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0 11 9.48%
1 8 6.90%
2 16 13.79%
3 22 18.97%
4 13 11.21%
5 18 15.52%
6 7 6.03%
7 3 2.59%
8 1 0.86%
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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 07-25-2009, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
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How many Slams will Fed win as a father?

It's often quoted how few fathers have been able to win Slams, this is the case probably due to a combination of reasons.

Here is the list since 1980:

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(Reuters) - The following is a list of men who have won grand slam singles titles since 1980 after becoming fathers:

Player Majors won after becoming a father

Jimmy Connors (U.S.) Wimbledon (1982), U.S. Open (1982, 1983)

Pat Cash (Australia) Wimbledon (1987)

Andres Gomez (Ecuador) French Open (1990)

Boris Becker (Germany) Australian Open 1996

Petr Korda (Czech) Australian Open 1998

Yevgeny Kafelnikov (Russia) Australian Open 1999

Albert Costa (Spain) French Open 2002

Andre Agassi (U.S.) Australian Open 2003
Can Fed join the list? How many will he win?
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Re: How many Slams will Fed win as a father?

Article about the topic prior to the birth of the twins:

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If Roger Federer thinks becoming a father will have little impact on his goal of equalling and then breaking Pete Sampras's record of 14 grand slam titles he might be in for a rude awakening.

Federer excitedly announced his news last month, declaring: "It's not going to really disturb my mindset on tennis a whole lot", but any parent who has had to deal with sleepless nights may think the Swiss is deluding himself.

While Federer and his girlfriend Mirka Vavrinec eagerly await the arrival of their first child, his fellow professional Ivan Ljubicic had a word of warning.

"I'm sure it's going to be a shock for him. There's no question about that," said the Croatian, who is still trying to come to grips with the demands of his five-month-old son.

"It's just that your life changes completely. Priorities are different. You're not the one in the family who's the most important. You kind of lose your wife for a while."

In case Federer thinks grand slam champions like him can easily buck the trend, he would do well to flick through the record books.

The last time a mother won a singles grand slam crown was in 1980 when Australian Evonne Goolagong triumphed at Wimbledon. Since then, only eight men have captured a major after embracing the joys of fatherhood.

While four - Pat Cash, Andres Gomez, Petr Korda and Albert Costa - were one-slam wonders, multiple champions Boris Becker, Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Andre Agassi managed to add just one further slam to their haul after becoming parents.

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Jimmy Connors was the only singles player to successfully combine family life with playing on the tour in that time, winning three of his eight majors after the birth of his son Brett in August 1979.

For the likes of John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl and Stefan Edberg, the titles dried up as soon as they gingerly cradled the new additions to their families.

Tennis fathers have won only 10 of the last 115 grand slam titles.

"(Fatherhood) changes (your) life dramatically," explained Becker, who won the 1996 Australian Open after the birth of his first son Noah.

"It would be more difficult to focus on one thing alone because your main focus is for your child and your wife, and tennis becomes secondary. That's a fact."

If the tennis annals are to be believed, the arrival of Federer junior could end the world number two's chances of adding to his collection of 13 grand slam titles.

The Swiss has remained cagey about exactly when his baby is due, with his only comment being: "The baby is due in summer. I'm not going to say any more."

His reluctance to be more specific has sparked theories that the arrival of baby Federer could coincide with any of the three remaining majors - the French Open in May, Wimbledon in June or the US Open, where he is the defending champion, in August.

Extra motivation

While Federer is ready to embrace the next stage of his life, it is hard to imagine the 27-year-old swapping his racket for regular nappy-changing duties.

"I always had the dream that once I became number one in the world that if I have a child I hope I have it early enough so he can see me playing," said Federer. "So this is very exciting."

Apart from the Sampras record, Federer still yearns to get his hands on an elusive title at the French Open, where his great rival Rafael Nadal has ruled since 2005.

Already struggling to find a way to beat players such as world number one Nadal and Andy Murray - against whom he has 6-13 and 2-6 losing records respectively - the prospect of turning up bleary eyed for a major final could cost him dearly.

With his record of achievement and his strong mental outlook, Federer could perhaps succeed where many of his predecessors failed.

"Roger always handles the pressure and I'm sure he's going to do the same with this," said Ljubicic.

"He enjoys this sport so much that he doesn't really need to be focused 24 hours a day to play well."

Federer, who has already committed himself to play on until at least the 2012 London Olympics, added: "If it does something to me, I think it's going to motivate me to play for a long time."
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Re: How many Slams will Fed win as a father?

Honestly, with Mirka, his parents, other family members, and a lot of money, I don't think his kids will be a HUGE hassle for him the first few years. Because I know for a fact that it is quite a simple, but taxing, routine early on with just changing diapers, washing the baby, and tucking him into sleep until their brain develops to realize that they can actually grow up and become a tennis player. So for the first 1-3 years, it won't be that bad. Theoretically, I think he still has around 3-5 very solid Grand Slams ahead of him, as in like a routine 7 wins. After that, he could probably pull off a few barely out of his ass, but I wouldn't count on it. I gave my vote as 4.

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Re: How many Slams will Fed win as a father?

Cant really see it affecting him at all in regards to slams although the tournements he plays other than slams and masters series events will be even more limited than it is now. Maybe he will win three or four more.
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over 9!!!

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1 lucky one if he faces a weakling like Soderling in a GS final

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Darth Fed will start kicking Nadal's ass again

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+5 i'd say
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The answer your looking for is 1.

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Re: How many Slams will Fed win as a father?

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Article about the topic prior to the birth of the twins:
Funny, that article was obviously written before RG, as it speaks of Fed's becoming a father having a negative impact on his goal to break Sampy's record...

As for it having any influence on his further career, many seem to have forgotten that Feds has become a dad on a rather young age, quite incomparable to a lot of the names mentioned in that list.

I see no reason why he wouldn't be able rack up some more biggies, and if he doesn't, that would rather be due to a 'natural decline' of his game (which I think has been going on for a while already btw) than to him becoming a dad.

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***Fedtard Insane Mode On***
over 9!!!

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1 lucky one if he faces a weakling like Soderling in a GS final
that weakling put out rafael nadal

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***Sane Mode On***
1 lucky one if he faces a weakling like Soderling in a GS final
Very, very sane. I wish for 2 a year until 2012 London Games.


But to think of it... if you lose to Soderling, you would be weaker than a weakling.

And if you pull out of a GS even if allegedly the docs cleared you to play, then that would have to be weaker than the Djokovic of a few months ago at his peak... He at least began to try to defend.
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Very, very sane. I wish for 2 a year until 2012 London Games.


But to think of it... if you lose to Soderling, you would be weaker than a weakling.

And if you pull out of a GS even if allegedly the docs cleared you to play, then that would have to be weaker than the Djokovic of a few months ago at his peak... He at least began to try to defend.
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Federer will probably win about 14 more slams to end with 29.










No. Maybe 3 - 7 more.. but it could just as easily be no more. It isn't like he is old yet so he should be able to maintain a very high standard of tennis for 2 or 3 more years and this would probably be good enough for a few more majors.

To make a statement now then, i'll predict that he ends up with 19.
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Re: How many Slams will Fed win as a father?

0 - if the world gets lucky

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Depends on who he's facing in the finals. If it's Nadal then 0.

I voted 9+, seems like a few people did as well, lol

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