Roger Federer became the first man to win 300 Grand Slam singles matches when he beat Grigor Dimitrov, a player formerly dubbed “baby Fed” for the likeness of their styles, in the third round of the Australian Open on Friday, Jan 22, 2016.
The 34-year-old Federer already tops many “most of” lists in men’s tennis — from the number of major titles won (17) to the number of consecutive Grand Slam tournaments contested (65).
Federer is now 67 wins ahead of No. 2 and long-retired Jimmy Connors in terms of Grand Slam singles wins, so the mark is safe for a while. Federer’s next aim is to break a Grand Slam title drought that dates back to Wimbledon 2012.