Originally Posted by ExpectedWinner
If he wins his 4th USO, I'd put it this achievement up there with 5 W. But like NYC said, he has to find his fh first.
Agree. If he does win the USO this year, it will mean:
--For the third time he would win three slams in a year. It would mean he would have 3 of the 6 seasons where it happened. Laver's was in a time where he only had to play a few players and played 3 out of the 4 on grass, and Connors did it in a time with fewer good players and the AO a weaker field. By modern standards, Wilander's is the only one that is comparable with higher standards of competiton and the Slams being played essentially on 4 different surfaces.
--4 straight USO's would be a record.
--He would be only the 2nd player to win 2 different slams 4 times in a row. Borg won Wimby 5 times in a row and RG 4 times in a row. Federer would win 5 Wimby's and 4 USO's.
--He would get to his 10th straight final
--He would get to 2nd place by himself on the Open Era all-time list for # of Slams won.
--He would do the Wimby/USO back-to-back for the 4th straight time, far and away the record.