evert
1253 — Jimmy Connors
1168 — Virginia Wade
1071 — Ivan Lendl
1054 — Conchita Martinez
1036 — Arantxa Sanchez
993 — Roger Federer
929 — Guillermo Vilas