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Is The Book On Federer's Career Closed?

So the guy has 16 slams now. He has won on all surfaces. He has beaten the new generation guys in slam finals (most of them anyway). He is going to have that # weeks as No.1. Is he now the best in the history? I am surprised that people still say if maybe but. Murray knows better than anyone how tough it is to win 1 slam let alone 16. And there is no reason Fed can't reach 18 or 20 but does he have to?

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he still wants the Olympic singles gold
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Davis Cup. Olympic gold - meh. No history. No one should care.

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He needs at least 20 slams plus a Grand Slam plus a Davis Cup plus at least one more year as No. 1 to be indisputably the greatest.

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He needs at least 20 slams plus a Grand Slam plus a Davis Cup plus at least one more year as No. 1 to be indisputably the greatest.
It still wouldn't be undisputed though, would it. Some would say that just about puts him on a par with the achievements of Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall. Just sayin'.
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He needs to turn back time and beat the likes of Laver, Gonzalez, Borg in their prime.

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he still wants the Olympic singles gold
And the calendar slam coming this year. Maybe Golden Slam a la Steffi Graf in 2012.

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It still wouldn't be undisputed though, would it. Some would say that just about puts him on a par with the achievements of Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall. Just sayin'.
True. To get the undisputed title, he'd need 25 slams, 3 Grand Slams, & the Number One ranking for 9 years.

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25 slams to beat Margaret Court's record.
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True. To get the undisputed title, he'd need 25 slams, 3 Grand Slams, & the Number One ranking for 9 years.
He'll do this. Easy.
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He has to prove he invented tennis



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He needs at least 20 slams plus a Grand Slam plus a Davis Cup plus at least one more year as No. 1 to be indisputably the greatest.
No, that's not enough, he has to have positive H2H against everyone, including Nadal, Murray and even guys who are retired now.

As long as he's 0-3 vs. Rafter, he can't be the undisputed GOAT. Simple logic.

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Maybe if Fed adopts another sport and dominates that as well, then he could be called the greatest. Besides, Roger never played Big Bill Tilden. So how can he be the greatest? In my book, 16 slams is more than enough to have him surpass Rod Laver. Rod Laver's grandslams are so overrated in my opinion. The field, the game, everything is just different now. And Fed has almost pulled it off twice.

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Well my own reading is that he is extremely territorial. The thought that all the glory and so on that goes (correctly) with what he's achieved would go to someone else is probably what pisses him off the most. There is probably some truth to the "I love the game", but I think that some of it is also motivated by putting the pretenders in their place.
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LMAO. This thread is so true. Fed could fly to the moon and the haters will continue to deny.
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