Since the Open Era – 1968, many professional tennis players have played the sport and set records. Some of the records are yet unbeatable like the most overall Year-end Championships won – 8, set by John McEnroe. Roger Federer is considered one of the greatest players of all time who holds distinct records in the sport.
Among the active players, Federer is the player to hold the most matches played record. Federer is ahead of his long-time rival Rafael Nadal with 332 matches but has not topped the list. Who exactly is the player to have played the most matches? Find out in this article.
Is Roger Federer the Player to have Played the Most Matches?
The professional Swiss star Roger Federer stands second in the list of the tennis players to have played the most matches so far. The player to top the list is the retired American World No. 1 professional tennis player Jimmy Connors. During Connors career days, he was the first male player to rank No. 1 for more than 200 weeks.
This record is now held by Federer, who has been ranked No.1 for more than 310 weeks. Connors has set an unbeatable record of the three prominent Open Era men’s singles records: 109 titles, 1,556 matches played, and 1,274 match wins. He has won 8 Grand Slam titles which include 5 US Open, 2 Wimbledon, and 1 Australian Open.
Apart from the Grand Slam titles, Connors went on to win 3 year-end championships and 17 Grand Prix Super Series. He became the second man in the open Era (in 1974) to win 3 Grand Slam titles in a calendar year. In 1996, it was confirmed that Connors will retire from tennis.
How Many Matches have Federer Won?
The Swiss professional tennis player Roger Federer is considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time. According to the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals), he is at present ranked World No. 3 in men’s singles tennis. A total of 20 Grand Slam Singles titles have been gathered by Federer and holds the record for the most win for a male player.
Till date, Federer has played 1462 matches and has won 1200 matches. He has won a record 8 Wimbledon titles, 6 Australian Open titles, 5 US Open titles (consecutive wins) and 1 French Open title. He has won the Career Grand Slam along with 8 other men. He also holds the record of winning the ATP Finals title 6 times and has won 28 ATP Tour Masters 1000 titles, and a record 22 ATP Tour 500 titles.
List of Players Who Played the Most Matches Since 1968
Since the Open Era in 1968, the player to have played the most tennis matches is Jimmy Connors with 1556 matches. The retired American tennis player has set numerous records that are yet to be surpassed by the new generation players. Federer stands second with 1462 matches played so far. The table below shows the complete list of the players along with the number of matches played by them.