Roger Federer; 100 wins at Wimbledon

Since his debut in 1999 he hasn’t missed a Wimbledon. For the 21st year running he has come down to London for third major of the year one he has won an incredible eight times.

For the thirteenth time in his career he is through to the semi-finals of Wimbledon following a four set win against Kei Nishikori from a set down.

The win against Nishikori was in fact the eight time champions 100th singles win at the All England Club, Only Martina Navratilova with 120 has more.

Despite playing in 1999 and 2000 his first win at Wimbledon came in 2001 against Christophe Rocus from Belgium. Roger defeated him 6-2 6-3 6-2.

Roger was seeded at 15th for Wimbledon that year and went out in the quarter finals to the sixth seed Tim Henman losing 5-6 6-7 6-2 6-7 against the British number one at the time.

Since that first big run in London he then in 2003 won the title for the first time against Mark Philopousis winning 7-6 6-2 7-6 against the Australian which would spark and incredible half decade winning the tournament in 2003, 04, 05, 06 and 07.

In 2008 he lost to Nadal in that thriller of a final before returning the following year to defeat Andy Roddick in the final set of the final 16-14.

Since then he has won it twice, in 2012 against Andy Murray and in 2017 against Marin Cilic.

Last year he went out in the quarter finals against Kevin Anderson despite being two sets up on the South African.

His semi-final opponent?

Well, of course it is Rafael Nadal. #Fedal

Episode 41 on Friday

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