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Federer is training very hard on clay!!! even when he said that wimby is the most important one we all know that he's wildest dream is to win the french open!!! But i heard that he's working hard in clay! so we'll see
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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.
 
Hes like the Goldberg of the tennis circuit, people are going to tune in to see who will beat Federer next. Federer has not lost a single tennis match since August last year when he lost to Murray, so that is incredible, if anything it could be something that brings tennis fans in to watch and to see if the person Federer is playen can overcome the King of the court that is Roger Federer. (he has won 37 tennis matches in a row since losing to murray).
 
I dont think theres anyone possibly as good or as ever will be as good as Roger Federer. Federer seems to be an unstoppable tennis player and the way it looks this year may very well be his year all over again. He did great in 2005 and in 2006, he has played in 7 Grand Slam finals in a row and has won the last 3 in a row. Federer is one of greatest. He has won 10 Grand Slams and has yet to hold the French Open title over his head, could this year be it? He came close last year, but this may very well be the time that Federer reigns as king at the French Open.
 
He might say, he doesnt want the French Open crown but we all know its on his mind and he is destined to wanting that title, he wants that crown more than anything.
 
In total, there is only 3 people to have won all 4 Grand Slams (during the Open Years 1968 onwards) in there careers, they are: Andre Agassi, Rod Laver and John Newcombe. So Mr. Federer could very well join the list and become the 4th to do so.


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Roger is still number 1, 4 weeks ago he surpassed Jim Connors record for 160 weeks on top in a row which was done between July 29th 1974 and August 22, 1977.
 
Roger Federer has another record ahead of him which is this:
 
Rank Player Total Weeks
1. Flag%20of%20United%20States Pete Sampras 286
2. Flag%20of%20Czech%20Republic Ivan Lendl 270
3. Flag%20of%20United%20States Jimmy Connors 268
4. Flag%20of%20United%20States John McEnroe 170
5. Flag%20of%20Switzerland Roger Federer 164
 
He only needs 6 more weeks to surpass John McEnroe in the record of most weeks all together (as McEnroe was number 1 more than twice).
 
At such a young age, Federer is still breaking records left, right and centre.


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He wasn't breaking records the other week when he went out in the second round of the masters event in straight sets haha. Although that was his first defeat since losing way back to Andy Murray. It's fairly safe to say that one day he will be number one in the above list. He puts in the hours on the practice court and gets out what he puts in. The reason the "playboys" on tour don't get near him is because they like the parties and outside contracts such as modelling too much. That big gap between Roger and the top three will be shortened drastically this year.
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Well with 39 weeks left to the year and if he can stay on top for that long he will surpass McEnroe and be at 203 weeks if he can stay at number 1 at all weeks end for the next 39 weeks. I do see the gap closing up tho but hey if Federer can stay at his game I believe he will be hard to beat at top position.


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What's happened to him recently? For two events in a row Canas as had his number. First in the second round of the San Diego masters and now in the forth round of the Miami masters. As Federer been found out? Maybe he has but his opponent had alot to prove after being out for 15 months due to drugs. Maybe his opponent isn't clean and will be caught out again. Or more likely it will just be a blip and normal service will resume shortly. This is the first time in years that Federer has been tested so regularly.
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Federer is certainly the guy right now.  I like watching him play when I have the chance.  He's a pretty cool guy and down to earth from what I've seen of him in interviews and such.  I hope he will have another good year.
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I do wonder how much the clay court season took out of him. It's not like him to pull out of a tournment and especially one before a slam. So not defending his Halle title on his favourite surface must have been major. But Tommy Hass pulled out and so Roger as had extra rest from one less match to get better physically. He's got to win the French Open though to be truely looked at as one of the all time greats. The very top level of greats must have won all four grand slams in my opinion. I'm sure he will because it's not like he doesn't struggle on Clay anyway.
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John McEnroe is the best ever , theres only a few tennis players that everyone knows weather you watch tennis or not, him , andre , and ash....you would be surprised the poeple who never heard of pete and rodger , that dont make them better i suppose , just more popular....but for the most part , fuck tennis , fuck it right in it's ear

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Roger Federer, what a legend, honestly I don't think tennis has ever seen someone so dominant in the last two or so decades.
 
Here are some Federer facts:
 

[edit] Singles championships

  1. Federer has won 15 Grand Slam titles, breaking the previous all-time male record of 14 by Pete Sampras. Federer won 15 majors in a span of 25 majors, while Sampras won 14 in 45 majors.[1]

    It only took Federer 25 Grand Slams to break Sampras' record of 14. 15 titles in 25 majors, not a bad record and I can see theres more to come.
  2. Federer won five consecutive men's titles at Wimbledon from 2003–07, matching a feat achieved only by Björn Borg in the open era.[2] William Renshaw won a male record six consecutive Wimbledon titles before the open era.

    Federer winning 5 consecutive mens titles at Wimbledon is an amazing feat.
    The open Era started in 1968, so in all Federer holds the record for most consecutive mens titles in the Open Era alongside Borg, even though Renshaw holds the actual record which was before the Open Era began.
    Renshaw won Wimbledon from 1881 to 1886 and again in 1889.

  3. Federer has won six Wimbledon titles (2003-07, 09), second only to Sampras and Renshaw's seven Wimbledon titles.

    I can see Federer possibly matching Sampras and Renshaws' seven Wimbledon titles this year, he would've made it if he defeated Nadal in Wimbledon 2008, but unfortunately that never came to be.
  4. Federer holds the open era record for most consecutive US Open titles at five (2004–08).[3][4] Richard Sears(1881-87 US Open) and Bill Tilden (1920-25 US Open) won seven and six consecutive titles respectively before the open era.

    Another record held by Federer, even though before the "open era" that Sears and Tilden were before him, Federer holds the record for most consectuive in the "open era".
  5. Federer, Pete Sampras, and Jimmy Connors have won a male open era record five US Open titles. Richard Sears, Bill Larned and Bill Tilden won 7 US Open titles prior to the open era.

    I can see Federer surpass Sampras and Connors, as for Sears, Larned and Tilden it is possible if he can continue for another 5 or so years and keeps winning, but the older you get, the harder it may become.
  6. Federer is the only male player in tennis history to win at least five consecutive titles at two different Grand Slam tournaments (2003–07 Wimbledon, 2004–08 US Open).[5]
  7. Federer is the only male player in tennis history to win the same two Grand Slam tournaments back to back for four consecutive years (2004–07 Wimbledon and US Open).[2]
  8. Federer's victory at the 2004 US Open marked the first time in the open era that any male had won his first four Grand Slam finals.[6] He eventually won his first seven Grand Slam finals before losing to Rafael Nadal in the 2006 French Open final.[7] Federer, Richard Sears, and William Renshaw are the only male players in tennis history to win their first seven Grand Slam finals.[6]
  9. At the 2007 Australian Open, Federer became the fourth man in the open era to win a Grand Slam title without dropping a set. The last man to do this before Federer was Borg at the 1980 French Open.[2] The only other man to win the Australian Open during the open era without dropping a set was Ken Rosewall in 1971.[8]
  10. At the 2006 Australian Open, Federer became the first man to win three consecutive Grand Slam titles since Sampras in 1993–94.[2] Federer repeated this feat at the 2007 Australian Open, making him the only man to achieve this feat twice in the open era.[9]
  11. By winning the 2007 Australian Open, Federer became the only male tennis player to win three different Grand Slam tournaments at least three times each (3 Australian Opens, 4 Wimbledons, and 3 US Opens).[10]
  12. Federer is the only male player in tennis history to win at least two Grand Slam titles for four consecutive years and five years overall (2004–07, 2009).[2]
  13. Federer is the only male player in tennis history to win three Grand Slam tournaments in a calendar year three different times in his career (2004, 2006, 2007).[2]
  14. Federer won his first 12 Grand Slam finals outside of the French Open, an all-time record. This streak included three titles at the Australian Open, five consecutive at Wimbledon, and four consecutive at the US Open.[11] His first loss outside of the French Open came at Wimbledon in 2008 at the hands of Nadal.
  15. Federer won his first eight hard court Grand Slam finals, an all-time record. His first loss in a hard court Grand Slam final came at the 2009 Australian Open against Nadal.
  16. Only Federer (six Wimbledons and five US Opens), Sampras (seven Wimbledons and five US Opens), and Borg (six French Opens and five Wimbledons) have won two different Grand Slam tournaments at least five times.
  17. By winning the 2007 Australian Open, Federer won his sixth Grand Slam title in his last seven attempts, an open era male record. Federer's best streaks of 7 Grand Slam titles in 9 attempts, 8 in 10 attempts, 9 in 13 attempts, 10 in 14 attempts, 11 in 16 attempts, 12 in 18 attempts, 13 in 21 attempts, 14 in 23 attempts, and 15 in 25 attempts are all all-time male records.[citation needed]
  18. Federer is the only male player in tennis history to win 6 Grand Slam titles in two years (2006–07), 8 in three years (2004–06, 2005–07), 11 in four years (2004–07), 12 in five years (2003–07, 2004–08), 14 in six years (2004–09), and 15 in seven years (2003–09). 11 Grand Slam titles in four years is an all-time record, male or female.[citation needed]
  19. Federer has won at least one Grand Slam title for seven consecutive years (2003–09), trailing only Borg (1974–81) and Sampras (1993–2000) who hold the open era male record of eight consecutive years.
  20. Federer has defeated eleven different opponents in Grand Slam finals, an all-time male record.[citation needed]
  21. Federer is the sixth man to win all four Grand Slam titles during his career, with Fred Perry, Don Budge, Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, and Andre Agassi having previously accomplished this feat. Federer is the third man to win all four in the open era after Laver and Agassi and the second man to win all four on three different surfaces (hard, clay, and grass) after Agassi.
  22. Through the 2009 US Open, Federer's match record in Grand Slam tournaments is 188–27, giving him an 87.4 winning percentage. The only other[citation needed] male players in the open era with winning percentages over 80 are Borg (89.8), Nadal (85.7), Sampras (84.2), Connors (82.6), Ivan Lendl (81.9), McEnroe (81.5), Agassi (80.9) and Boris Becker (80.3).[12]
  23. During the open era, only Federer (six Wimbledons), Sampras (seven Wimbledons), and Borg (six French Opens) have won the same Grand Slam tournament at least six times.
  24. Federer in 2009 became the fourth male player in the open era to win the French Open and Wimbledon in the same calendar year after Laver (1969), Borg (1978–80), and Nadal (2008).
  25. Federer joined Nadal in 2009 as the only male players to simultaneously hold Grand Slam titles on clay, grass, and hard courts (2008 US Open, 2009 French Open, and 2009 Wimbledon).
  26. Only Federer (2006-07 Australian Open, 2003-07 Wimbledon and 2004-08 US Open) and Lendl (1989-90 Australian Open, 1986-87 French Open, 1985-87 US Open) have won three different Grand Slam tournaments at least two consecutive times each.
  27. Federer won the longest Grand Slam final in terms of games at 2009 Wimbledon (77 games). Federer also won the longest fifth set played at a Grand Slam final (16-14) in 2009.
  28. Federer has won at least one bagel set in three different Grand Slam finals (2004 US Open, 2006 Australian Open and 2006 Wimbledon).
  29. Federer(2004, 2006-07), Mats Wilander (1983-84, 1988) and Andre Agassi (1995, 2000-01, 2003) are the only men players to win 3 or more Australian Opens during open era. Roy Emerson won record 6 Australian Opens before the open era.
  30. Federer 15 Grand Slams in 7 years (2003-09) is an all time male record. Sampras won 14 Grand Slams in the span of 13 years (1990-2002).

[edit] Singles finals

  1. As of the 2010 Australian Open, Federer has appeared in an all-time male record 22 Grand Slam finals, the previous record being 19 by Ivan Lendl.[13]
  2. Federer is the only male player in tennis history to reach the final of all four Grand Slam tournaments in back to back calendar years (2006–07) and only the second in the open era to reach all four finals in a single year after Rod Laver in 1969. In 2009, Federer again appeared in all four Grand Slam finals, becoming the only male player in tennis history to achieve this feat three times in his career (2006-07, 2009).
  3. Federer reached an all-time male record ten consecutive Grand Slam finals (2005 Wimbledon - 2007 US Open), breaking the previous male record of seven set by Jack Crawford in 1934 and won eight of them.[14][15] The previous open era record was four, shared by Laver (1969) and Agassi (2000). At the 2008 French Open, Federer began another streak of eight consecutive Grand Slam finals (2008 French Open - current).
  4. Federer is the only male player to appear in eight consecutive Grand Slam finals twice in his career (2005 Wimbledon - 2007 U.S. Open and 2008 French Open - current).
  5. Federer is the only male player in tennis history to reach at least three Grand Slam finals for four consecutive calendar years and five overall (2004, 2006-09).[2]
  6. Federer has reached an all-time record 18 finals out of the last 19 Grand Slam tournaments (2005 Wimbledon - present, excluding the 2008 Australian Open).[16]
  7. Federer (2003–09) is the only man in history to reach seven consecutive Wimbledon finals.
  8. Federer is the second male player to reach seven consecutive finals at the same Grand Slam tournament (2003-09 Wimbledon), after Lendl who appeared in a record eight consecutive US Open finals (1982–89).
  9. During the open era, only Federer (2004–09) and Lendl (1982–89) have reached at least six consecutive US Open men's finals.
  10. Federer is the only male player to reach at least six consecutive finals at two different Grand Slam tournaments (2003–09 Wimbledon, 2004–09 US Open).[2]
  11. During the open era, only Federer (2006–09), Rafael Nadal (2005–08), Lendl (1984–87), and Borg (1978–81) have reached four consecutive French Open men's finals. Federer is the only male player in the open era to be the French Open runner-up for three consecutive years (2006-08).
  12. Federer (2006–09 French Open, 2003–09 Wimbledon, 2004–09 US Open) is the only male player in tennis history to reach at least four consecutive finals at three different Grand Slam tournaments.
  13. Federer, Lendl, Laver, Roy Emerson, and Fred Perry are the only male players in history to reach back to back finals of all four Grand Slam tournaments.
  14. Federer is the only male player to reach the final of all four Grand Slam singles tournament at least four times.
  15. Federer (2006–09) and Borg (1978–81) are the only male players to reach the finals of the French Open and Wimbledon back to back for four consecutive years.
  16. Federer is the first male player to appear in the French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open finals in a calendar year for four consecutive years (2006–09). Borg also reached the French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open finals in a calendar year but only for three years (1978, 1980-81).
  17. Federer is the first male player to appear in back to back Wimbledon and US Open finals in a calendar year for six consecutive years (2004-09).
  18. Federer is the first male player to appear in two or more Grand Slam finals in a calendar year for six consecutive years (2004-09).[citation needed]
  19. In appearing in two consecutive Australian Open finals, four consecutive French Open finals, seven consecutive Wimbledon finals, six consecutive US Open finals, except for French Open, Federer never lost two consecutive finals at the same Grand Slam.
  20. In 21 Grand Slam final appearances, Federer has lost only to Nadal (five times) and Juan Martín del Potro (once).
  21. In 2008, Federer played the longest Wimbledon final in terms of time (4 hours and 48 minutes).
  22. 2008 is the only year in which Federer lost two consecutive Grand Slam Finals (French Open and Wimbledon).
  23. Federer, Lendl and Ken Rosewall are the only male players to be runner up at all four Grand Slams.

[edit] Singles semifinals

  1. Federer has reached 25 Grand Slam semifinals, which is fifth all-time. Jimmy Connors holds the all-time male record of 31 Grand Slam semifinals reached.
  2. Federer has reached an all-time male record 23 consecutive Grand Slam semifinals (2004 Wimbledon - present) breaking the previous male record of 10 consecutive Grand Slam semifinals shared by Ivan Lendl and Rod Laver.[17] During this streak he has lost to only four players in the majors: Juan Martin del Potro, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Marat Safin, all top 10 players at the time they defeated Federer[18] and all went on to win the competition in which they beat him.
  3. Federer has reached seven consecutive Wimbledon semifinals (2003–09), which is an all-time male record.
  4. Federer is the only male player in the open era to reach at least five consecutive French Open semifinals (2005–09). In the history of tennis, René Lacoste (1925–29), Henri Cochet (1926–30), and Eric Sturgess (1947–52) are the only male players to have done this, with Sturgess holding the all-time record of six.[19]
  5. Federer has reached seven consecutive Australian Open semifinals (2004–10), which is an open era male record, beating Lendl (1985–91).
  6. Federer is the only male player in tennis history to reach at least five consecutive semifinals at all four Grand Slam tournaments.

[edit] Pairings

  1. Federer and Nadal are the only No. 1 and 2 pair in the open era to contest the French Open and Wimbledon men's finals back to back in a calendar year. They are also the only pair in the history of tennis to contest both of these finals back to back for three consecutive years (2006–08).[20]
  2. In the history of tennis, Federer and Nadal are the second pair to face each other in seven Grand Slam singles finals (2006–8 Wimbledon, 2006–8 French Open, 2009 Australian Open), after Bill Tilden and William Johnston (1919–25 US Open).[21]
  3. Federer and Nadal are the only No. 1 and 2 pair to win at least 11 consecutive Grand Slam singles tournaments between them (2005 French Open - 2007 US Open). In this period, Federer won 3 consecutive titles at both Wimbledon and the US Open and 2 consecutive titles at the Australian Open, while Nadal won 3 consecutive French Open titles.[22]
  4. During the open era, only two pairs of players have played each other in the final of the same Grand Slam singles tournament three consecutive years: Becker-Edberg (Wimbledon 1988–90) and Federer-Nadal (2006–08 French Open and 2006–08 Wimbledon).[23]
  5. Federer and Nadal are the only pair to win at least four consecutive finals at three different Grand Slams during the same period (2005-08 French Open for Nadal, 2003-07 Wimbledon and 2004-08 US Open for Federer).
  6. As of 2009 US Open, only Juan Martín del Potro has beaten both Federer and Nadal in the same Grand Slam.

[edit] Singles match winning streaks

  1. In 2001, Federer ended Pete Sampras's 31-match winning streak at Wimbledon in the fourth round of the tournament.[24]
  2. Federer won his 11th consecutive Grand Slam singles match in straight sets when he defeated Mikhail Youzhny in the fourth round of the 2007 French Open. This tied John McEnroe's open era male record for the most consecutive straight-set victories in Grand Slam singles tournaments.[25]
  3. Federer's two streaks of 27 consecutive Grand Slam match wins (2005–06, 2006–07) are two wins shy of the open era male record set by Rod Laver from 1969–70.[26]
  4. Federer's 40 consecutive match wins at Wimbledon (2003–08) are one win shy of the all-time male record set by Björn Borg from 1976–81.
  5. Federer's 40 consecutive match wins at the US Open (2004–09) are an open era male record.[27]
  6. Federer is the only player to win 40 consecutive matches at two different Grand Slams (2003-08 Wimbledon and 2004-09 US Open). He is also the only player to win 19 consecutive matches at three different Grand Slams (2006-08 Australian Open).
  7. Federer has won 148 consecutive best of 5 set matches when winning the first two sets.

[edit] Miscellaneous

  1. Federer is the first male player to be seeded first at 18 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments (2004 French Open - 2008 Wimbledon).[citation needed]
  2. Federer has either won or lost to the eventual champion in a record 22 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments (2004 Wimbledon - current).[citation needed]
  3. Federer won an all-time record 124 consecutive matches against players ranked outside of the Top 5 in Grand Slam tournaments (2004 Wimbledon - 2009 US Open). This streak came to an end against Juan Martin Del Potro, ranked #6 at the time, in the 2009 US Open finals. Del Potro was ranked #5 in the world by the end of the tournament.[28]
  4. Federer won an all-time record 75 consecutive sets in the first round of Grand Slam tournaments (2003 US Open - 2009 US Open). This streak, which included 24 consecutive straight set victories and lasted for six years, came to an end against Igor Andreev at the 2010 Australian Open.

So many records have been made in Grand Slam tennis by Federer its pretty amazing.



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