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How Fed can surpass Borg

FedFan_2007
09-15-2007, 02:50 AM
Player Slams Won Slams Participated Win %

Federer 12 34 35.3%
Borg 11 27 40.7%
Federer wins CYGS in 2008 16 38 42.1%
Federer wins 1 slam in 2009 17 42 40.5%
Federer wins 1 slam in 2010 18 46 39.1%
Federer wins 1 slam in 2011 19 50 38.0%
Federer wins 1 slam in 2012 20 54 37.0%


So basically if Fed wins the CYGS in 2008(which is very possible) he can briefly eclipse Borg. However his level is likely to drop to 1 slam/year for the next several years and will finish at 37%. So in the end, which is better - Borg's 40.2% or winning 20 slams at 37%?

MatchFederer
09-15-2007, 02:58 AM
Federer was a late bloomer. What matters is the extended period of dominance. Federer's is greater.

To answer your question anyway... for me Federer has already surpassed Borg, but 20 Slams at 37% completely brutalizes and destroys Borg's 11 at 40.7%.

FedFan_2007
09-15-2007, 03:08 AM
Of course all of this is only possible if Fed keeps injury-free(knock on wood) and doesn't lose a step. We've been so spoiled by his incredible athleticism and speed, it will be sad the day that it suddenly dawns that it isn't quite there anymore. :(

SUKTUEN
09-15-2007, 04:39 PM
very professional thread~~~

FedFan_2007
09-15-2007, 08:35 PM
I aim to please.

ranaldo
09-15-2007, 11:49 PM
Stop comparing 2 players from totally different eras. That's total nonsense. Roger isn't better or worse than Borg, he's different.

FedFan_2007
09-16-2007, 12:04 AM
But many people say that Borg is GOAT. I'm trying to decide how Roger can surpass Borg.

SUKTUEN
09-16-2007, 02:32 PM
Is that Sampras more Great than Borg?

rwn
09-16-2007, 06:01 PM
Federer has won 12 out of the last 18. More dominant than Borg ever was. That's what counts.

FedFan_2007
09-16-2007, 08:03 PM
But Borg never played the AO. Also he ha 3 FO/Wimby doubles which many consider the pinnacle of the sport. Also he won 11/27 slams for his career, also best ever.

SUKTUEN
09-17-2007, 01:27 AM
is that Borg dislike to play in AO?