History beckons for Federer
If Federer wins the French Open on Sunday, then he joins Perry, Budge, Laver, Emerson and Agassi as one of the men to achieve wins at all 4 Grand Slam events.
Rosewall, Vilas, Borg, Connors, Ashe, Lendl, McEnroe, Becker, Sampras etc all fell short of this.
Should Roger then complete the calendar year Grand Slam, he joins Budge and Laver as the only men to date to have done so.
My view is that if he achieves the above, then he deserves the accolades and deserves his place in history as one of the greatest ever. Regardless, I believe he will be considered as such, but achieving the calendar year Grand Slam could see him hailed as the greatest ever.
Do you want Federer to achieve his dream and become an undisputed great on Sunday?
"My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories."
Roland Garros, France
Grand Slam, 29-May-78
R128 Deblicker, Eric (FRA) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-1
R64 Fagel, Rick (USA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
R32 Bertolucci, Paolo (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-2 6-2
R16 Tanner, Roscoe (USA) N/A 6-2 6-4 7-6
Q Ramirez, Raul (MEX) N/A 6-3 6-3 6-0
S Barazzutti, Corrado (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
W Vilas, Guillermo (ARG) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-3
Last edited by betterthanhenman; 06-09-2006 at 10:08 PM.