Roger Federer wins 100th match at Wimbledon!
Roger Federer continues to make history.
His quarterfinal victory at Wimbledon today over Kei Nishikori added two more milestones to his resume. The 20-time major champion became the first man to reach 100 match wins at a single major and surpassed Jimmy Connors for the Open era record for most grass-court victories with 186.
“It’s not like you’re, ‘I have to get my 100th, I have to get my 100th’ every point. You’re trying to win the next point, the next game and eventually the match. You actually forget about it in the moment,” Federer said afterwards in an interview with the BBC. “But then a fan told me ‘congratulations Roger on your 100th’ and I was like, ‘that’s right, that’s my 100th.’ It’s a sweet way to do it. A great crowd again and I love playing here at Wimbledon on this court. Getting against Kei was definitely very nice.”
Federer, now 100-12 at the All England Club, is bidding to lift his ninth Wimbledon trophy. Federer, who turns 38 next month, leads the ATP tour with three titles in 2019 and is riding a 10-match win streak, having picked up his 10th Halle crown two and a half weeks ago. He is 37-4 overall this season.
In the semifinals, Federer will take on either longtime rival Rafael Nadal who he played in three straight Wimbledon finals winning in 2006 and 2007 and losing a classic five-setter in 2008.