i was thinking today (and it burned) about what is really Federer and tennis' most understated achievment during all these years - its reaching all 4 GS Finals in the same season
if you think about it thats closer to winning the calender slam than anything
winning 3 in one season doesnt mean as much now that Nadull and Nole did it
but since Rocket Rod in 1969, who is the only man to reach all 4 GS Final in one year (and do it 3 times) not Newcombe, Lendl, Mac, Connors, Becker, Edberg, Wilander, Courier, Sampras, Agassi, Nadal or Nole
The 23 straight GS semis is the only record of Fed's that I don't see ever being broken. Marvelous consistency for almost 6 years - 2nd place is not even close - 10 (Lendl/Laver) isn't it? It's hard enough not being injured or sick or having a bad day for many tourneys.