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Agassi, Cochet, Connors, Decugis, Lendl, Perry and Rosewall: Surpassed.

Rogiman
09-10-2006, 11:44 PM
Mind you, that is not to suggest Federer is greater than any of them, especially Lendl, who made 19 major finals and holds several amazing records.

In the end, Federer's clutch play (9 wins out of 10 finals) made the difference.

selesfan
09-10-2006, 11:46 PM
:eek: Lendel only has 8 slams? I thought he had more. Go Roger. :bounce:

Adler
09-10-2006, 11:46 PM
Slow down. Let him win RG and more ordinary singles titles

Natasc
09-10-2006, 11:49 PM
men... Connors should be pissed!!
onced that I heard that he is very competitive, he should be really pissed!

and yeay Rogi!!

DrJules
09-10-2006, 11:51 PM
men... Connors should be pissed!!
onced that I heard that he is very competitive, he should be really pissed!

and yeay Rogi!!

I think Borg and McEnroe pissed Connors off far more.

All_Slam_Andre
09-10-2006, 11:54 PM
Didn't Cochet win 7 grand slams? I know he won a French National Championship title but I wasn't sure if it classed as a grand slam or not?

mangoes
09-10-2006, 11:54 PM
Mind you, that is not to suggest Federer is greater than any of them, especially Lendl, who made 19 major finals and holds several amazing records.

In the end, Federer's clutch play (9 wins out of 10 finals) made the difference.


This is quite an achievement..............I'm so proud of Roger:hug: As I recall some of his early matches, when he displayed the mental strength of a Sand Castle, it never dawned on me, back then, that one day I would be clapping for Roger as he won his 9th Grand Slam............I'm so happy for Roger:hug: and very proud of him.

Rogiman
09-10-2006, 11:54 PM
Slow down. Let him win RG and more ordinary singles titles
I was pretty clear about the "greatest ever" thing in the first post, and I agree there's a long way to go before he's a clear cut above the 8-Slams club, but RG, IMO, isn't a necessary condition, just like Lendl never won Wimbly but in my book he's ranked higher than Agassi.

mangoes
09-10-2006, 11:55 PM
I think Borg and McEnroe pissed Connors off far more.


:lol: :lol: :lol: True

Rogiman
09-10-2006, 11:55 PM
Didn't Cochet win 7 grand slams? I know he won a French National Championship title but I wasn't sure if it classed as a grand slam or not?
Look it up yourself :lol:

All_Slam_Andre
09-10-2006, 11:59 PM
Look it up yourself :lol:

:lol: Fair enough. I just wasn't sure if anything before 1925 at the French Open counted as an official grand slam as only French players were allowed to enter. But that doesn't matter. Federer has overtaken a hell of a lot of great players tonight. He's 25 and he has won 9 grand slams. Phenomenal achievement :worship:

Natasc
09-11-2006, 12:02 AM
I think Borg and McEnroe pissed Connors off far more.
true :lol:
was just though.... :lol:

RiemannLebesgue
09-11-2006, 12:04 AM
I'd easily agree that Fed is the best player of this generation. Comparing to other generations though just isn't right. There are too many differences and there's no real way to know how one player would fair against another if they both had had the same conditions.

Rogiman
09-11-2006, 12:06 AM
I'd easily agree that Fed is the best player of this generation. Comparing to other generations though just isn't right. There are two many differences and there's no real way to know how one player would fair against another if they both had had the same conditions.
I don't think anyone would argue against that, or against your integration methods for that matter :p

scoobs
09-11-2006, 12:07 AM
Incredible. I feel very happy this is all happening at a time when I can watch it and appreciate it first-hand.

mangoes
09-11-2006, 12:08 AM
I'd easily agree that Fed is the best player of this generation. Comparing to other generations though just isn't right. There are too many differences and there's no real way to know how one player would fair against another if they both had had the same conditions.


I agree..............and I wish they'd just place him in the top tier of players, within the history books, and stop trying to determine "the best".

yanchr
09-11-2006, 12:12 AM
Roger, you are simply truly amazing, not only the results but above all the game. And its done at an age of only 25. More to come and enjoy :worship: :hug:

DrJules
09-11-2006, 12:17 AM
Mind you, that is not to suggest Federer is greater than any of them, especially Lendl, who made 19 major finals and holds several amazing records.

In the end, Federer's clutch play (9 wins out of 10 finals) made the difference.

It is important to note possibly Perry and certainly Rosewall would have more if it was not for professional tennis and the ban from amateur events.

Regenbogen
09-11-2006, 12:18 AM
:worship: :worship: I really think he'll pass Sampras eventually

Rogiman
09-11-2006, 12:19 AM
It is important to note possibly Perry and certainly Rosewall would have more if it was not for professional tennis and the ban from amateur events.
Valid point, but there will always be doubts regarding that era and its competitiveness.

R.Federer
09-11-2006, 12:46 AM
Sick, and impressive.

But that's just because the competition is weak, sucks, and hands him the match before they step on court right? Yea right....

Another bad night in the Sampras household.