Can he do it? Some say it is impossible, I belive it is close to impossible. I think the word impossible is overused in general, The consistency of Roger Federers last 3 years has been amazing and unmatched in tennis history. 8 grand slams in 3 years is a record by far, so is 10+master series in 3 years and he is +30titles in 3 years which is close to a record. What is incredible is that these 3 years has almost been all the same quality with a slight improvement the last year. 10 straight GS semifinals, 6 straight GS finals...
This year he played 17 staraight finals, his ranking has improved since last year, which was an improvement from the end of 2004. This year he will probably end with +8000 points.
This is not only admiration about the statistics, I am trying to point out that Federer is actualy improving for every year. He has improved in clay to the point that no one in the world can beat him besides Nadal. On other surfaces he is praticaly invincible. In 2004 he used to lose against avarage players in early rounds, not anymore. What else is impressive is that he never gets injured.
Now, if he could keep the consistency for another 4 years and not get injured he could beat Connors 105 tournament record!
I am not saying he will do it, neither that his chanses are great, but that it is a possiblity.
Lets say he ends this season with 45 tournaments.
Next 4 years, could be just as good if not better. He could win 40-45 tournaments in these years and be close to 90 just turning 29 years old.
Then it is all up to his longevity, Agassi was world nr1 when he was 31-32 years old. Federer does have the passion and discipline to do the same, he just needs the luck to keep away from injury.
If I could beat on 10 to 1 on Federer winning +105, I would do it. I give him about a 20% chanse to do it. What do you say?
Connors was a greedy nutcase, but Federer is smart
Connors loved MM tourneys, but Federer prefers Slams & AMS/TMC
Connors won many events that were only 16-man draws, not fair
Connors was still winning ATP events at age 37yrs, Fed will retire at 32-34
......What Connors did is still remarkable
,however it`s a different World now & old Jimbo`s record looks safe
Fed will probably win 75-90 titles
~that`s more than Sampras~~~ & Roger will also have more than Sampras in another category