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View Poll Results: most impressive?
Borg's 5 Wimbledons 23 32.39%
Federer's 5 Wimbledons 14 19.72%
Sampras's 4 Wimbledons 1 1.41%
Borg's 4 French Opens 1 1.41%
Nadal's 4 French Opens 5 7.04%
Federer's 5 US Opens 27 38.03%
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Re: Which Open Era slam win streak was most impressive?

IF Federer was a clown who took advantage of a weak era, THEN

Nadal is an even bigger clown who took advantage of an even weaker clay era and that he never manages to sniff #1 spot from the clown in front of him until the said clown declined. THUS

Djokovic and Murray are extra-ordinary clowns because they can't even prevent the old declining weak era clown from becoming #1, and the other, even bigger clown with worn out knees, from dominating the clay clownfest of this era. THEREFORE

All players in recent tennis history are a bunch of mega-titanic clowns because none of them would win jack shit if only one decent player shows up.
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^ still doesn't compare of mugfest of the 80's and 90's where hacks like Chang and Krajicek won slams


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Re: Which Open Era slam win streak was most impressive?

First of all kudos to Borg and Federer for having such streaks at two different slams.

Will be interesting to see if Nole makes it consecutive 4 at AO next year.

I haven't watch Borg play so I can't say.

But I think Fed's US Open streak > Fed's Wimbledon streak simply because hard court was more competitive than clay or grass.

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Topspindoctor is a Grade A troll, isn't he? How many posts has he had without using the word "mug?"
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Topspindoctor is a Grade A troll, isn't he? How many posts has he had without using the word "mug?"
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Topspindoctor is a Grade A troll, isn't he? How many posts has he had without using the word "mug?"
T-Doc is an elite troll. A dying breed, here. The new trolls we have today are a bunch of insipid, factory line-up, half-witted clowns. They can't even spell the word humor, much less have an understanding of it.
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Re: Which Open Era slam win streak was most impressive?

Federer winning the Wimbledon/US Open double four years in a row (2004-2007) is also quite amazing. The previous record was two years, I believe?

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Federer winning the Wimbledon/US Open double four years in a row (2004-2007) is also quite amazing. The previous record was two years, I believe?
And in that time he only had two 5-setters. He was just so dominant at that time.
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Federer winning the Wimbledon/US Open double four years in a row (2004-2007) is also quite amazing. The previous record was two years, I believe?
The question is only for a single slam, not for combination.

But yes, Federer's Wimby-USO 4 consecutive years combo is very under-rated.

To answer the question, Federer's 5 USO has to be the most impressive streak, beating just barely Borg's and Fed's 5 wimbies.
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Re: Which Open Era slam win streak was most impressive?

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Borg's five Wimbledons were most impressive, especially since in the last of those he faced a grass-court specialist par excellence in the final and managed to overcome him. It was a fantastic match and anyone on this forum who has never seen it - well, sort that out soon.

That's closely followed by Federer's five US Opens. He was so utterly dominant in that streak he really never looked like losing a match (as Litotes explained before). It's also a major that now looks increasingly difficult to defend, due I suppose to the number of hard court specialists in the game today? Any other reasons people think this is currently the hardest major to defend?
Fully agree and those 2 are rightly dominating the list.

The current greatness league of active players in order of achievements to date (a factual comparison rather than fan biased assessment):

Federer 17 GS, 6 Year End Masters, 24 Master Series.
Nadal 14 GS, 27 Master Series, 1 Olympic Gold.
Djokovic 9 GS, 4 Year End Masters, 24 Master Series.


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The question is only for a single slam, not for combination.

But yes, Federer's Wimby-USO 4 consecutive years combo is very under-rated.


To answer the question, Federer's 5 USO has to be the most impressive streak, beating just barely Borg's and Fed's 5 wimbies.
Major achievement, but the RG to Wimbledon 2 week turnaround is significantly bigger and has been done far less.

The current greatness league of active players in order of achievements to date (a factual comparison rather than fan biased assessment):

Federer 17 GS, 6 Year End Masters, 24 Master Series.
Nadal 14 GS, 27 Master Series, 1 Olympic Gold.
Djokovic 9 GS, 4 Year End Masters, 24 Master Series.


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Re: Which Open Era slam win streak was most impressive?

Each are great records that IMO shouldn't be compared, however, Bjorn's 5 Wimbledon I think is most unbelievable.

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I voted for Borg's Wimbledon streak. Not as dominant as Federer's streaks but the dude started out as a clay-courter for heaven's sake and won a fast grass tournament 5 years in a row; sometimes he steam-rollered the opposition and sometimes he had to draw on seemingly inexhaustible reserves of willpower. In 1976 he didn't lose a set all tournament, beating Gottfried, Vilas, Tanner, & Nastase in consecutive matches. In 1977 he beat Fibak, Nastase, Gerulaitis, & Connors to take the title, the last 2 matches being classic 5-setters, particularly the Gerulaitis semi. In 1978, after he'd come back from 2 sets to 1 down in the 1st round, his last 2 victims were Okker & Connors, both ruthlessly despatched in straight sets. In 1979 he beat Teacher, Okker, Connors, & Tanner, in 1980 Mayer, Gottfried, & of course McEnroe, his toughest match-up and one of the most talented grass-courters of all time, in one of the greatest matches of all time. And all this while he was utterly dominating Roland Garros.

Fed's U.S. Open streak is also extraordinary. In 2004 he beat Agassi, Henman, & Hewitt - all players who had recently owned him - to take the title, putting on one of the greatest performances the tournament has ever seen in the final. In 2005 he beat Nalbandian, Hewitt, & Agassi, in 2006 Blake, Davydenko, & Roddick, in 2007 Roddick, Davydenko, & Djokovic (all in straight sets), in 2008 Djokovic & Murray. In 5 finals he beat the best of his generation - Hewitt & Roddick -, the best of the generation before - Agassi -, and the best of the generation after - Djoker & Murray.

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