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Roger Federer - Breaks Record - Wins 2nd TMC, 13 Finals in a row

Roger-No.1
11-22-2004, 02:03 AM
In last two years has compiled a 18-2 record in finals after going 4-6 previous three years...Became first player since Mats Wilander in 1988 to win three Grand Slam titles in a season and fourth player overall in Open Era to win at least three in a year (Connors won three in 1974, Laver won four in 1969)…Became first player in Open Era to win his first four Grand Slam finals...

Roger Federer capped one of the most dominant seasons in tennis history when he defeated Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 6-2 to win his second consecutive Tennis Masters Cup title in Houston. The Swiss World No. 1 won his 11th title of a remarkable season which included three Grand Slam titles and three ATP Masters Series titles. Federer's win was his 13th straight victory in a final - an Open Era record - and his 23rd consecutive match win against a Top 10 opponent. Federer defeated Hewitt, who finishes the year at No.3, for the sixth consecutive time this season. Federer collects $1.52 million and passes $6 million prize money for the year.

His staggering statistics included a 18-0 record against Top 10 opponents (23-0 going back to TMC in Houston), defeating every member of current Top 10...He also went 11-0 in singles finals (13-0 going back to 2003) and joined Hall-of-Famers Borg and McEnroe to win 12 straight finals in last 25 years… He's broken the record.

Ranked among Top 10 in several serving categories -- No. 1 in second serve points won (57%) No. 2 in break points saved (72%), No. 3 in service games won (91%), No. 4 in first serve points won (78%) and No. 8 in aces (517)…In addition to his overall serving dominance, he posted 12 bagel sets won (five against Hewitt) and 23 'bread sticks' (6-1 sets won).

Became first player to win multiple titles on clay, grass and hard courts in a season and first since Borg in 1979 to win consecutive titles on those surfaces…Compiled winning streaks of 10-more four different times, including a career-best 23 in a row from June 7-August 1...

Opened season at Australian Open and dropped only two sets while posting victories over Hewitt (4th), Nalbandian (QF), Ferrero (SF) and Safin (F)…Became No. 1 afterwards for first time on Feb. 2 and clinched top spot earliest ever on Sept. 13 after winning first US Open crown (d. Hewitt)…

Lost first match of year to Henman in QF of Rotterdam on Feb. 20…Won next two outings in Dubai (d. Lopez) and ATP Masters Series Indian Wells (d. Henman)…In May, turned in most impressive tournament on clay at AMS Hamburg where he defeated Gaudio (1st), Gonzalez (3rd), Moya (QF), Hewitt (SF) and Coria (F)…His only Grand Slam loss came to Kuerten in 3rd RD at Roland Garros…Then reeled off four consecutive titles -- repeat efforts in Halle (d. Fish) and Wimbledon (d. Roddick), his first Swiss title in Gstaad (d. Andreev) and AMS Toronto (d. Roddick)…

Made his fifth US Open appearance and came away with title, defeating Agassi (QF), Henman (SF) and Hewitt (F)…

After a two-week break, captured title in Bangkok (d. Roddick) to become first player since Muster (12) in 1995 to win at least 11 titles…

makro120
11-22-2004, 02:12 AM
That does not include Houston, right?

Billabong
11-22-2004, 02:13 AM
Thanks for these stats:D!

Billabong
11-22-2004, 02:13 AM
so almost half of the bagels he made are to Hewitt:eek:??

mitalidas
11-22-2004, 02:16 AM
That does not include Houston, right?
Including Houston

With Houston, he broke the record

The Naysayers will talk crap about how it is not done within the same year, but screw that. This kind of record --well, we should just be grateful that we are on this planet and can see this virtual miracle unfold in front of our eyes. What a treat Rogi has been --- GOD BLESS YOU SWEETHEART

RogiFan88
11-22-2004, 02:28 AM
awesome ROGI!

tennischick
11-22-2004, 02:29 AM
yet another reason to party!!!! :D :D

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yanchr
11-22-2004, 02:31 AM
There is one question left in the range, how many records will he break...

Fergie
11-22-2004, 02:49 AM
Amazing Rogi, you're a god :worship: :worship: :worship:

Pea
11-22-2004, 03:39 AM
Simply amazing!

Action Jackson
11-22-2004, 03:47 AM
Well done Rogi and now it's time to cement all the great work in 2005.

Tennis Fool
11-22-2004, 03:59 AM
Yeah Roger, don't be a Mats, be a Pete :D In fact, beat Pete :D

-sOfia-
11-22-2004, 04:00 AM
Congrats Fed! :D

Action Jackson
11-22-2004, 04:01 AM
Yeah Roger, don't be a Mats, be a Pete :D In fact, beat Pete :D

The only thing I ever want Roger to be compared with Pete is results and nothing else, plus I want Roger to win a French Open before he retires.

Fedex
11-22-2004, 04:05 AM
The only thing I ever want Roger to be compared with Pete is results and nothing else, plus I want Roger to win a French Open before he retires.
Yes, that's true. It got sickening when the media loved comparing Federer to Sampras, game wise, when they're games are actually very different. Result wise, it deserves a minor comparison, but Federer should be able to win the French, unlike Sampras.

Action Jackson
11-22-2004, 04:09 AM
Yes, that's true. It got sickening when the media loved comparing Federer to Sampras, game wise, when they're games are actually very different. Result wise, it deserves a minor comparison, but Federer should be able to win the French, unlike Sampras.

Personality wise Roger is much closer to Wilander and in a tactical way he is closer to Wilander as well, because Roger is one of the smartest players on court and that is something Sampras never really had.

Roger defends very well on hardcourts and has improved that, but he really does need to improve that side of the game when he is on clay.

Roger-No.1
11-22-2004, 04:26 AM
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Where's the car?

tennischick
11-22-2004, 04:38 AM
lovely pics :hearts: :hearts:

*Ljubica*
11-22-2004, 05:04 AM
Congratulations Roger :worship: Thanks to the rain and the delayed start I didn't get to see this match at all :sad: , and only found out the result when I got up for work this morning, but sounds like Roger was in truly awesome form as usual. Hope he enjoys a wonderful off-season - he deserves it after this amazing year. Congratulations again, - and also to Lleyton who has come back so strongly this year.

novanora
11-22-2004, 05:12 AM
There is one question left in the range, how many records will he break...
and how many records built by himself will he break.....

Daniel
11-22-2004, 05:39 AM
Well done Roger!!! :D :D

Roger-No.1
11-22-2004, 06:36 AM
lovely pics :hearts: :hearts:
TC, just found the match you were talking about.

RonE
11-22-2004, 06:38 AM
Rogi :banana: :banana: :banana:

Iheartandy&roger
11-22-2004, 06:39 AM
Gorgeous pics as usual congrats and keep it up!

Mrs. B
11-22-2004, 07:15 AM
what an amazing year it has been! Truly THE Tennis Master! :worship: Numero Uno!

so proud of you, Roger, i don't care if you don't win a major next year, just win Roland Garros sometime. i'll die a happy tennis fan. ;)

:banana: :banana: :banana:

*hands out Basler Leckerli to the whole MTF crowd. *

MisterQ
11-22-2004, 07:19 AM
*hands out Basler Leckerli to the whole MTF crowd. *

yummy! danke! :woohoo:

Gandalf
11-22-2004, 07:35 AM
Well done, Roger!

Does anyone know what is the record for consecutive victories over top 10 opponents? I would think that 23 in a row should be the record, but...

rogertooogood
11-22-2004, 12:05 PM
I could not agree more!! Great job Roger..........

Hantuchov
11-22-2004, 12:15 PM
Congratulations on this awesome achievement, Roger! :yeah: :worship: :banana:

Just give more chances to the other players next year ;) :cool:

Roger-No.1
11-22-2004, 04:10 PM
Well done, Roger!

Does anyone know what is the record for consecutive victories over top 10 opponents? I would think that 23 in a row should be the record, but...

He's the first man to go undefeated. 23-0

RogiFan88
11-22-2004, 06:11 PM
me too, Mrs. B. -- Rogi no doubt w love to win it too to complete his slams

RonE
11-22-2004, 06:14 PM
me too, Mrs. B. -- Rogi no doubt w love to win it too to complete his slams

There is nothing I would like to see happen more than that.

Unfortunately Rogi says it is not his top priority to win FO next year- if not now then when? It will only get harder in the future.

Or maybe he was just saying that to take the burden of expectation off him- what do you think?

Denise
11-22-2004, 06:16 PM
Congrats Federer!

He's definitely the best player of the year! 23-0 ?! :eek: WOW!

ae wowww
11-22-2004, 06:56 PM
The one thing I have gained from Roger's streak: a safe bet with all my vcash... but $300 on him for the USO and because I put so much on I got a pretty penny back.. for TMC I slapped $650+ on him, and am now approaching a grand... Thanks Rog.

Roger-No.1
11-22-2004, 07:08 PM
Who knows, RonE?

Rogi doesn't take himself too seriously.