The Most Grand Slam Titles in history is only part of the legacy.
Club Induction Year: 2015 (Inaugural entry)
- 17 Grand Slam titles (The Best Ever)
- 7 Wimbledon titles (tied with Pete Sampras for The Best Ever) and 5 in a row (tied with Bjorn Borg for The Best Ever)
- Only man to have won the same two Grand Slam tournaments back to back for four consecutive years (2004–07 WM and US) (The Best Ever)
- Has reached the finals of each Grand Slam at least 5 times (The Best Ever)
Most commentators and players regard Roger Federer as the greatest tennis player of all time. He has been ranked inside the top 10 since October 2002 and the top 20 since April 2001.
Federer holds several records of the Open Era: holding the world No. 1 position for 302 weeks (including 237-consecutive-week), winning 17 Grand Slam singles titles; reaching each Grand Slam Final at least five times (an all-time record); and reaching the Wimbledon final nine times. He is among the seven, (and among the four in Open Era), to capture a career Grand Slam. Federer also shares an Open Era record for most titles at the Australian Open with Andre Agassi and Novak Djokovic (4), at Wimbledon with Pete Sampras (7) and at the US Open with Jimmy Connors and Sampras (5).
Federer appeared in 25 men’s singles Grand Slam finals, with 10 in a row, both records, and appeared in 18 of 19 finals from the 2005 Wimbledon Championships through to the 2010 Australian Open. He also recorded semifinals at 23 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments, from the 2004 Wimbledon Championships through the 2010 Australian Open. At the 2014 US Open, he played in a record 60th consecutive Grand Slam tournament, reached a record 43rd Grand Slam quarter-final and a record 36th Grand Slam semi-final. Earlier at the 2013 French Open, Federer reached a record 36th consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final. Federer has won the most matches in Grand Slams (279) and is the first to record 60+ wins each at each Grand Slam tournament.
Federer’s ATP tournament records include winning a record 6 ATP World Tour Finals, playing in the finals at all nine ATP Masters 1000 tournaments (a record shared with Djokovic and Nadal), and having won the most prize money of any player in history (over $80,000,000) He also won the Olympic gold medal in doubles with his compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games and the Olympic silver medal in singles at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Representing Switzerland, he was a part of the 2014 winning Davis Cup team. He spent eight years (2003–2010) continuously in the top 2 in the year-end men’s rankings and ten (2003–2012) in the top 3. Federer was the first tennis player, male or female, to earn more than 50 million US dollars in prize money.