Here’s a glance at the feats the world no.2 can accomplish in 2013:
1. Appearances at the Grand Slams: If Roger plays in all four Majors; he will join Jonas Bjorkman for a joint third position all time with 58 appearances at the Slams.
2. Successive Slam Appearances: If he turns up at all four, he will tie Wayne Ferreira for the most number of consecutive Grand Slam appearances with 56.
3. Grand Slam quarters reached: By the end of the year Federer can go past Jimmy Connors who sits pretty at the top with 41 quarterfinal showings at the Slams.
4. Aussie Open crowns: If the emperor triumphs this year, he will have five titles at the Grand Slam of Asia Pacific, making him the first man to do so in the Modern Era.
5. Roland Garros match victories: Presently he is at no.2 with 54 wins at the clay Major and can be no.1 if the maestro reaches the semis yet again. That would take him to at least 59 triumphs in Paris, one ahead of Guillermo Vilas’s record of 58. Nadal though is snapping at his heels with 52.
6. Wimbledon match triumphs: At the moment Roger is third with 66 wins at the hallowed lawns of SW19, but a repeat performance will move him ahead of Boris Becker who is second with 71.
7. US Open match conquests: He’s currently a close 6th with 64 followed by the mercurial John McEnroe with 65.
8. Career ATP titles: The Swiss has won 76 titles so far(fourth overall) and is certain to overtake McEnroe who is at no.3 with 77.
9. Successive years with more than one title: The seven time Wimbledon winner has captured at least a single tournament for the past twelve years in a row and is third on the all-time list. And if the genius is able to take home a title in 2013, he will equal Connors’s for second place with 13 consecutive seasons on the tour.
10. Tournaments Outdoors: Roger shares the record with Vilas with 56 titles – the most in the history of the game. Even a solitary trophy can make him the lone man standing in this segment.
11. Match wins: The four time victor at the Rod Laver Arena sits at the fourth position in career match wins with 878. He can outshine Vilas by winning 44 matches this year, as that will take him in front of Vilas who is third with 921 victories.
12. Rankings: He can surpass Ivan Lendl’s record of being ranked either one or two in the world for most weeks. The Czech had spent 409 weeks at the pinnacle of the men’s tour while Federer has been there for 402.