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Federer only Wins and Finals to defend until next FO

R.Federer
06-18-2006, 02:13 PM
:eek:
Tough defending those points

Updated

2005
AMS Cincinnati - W
US Open - W
Bangkok - W
Tennis Master Cup - F

2006
Doha - W
Australian Open - W
Dubai - W
AMS Indian Wells - W
AMS Miami - W
AMS Monte Carlo - F
AMS Rome - F
Roland Garros - F
Halle - W
Wimbledon - W
AMS Toronto - W

R.Federer
06-18-2006, 02:20 PM
Federer [On 15 consecutive finals]: "Itís quite exceptional I think. I told my girlfriend, my manager, coach and everybody that after I made the finals in Paris, I only have finals and wins to defend. Thatís kind of tough, but Iím happy I keep that streak up. Every week I play in the finals is something unbelievable for me. Because you always hope for the best week and when you make the finals, you walk away not too disappointed even though you might lose some of them. That is really something very nice for me."

Federer&Hingis
06-18-2006, 02:25 PM
Federer [On 15 consecutive finals]: "Itís quite exceptional I think. I told my girlfriend, my manager, coach and everybody that after I made the finals in Paris, I only have finals and wins to defend. Thatís kind of tough, but Iím happy I keep that streak up. Every week I play in the finals is something unbelievable for me. Because you always hope for the best week and when you make the finals, you walk away not too disappointed even though you might lose some of them. That is really something very nice for me."

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TennisGrandSlam
06-18-2006, 02:33 PM
2005
Halle - W
Wimbledon - W
AMS Cincinnati - W
US Open - W
Bangkok - W
Tennis Master Cup - F

2006
Doha - W
Australian Open - W
Dubai - W
AMS Indian Wells - W
AMS Miami - W
AMS Monte Carlo - F
AMS Rome - F
Roland Garros - F
Halle - W

robinhood
06-18-2006, 02:33 PM
That's okay.
He missed some tourneys and lost MC final last year, so he has SOME leeway.
Oh dear....

oz_boz
06-18-2006, 02:51 PM
That's sick. Fortunately he can gain some points if he plays the indoor season, but from now on it is probably going to be downhill. I hope he can beat Rafa a couple of times :sad:, on faster surfaces I think he would have the upper hand.

RonE
06-18-2006, 03:10 PM
SICK!!! :eek:

TennisGrandSlam
06-18-2006, 03:12 PM
That's sick. Fortunately he can gain some points if he plays the indoor season, but from now on it is probably going to be downhill. I hope he can beat Rafa a couple of times :sad:, on faster surfaces I think he would have the upper hand.

He should take rest in indoor season. :)

Jimnik
06-18-2006, 03:13 PM
He aslo has loads of no-shows to defend. Gstaad, AMS Canada, AMS Madrid, Basel and AMS Paris.

scoobs
06-18-2006, 03:13 PM
2005
Halle - W
Wimbledon - W
AMS Cincinnati - W
US Open - W
Bangkok - W
Tennis Master Cup - F

2006
Doha - W
Australian Open - W
Dubai - W
AMS Indian Wells - W
AMS Miami - W
AMS Monte Carlo - F
AMS Rome - F
Roland Garros - F
Halle - W
Didn't win Dubai, unfortunately - he lost to Nadal. Should be an 'F'

oneandonlyhsn
06-18-2006, 03:15 PM
He aslo has loads of no-shows to defend. Gstaad, AMS Canada, AMS Madrid, Basel and AMS Paris.

Exactly he didnt play in a lot of tournies after Wimby and the US Open so he can gain a lot of points too :D

anserq
06-18-2006, 03:17 PM
hehehe, Federer is so great :D =) YAY!

rofe
06-18-2006, 03:18 PM
So he has Wimbly, Cincy, US Open and Bangkok to defend until the TMC out of which two are GS events. :eek:

He better be ready.

Xristos
06-18-2006, 03:18 PM
EEEKK! Hopefully he does well in Toronto so he doesnt have to stress about Cincy..

scoobs
06-18-2006, 03:19 PM
Also, this thread title is misleading.

Federer has only wins and finals to defend from now until he next loses before a final appearance assuming he follows the exact schedule he did last year. As others have pointed out, he has the chance to pick up a lot of points from tournaments he did not play last year.

Jimnik
06-18-2006, 03:19 PM
Will he play Canada or Cincinatti this year? If he plays Canada, he could lose to Rafa.

RonE
06-18-2006, 03:20 PM
EEEKK! Hopefully he does well in Toronto so he doesnt have to stress about Cincy..

I'm not thinking that far ahead- only Wimbledon matters now. The rest will be dealt with once we cross that bridge.

Corey Feldman
06-18-2006, 03:21 PM
After Wimbledon 2005, Federer played only 4 tournaments.
he did not play TMS Canada, Madrid or Paris, so he should do some damage to those events this year.

oz_boz
06-18-2006, 03:23 PM
Will he play Canada or Cincinatti this year? If he plays Canada, he could lose to Rafa.

Or beat Rafa. I hope those two play the same tournaments for two reasons:
1. We will see more great matches between them
2. Other players will have a chance winning something :lol:

TennisGrandSlam
06-18-2006, 03:23 PM
Will he play Canada or Cincinatti this year? If he plays Canada, he could lose to Rafa.


I think he should take rest for 1 N. American AMS.

Rafa? I hope roger will seek revenge fron him! :cool:

WF4EVER
06-18-2006, 03:25 PM
It's amazing that instead of applauding Federer's excellent and almost perfect results, we manage somehow to turn it into a fucking negative. Wow.

scoobs
06-18-2006, 03:27 PM
It's an astonishing achievement.

41 straight wins on grass, 179 matches without a straight sets defeat, 15 straight finals, highest ranking points total in ATP history...

He's a legend.

Allez
06-18-2006, 03:27 PM
He'll probably squeeze in another tournament between Wimbledon and the US Open... Probably New Haven. I think he'll certainly play Paris indoors and maybe Madrid. Can't see him trying to defend Bangkok. He took a long break between the Aussie and Dubai, so I expect something in between. Probably Rotterdam. All in all there are places where he could pick up points if things get a little tight at the top.

guinevere_79
06-18-2006, 04:15 PM
Roger usually takes a long break after Wimbledon, usually a month-long hiatus.

Roger's participation in the last two TMS events of the year would probably depend on whether he has secured the number one ranking comfortably by that time. If he is already guaranteed to be the number one with a lot of points to spare, I don't see him playing those two tournaments again. If he's number one but by a very small margin, he'll probably play given that Rafael did not play Australian Open this year and will stand to gain A LOT of points when he plays at AO 2007.

My guess is that Roger plays both US hardcourt TMS events, then the US Open, then another non-required tournament, and probably TMS Madrid.

stebs
06-18-2006, 04:57 PM
It is true that Roger has lots to defend but he has lots to gain as well and if anyone can do it Roger can.

Heaven and Hell
06-18-2006, 05:06 PM
lol...As if Nadal actually has a chance too gain that #1 ranking away from clay.
Even if Roger falls off a horse and breaks his ankle tomorrow, Nadal will still have no chance getting #1 now that Roland Garros is over.

oz_boz
06-18-2006, 06:05 PM
lol...As if Nadal actually has a chance too gain that #1 ranking away from clay.
Even if Roger falls off a horse and breaks his ankle tomorrow, Nadal will still have no chance getting #1 now that Roland Garros is over.

As if he had a greater chance BEFORE RG started...Roger has a ton of points to defend up to and including USO, and Rafa doesn't.

uNIVERSE mAN
06-18-2006, 06:09 PM
As if he had a greater chance BEFORE RG started...Roger has a ton of points to defend up to and including USO, and Rafa doesn't.

He doesn't have ANY points to defend, it's a RACE.

Johnny Groove
06-18-2006, 06:13 PM
Roger usually takes a long break after Wimbledon, usually a month-long hiatus.

Roger's participation in the last two TMS events of the year would probably depend on whether he has secured the number one ranking comfortably by that time. If he is already guaranteed to be the number one with a lot of points to spare, I don't see him playing those two tournaments again. If he's number one but by a very small margin, he'll probably play given that Rafael did not play Australian Open this year and will stand to gain A LOT of points when he plays at AO 2007.

My guess is that Roger plays both US hardcourt TMS events, then the US Open, then another non-required tournament, and probably TMS Madrid.

lol, Fed has his SCHEDULE on his website, so no need for wild speculation

oz_boz
06-18-2006, 06:14 PM
He doesn't have ANY points to defend, it's a RACE.

So we are talking about year end No 1? The thread title says something else.

Merton
06-18-2006, 09:08 PM
In 2004 Roger played 80 matches for the year and in 2005 he played 85. So far he has played 53 matches, so the expected number of matches until the end of the year is around 30. Wimbledon, US Open and the big $$$ tournament in the far east are certain, (barring injuries of course) so that leaves one AMS before the US Open and perhaps Basel. The TMC is also a lock at the end of the year.

It looks to me very similar to last year, i can see that changing only if Roger feels that the #1 spot is in play. Then he might play more, just like in 2003 when he played 95 matches for the year.

stebs
06-18-2006, 10:07 PM
In 2004 Roger played 80 matches for the year and in 2005 he played 85. So far he has played 53 matches, so the expected number of matches until the end of the year is around 30. Wimbledon, US Open and the big $$$ tournament in the far east are certain, (barring injuries of course) so that leaves one AMS before the US Open and perhaps Basel. The TMC is also a lock at the end of the year.

It looks to me very similar to last year, i can see that changing only if Roger feels that the #1 spot is in play. Then he might play more, just like in 2003 when he played 95 matches for the year.

I disagree. I think if Roger feels fit and ready at the time he will play as many of the AMS tournaments as he can. He wants to play tennis.

megadeth
06-18-2006, 11:12 PM
He aslo has loads of no-shows to defend. Gstaad, AMS Canada, AMS Madrid, Basel and AMS Paris.

i don't think he'll play gstaad again. all he wanted that time was just to win it once.

the same will go for basel. once he wins it once, he won't try to defend it anymore.

his only hope in earning more points this year is to do well in canada, FINALLY play in madrdid, basel, and paris, and then win TMC (since he lost in final last year)

though i really think he should put away basel for now because playing 3 weeks straight with 2 TMS tourneys is just dead tiring

Corey Feldman
06-19-2006, 12:43 AM
I think he'll certainly play Paris indoors and maybe Madrid. Can't see him trying to defend Bangkok.Fed is playing in Tokyo Japan Open this year..

NYCtennisfan
06-19-2006, 03:23 AM
15 straight finals in this TMS era is an astonishing feat. I think it's more impressive than his grass streak or Rafa's clay streak or any other streak out there.

15 straight finals. 4 slam finals, 5 TMS finals, 1 TMC final, 5 other finals.

3 on grass. 7 outdoor hard (rebound ace included). 1 indoor hard. 1 carpet. 3 on clay.

15 straight finals, 17 straight SF's and 27 straight QF's. Unbelieveable.

idolwatcher1
06-19-2006, 05:40 AM
It's incredible!! :eek: it's also an enourmous amount of pressure... but he's shown that he can handle pressure... As long as he doesn't get a long-lasting injury, he should be okay... way to go Roger!!

megadeth
06-19-2006, 07:08 AM
He'll probably squeeze in another tournament between Wimbledon and the US Open... Probably New Haven. I think he'll certainly play Paris indoors and maybe Madrid. Can't see him trying to defend Bangkok. He took a long break between the Aussie and Dubai, so I expect something in between. Probably Rotterdam. All in all there are places where he could pick up points if things get a little tight at the top.

i don't see any value add playing new haven. that's a week before USO. if he can avoid his injury curse during the TMS Madrid to TMS Paris and do well (or even win there), he can add as much as 1000 pts more for a total of 8000+ ranking pts!

megadeth
06-19-2006, 08:02 AM
oh, he can regain pts if he plays hamburg next year, win dubai, and play again in rotterdam...

and just to add to the tall order, win MC, rome, and FO this time... (hopefully)

Federerhingis
06-19-2006, 10:50 PM
These numbers are staggering. :eek:

The pressure is on but he's been able to handle it pretty well thusfar. Much will depend if he's able to defend wimbledon then he'l be fine.

I hope he is healthy and able to play Paris indoors this time around.

Daniel
06-20-2006, 12:57 AM
Roger :bigclap:

Hopefully he will defend his Wimbleodn title :)

faboozadoo15
06-20-2006, 01:20 AM
Roger :bigclap:

Hopefully he will defend his Wimbleodn title :)
that's really all im concerned about. if he wins wimbledon everything from then on for the rest of this taxing year is a bonus. he'll surely end the year #1 too. he should relax a bit maybe and retool and revamp.

mangoes
06-20-2006, 01:30 AM
This is an amazing achievement and he should be congratulated. Not even Pete could dominate at this level. Truly amazing.............

Art&Soul
06-20-2006, 01:48 AM
He reaches to every final in this year, truly amazing ROGER :worship: :worship: :worship:

stebs
06-20-2006, 08:20 AM
This is an amazing achievement and he should be congratulated. Not even Pete could dominate at this level. Truly amazing.............
Pete didn't want to dominate at this level. So long as he was winning slams he was happy. For him optional events were just like exhibition warm ups. If he won great but he didn't care if he didn't.

BlakeJamitis
06-20-2006, 01:24 PM
Roger is simply the man. Those numbers are staggering. And for those waiting for Roger & Rafa to meet during the remainder of the year, I wouldn't count on it. I think other players will take Rafa out before those finals.

JadexD
06-20-2006, 01:37 PM
:eek: Dang Fed, some players only need a couple W's and some F's to be very happy. But you have suitcases of those W and F's.