In light of Roger Federer’s 1,000th career match win, we took a look back at some of the Swiss’ memorable accomplishments and records at the BNP Paribas Open.
Federer displayed the most dominant run in the history of the BNP Paribas Open during his three-peat from 2004-06. The Swiss surrendered only two sets during his three-year run, dropping a frame in the semifinals to Andre Agassi in 2004 followed by a set to Olivier Rochus in the third round in 2006.
The Swiss has appeared in the BNP Paribas Open finals on five occasions, the most in the tournament’s history, with his lone blemish coming in the 2014 finale against Novak Djokovic. Frenchman and 1982 BNP Paribas Open Champion Yannick Noah owns the second most finals appearances with four.
Roger Federer brandished a 41-match win streak heading into the 2007 BNP Paribas Open, the longest of his career, which dated back to the 2006 US Open. His streak would come to a halt in the first round against Guillermo Canas, but Federer would not have many more blemishes that year, as the Swiss amassed a 68-9 overall record with finals wins at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open.
The Best of Indian Wells
Federer became the most prolific Champion at the BNP Paribas Open, dispatching American John Isner for his fourth title in Indian Wells. Federer remains the only four-time winner in the event’s history, with Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Jimmy Connors hoisting the trophy on three occasions.
Federer loves to play doubles in the desert, participating in the draw at Indian Wells more than any other tournament. Since 2000, the Swiss has played in the doubles event 10 times in his career, reaching the finals in 2011 with Stanislas Wawrinka and 2002 with Max Mirnyi.