Originally Posted by JennyS
Roger's match record is astounding sofar this year. When was the last time at this point of the season that a men's player had more tournament titles than match losses?
I think the answer to that is Pete Sampras in 1994 when after defending his Wimby title he had won 8 tournaments up to and including that point (Sydney, Australian Open, Indian Wells, Key Biscayne, Osaka, Tokyo, Rome and Wimbledon) and had lost only 4 matches (to Alami in Doha, to Eltingh in Philadelphia, Courier in Roland Garros and Martin in Queen's).
As to your second question, I think thats a tough ask even for Federer. As great as he is, he can't go on indefinitely- there are bound to be periods when he won't do as well as he has been over the past 6 months. However, maybe he can keep it under 10, if he stays really focused. He's definitely good enough to do so.
What I find strange is that in one of the interviews he said his 3 main goals were to defend this (Wimbledon) title, remain no. 1 and do well at the Olympics- no mention whatsoever of doing well at the US Open. I find this very strange.