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At what point does Fed's QF streak become more impressive than SF streak?

Fed has now made the quarters or better at 32 straight slams (8 full calendar years). He also made 23 straight SF before losing to Soderling in the QF of the 2010 french. How many more QFs does fed have to reach so that this streak becomes more impressive than SF streak? I would say the streak needs to hit at least 36.
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Re: At what point does Fed's QF streak become more impressive than SF streak?

Hard to say. 108? like the number of masters needed to be better than one GS?

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Re: At what point does Fed's QF streak become more impressive than SF streak?

40 or so I think



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Re: At what point does Fed's QF streak become more impressive than SF streak?

I don't think it can be as impressive, as SF is really better than QF : to reach QF, you only meet players ranked 13 and more if you're ranked in the top-4 like Fed.

And 23 SFs in a row is really huge

The second one for QF has 27 of them : Connors, who didn't play the Australian open and sometimes couldn't play Roland-Garros then did it on a longer period of time, which makes it all the more impressive

Whereas for SF, the second one after Fed is also Connors but with ... only 11 semifinals, which means less than half of Fed's.

Anyway, for me, the most impressive from Fed was the 18 finals in 19 grand slams
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Re: At what point does Fed's QF streak become more impressive than SF streak?

It's like comparing the amount of gold medals won with the amount of silver or bronze medals won.

Even if the latter hugely outnumber the former, one is an indication of excellence and consistency at a higher level. It's incomparable.

Instead of comparing these two records against each other, we should take them together to show Federer's consistent brilliance.


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I don't think it can be as impressive, as SF is really better than QF : to reach QF, you only meet players ranked 13 and more if you're ranked in the top-4 like Fed.

And 23 SFs in a row is really huge

The second one for QF has 27 of them : Connors, who didn't play the Australian open and sometimes couldn't play Roland-Garros then did it on a longer period of time, which makes it all the more impressive

Whereas for SF, the second one after Fed is also Connors but with ... only 11 semifinals, which means less than half of Fed's.

Anyway, for me, the most impressive from Fed was the 18 finals in 19 grand slams
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Re: At what point does Fed's QF streak become more impressive than SF streak?

If he reaches every slam QF between here and Wimby 2014 -- which would be nine more -- that would be an entire decade of consecutive grand slam quarter final appearances. I doubt he will do it... but if he does, that would top any longevity record.
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I'd say it'd be more impressive if it reaches 46, because that's then the same number of points as 23 straight SFs. So 40-ish.

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Re: At what point does Fed's QF streak become more impressive than SF streak?

Semi is more impressive Imo

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That SF streak is probably most impressive of his records, i mean that SF streak i believe nobody will ever came close to that, QF is good, even if he will make 35-40, but QF is QF, SF is totally different - you play 5-8 in QF , in R4 you play 13-16 that´s huge difference i think there is no QF streak for Federer that can potentialy surpass that amazing SF streak.
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Re: At what point does Fed's QF streak become more impressive than SF streak?

at no point

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Different.

Like how many weeks at no1 is more impressive than 16 slams? There is no real answer. Or is Messi more impressive than Federer if you look at pure talent?
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Never?
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He needs a couple more of those glorious Kamke, Ungur, Mahut, Goffin QF runs to cement his legacy.

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Re: At what point does Fed's QF streak become more impressive than SF streak?

At least 50 and arguably never.
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