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    Posted: 18/April/2006 at 14:13
roger federer is by far the best player in the world at the moment. i cannot see it changing anytime soon and he only lost a handfull of matches last year. he is abit boring to watch but only because you know he will win. there were times last year he looked in trouble, but he always finds a way out of it. i didnt think after samprass that someone would domintae the mans game like it again so soon. federer though is dominating probably even more then pete did. he is a good bet to one day break the grand slam single titles record.
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roger federer, some say the greatest player ever to step foot on a court. he has won 9 grand slams, the only grand slam that eludes him is the french open.  he is third behind pete sampras (14) and bjorn borg (11) and it looks like he may very well soon add the aussie open to his credits which puts him at 10. he is only 25 years old and he has proven to be one off the best. he has been ranked number 1 since february 2004.
 
the following is the win/loss record, federer has against the top 10 tennis players at the current moment...
 
R. Nadal: 3/6 - Nadal has won more against Federer
N. Davydenko: 8/0
I. Ljubicic: 11/3
J. Blake: 6/0
T. Robredo: 6/0
A. Roddick: 12/1
D. Nalbandian: 8/6 - real close here, Nalbandian has won the last 5 matches.
F. Gonzalez: 9/0
M. Ancic: 4/1
 
The next 2 are not in the top 10
L.Hewitt: 11/7 - another close one, Hewitt has won the last 3.
A. Murray: 1/1
 
Federer has also won 45 career titles. He is by far one of the greatest tennis players of the modern era.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Benny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23/January/2007 at 13:43
He is the best by a country mile and his play on Clay has improved so so much. But I'll still never forgive him for beating Mark Phillopuses, I loved that guy :( It was a damn miracle he got to the final and then Roger "previously a nobody and gort knocked out of Wimbledon the previos year in the 1st or 2nd round" Federer cam in and snatched the title and has been on top of the world ever since.
 
 
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Roger Federer is as near to perfect as you will ever find for a tennis player. I already believe he will amass so many grand slams that future generations never catch him. He could beat Samprass, Becker, Connors etc when in their prime i would have thought. I see it only being a matter of time before the French Open box is ticked on his CV. Shows just what is expected of the guy when like today he wins in straight sets and reports still say he's underperformed. Probably said that because a couple of sets he had to win 7 games in.
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Roger Federer has pretty much been cleaning house at the Aussie Open, if he wins this it will be his third Australian Open title. Roy Emerson holds the record with 6 Australian Opens, so Federer if he wins this one is 3 behind. I believe in the next 5 years, he will have surpassed Pete Sampras (who has 14) and will be put down as possibly the first guy to make 20 grand slams won.


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No doubt about it that he will amass so many grand slam titles that his record should never be beat. He's got an all round game like no other person in probably the history of the game. He totally demolished Andy Roddick in the quarter finals today. I think in the 6-0 second set Roddick only won something like seven points. How is anyone suppose to stand up to that ? The others need to step up their game to save the mens game. The more one sided it is with Roger winning everything. The less interest their will be in it.
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The following are the records Federer has made:
 
  • By winning Wimbledon in 2003, Federer joined Stefan Edberg, Pat Cash, and Björn Borg as the only players to win both the juniors' and men's Wimbledon championships.
  • Federer's victory at the 2004 U.S. Open marked the first time in the open era that anyone had won his first four Grand Slam finals. He eventually won his first seven Grand Slam finals before losing to Rafael Nadal in the 2006 French Open final. Only Federer, American Richard Sears, and Briton William Renshaw won their first seven Grand Slam singles finals. As of the end of 2006, Federer had won nine of ten Grand Slam singles finals, the highest percentage among the twelve players with at least eight career Grand Slam singles titles.
  • With his victory over Marcos Baghdatis at the 2006 Australian Open, Federer became the first man to win three consecutive Grand Slam titles since Sampras in 1993-94.
  • Federer is the only male tennis player to have won eight Grand Slam singles titles in three years (2004-2006).
  • By reaching the final of the 2007 Australian Open, Federer became the first man in the open era to reach seven consecutive Grand Slam finals.
  • By reaching the semifinals at the 2007 Australian Open, Federer broke Ivan Lendl's previous record of ten consecutive Grand Slam semifinal appearances with his eleventh semifinal appearance.
  • By winning the 2006 U.S. Open, Federer became the only male player (and the only player in the open era) to win both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in the same year for three consecutive years.
  • Federer has won four consecutive men's singles titles at Wimbledon (2003-2006), a feat accomplished only by Borg and Sampras in the open era. In the 28 matches Federer played at Wimbledon during those years, he dropped just five sets. In comparison, Borg and Sampras lost fifteen and fourteen sets respectively over a similar four-year period.

Thats just his grand slam records. Federer is like a lot have said, possibly the greatest player ever to put a pair of sneakers on and play tennis and he has broken records and made some.



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Look at the great names he is mentioned in the same breath as. He was something like only 2/1 to go through the entire event without dropping a set. Those odds are amazingly low to take on the bet. But now it's looking like buying money. It's probably something like 3/1 on for it to happen now. I just wish someone other than Nadal could give him a game. Murray does, but that's only on the basis of two matches so far. He will want to catch up the wins against Rafa. That is the only blimp in his career stats.
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Roger Federer:
 
vs. Pete Sampras - 1/0 (Federer leads and they played at Wimbledon 2001)
vs. Andre Agassi - 8/3 (Federer leads again and won the last 8 in a row)
 
Those 2 up above are possibly the greatest players of 90's, so in turn, Federer has beaten both men and yeah, Federer hadnt reached his peak till 2004, thats when he started to kick arse and take some names.
 
Federer is only young and the way it looks, he has something that hasnt been seen before and that is a drive for success. He is without a doubt one of the greatest players to ever step foot in the mens tennis league.


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It's amazing that he is the first person in 27 years to win a slam without dropping a set. His record for 25 years old is nothing short of incredible. Even when it looked like he might drop the first set, he went and came through very comfortably in a tie break. Problem now is people are going to start losing interest in the sport because it's too predictable. Fans are going to start thinking "if the players aren't closing the gap on Roger. Then why should i waste my time watching something i know is going to happen ?". Federer is way more of a perfectionist then the other players.
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