How Many French Opens Did Roger Federer Win?

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Roger Federer is a Swiss tennis player widely regarded as one of the best men’s singles tennis players ever. He won his first Grand Slam at the age of 22 and is still competing at the age of 40. He has won 20 Grand Slam titles and has had success at all four Grand Slam locations. The French Open hasn’t been his most successful tournament. It is a unique tournament because it is played on clay, and some players are better on clay than others. His most recent French Open match was in 2021, in which he retired from competition against Matteo Berrettini in the round of 16. Read more to find out about how many wins Roger Federer has at the famous Roland-Garros tennis tournament.


French Open Finals Results

YearResultOpponentScore
2006LossRafael Nadal6–1, 1–6, 4–6, 6–7(4–7)
2007LossRafael Nadal3–6, 6–4, 3–6, 4–6
2008LossRafael Nadal1-6, 3-6, 0-6
2009WinRobin Soderling6-1, 7-6(7-1), 6-4
2011LossRafael Nadal5-7, 6-7(3-7), 7-5, 1-6 

French Open Finals Victories

Roland-Garros, or the French Open, is unique because it is the only major played on a clay court. The ball bounces differently on clay, making it difficult for hard-court players from around the world to adjust. Throughout Federer’s career, he has only been victorious at the French Open one time. Roger Federer won the French Open in 2009 by defeating Robin Soderling in straight sets. When Federer won the French Open in 2009, he became only the sixth men’s tennis player to win at all four major tournaments, joining Don Budge, Fred Perry, Andre Agassi, Rod Laver, and Roy Emerson. This was his fourth straight finals appearance at Roland-Garros, but he had lost in the three previous finals. It was a very special moment for him because he finally was able to win a final at Roland-Garros after three straight years of losing to Rafael Nadal. Soderling, who lost to Federer in the final match, was able to defeat Nadal, giving Federer an easier opponent in the finals. 

Runner-Ups

Roger Federer is one of the best tennis players ever, and he has shown that at Roland-Garros by reaching the final match five times in his career. In total, Roger Federer has been the runner-up at Roland-Garros four times. He has appeared in the final match five times, winning once and losing four times. He lost to the Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal all four times in the final match. Three of his second-place finishes came in consecutive years from 2007-2009. Federer’s record in the French Open Final is 1-4. Federer’s last appearance in the French Open Finals was in 2011. Since that time, he has a combined four championships and eight second-place finishes at the three other grand slams (Wimbledon, The US Open, and The Australian Open). Federer has had more success on the hard and grass courts.