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Re: The Great Big Super-Duper Title Resource Thread

Yes, I tend to follow them like a sheep following the herd, and they're always revising the tallies - mostly up, but sometimes down (Connors apparently has two less titles than I previously thought, so I had to change that).

Despite TennisGrandSlam's LOUD protestations, I'm not including players like Laver because their numbers don't take into account pre-Open Era titles, including his first Grand Slam. And I'm updating this thread again after the TMC, as there's no point revising it week after week.

The Wit and Wisdom of the Tennis Journalist, Indian Wells 2004

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
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