#ESPN: #Tennis world reacts to #Roger #Federer’s 100th singles title


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Roger Federer reached a momentous milestone on Saturday, becoming just the second male player to win 100 singles titles after American Jimmy Connors, who won 109. Federer reached title No. 100 with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Stefanos Tsitsipas at the at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

The numbers behind Federer’s milestone accomplishment are staggering, as was the reaction on Twitter — from Connors to Rod Laver and Billie Jean King to James Blake and Lindsey Vonn. Here are some of the best stats and social reaction to Fed’s big moment:

Federer’s 100 titles by the numbers

Here are some of the best numbers behind Federer’s 100 singles titles (courtesy of ESPN Stats & Info):

  • 20: Grand Slam titles (most by any man all time)
  • 69: Hard-court titles (most by a man in the Open era)
  • 18: Grass court titles (most by man in Open era)
  • 15: Consecutive seasons with a singles title, from 2001-15. That’s tied for the longest streak by a man in the Open era. (Rafael Nadal has an active straight of 15 straight seasons with at least one singles title.)
  • 33: Tour-level titles since 30th birthday (second-most in Open era behind Rod Laver’s 44)
  • 4: Major titles since 30th birthday (tied for most in Open era)

Social reaction to Federer’s 100th title

Jimmy Connors

@JimmyConnors

Welcome to the “ Triple Digit” tournament victory club @rogerfederer — I’ve been a bit lonely- glad to have the company !!!

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