Roger Federer’s list of career milestones continues to grow. Today during an exhilarating 63, 75 win over rival Novak Djokovic in the Dubai final, Federer hit his 9,000th career ace at the start of the sixth game of the second set.
Here’s it is:
“I think I remember which one it was even because I was even counting a little bit!” admitted Federer after the match. “I think it was one of the swinger wides maybe. I’m not sure. But I think it happened in the second set at some point. But clearly it is nice to get past that so now I don’t have to think about it ever again for the next 9,000 or so!”
Federer becomes just the fourth player to reach that plateau since the ATP first began tracking that statistic in the early 1990s. Federer finished with 12 aces on the day giving him a total of 9,007. And he needed every ace to seal his win.
ATP CAREER ACE LEADERS
Goran Ivanisevic 10,183
Ivo Karlovic 9,375
Andy Roddick 9,074
Roger Federer 9,007
Pete Sampras 8,858
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