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Fed wins 26th consecutive GS match - surpasses Sampras and Connors

rofe
06-06-2006, 04:35 PM
He is now 3 behind his idol Rod Laver. Amazing achievement! :hatoff:

bokehlicious
06-06-2006, 04:37 PM
Amazing :eek: congrats champ :worship:

ys
06-06-2006, 04:40 PM
Meaningless number. Sure Fed does not give a fuck about it.. Magic number is 28.

rofe
06-06-2006, 04:42 PM
Meaningless number. Sure Fed does not give a fuck about it.. Magic number is 28.

You will be surprised at how much he gives a "fuck" about in terms of statistics.

oneandonlyhsn
06-06-2006, 04:42 PM
Feddy :worship: Hope you can pass Laver's record champ

doublebackhand
06-06-2006, 04:43 PM
anything short of 28 is considered a failure!

atheneglaukopis
06-06-2006, 04:46 PM
If he gets 28, he'll pass Laver, because no matter how tired he is, I don't see him losing second round in Wimbledon. Silly ATP front page is using the phrase "career Grand Slam". :ras: Technically true, but he's going for a lot more than that.

feuselino
06-06-2006, 05:00 PM
Yeah... winning Paris and losing first round at Wimbledon... can't imagine that either! :)

Go Roger!!

onewoman74
06-06-2006, 05:07 PM
That's a fantastic feat!

LLeytonRules
06-06-2006, 05:10 PM
Believe me, he wont be tired for Wimbledon.Favorite surface and slam.

uglyamerican
06-06-2006, 05:12 PM
If he gets 28, he'll pass Laver, because no matter how tired he is, I don't see him losing second round in Wimbledon. Silly ATP front page is using the phrase "career Grand Slam". :ras: Technically true, but he's going for a lot more than that.

You don't find the career slam an important feat? I'm sure Edberg still regrets not closing out Chang in '89 RG final.

stebs
06-06-2006, 05:17 PM
You don't find the career slam an important feat? I'm sure Edberg still regrets not closing out Chang in '89 RG final.
Of course it's an important feat but the fact that Federer will also have a non-calendar slam makes it hugely more impressive.

bandabou
06-06-2006, 05:32 PM
Come on Rog...two more to go. The hardest, against your two nemesises of late.

tennisgal_001
06-06-2006, 05:40 PM
Roger continues to WOW me...

Golfnduck
06-06-2006, 07:06 PM
Even though I'm not a fan of Roger, this is an amazing feat. Roger :yeah:

mandoura
06-06-2006, 07:10 PM
:woohoo: Go Roger. :yippee:

Ceri
06-06-2006, 07:52 PM
^^^ ditto. Congrats Roger!

Mrs. B
06-06-2006, 08:12 PM
:)

David Kenzie
06-06-2006, 08:26 PM
You don't find the career slam an important feat? I'm sure Edberg still regrets not closing out Chang in '89 RG final.
Indeed, but why should winning 4 grand slams in a row be called a career grand slam ? To me there is all but no difference between a Grand Slam and a "non-calendar Grand Slam". Who cares about the order honestly ?

scoobs
06-06-2006, 08:28 PM
Indeed, but why should winning 4 grand slams in a row be called a career grand slam ? To me there is all but no difference between a Grand Slam and a "non-calendar Grand Slam". Who cares about the order honestly ?
I think it's the French Open / Wimbledon double in the same calendar year that makes a true Grand Slam incredibly special - it must surely be the hardest thing in tennis to win them both within weeks of each other.

In any case, congrats to Roger for passing Connors and Sampras and closing the gap on Laver - now the real hard work has to begin.

musefanatic
06-06-2006, 08:30 PM
Great to hear this about Rog :) Very pleased for him, hope he can make it all 4 consecutively :)

All_Slam_Andre
06-06-2006, 09:05 PM
Well done Roger a fantastic achievement. If he wins this tournament, I don't think anyone can dispute that he will go down as a tennis legend. He would have a strong case for being considered greater than Agassi, as although they both would have 8 grand slams and a career grand slam, Roger would have held them all at the same time and have spent more time as world number one. Believe me it is not easy to say that as an Agassi fan

tennischick
06-06-2006, 09:09 PM
which is more significant, this or Nadal's #s on clay?

All_Slam_Andre
06-06-2006, 09:12 PM
Nadal's clay court sequence is fantastic, but this is more significant, as it only consists of grand slam matches which are the biggest tournaments.