The Swiss maestro Roger Federer ranks among the best tennis players in terms of records, achievements, and wins. Even beyond those numbers, the great champion from Basel is known from is smooth game-style, often described as the ‘poetry in motion’. He combines the style and grace on the tennis court with clinical accuracy and pin-point efficiency in his game. We take a look at his 2 most successful tennis tournaments which the maestro has won 10 times so far.
Roger Federer: Halle Open
The ATP 500 at Halle has been one of the most rewarding tennis tournaments for Roger Federer. Like most of the other tennis tournaments held on grass, the Swiss superstar has dominated this one also. Federer had his first success at Halle in 2003 when he beat the local star, Nicolas Kiefer. More success would follow till 2006 as Federer won 4 successive titles at Halle. In those years, he was the undisputed best player in the Men’s game dominating nearly all tennis tournaments.
Roger Federer won the Halle titles again 3 times back to back from 2013 to 2015. In the pursuit of his 10th victory there, the 20-time major champion beat David Goffin of Belgium. Federer has been among the only 2 male players in the Open Era who have won the same tennis tournaments 10 or more titles. The other player being his great rival Rafael Nadal who did so in 3 clay court tennis tournaments. Federer has been at his best on the grass surface also being the most successful male singles player at the Wimbledon championships.
Apart from the grass surface, Roger Federer also plays his best in the indoor fast court tennis tournaments. He has also won his home ATP 500 of Basel Open an astonishing 10 times till now. His first success there came in 2006 against Chile’s Fernando Gonzalez. Since then the home hero has been very dominant is the ATP 500 creating many memorable wins. He has beaten some of his famous rivals on those courts including Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
In 2019, in pursuit of the 10th title at one of his favorite tennis tournaments, Roger Federer defeated the young Australian Alex Di Minuar in the final. He has been very consistent at the event. Along with 10 championships at Basel, Federer has finished as a runner–up there 5 times. The Swiss superstar has thus enthralled the home crowd on many occasions. His liking for the fast court indoor surfaces is no secret as the great champion thrives on aggressive game style.
It is not just the wins and titles that describe Roger Federer’s great career and huge status in tennis. His game itself is a live tennis lesson for young players. He is a genius on the court when it comes to craft and ease. Federer plays the game with a minimal physical tiring on his body. This has helped the former world number 1 to have some much longevity in his career. His hunger in the matches, swift movement on the courts, and ability to execute difficult shots with ease put Roger Federer above most of his tennis rivals.