Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates with the trophy after his men's singles final victory over Britain's Andy Murray on day 13 of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 8, 2012. Federer won the match 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4. AFP PHOTO/ LEON NEAL RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/GettyImages)

Roger Federer Hits 1100 Career Match Wins

HALLE, Germany - After a hiccup in Stuttgart a week ago, Roger Federer got right back on track in Halle on Tuesday, cruising past Yuichi Sugita in the first round of the Gerry Weber Open, 6-3 6-1.

And with the victory, Federer became just the second player in the history of men’s tennis to reach 1100 career match wins. The only player with more wins is Jimmy Connors, who has 1256.

“I appreciate these numbers way more today than ever before,” Federer told

“It’s a big number and I’m very happy to hopefully add some more wins to that number.”

To celebrate his big milestone, we at Tennis Channel thought we’d take a look back. Here’s when and where Federer got every 100th win of his career (with highlights sprinkled in). Enjoy!

Federer’s 100th Win: 2001 Basel SFs (d. Julien Boutter, 7-6(3) 6-4)

Federer’s 200th Win: 2003 Halle SFs (d. Mikhail Youzhny, 4-6 7-6(4) 6-2)

Federer’s 300th Win: 2004 US Open F (d. Lleyton Hewitt, 6-0 7-6(3) 6-0)

Federer’s 400th Win: 2006 Australian Open 4th Rd (d. Tommy Haas, 6-4 6-0 3-6 4-6 6-2)

Federer’s 500th Win: 2007 Monte Carlo QFs (d. David Ferrer, 6-4 6-0)

Federer’s 600th Win: 2008 US Open 2nd Rd (d. Thiago Alves, 6-3 7-5 6-4)

Federer’s 700th Win: 2010 French Open 3rd Rd (d. Julian Reister, 6-4 6-0 6-4)

Federer’s 800th Win: 2011 Paris QFs (d. Juan Monaco, 6-3 7-5)

Federer’s 900th Win: 2013 French Open 4th Rd (d. Gilles Simon, 6-1 4-6 2-6 6-2 6-3)

Federer’s 1000th Win: 2015 Brisbane F (d. Milos Raonic, 6-4 6-7(2) 6-4)

Federer’s 1100th Win: 2017 Halle 1st Rd (d. Yuichi Sugita, 6-3 6-1)

And of course, how could we forget Federer’s first career match win? He got it in the first round of Toulouse in 1998, beating Guillaume Raoux, 6-2 6-2. We couldn’t find highlights of the actual match, but here’s a video of a 17-year-old Federer talking to French media going into the tournament:

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