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2006:year when all the records where broken...

The natural sequel to my thread "Records for Federer to beat this year (2005)"..

It is about time now for Federer to rise above the 2 magnificent years we have enjoyed so much and do what I have been dreaming (maybe some other Fedlunatics too) about for a long time, the perfect tennis year!

4 GSs, this is the year! Federer lost 6 games 2004, 4 extremly frustrating close games in 2005 (except against Nadal) and now I expect him to futher improve to perfection and immortality, in 2006 Federer wont lose game and will win 4 grand slams, 7 master series, master cup and davis cup! Ofcourse I would be happy if he would just win 4 grand slams and lose every other match....

Anyway, this should be a special year for everyone of us and this is the thread where we will be celebrating all fantastic records Federer will break 2006, 2004-2005 Federer was only warming up for this year.

To begin with Federer is about to get to his 7th straight semifinal in grand slam, when was the last time someone achieved this and what is the record?

Prediction for the rest of the decade:
Federer winner: Usopen 05, 06, 07, 09 Aopen:06, 07, 10 Roland GArros:06, 08 Wimbledon:05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10 (Roddick always runner up)
Safin winner: Aopen 08 Gasquet winner: USopen 08, Aopen 09, RG: 10
Nadal winner: RG 07 Monfils winner: USopen 10
Guga winner: RG 2010
Roddick and Hewitt together winner of: 3 sidney, 4 Adelaide, 3 washington, 3 san jose, 3 indianapolis, 2 houston, 2 memphis, 5 queens and one master series title (where Safin, Agassi, Federer and Nadal happens to all be injured).
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Re: 2006:year when all the records where broken...

Hardcourt Streak is active (49 after Hass Games)

I hope that Roger will have Year-spanning Grand Slam

Wimbledon 2005 -> US Open 2005 -> Australian Open 2006 -> Roland Garros 2006
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Now he has 50 straight hard court streak and7 straight GS semifinals!

Can somebody please tell me what is the open era record of straight GS semifinals?

Prediction for the rest of the decade:
Federer winner: Usopen 05, 06, 07, 09 Aopen:06, 07, 10 Roland GArros:06, 08 Wimbledon:05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10 (Roddick always runner up)
Safin winner: Aopen 08 Gasquet winner: USopen 08, Aopen 09, RG: 10
Nadal winner: RG 07 Monfils winner: USopen 10
Guga winner: RG 2010
Roddick and Hewitt together winner of: 3 sidney, 4 Adelaide, 3 washington, 3 san jose, 3 indianapolis, 2 houston, 2 memphis, 5 queens and one master series title (where Safin, Agassi, Federer and Nadal happens to all be injured).
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Makro, for Roger's sake could you please delete this thread? Nothing personal against you, but whenever you show up with your unrealistic predictions, Roger starts having problems.
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I totaly agree there are some big problems Federer needs to deal with, some really big problems. I used to be fearless making these kind of predictions, belive it or not I belived in them myself. But something has happened, not only to me but also to Federer. Federer is not fearless out there on court anymore, the Safin game was really the beginning of the problems but the nalbandian match was the big blow. Safin might have won against Federer playing almost his best, but in no way did he outplay Federer. Nalbandian did something no other player has done for several years, he totaly dominated Federer for almost 3 sets.

I think what we see today is a Federer who is beginning to doubt his invincibility (that is his confidence that if he plays his tennis no one can beat him), the curse of NAlbandian can only be broken in an AO final against NAlbandian where Federer must win. I think Federer will indeed be pumped up in this final and play his best tennis, maybe better tennis than we have ever seen before. Thereafter I hope Federer will get back to the old fearless Federer and we will see Federer winning as the artist and not the bigpoint champion, afterall the artist Federer and not the champion Federer is what made me a fan of him 5 years ago, I dont want to belive Federer will become a new Sampras.

But as I said no longer am I convinced about his superiority, but I try to be hopeful and this thread is only trying to spread some optimism in such hard times for other fans aswell as myself.

Prediction for the rest of the decade:
Federer winner: Usopen 05, 06, 07, 09 Aopen:06, 07, 10 Roland GArros:06, 08 Wimbledon:05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10 (Roddick always runner up)
Safin winner: Aopen 08 Gasquet winner: USopen 08, Aopen 09, RG: 10
Nadal winner: RG 07 Monfils winner: USopen 10
Guga winner: RG 2010
Roddick and Hewitt together winner of: 3 sidney, 4 Adelaide, 3 washington, 3 san jose, 3 indianapolis, 2 houston, 2 memphis, 5 queens and one master series title (where Safin, Agassi, Federer and Nadal happens to all be injured).
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Now he has 50 straight hard court streak and7 straight GS semifinals!

Can somebody please tell me what is the open era record of straight GS semifinals?
Eight straight by Ivan Lendl - 86 FO to 88 AO.
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Eight straight by Ivan Lendl - 86 FO to 88 AO.
Semifinal in RG and wimbledon would be enought for Federer to break another great record then.

Prediction for the rest of the decade:
Federer winner: Usopen 05, 06, 07, 09 Aopen:06, 07, 10 Roland GArros:06, 08 Wimbledon:05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10 (Roddick always runner up)
Safin winner: Aopen 08 Gasquet winner: USopen 08, Aopen 09, RG: 10
Nadal winner: RG 07 Monfils winner: USopen 10
Guga winner: RG 2010
Roddick and Hewitt together winner of: 3 sidney, 4 Adelaide, 3 washington, 3 san jose, 3 indianapolis, 2 houston, 2 memphis, 5 queens and one master series title (where Safin, Agassi, Federer and Nadal happens to all be injured).
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I totaly agree there are some big problems Federer needs to deal with, some really big problems. I used to be fearless making these kind of predictions, belive it or not I belived in them myself. But something has happened, not only to me but also to Federer. Federer is not fearless out there on court anymore, the Safin game was really the beginning of the problems but the nalbandian match was the big blow. Safin might have won against Federer playing almost his best, but in no way did he outplay Federer. Nalbandian did something no other player has done for several years, he totaly dominated Federer for almost 3 sets.

I think what we see today is a Federer who is beginning to doubt his invincibility (that is his confidence that if he plays his tennis no one can beat him), the curse of NAlbandian can only be broken in an AO final against NAlbandian where Federer must win. I think Federer will indeed be pumped up in this final and play his best tennis, maybe better tennis than we have ever seen before. Thereafter I hope Federer will get back to the old fearless Federer and we will see Federer winning as the artist and not the bigpoint champion, afterall the artist Federer and not the champion Federer is what made me a fan of him 5 years ago, I dont want to belive Federer will become a new Sampras.

But as I said no longer am I convinced about his superiority, but I try to be hopeful and this thread is only trying to spread some optimism in such hard times for other fans aswell as myself.
He was great in Doha and his first 3 matches here in Oz. Ninja will return don't worry Makro.
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Re: 2006:year when all the records where broken...

Please everyone ... what Roger achieved in 2004 was incredibly hard and also in 2005 - and I don't agree that the loss to Nalbandian in Shanghai would have made him doubt himself. In fact, I think he did wonderfully well to even get to the final, let alone take Nalby to 5 sets when he was clearly not 100% fit. He has made other top players raise their game to reach him - and that must be to the good of the game. It would be wonderful for him to achieve The GS - but I don't expect it. I am in absolute awe of Roger for the way he copes with all the expectations and pressures put on him.
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Re: 2006:year when all the records where broken...

what roger achieved in 2004, was not hard. To any other tennis player in the world it would be almost impossible, but we all remember how easy Federer made it look. What he achieved in 2005 was hard, because some great players where challenging him. In 2004 he lost only to nobodies and had 18 straight games against top 10. In 2005 those
who beat him where top players and the most gifted young guns. What about 2006? Can he put the top players miles behind him again and at the same time be more concetrated when he is facing nobodies like in 2005?

Then he could achieve anything, u just have to belive.

Prediction for the rest of the decade:
Federer winner: Usopen 05, 06, 07, 09 Aopen:06, 07, 10 Roland GArros:06, 08 Wimbledon:05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10 (Roddick always runner up)
Safin winner: Aopen 08 Gasquet winner: USopen 08, Aopen 09, RG: 10
Nadal winner: RG 07 Monfils winner: USopen 10
Guga winner: RG 2010
Roddick and Hewitt together winner of: 3 sidney, 4 Adelaide, 3 washington, 3 san jose, 3 indianapolis, 2 houston, 2 memphis, 5 queens and one master series title (where Safin, Agassi, Federer and Nadal happens to all be injured).
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I hope Roger just Do his Best Job~~
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Fans of Roger, THE DREAM IS STILL ALIVE...

Prediction for the rest of the decade:
Federer winner: Usopen 05, 06, 07, 09 Aopen:06, 07, 10 Roland GArros:06, 08 Wimbledon:05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10 (Roddick always runner up)
Safin winner: Aopen 08 Gasquet winner: USopen 08, Aopen 09, RG: 10
Nadal winner: RG 07 Monfils winner: USopen 10
Guga winner: RG 2010
Roddick and Hewitt together winner of: 3 sidney, 4 Adelaide, 3 washington, 3 san jose, 3 indianapolis, 2 houston, 2 memphis, 5 queens and one master series title (where Safin, Agassi, Federer and Nadal happens to all be injured).
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Fans of Roger, THE DREAM IS STILL ALIVE...
YES~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ROGER THANKYOU~!!!
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Ok, Roger has been to 10 straight atp finals. Is this an open era record?

Prediction for the rest of the decade:
Federer winner: Usopen 05, 06, 07, 09 Aopen:06, 07, 10 Roland GArros:06, 08 Wimbledon:05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10 (Roddick always runner up)
Safin winner: Aopen 08 Gasquet winner: USopen 08, Aopen 09, RG: 10
Nadal winner: RG 07 Monfils winner: USopen 10
Guga winner: RG 2010
Roddick and Hewitt together winner of: 3 sidney, 4 Adelaide, 3 washington, 3 san jose, 3 indianapolis, 2 houston, 2 memphis, 5 queens and one master series title (where Safin, Agassi, Federer and Nadal happens to all be injured).
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really?????? 10 finals???
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