The word phenomenon is an understatement in connection with Roger Federer, in the meantime, almost. At the beginning of August, he celebrates his 38. Birthday and continues to defy all age wear and tear. Crazy: Federer is currently number three in the world and Ivo Karlovic (40, ATP 80), the oldest Pro in the Top 300.

As if this were not enough, the Maestro of all the other this year, where the Hammer hangs. With his tournament victory in Halle last Sunday, Federer increased his record of success in 2019 to three titles. In front of hall, he has already won the tournaments in Dubai and Miami.

Djokovic, Nadal and Co only with two titles, 2019

None of this year have been as successful as Federer. Its closest rivals such as Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Stefanos Tsitsipas or Dominic Thiem are only two titles to the book. The previous madness of the season manifests itself not only in the title number.

Also in the winning percentage, Federer 2019 is the number one. Roger has won strong 32 of his 36 Matches, which corresponds to 88.9%. It will be followed by Nadal (86.5 percent) and Novak Djokovic (82.4%). As the fourth-placed Thiem is off in this ranking significantly (71.9%). In addition, only Tsitsipas (34) has designed more Matches victorious as Federer.

Federer meet in the Final to Djokovic

Next Monday starts the second half of the year and also Wimbledon. The absolute favorite tournament of the Swiss, where he chases his ninth title. The prerequisites are shiny: Roger on grass undefeated and is the number two of the seeding list. A duel with defending champion and world number 1, Djokovic is only in the Final possible.

Federer ahead looks optimistic. In the hall he says after the victory about Wimbledon: “I think there could me a bit of the clay court season. I know, again, as it is to master ten strokes in a ball-change. This had to be here, actually, almost never.”

One advantage he sees is that both Halle as well as Wimbledon with the same balls will be played. And otherwise? “Just for a couple of hours on the training ground to spend and get used to it,” says Federer succinctly. On Friday, he will learn to draw who him in 1. Round as the opponent is in bloom. (rib)