[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
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!
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