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When will Federer's SF GS streak end?

Demiloy
08-25-2009, 05:05 PM
Everyone takes his streak of making the semis in a grand slam for granted, but it obviously will have to end at some point. It almost did in the French Open (several times). So, will it be sooner, later, or never?

bokehlicious
08-25-2009, 05:08 PM
USO this year

rofe
08-25-2009, 05:31 PM
USO this year

This.

Black Adam
08-25-2009, 05:39 PM
He peaked too early in Cincy. He won't be seeing the second week this USO.

Lebeuf
08-25-2009, 06:00 PM
I hope he never have to end it before he retire.

Deejay
08-25-2009, 06:03 PM
Never

HattonWBA
08-25-2009, 06:10 PM
Its an incredible stat than gets overlooked purely based on how many more records he has broken that hold much more significance, anyway i cant see it being broken unless Murray stays number 2 and Rafa gets him in a semi at roland garros next year etc, however unlikely that Rafa will not get back to number 2 so the stat will get extended further in my opinion.

oranges
08-25-2009, 06:19 PM
Its an incredible stat than gets overlooked purely based on how many more records he has broken that hold much more significance, anyway i cant see it being broken unless Murray stays number 2 and Rafa gets him in a semi at roland garros next year etc, however unlikely that Rafa will not get back to number 2 so the stat will get extended further in my opinion.

Murray-Nadal rankings are irrelevant for this. If it comes to either of them, he'll already be playing semis, meaning continuing the streak. Someone ranked below 4 needs to beat him

Boognish
08-25-2009, 06:26 PM
The streak will end in a time far, far from now, when wearing spandex becomes fashionable again.

ShotmaKer
08-25-2009, 06:39 PM
hope it lasts a bit longer.

ad-out
08-25-2009, 06:42 PM
Please let it be next week ;)

Saya-nee-sama
08-25-2009, 06:45 PM
US Open this year. will lose first round to Benneteau.

MIMIC
08-25-2009, 06:55 PM
Its an incredible stat than gets overlooked purely based on how many more records he has broken that hold much more significance, anyway i cant see it being broken unless Murray stays number 2 and Rafa gets him in a semi at roland garros next year etc, however unlikely that Rafa will not get back to number 2 so the stat will get extended further in my opinion.

The commentators always mention it whenever he's playing. I would hardly call that "overlooked".

bokehlicious
08-25-2009, 06:58 PM
US Open this year. will lose first round to Benneteau.

mmm I think I dreamed about something like that... :sad: :o

Commander Data
08-25-2009, 07:11 PM
next year.

n3gative
08-25-2009, 07:14 PM
2011 French Open

Dini
08-25-2009, 07:16 PM
He should end it in USO so we're done with this question. :p

Byrd
08-25-2009, 08:05 PM
Probably unexpected or to some mug in the French open.

HattonWBA
08-25-2009, 08:16 PM
Murray-Nadal rankings are irrelevant for this. If it comes to either of them, he'll already be playing semis, meaning continuing the streak. Someone ranked below 4 needs to beat him

Actually your right, i misinterpreted the thread as being his run of Semi finals won as opposed to consecutive semi finals made in Grand Slams :rolleyes:, in that case i dont believe this streak will be ended. Thanks for the correction mate.

HattonWBA
08-25-2009, 08:19 PM
The commentators always mention it whenever he's playing. I would hardly call that "overlooked".

Maybe i chose my words wrongly, but all i mean is that the stat is just so impressive and yet because of his amount of titles won and grand slam success etc, it is not really refered to that much which is understandable, commentators only really mention it when Roger is playing Grand Slam semi's, but even still i can not see anyway his consecutive run of semi finals will be repeated.

Laba
08-25-2009, 10:05 PM
When he retires. :eek:

alter ego
08-25-2009, 10:15 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=138932

40 people thaught it was gonna happen at this year RG :D

lessthanjake
08-26-2009, 12:15 AM
I wouldn't ever be surprised if he missed the semis of a slam. The streak is ridiculous. It has to end at some point. I think this US Open has a good chance of being the time it happens because so many slightly lower ranked players are good on this surface. Del Potro, Verdasco, Tsonga, Gonzalez, or even Roddick could all beat Federer at the US Open. I wouldn't bet on it for any of them, but it wouldn't be surprising, and Federer could meet any of those guys in the quarterfinals.

leng jai
08-26-2009, 12:20 AM
It will end when his streak of playing choking clowns ends.

lessthanjake
08-26-2009, 12:28 AM
It will end when his streak of playing choking clowns ends.

You're an idiot, but I suppose that's what you are going for.

chowdahead25
08-26-2009, 12:32 AM
I guess if he draws DelPo, or Tsonga in the quarters this year, theres a small chance. Dont know about Roddick, his form has been iffy last few tuorneys after Wimby.

Quadruple Tree
08-26-2009, 12:47 AM
It will end when his streak of playing choking clowns ends.

So not against Haas then.

straitup
08-26-2009, 12:47 AM
Maybe i chose my words wrongly, but all i mean is that the stat is just so impressive and yet because of his amount of titles won and grand slam success etc, it is not really refered to that much which is understandable, commentators only really mention it when Roger is playing Grand Slam semi's, but even still i can not see anyway his consecutive run of semi finals will be repeated.

Commentators mention it from Roger's first round match at a GS or even a Masters Series.

As for the question, well I don't think it's going to happen unless someone gets extremely hot, as in Gonzo at the AO 2007, and has to face Federer before the SF. Del Potro might be a possibility, but you never know with him, and probably not Tsonga. I think that the best chance is when a Murray or Nadal drops out of the top 4, maybe even a Djokovic

abraxas21
08-26-2009, 02:07 AM
Aussie Open next year. the babies will be more important than tennis for roger in the short term future.

Joao
08-26-2009, 03:14 AM
I'd like him to win US09 and AO10 so that he wins 4 GS in a row and get that GOAT discussion closed once and for all :) He could lose before the SF anytime after that, I wouldn't mind one bit! Go Roger!

Chiseller
08-26-2009, 03:18 AM
Jinx ya butt.

mark73
08-26-2009, 03:23 AM
Not just 21 semis in a row but 16 out of 17 finals. If not for mono hed be on a 17 final streak.:eek:

habibko
08-26-2009, 03:35 AM
I'd like him to win US09 and AO10 so that he wins 4 GS in a row and get that GOAT discussion closed once and for all :) He could lose before the SF anytime after that, I wouldn't mind one bit! Go Roger!

if what he did so far didn't close the GOAT discussion already, nothing will.

freeandlonely
08-26-2009, 05:31 AM
100% not this year.

jcempire
08-26-2009, 05:35 AM
US Open this year. will lose first round to Benneteau.

must be a injury retired. otherwise you :haha:

It's very tough to beat Roger in 5-set Match. Only Nadal and Djok have done it against him in two years.

KostyaTszyu
08-26-2009, 06:15 AM
if what he did so far didn't close the GOAT discussion already, nothing will.

Indeed. He has nothing left to prove, but the haters who say he won the French without beating Nadal will not agree.

federersforehand
08-26-2009, 07:30 AM
2010 Wimbledon. Its the least likely; and there fore most likely to happen.

MTF LOGIC RULES

Xristos
08-26-2009, 07:46 AM
Wimbly 2010.

rwn
08-26-2009, 09:04 AM
His SF streak is just based on luck. It has nothing to do with mental strength. So, he could easily lose 6 times in the first round in the next 6 GS tournaments. :sad:

CmonAussie
08-26-2009, 09:17 AM
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i think FED didn`t care about the streak for the first couple of years but as he`s managed to keep it going so long now he realises what an achievemnt it is.. perhaps the one he`s most proud of because he knows how many tough matches he had to win during that time to keep it going [eg. vs Agassi 2004 USO, vs Haas 2006 AO, vs Tipsaravic 2008 AO (when he had mono), vs Andreev 2008 USO, vs Berdych 2009 AO, vs Haas 2009 FO~~~ all 5 setters..!].
>> so Roger has a lot of pride in that and he`ll surely do his best to keep it going another year or two:)
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BTW, nobody will ever come anywhere near breaking this record streak-- this will stand the test of time[^^]

Saya-nee-sama
08-26-2009, 10:43 AM
must be a injury retired. otherwise you :haha:

It's very tough to beat Roger in 5-set Match. Only Nadal and Djok have done it against him in two years.

lmao. I'm not actually sure if you got the sarcasm. hahah but ooh well...