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Federer becomes the first player to win 10+ titles in 3 consecutive years

NYCtennisfan
10-08-2006, 04:18 PM
Nastase, Connors, and Federer have all won 10+ titles in consecutive years:

Nastase 1972 (12)-1973 (14)
Connors 1973 (11)-1974 (14)
Federer 2004 (11)-2005 (11)

Connors was the closest to getting double digits in 3 straight years with 11, 14, and 9 in a 3 year stretch from '73 to '75; JMac had 10, 8, and 9 from '83 to '85; Lendl had 8, 9, and 11 from 85-'87.

Federer with one more title this year will accomplish this amazing feat. One thing to note: Nastase and Connors won their titles when the tour was split into two i.e. the ATP Tour and the WCT Tour with all the top players split between the two tours. The tournaments they won, by and large, had weakened fields and the depth itself was not close to what it is today. Then there is the fact that the TMS fields make winning 10+ titles in a year that much tougher.

BTW, Ivan Lendl is the only other player to have ever won 10 or more titles in two different years.

Lendl 1982 (15)
Lendl 1985 (11)

CmonAussie
10-08-2006, 04:24 PM
Federer will be the 1st to accomplish the feat & he`ll do it at Madrid

NYCtennisfan
10-08-2006, 04:25 PM
Federer will be the 1st to accomplish the feat & he`ll do it at Madrid

There's a pretty good chance. :)

adee-gee
10-08-2006, 04:28 PM
Fabulous.

NYCtennisfan
10-08-2006, 04:29 PM
Fabulous.

:wavey:

adee-gee
10-08-2006, 04:33 PM
:wavey:
Congratulations on your promotion :hatoff:

I hope you can keep all your little Fedtards in check :)

NYCtennisfan
10-08-2006, 04:36 PM
Congratulations on your promotion :hatoff:

I hope you can keep all your little Fedtards in check :)

:haha: I don't think that's in the job description. :)

Johnny Groove
10-08-2006, 04:48 PM
It might happen, but definately not in Madrid. :devil: Basel perhaps

rofe
10-08-2006, 04:53 PM
That would be one hell of a stat if it happens. TMS Madrid here we come! :devil:

Pigpen Stinks
10-08-2006, 04:58 PM
Nastase, Connors, and Federer have all won 10+ titles in consecutive years:

Nastase 1972 (12)-1973 (14)
Connors 1973 (11)-1974 (14)
Federer 2004 (11)-2005 (11)

Connors was the closest to getting double digits in 3 straight years with 11, 14, and 9 in a 3 year stretch from '73 to '75; JMac had 10, 8, and 9 from '83 to '85; Lendl had 8, 9, and 11 from 85-'87.

Federer with one more title this year will accomplish this amazing feat. One thing to note: Nastase and Connors won their titles when the tour was split into two i.e. the ATP Tour and the WCT Tour with all the top players split between the two tours. The tournaments they won, by and large, had weakened fields and the depth itself was not close to what it is today. Then there is the fact that the TMS fields make winning 10+ titles in a year that much tougher.

BTW, Ivan Lendl is the only other player to have ever won 10 or more titles in two different years.

Lendl 1982 (15)
Lendl 1985 (11)

Uhhhhhh, I believe this should read "...the only other player to have won 10 or more titles in two non-consecutive years"

Haha, just being a bitchy correct anything know it all type.

Anyway, interesting stat, NYC. :)

stebs
10-08-2006, 05:01 PM
Uhhhhhh, I believe this should read "...the only other player to have won 10 or more titles in two non-consecutive years"

Haha, just being a bitchy correct anything know it all type.

Anyway, interesting stat, NYC. :)

Nope. Makes perfect sense as it is. It would also make sense if changed to what you suggested but is fine anyway.

Pigpen Stinks
10-08-2006, 05:04 PM
Oh, you're right. My apologies. Never too good at reading comprehension. :worship:

Howard
10-08-2006, 05:11 PM
One thing to note: Nastase and Connors won their titles when the tour was split into two i.e. the ATP Tour and the WCT Tour with all the top players split between the two tours. The tournaments they won, by and large, had weakened fields and the depth itself was not close to what it is today. Then there is the fact that the TMS fields make winning 10+ titles in a year that much tougher. Maybe, but numerous tournaments today are played when other events are going on, also resulting in a weakened draw. There may be more depth today than ever, but there are also more events than ever.

TennisGrandSlam
10-08-2006, 05:18 PM
Federer will be the 1st to accomplish the feat

excatly :)

NYCtennisfan
10-08-2006, 05:39 PM
Maybe, but numerous tournaments today are played when other events are going on, also resulting in a weakened draw. There may be more depth today than ever, but there are also more events than ever.

In the last 3 years, Federer has won 31 titles. 19 out of those 31 have been big titles: 8 slams, 10 TMS events, and 1 TMC event. When Connors and Nastase won all of their titles, they never played in any tournament where all the top players were present except for he slams. Most of the tournaments Federer plays in are with all the best players present. Point being, it was 'easier" to win a big amount of titles back then because all the top players were not present at any of the tournies other than at the slams.

adee-gee
10-08-2006, 05:56 PM
In the last 3 years, Federer has won 31 titles. 19 out of those 31 have been big titles: 8 slams, 10 TMS events, and 1 TMC event.

How many French Opens? :p

TennisGrandSlam
10-08-2006, 05:58 PM
Best 5 consecutive years:



1. Connors (1973-1977) : 53

1973 (11) - Baltimore, Roanoke, Salt Lake City, Salisbury, Hampton, Paramus,, Boston, Columbus, Quebec, L.A., Johannesburg
1974 (14) - Australian Open, Roanoke, Little Rock, Birmingham, Salisbury, Hampton, Salt Lake City, Tempe, Wimbledon, Indianapolis, US Open, L.A., London, Johannesburg
1975 (9) - Bahamas, Birmingham, Salisbury, Boca Raton, Hampton, Denver WCT, North Conway, Bermuda, Maui
1976 (12) - Birmingham, Philadelphia WCT, Hampton, Palm Springs, Denver WCT, Las Vegas, Washington, North Conway, Indianapolis, US Open, Cologne, Wembley
1977 (7) - Birmingham WCT, St. Louis WCT, Las Vegas, Dallas WCT, Maui, Sydney Indoor, Masters


2. Lendl (1981-1985) : 46

1981 (10) - Stuttgart Indoor, Las Vegas, Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Basel, Vienna, Cologne, Buenos Aires, Masters
1982 (15) - Delray Beach WCT, Genoa WCT, Munich WCT, Strasbourg WCT, Frankfurt, Houston, Dallas WCT, Forest Hills WCT, Washington, North Conway, Cincinnati, L.A. WCT, Naples WCT, Hartford WCT, Masters
1983 (7) - Detroit WCT, Milan, Houston WCT, Hilton Head WCT, Montreal, San Francisco, Tokyo Indoor
1984 (3) - Luxembourg, Roland Garros, Wembley
1985 (11) - Fort Myers, Monte Carlo, Dallas, Forest Hills, Indianapolis, US Open, Stuttgart Outdoor, Sydney Indoor, Tokyo Indoor, Wembley, Masters


2. Borg (1976-80) : 46

1976 (6) - Toronto Indoor WCT, Sao Paulo WCT, Dallas WCT, Dusseldorf, Wimbledon, Boston
1977 (11) - Memphis, Nice, Monte Carlo WCT, Denver, Wimbledon, Pepsi Grand Slam, Madrid, Barcelona, Basel, Cologne, Wembley
1978 (9) - Birmingham WCT, Las Vegas, Milan WCT, Pepsi Grand Slam, Rome, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, Bastad, Tokyo Indoor
1979 (12) - Richmond WCT, Pepsi Grand Slam, Rotterdam, Monte Carlo, Las Vegas, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, Bastad, Toronto, Palermo, Tokyo Indoor, Masters
1980 (8) - Pepsi Grand Slam, Nice, Monte Carlo, Las Vegas, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, Stockholm, Masters


4. Nastase (1971-75) : 44

1971 (7) - Richmond, Hampton, Nice, Monte Carlo, Bastad, Wembley, Masters
1973 (12) - Baltimore, Omaha, Monte Carlo, Madrid, Nice, Dusseldorf, Montreal, US Open, South Orange, Seattle, London, Masters
1973 (14) - Omaha, Calgary, Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Madrid, Florence, Roland Garros, Rome, Queens, Gstaad, Cincinnati, Barcelona, Paris Indoor, Masters
1974 (6) - Richmond-WCT, Washington WCT, Bournemouth, Cedar Grove, Madrid, Barcelona
1975 (5) - Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, South Orange, Masters


5. J. McEnroe (1980-84) : 43

1980 (8) - Richmond WCT, Memphis, Milan, Queens, US Open, Brisbane, Sydney Indoor, Wembley
1981 (10) - Pepsi Grand Slam, Milan, Frankfurt, L.A., Dallas WCT, Queens, Wimbledon, Cincinnati, US Open, Sydney Indoor
1982 (5) - Philadelphia, San Francisco, Sydney Indoor, Tokyo Indoor, Wembley
1983 (7) - Philadelphia, Dallas WCT, Forest Hills WCT, Wimbledon, Sydney Indoor, Wembley, Masters
1984 (13) - Philadelphia, Richmond WCT, Madrid, Brussels, Dallas WCT, Forest Hills WCT, Queens, Wimbledon, Toronto, US Open, San Francisco, Stockholm, Masters


6. Federer (2002-2006) : 41 and counting

2002 (3) - Sydney, TMS Hamburg, Vienna
2003 (7) - Marseille, Dubai, Munich, Halle, Wimbledon, Vienna, Tennis Masters Cup
2004 (11) - Australian Open, Dubai, TMS Indian Wells, TMS Hamburg, Halle, Wimbledon, Gstaad, TMS Toronto, US Open, Bangkok, Tennis Masters Cup
2005 (11) - Doha, Rotterdam, Dubai, TMS Indian Wells, TMS Miami, TMS Hamburg, Halle, Wimbledon, TMS Cincinnati, US Open, Bangkok
2006 (9, counting) - Doha, Australian Open, TMS Indian Wells, TMS Miami, Halle, Wimbledon, TMS Toronto, US Open, Tokyo


6. Vilas (1974-78) : 41

1974 (7) - Gstaad, Hilversum, Louisville, Montreal, Tehran, Buenos Aires, Masters
1975 (5) - Munich, Hilversum, Washington, Louisville, Buenos Aires
1976 (6) - St. Louis WCT, Fort Worth WCT, Monte Carlo WCT, Montreal, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires
1977 (16) - Springfield, Buenos Aires, Virginia Beach, Roland Garros, Kitzbuhel, Washington, Louisville, South Orange, Columbus, US Open, Paris, Tehran, Bogota, Santiago, Buenos Aires, Johannesburg WCT
1978 (7) - Hamburg, Munich, Gstaad, South Orange, Aix-En-Provence, Basel, Australian Open


8. Sampras (93-97) : 39

1993 (8) - Sydney, Key Biscayne, Tokyo Outdoor, Hong Kong, Wimbledon, US Open, Lyon, Antwerp
1994 (10) - Sydney Outdoor, Australian Open, Indian Wells, Key Biscayne, Osaka, Tokyo Outdoor, Rome, Wimbledon, Antwerp, Singles Championship
1995 (5) - Indian Wells, Queens, Wimbledon, US Open, Paris
1996 (8) - San Jose, Memphis, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Indianapolis, US Open, Singles Championship, Basel
1997 (8) - Australian Open, San Jose, Philadelphia, Wimbledon, Cincinnati, Grand Slam Cup, Paris Indoor, Singles Championship

roxirf
10-08-2006, 07:16 PM
How many French Opens? :p

and nadal how many wimbledons?

roxirf
10-08-2006, 07:23 PM
It might happen, but definately not in Madrid. :devil: Basel perhaps

difinitely will be in madrid and in basel the 11st, btw:the 44th of his career!
this is the life!:)

stebs
10-08-2006, 07:27 PM
Roger will probably be able to win at least one more event this year and at least 5 events next year which would bring his 5 year record to 44.

cmurray
10-08-2006, 09:06 PM
Nobody can say that the fedman doesn't play well at the big moments. too bad he isn't gonna get the Madrid title. :)

adee-gee
10-08-2006, 09:07 PM
and nadal how many wimbledons?
You didn't answer my question :)

NYCtennisfan
10-08-2006, 09:10 PM
Adam, don't hijack this nice stat filled thread with some Rafatard vs. Fedtard pablum. Thank you. :)

DrJules
10-08-2006, 09:13 PM
You didn't answer my question :)

Federer (2*AO, 0*FO, 4*Wimbledon, 3*US Open)
Nadal (0*A0, 2*FO, 0*Wimbledon, 0*US Open)

Yes Nadal has won 2 French Opens while Federer has won NIL, but how many AO, Wimbledon and US Opens has Nadal won - NIL.

World Beater
10-08-2006, 09:13 PM
Adam, don't hijack this nice stat filled thread with some Rafatard vs. Fedtard pablum. Thank you. :)

:scared:

:armed: show em, you mean business.

DrJules
10-08-2006, 09:17 PM
Fabulous.

Why are you poking fun at a thread started by NYCtennisfan who posts interesting statistical threads.

NYCtennisfan
10-08-2006, 09:21 PM
Why are you poking fun at a thread started by NYCtennisfan who posts interesting statistical threads.

Thank you. :) No room for tardism here.

All_Slam_Andre
10-08-2006, 09:21 PM
Federer is the favourite to win Madrid because of the surface. The Spanish crowd won't affect him one bit. He has shown time and time again that he enjoys playing in front of partisan crowds, and often raises his game.
Basel of course means infinately much more to him than Madrid or Paris, as it is his home city event, so he'll be desperate not to risk picking up an injury ahead of this event. I would love to see him finally win in Basel this year, after losing two finals there as youngster.

acharlesmobile
10-08-2006, 09:23 PM
Well since it's a tournament, you don't play all those best players. In a 64 man tourney, there could be 56 people who can beat you but if you only play the 7 who can't then you can still win. Depth really doesn't matter too much because if you're good, you'll make it to the Semis regardless and then you'll be playing top players anyways. The way seeds are set up, Connors and Natase, despite the depth of their fields, still end up playing not-so-great palyers in the first few rounds before hitting the difficult ones later.

adee-gee
10-08-2006, 09:25 PM
The Fedtards have arrived, I better :bolt:

DrJules
10-08-2006, 09:28 PM
In reality it is what you win rather than the numbers.

Lendl may have won 15 events in 1982 and 32 from 81-83 inclusive, but he lacked any major successes.

Johnny Groove
10-08-2006, 09:32 PM
Federer (2*AO, 0*FO, 4*Wimbledon, 3*US Open)
Nadal (0*A0, 2*FO, 0*Wimbledon, 0*US Open)

Yes Nadal has won 2 French Opens while Federer has won NIL, but how many AO, Wimbledon and US Opens has Nadal won - NIL.

How many slams was Federer winning at 20? :devil: :devil:

NYCtennisfan
10-08-2006, 09:32 PM
In reality it is what you win rather than the numbers.

Lendl may have won 15 events in 1982, but he lacked any major successes.


This is quite true. When Lendl went to 18 consecutive finals, none of them were slams. The greatness of his streak was in the fact that he made 18 finals between the USO and Roland Garros which is amazing in terms of endurance, but when it came to big tournies, he didn't win anything until he got over the hump against McEnroe in 1984 at RG. Then he won lots of titles including the Slams.

Daniel
10-08-2006, 09:33 PM
Federer will be the 1st to accomplish the feat & he`ll do it at Madrid


:yeah:

Merton
10-08-2006, 09:41 PM
It is absolutely stupendous that Roger has won 8 slams in the last 3 years and twice got 3 slams in the same calendar year. Winning 10+ titles will be awesome (he only needs one more title), but I think the slam statistic is more important. In any case, 2004-2006 is the most dominant stretch in the open era.

It is only comparable with Borg 1978-1980 but not in a statistical sense. But this is a point for another thread.

NYCtennisfan
10-08-2006, 09:42 PM
It is absolutely stupendous that Roger has won 8 slams in the last 3 years and twice got 3 slams in the same calendar year. Winning 10+ titles will be awesome (he only needs one more title), but I think the slam statistic is more important. In any case, 2004-2006 is the most dominant stretch in the open era.

It is only comparable with Borg 1978-1980 but not in a statistical sense. But this is a point for another thread.

Indeed.

robinhood
10-09-2006, 12:31 AM
Another nice stat thread started by our mod. Thanks.

robinhood
10-09-2006, 12:32 AM
:yeah:

Daniel, what's going on?
How come Fed is not naked in your avatar?
Feeling alright, dear? :angel:

NYCtennisfan
10-09-2006, 12:40 AM
Daniel, what's going on?
How come Fed is not naked in your avatar?
Feeling alright, dear? :angel:

:haha:

TennisGrandSlam
10-09-2006, 09:31 AM
How many slams was Federer winning at 20? :devil: :devil:


Will Nadal enter this ranking? :devil:


Best 5 consecutive years for individual players: :cool:



1. Connors (1973-1977) : 53

1973 (11) - Baltimore, Roanoke, Salt Lake City, Salisbury, Hampton, Paramus,, Boston, Columbus, Quebec, L.A., Johannesburg
1974 (14) - Australian Open, Roanoke, Little Rock, Birmingham, Salisbury, Hampton, Salt Lake City, Tempe, Wimbledon, Indianapolis, US Open, L.A., London, Johannesburg
1975 (9) - Bahamas, Birmingham, Salisbury, Boca Raton, Hampton, Denver WCT, North Conway, Bermuda, Maui
1976 (12) - Birmingham, Philadelphia WCT, Hampton, Palm Springs, Denver WCT, Las Vegas, Washington, North Conway, Indianapolis, US Open, Cologne, Wembley
1977 (7) - Birmingham WCT, St. Louis WCT, Las Vegas, Dallas WCT, Maui, Sydney Indoor, Masters


2. Lendl (1981-1985) : 46

1981 (10) - Stuttgart Indoor, Las Vegas, Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Basel, Vienna, Cologne, Buenos Aires, Masters
1982 (15) - Delray Beach WCT, Genoa WCT, Munich WCT, Strasbourg WCT, Frankfurt, Houston, Dallas WCT, Forest Hills WCT, Washington, North Conway, Cincinnati, L.A. WCT, Naples WCT, Hartford WCT, Masters
1983 (7) - Detroit WCT, Milan, Houston WCT, Hilton Head WCT, Montreal, San Francisco, Tokyo Indoor
1984 (3) - Luxembourg, Roland Garros, Wembley
1985 (11) - Fort Myers, Monte Carlo, Dallas, Forest Hills, Indianapolis, US Open, Stuttgart Outdoor, Sydney Indoor, Tokyo Indoor, Wembley, Masters


2. Borg (1976-1980) : 46

1976 (6) - Toronto Indoor WCT, Sao Paulo WCT, Dallas WCT, Dusseldorf, Wimbledon, Boston
1977 (11) - Memphis, Nice, Monte Carlo WCT, Denver, Wimbledon, Pepsi Grand Slam, Madrid, Barcelona, Basel, Cologne, Wembley
1978 (9) - Birmingham WCT, Las Vegas, Milan WCT, Pepsi Grand Slam, Rome, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, Bastad, Tokyo Indoor
1979 (12) - Richmond WCT, Pepsi Grand Slam, Rotterdam, Monte Carlo, Las Vegas, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, Bastad, Toronto, Palermo, Tokyo Indoor, Masters
1980 (8) - Pepsi Grand Slam, Nice, Monte Carlo, Las Vegas, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, Stockholm, Masters


4. Nastase (1971-1975) : 44

1971 (7) - Richmond, Hampton, Nice, Monte Carlo, Bastad, Wembley, Masters
1973 (12) - Baltimore, Omaha, Monte Carlo, Madrid, Nice, Dusseldorf, Montreal, US Open, South Orange, Seattle, London, Masters
1973 (14) - Omaha, Calgary, Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Madrid, Florence, Roland Garros, Rome, Queens, Gstaad, Cincinnati, Barcelona, Paris Indoor, Masters
1974 (6) - Richmond-WCT, Washington WCT, Bournemouth, Cedar Grove, Madrid, Barcelona
1975 (5) - Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, South Orange, Masters


5. J. McEnroe (1980-1984) : 43

1980 (8) - Richmond WCT, Memphis, Milan, Queens, US Open, Brisbane, Sydney Indoor, Wembley
1981 (10) - Pepsi Grand Slam, Milan, Frankfurt, L.A., Dallas WCT, Queens, Wimbledon, Cincinnati, US Open, Sydney Indoor
1982 (5) - Philadelphia, San Francisco, Sydney Indoor, Tokyo Indoor, Wembley
1983 (7) - Philadelphia, Dallas WCT, Forest Hills WCT, Wimbledon, Sydney Indoor, Wembley, Masters
1984 (13) - Philadelphia, Richmond WCT, Madrid, Brussels, Dallas WCT, Forest Hills WCT, Queens, Wimbledon, Toronto, US Open, San Francisco, Stockholm, Masters


6. Federer (2002-2006) : 42 and counting

2002 (3) - Sydney, TMS Hamburg, Vienna
2003 (7) - Marseille, Dubai, Munich, Halle, Wimbledon, Vienna, Tennis Masters Cup
2004 (11) - Australian Open, Dubai, TMS Indian Wells, TMS Hamburg, Halle, Wimbledon, Gstaad, TMS Toronto, US Open, Bangkok, Tennis Masters Cup
2005 (11) - Doha, Rotterdam, Dubai, TMS Indian Wells, TMS Miami, TMS Hamburg, Halle, Wimbledon, TMS Cincinnati, US Open, Bangkok
2006 (10, counting) - Doha, Australian Open, TMS Indian Wells, TMS Miami, Halle, Wimbledon, TMS Toronto, US Open, Tokyo, TMS Madrid



7. Vilas (1974-1978) : 41

1974 (7) - Gstaad, Hilversum, Louisville, Montreal, Tehran, Buenos Aires, Masters
1975 (5) - Munich, Hilversum, Washington, Louisville, Buenos Aires
1976 (6) - St. Louis WCT, Fort Worth WCT, Monte Carlo WCT, Montreal, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires
1977 (16) - Springfield, Buenos Aires, Virginia Beach, Roland Garros, Kitzbuhel, Washington, Louisville, South Orange, Columbus, US Open, Paris, Tehran, Bogota, Santiago, Buenos Aires, Johannesburg WCT
1978 (7) - Hamburg, Munich, Gstaad, South Orange, Aix-En-Provence, Basel, Australian Open


8. Sampras (1993-1997) : 39

1993 (8) - Sydney, Key Biscayne, Tokyo Outdoor, Hong Kong, Wimbledon, US Open, Lyon, Antwerp
1994 (10) - Sydney Outdoor, Australian Open, Indian Wells, Key Biscayne, Osaka, Tokyo Outdoor, Rome, Wimbledon, Antwerp, Singles Championship
1995 (5) - Indian Wells, Queens, Wimbledon, US Open, Paris
1996 (8) - San Jose, Memphis, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Indianapolis, US Open, Singles Championship, Basel
1997 (8) - Australian Open, San Jose, Philadelphia, Wimbledon, Cincinnati, Grand Slam Cup, Paris Indoor, Singles Championship

oz_boz
10-23-2006, 09:24 AM
Bump.

NYCtennisfan, time to change the title of this thread ;)

Another marvellous record broken by Roger. If he wins Wim or - even better - RG in 2007 there is actually some substance in the GOAT talk.

RonE
10-23-2006, 09:27 AM
It might happen, but definately not in Madrid. :devil:

:hug: :hug: :hug:

:devil:

Rogiman
10-23-2006, 09:34 AM
Nobody can say that the fedman doesn't play well at the big moments. too bad he isn't gonna get the Madrid title. :)
:retard:
It might happen, but definately not in Madrid. :devil: Basel perhaps
:p
Federer will be the 1st to accomplish the feat & he`ll do it at Madrid
Yeah baby! :devil:

refero*fervens
10-23-2006, 09:50 AM
:yeah: Someone found the thread. More history!

Mrs. B
10-23-2006, 10:08 AM
He's a 10. :cool:

CmonAussie
10-23-2006, 02:21 PM
Federer will be the 1st to accomplish the feat & he`ll do it at Madrid
:wavey: Not usually one to big not myself:devil: ~>> but I told you so:p

TennisGrandSlam
10-23-2006, 02:24 PM
Roger Federer

2004 (11) - Australian Open, Dubai, AMS Indian Wells, AMS Hamburg, Halle, Wimbledon, Gstaad, AMS Toronto, US Open, Bangkok, Tennis Masters Cup

2005 (11) - Doha, Rotterdam, Dubai, AMS Indian Wells, AMS Miami, AMS Hamburg, Halle, Wimbledon, AMS Cincinnati, US Open, Bangkok

2006 (10, counting) - Doha, Australian Open, AMS Indian Wells, AMS Miami, Halle, Wimbledon, AMS Toronto, US Open, Tokyo, AMS Madrid

abhinav_shaan
10-23-2006, 03:24 PM
go fed.. make it 11 three yrs in a row..

RogiFan88
10-23-2006, 06:48 PM
He's a 10. :cool:

actually, Rogi's more like a 10+ ;)

Hagar
10-23-2006, 08:16 PM
Wow. Fed makes us wow once again. He is amazing.
I so hope he can win Basel, he'll be the happiest man on earth if he can win that tournament.

kronus12
10-23-2006, 08:57 PM
blaze you're prediction of fed not winning at madrid well.....was crap as usual.
Well done fed keep rubbing it into those rafatards.

NYCtennisfan
10-23-2006, 09:53 PM
It might happen, but definately not in Madrid. :devil: Basel perhaps

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061020/capt.3db80bc625d94fd091f6718456aed65d.spain_tennis _jj818.jpg

;)

rofe
10-23-2006, 10:19 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061020/capt.3db80bc625d94fd091f6718456aed65d.spain_tennis _jj818.jpg

;)

:haha: :haha:

That photo is now multi-use.

artlinkletter
10-23-2006, 10:24 PM
The only thing I would change about the 10 titles, is if one were to come on clay because in 2004 and 2005, he captured a clay title.

NYCtennisfan
10-24-2006, 12:04 AM
:haha::haha::haha::haha: Oh no you did not! :haha:

Just teasing Blaze. He has a pretty good sense of humor. :)

Corey Feldman
10-24-2006, 12:55 AM
:lol: @ Blaze-2004 and cmurray..

both right on the money as ever :hug:

NYCtennisfan
10-24-2006, 02:10 AM
Indeed. :) I just think it's hilarious how that picture has become a form of language on MTF lately. Sooner or later we'll get to the point where any time we're posting on MTF and we type:

":berdych:"

this will show up in our entries:

http://smiley.xettie.com/shh.gif

:haha:

:lol:

World Beater
10-24-2006, 02:58 AM
:haha:


classic...maybe someone should bump up that berdych/nadal thread from cincy a long time ago...all those people saying it was a fluke win that nadal was tired and blah blah...:haha:

nobama
10-24-2006, 03:12 AM
No just remember to remind everyone of this pic from RG.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/PJ2004/Tennis/NadalSush.gif

I guess Berdych was just doing a bad imitation of Nadal? :haha:

Art&Soul
10-24-2006, 04:11 AM
You're the MAN, ROGER. KEEP it up you genius :)

Mimi
10-24-2006, 04:24 AM
unbelievable :worship: , i guess he may win 80 titles :eek:

nkhera1
10-24-2006, 04:40 AM
If Roger stays healthy and motivated I see no way he doesn't break the record for most titles in a career.

World Beater
10-24-2006, 04:45 AM
If Roger stays healthy and motivated I see no way he doesn't break the record for most titles in a career.

are u serious...?

:lol:

jimmy connors holds it and its like 100+ titles...he will have win 10 titles for the next 5 years or play till he is like 34 winning a less number of them.

his dominance, even though many despise it, is very temporary...it will be gone before anyone realizes...people will only appreciate the difficulty of what he's done until nobody in the next 25 years has a sniff of what he's been doing.

KaxMisha
10-24-2006, 04:52 AM
his dominance, even though many despise it, is very temporary...it will be gone before anyone realizes...

What makes you say that? There certainly are no indications now that it will be diminishing any time soon. Currently, the contrary seems more probable.

World Beater
10-24-2006, 05:04 AM
What makes you say that? There certainly are no indications now that it will be diminishing any time soon. Currently, the contrary seems more probable.

it always seems that way, doesn it.;)

he isnt getting any younger, and other players will improve...its difficult for me to see him repeating such years like this one. i am not trying to be cynical or skeptical...after 2004, i knew he would have at least another great year like it, even though others like gwh, and sjengster thought it was unlikely.

i hope he does last long, because it would be testament to his talent...but i think already, he has suffered two angle injuries, and seems to slip very often. He has had problems with his feet. another swiss player had to retire because of it.:sad:

and the margins these days are so slim...all it takes is for nadal to beat him a couple more times, or for a gasquet, or djokovic to beat him once for him to lose confidence...despite the juggernaut he has become, i know very well how up and down mentally federer is. It is a trait he has had since junior days. unlike a sampras, or a woods, he is not a robot or a player who has such an iron will. he is tough dont get me wrong, but inside he is a nervous wreck. He tries very hard to remain cool and calm but it is not a natural thing, it is a developed trait. I believe his talent is not something i have ever seen in any other sport. jordan was remarkable for his athleticism, sampras for his mental capacity, roger for his perfection and genius.

what i have seen that is promising is his ability to bounce back from tough defeats...this is something very underrated about federer's toughness.

KaxMisha
10-24-2006, 05:07 AM
it always seems that way, doesn it.;)

he isnt getting any younger, and other players will improve...its difficult for me to see him repeating such years like this one. i am not trying to be cynical or skeptical...after 2004, i knew he would have at least another great year like it, even though others like gwh, and sjengster thought it was unlikely.

i hope he does last long, because it would be testament to his talent...but i think already, he has suffered two angle injuries, and seems to slip very often. He has had problems with his feet. another swiss player had to retire because of it.:sad:

and the margins these days are so slim...all it takes is for nadal to beat him a couple more times, or for a gasquet, or djokovic to beat him once for him to lose confidence...despite the juggernaut he has become, i know very well how up and down mentally federer is. It is a trait he has had since junior days. unlike a sampras, or a woods, he is not a robot or a player who has such an iron will. he is tough dont get me wrong, but inside he is a nervous wreck. He tries very hard to remain cool and calm but it is not a natural thing, it is a developed trait. I believe his talent is not something i have ever seen in any other sport. jordan was remarkable for his athleticism, sampras for his mental capacity, roger for his perfection and genius.

what i have seen that is promising is his ability to bounce back from tough defeats...this is something very underrated about federer's toughness.

I see. I'm not saying I agree with you (haven't thought about this at all in this way), but it's good to know that there's some reasoning behind your words. :)

buzz
10-24-2006, 08:27 AM
Federer retirering too early because of injuries would be the saddest day in tennis history in my opinion.

swissfed
10-24-2006, 08:29 AM
It doesn't matter if Federer wins, It does matter if Federer LOSES

Bremen
10-24-2006, 09:10 AM
It doesn't matter if Federer wins, It does matter if Federer LOSES

You've said this twice in two different threads...what are you trying to say?

scarecrows
10-24-2006, 09:22 AM
It might happen, but definately not in Madrid. :devil: Basel perhaps

the last famous words :rolleyes:

RonE
10-24-2006, 11:53 AM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061020/capt.3db80bc625d94fd091f6718456aed65d.spain_tennis _jj818.jpg

;)

:worship: :worship: :worship:

TennisGrandSlam
10-24-2006, 12:00 PM
How many French Opens? :p

No RG => Federer is not great :rolleyes:

How about Newcombe, Connors, McEnroe, Becker, Edberg, Sampras, Rafter ...... maybe Safin :rolleyes: