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The facts about Roger are frightening

NEW YORK -- What more is there to say about Roger Federer, who continues to rewrite the record books with every Grand Slam title he captures. He might not win as many matches or titles as he did the past couple of seasons, but Federer's win over Novak Djokovic in the U.S. Open final only reinforced his reign over the rest of the field.

Here's our Top 10 list (and change) of Federer's accomplishments resulting from his 12th career Grand Slam title.

0 -- No one has beaten Federer in a Grand Slam final that wasn't played at Roland Garros.

1 -- First player in the Open era (i.e., since 1968) to win the U.S. Open in four consecutive years. Before 1968, Bill Tilden was the last player to win the U.S. Championships at least four years in a row, taking the title from 1920 through 1925.

2 -- Number of players in the Open era who have won four consecutive Grand Slam titles at two events. (Bjorn Borg)

2.4 -- Million dollars he earned for winning the U.S. Open. Prize money for winning the U.S. Open is $1.4 million, but because Federer won the U.S. Open Series, he earns an extra million.

3 -- Times Federer has won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open in the same year (2004, 2006, 2007)

4 -- Number of players Federer has lost to in 2007: Guillermo Canas and Rafael Nadal, twice; Djokovic and Filippo Volandri, once each.

5 -- Career wins against Djokovic, including three in 2007.

6 -- Titles Federer has won in 2007, tied with Nadal for the most this season.

7 -- Set points Federer saved in the first two sets. Federer staved off five in the first set and two more in the second before winning both in tiebreaks.

8 -- Number of players who have won at least four U.S. Open titles. Richard Sears, Bill Larned and Tilden won the most (7). In the Open era, the only players with more U.S. Open titles than Federer are Jimmy Connors and Pete Sampras, each with five.

9 -- Grand Slam sets Federer has lost in 2007: zero at the Australian, four at the French Open, three at Wimbledon and two at the U.S. Open.

10 -- Consecutive Grand Slam final appearances. You have to go back to the 2005 French Open to find the last time Federer did not make it to the final of a Slam.

Keith Hawkins is the tennis editor for ESPN.com.


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Here's our Top 10 list (and change) of Federer's accomplishments resulting from his 12th career Grand Slam title.
There were Top 12!

Hahaha, I like point 2.4
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Re: The facts about Roger are frightening

A lot of these aren't frightening at all. Particularly #4, #5 and #6. Piss poor article.
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CyBorg - it's clear you hate Roger Federer with all your might. Why even bother after a 3rd year out of 4 winning 3 slams?
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_S....27s_Singles_3

# Roger Federer

* 2004: Australian, Wimbledon & U.S. Open
* 2006: Australian, Wimbledon & U.S. Open
* 2007: Australian, Wimbledon & U.S. Open
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CyBorg - it's clear you hate Roger Federer with all your might. Why even bother after a 3rd year out of 4 winning 3 slams?
I like Roger. But I see right through the media's attempts to sell tennis across the world by exagerrating Federer's greatness. It's all hype and no substance.

How does CBS get the average sports fan (who is probably more into NFL football than tennis) to not change the channel and watch the US Open final? Tell him that one of the players is the best ever to play the game, leaving the impression that the match has unprecedented historical implications.
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CyBorg - it's impossible to get the average sports boob to appreciate tennis. For those of us who love tennis - we appreciate the mental battles that went on today, not every match Fed can hit 45 W and only 10 UFEs.
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Cyborg your soo full of shit it not even funny, a real tennis fan would appreciate roger roll in history and be happy to see him achieve greatness. Why do you think they are exagerrating his greatness is clear to anyone with a brain he is one of the all time greats and possibly the best tennis player anyone has ever seen. And what's with this all hype and no substance? you must be talking about your post right?
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Cyborg, you are an idiot! Go watch NFL why bother with Tennis man!
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I was so pissed off that CBS didn't cut to the US Open coverage until they were totally done with their NFL bullshit. Screw NFL Week 1!
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You're all absolutely right.

In order to appreciate Roger I must gush about him every second of my life. I must dedicate my life to him. I must create a religion in his name. I must not question what the media says about him.

I appreciate the enlightening advice.
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it's tough when 60 Minutes gets a nod over U.S. Open ceremony. And Dick, please retire.
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CyBorg - give me one piece of hype about Roger.
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CyBorg - give me one piece of hype about Roger.
99% of mainstream media coverage and every single piece that claims that Roger is the greatest of all time without even bothering making a comparative analysis with the likes of Laver, Borg, Tilden, Gonzales and Budge.

Also, any article that mentions Roy Emerson.
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CyBorg - we can't really decide who is GOAT across era, racquet technologies, different surfaces. However, I think anyone will agree that Federer plays the best tennis ever.
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