Re: Rafa - Close to winning every important tennis title?
Agassi has won 7/9 Masters: Indian Wells, Miami, Rome, Toronto, Cincy, Madrid, Paris.
Rafa has won 6/9 (6/10 if you include Shanghai): Indian Wells, Monte Carlo, Rome, Hamburg, Toronto, Madrid.
8th day of July 2012: 7-time Wimbledon champion!
Once upon a time there was a myth about strong and weak eras. On this glorious day the clownery was eventually unmasked: 30 y.o. past-prime daddy Fed became #1 once again in the supposed strong "Spartan" era with his rivals at their peak.
And they all lived happily ever after.
Long live King Federer!
17 Grand Slam titles
7 Wimbledon titles
302 weeks at #1