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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-25-2004, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Wayne Ferreira: 55 consecutive Grand Slam appearances

[former title of this thread as of May 26th: Wayne Ferreira draws equal with Edberg's record for the most consecutive Grand Slams]

new title: Wayne Ferreira: 55 consecutive Grand Slam appearances
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Despite losing today to Austria's Jürgen Melzer, the South African veteran Wayne Ferreira equalled Stefan Edberg's mark of consecutive appearances in Grand Slams, a run which stretches back to the 1991 Australian Open.

Both, Edberg and Ferreira, have played 54 successive Grand Slam tournaments.

Ferreira will probably break Edberg's record at Wimbledon! WOW!

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lol I know that here are likely not many Ferreira fans on the board (or are there? ) and I wouldn't call Ferreira one of my favorite players either, but nevertheless I wanted to post his streak because I always have tons of respect for such a veteran like him (or Todd Martin) who is playing for so many years on the tour and he also had some nice achievements in his career earlier even though his current form of late 2003 and 2004 is quite bad!

also it's quite an effort never being injured at the time of Grand Slams for 54 times in a row!

In all these 54 Grand Slams, Wayne Ferreira has just two semifinal appearances in Grand Slams (both at AO) as his best result but he has won 15 singles titles on four different surfaces (grass, carpet, hardcourt, clay).

And last but not least, not many players had 13 meetings with Pete Sampras and could win 6 of them. Trailing Pete in h2h just 6-7 is not too bad either and quite significant

Actually there are only some players I know and who have a positive and significant (not just1, 2, 3 or 4 encounters) record against Pete. Such as Richard Krajicek, Michael Stich, Marat Safin and Lleyton Hewitt. So Ferreira did quite well in that

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Thanks Neely for posting Wayne´s record here
I´ve just posted it in the Wayne-Thread ( Player-Forums ) before I found it here
Yeah, it´s really a great thing that Wayne played 54 Grand Slams in a row!!
And I´m really looking forward to Wimbledon where he can and hopefully will break Stefan´s record
He´s such a great guy and he really earns a lot of respect.
And yeah, he always played great against Pete! I just wish he could beat Andre just one time before he retires...

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I was sort of under the impression that this record was the only reason he bothered this year, and that he plans to retire after the USO. Truth or not?

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I thought I was his only fan here.

Watching wayne destroying players like sampras or philippoussis always gives me great pleasure, his return of serve is amazing.

also wish he could beat andre at least once, agassi and chang were the only big players he could never beat.

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wooohoooo .... yeah, already 3 responses for this great veteran

Rebecca, I think you are right that he plans to retire after this season. But I had the impression that I could read between your lines that you think he is just playing for this record and not for winning matches anymore. Hm, I'm not sure about it. I think if he had the chance to win matches he would do it, but at the end of such a long career there can be a kind of letdown as well and maybe you have a stretch when you're arriving at a certain point where you just cannot do anymore all the things needed to win I don't know....

TennisLurker, you're absolutely right. I looked up his records against Chang and Agassi: 0-7 and 0-11

well, I wish him the best and a few wins for the rest of the season.

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Only one word to describe this feat - incredible!
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Coooool, quite a few posts here already
I don´t think that Wayne is just playing for this record this year. He´s not the type for doing that because he loves his sport and he always wants to give his best. But on the other side he probably wants to spend more time with his family and so it really seems like he will retire after the US Open I read this in some interviews, but you never know. I still hope he will change his mind, maybe if he wins some great matches...

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Re: Wayne Ferreira: 55 consecutive Grand Slam appearances

and the magic number is 55


also mentionable is that he didn't just show up, but even managed to get a win against Ljubicic who was injured towards the end of the match.

Ferreira wins 5-7 7-6 (5) 7-5 6-2


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Re: Wayne Ferreira: 55 consecutive Grand Slam appearances

So the record is broken?

Congrats Wayne.

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Re: Wayne Ferreira: 55 consecutive Grand Slam appearances

congrats wayne!

I miss: Ivan Lendl, Korda, Novak, Bruguera, Rios, Kucera, Courier, Mantilla, Costa, Santoro and Ferreira.

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Re: Wayne Ferreira: 55 consecutive Grand Slam appearances

Wayne

He played his first slam as a qualifier at Wimbledon 1990 where he defeated Noah before losing second round and began his streak at Melbourne the following year where he reached last 16.

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Re: Wayne Ferreira: 55 consecutive Grand Slam appearances

Congratulations Wayne!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So great that he broke the record now!!!

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wooohoooo .... yeah, already 3 responses for this great veteran

Rebecca, I think you are right that he plans to retire after this season. But I had the impression that I could read between your lines that you think he is just playing for this record and not for winning matches anymore. Hm, I'm not sure about it. I think if he had the chance to win matches he would do it, but at the end of such a long career there can be a kind of letdown as well and maybe you have a stretch when you're arriving at a certain point where you just cannot do anymore all the things needed to win I don't know....
In all due respect... no, you can't read between my lines Well, you can, but your reading was not correct - in this case.

I was not implying that he wasn't trying to win anymore. I was implying that the reason he's still motivated to play is to break the record. That was all. If there was no record to be had, I'm not sure he would still be playing right now. But certainly he tries to win matches still, he is a professional, afterall

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Congrat Wayne. That's a great record.
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Wayne is such a talented player. He's always a feared opponent but he really should be ranked higher for how much talent he has. Ask Pete!

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