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Will Federer retire with his GS QF streak intact? Or will it break before he goes?

2003
05-10-2012, 04:36 AM
What do you see happening here?

Apart from some big servers like perhaps Isner Raonic or maybe someone like Tsonga/Berdych in the 4th round, I cant see who could beat him in BO5 format in a slam.

Topspindoctor
05-10-2012, 04:37 AM
Olderer will lose in R3 2012 Wimbledon to Seppi.

BroTree123
05-10-2012, 04:38 AM
He should retire on the spot should that occur.

2003
05-10-2012, 04:44 AM
Wish Nadal did that in 2009 FO :@

shiaben
05-10-2012, 04:49 AM
I think he will risk ruining it. It would be great if he can retire with the QF intact. But I doubt it. Federer is just too crazy and arrogant to care about these things :D

duchuy89
05-10-2012, 04:52 AM
I love Nadal, but Fed play very well, and I believe he will return.

Allez
05-10-2012, 07:10 AM
I doubt Roger even cares about this "streak" :lol: He'd far rather be winning slams than maintaining and extending some forgettable streak :rolleyes:

Mountaindewslave
05-10-2012, 07:13 AM
strong inclination to believe it will be broken before he retires.

of course that depends on if he stays on tour for a few years or not, this could be his last season for all we know.

I think the OP is on to something, that his QF streak record being stopped or dropping in the rankings or something along those lines may serve as a push or motivation for him to step off the court permanently

Mountaindewslave
05-10-2012, 07:14 AM
I doubt Roger even cares about this "streak" :lol: He'd far rather be winning slams than maintaining and extending some forgettable streak :rolleyes:

come on we all know that the QF streak is going to look incredible in the future. I mean that sort of consistancy is unheard of. I agree at the moment he probably does not concern himself thinking about that, but years down the line it will be one of those amazing stats that is never matched and awed at

Johnbert
05-10-2012, 07:38 AM
i don't know but also don't really care. if he lose in rg in r4 and then wins the title in wimby it would be perfect :cool:

he still has his unbelieveable semifinal-streak too.

GSMnadal
05-10-2012, 08:26 AM
The only streak he'll be retiring with is a massive slam drought streak going back to the AO 2010

Topspindoctor
05-10-2012, 08:29 AM
The only streak he'll be retiring with is a massive slam drought streak going back to the AO 2010

:haha::haha::haha:


:yeah:

Johnbert
05-10-2012, 08:33 AM
The only streak he'll be retiring with is a massive slam drought streak going back to the AO 2010

omg your sig :haha:

ServeVolley
05-10-2012, 09:15 AM
The only streak he'll be retiring with is a massive slam drought streak going back to the AO 2010

Let's see if Nadal is winning Grand Slams when he's 29+. :facepalm:

ServeVolley
05-10-2012, 09:31 AM
I don't think the QF streak is particularly important in terms of keeping his Grand Slam chances alive... Pete went out in 1R of the French, and 2R of Wimby, before claiming his final title at the USO in 2002.

Desire is what's important. He had by far the closest FO final with Nadal last year, got frankly unlucky at Wimbledon with Tsonga (before Tsonga entered "unreturnable mode" he was sailing through to that SF), and also insanely unlucky with Djokovic's "one in a million return" at the USO (if it weren't for that I'm certain he would be sitting on 17 GS now). All he needs to do is keep believing and wait for his chance.

Based on his performance so far this year, and also his clearly renewed motivation since October, I believe he will win two of the next six Grand Slams.

GSMnadal
05-10-2012, 09:39 AM
Let's see if Nadal is winning Grand Slams when he's 29+. :facepalm:

It's about years on tour, not age... Nadal only won his first slam two years aafter Rogers. If he wins one this year it's already better than Fed

buzz
05-10-2012, 09:40 AM
If he plays long enough he will lose one day before the quarters of course.

MIMIC
05-10-2012, 09:46 AM
I'm more interested in his 3rd round streak.

ServeVolley
05-10-2012, 09:57 AM
It's about years on tour, not age... Nadal only won his first slam two years aafter Rogers. If he wins one this year it's already better than Fed

Yeah, well let's see Nadal win 2+ Grand Slams four years in a row and then we can start comparing them, okay? Or better yet, reach the finals of all four Grand Slams in three calendar years? Or end the year as World #1 five times? Or win 4+ Masters events for two consecutive years? Or appear in 15/16 Grand Slam finals in a row? Or win two different Grand Slams five years in a row? Or reach the final of one Grand Slam seven years running? Or reach 31 consecutive Grand Slam QFs? Or 23 consecutive Grand Slam SFs? Or six Masters Cups?

Nadal is the King of Clay; without doubt the best clay court tennis player of all time. But he is not the greatest tennis player of all time. Only one man deserves to be called that, and his name is Roger Federer. ;)

BroTree123
05-10-2012, 09:58 AM
No. That's called weak era.

garad
05-10-2012, 10:00 AM
The only streak he'll be retiring with is a massive slam drought streak going back to the AO 2010

Yes, sadly he will never beat 'losing 8 times in a row against your biggest rival' streak.

Fujee
05-10-2012, 10:01 AM
It's about years on tour, not age... Nadal only won his first slam two years aafter Rogers. If he wins one this year it's already better than Fed

You obviously have massive insecurities about Roger being as phenomenal a tennis player as he is, if you believe that the only way to highlight Nadals achievements is to belittle Federer's.

garad
05-10-2012, 10:03 AM
No. That's called weak era.

weak era for Nadal and Djokovic then as well..

JediFed
05-10-2012, 11:50 AM
It would be great if he can retire with the QF intact. But I doubt it. Federer is just too crazy and arrogant to care about these things

Dunno, he's catching up to Connor's overall QFs, just 6 behind. He's got a chance to pass Connors at the French this year for total wins, and needs just one SF to tie Connors. And he's only 30.

The other record is Connor's 12 years in the top 5. Nobody's come close. Sampras had 10 years 10 months (missing one week), and Federer's only about a year and half behind.

reery
05-10-2012, 12:33 PM
He has the slam record. That's all that matters.

It's about years on tour, not age... Nadal only won his first slam two years aafter Rogers. If he wins one this year it's already better than Fed

Huh? Federer won slams for 8 years in a row(2003-2010). If Nadal wins a slam this year he would also be winning slams for 8 years in a row(2005-2012) like Federer, Borg(1974-1981) and Sampras(1993-2000) did. Winning slams for 9 years in a row is what seems to be impossible to do.

Also Sampras won no slams in 2001 but then won his last slam in 2002. 2012 could be for Federer what 2002 was for Sampras.

ServeVolley
05-10-2012, 12:43 PM
No. That's called weak era.

Excuse me? For the Slam finals he won between 03 and 05, he went up against the likes of Prime-Safin, Prime-Hewitt, Prime-Roddick, and Agassi. And for the slam finals he won between 06 and 10, he faced the likes of Nadal, Djokovic, Prime-González, and Murray. I do not consider either of those periods "weak era[s]" - every single one of those players was a formidable and dangerous opponent. Federer is no longer in his prime, that much is sure, but when he was (i.e. 04-06), he was almost unbeatable. You must be a kid if you can't remember that.

samanosuke
05-10-2012, 01:02 PM
omg your sig :haha:

how do you like my signature ?

Johnny Groove
05-10-2012, 01:18 PM
Looks like the trolls are all out today :spit:

stanch
05-10-2012, 01:28 PM
I think the first option but I hope for the second.

samanosuke
05-10-2012, 01:31 PM
I think the first option but I hope for the second.

yep. that's the only fact which makes Fed carrier greater than Nole's so you have to hope he is going to lose

duarte_a
05-10-2012, 01:41 PM
how do you like my signature ?

You forgot to put the streak of 1 win vs streak of 1 loss part.
That's the best one. ;)

samanosuke
05-10-2012, 01:48 PM
You forgot to put the streak of 1 win vs streak of 1 loss part.
That's the best one. ;)

updated

JediFed
05-10-2012, 02:15 PM
Can't rep samanosuke. What happened to Lengjai?

Edit, ah, I see he got banned for a double acct.

stanch
05-10-2012, 02:28 PM
yep. that's the only fact which makes Fed carrier greater than Nole's so you have to hope he is going to lose

:rolleyes:
Well, it's undisputed that Fed's career is greater than Novak's... I never denied that. And it'll still be even if this streak ends... :)