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Was Federer two points from a Non-calendar Grand Slam?

Whistleway
01-31-2010, 11:30 AM
Is this true? For a non-calendar Grand Slam - being two points from winning all four slams in a row?

s_j
01-31-2010, 11:34 AM
...Roger would have joined the very elite group of players who have held all 4 slam titles at once... He might not get that chance again.

gameset&match
01-31-2010, 11:44 AM
Is this true? For a non-calendar Grand Slam - being two points from winning all four slams in a row?

Yep. Four slams without a fully fit Rafa. For me, underlines how important Rafa is to the game. Without him Roger's pretty much a shoe-in every time.

tealeaves
01-31-2010, 12:04 PM
But I am happy My 2nd fave can win a slam at a really young age :lol:
this year maybe

RogerFan82
01-31-2010, 12:07 PM
If my Aunty had balls ....

RogerFan82
01-31-2010, 12:10 PM
Yes he was up 5-4 15*-30 in the 4th set. Delpo was serving though. Anyway Delpo won the next 3 points cleanly by pounding his forehand and pinning fed back.

oranges
01-31-2010, 12:10 PM
There's a saying here "if my grandmother had a dick, she would by my grandfather". Hope the meaninglessness of the what if scenarios is not lost in translation.

Corey Feldman
01-31-2010, 12:10 PM
Yep

makes that loss even more annoying now

but as Meat Loaf said, 3 outta 4 aint bad

.. or was it 2 outta 3 ;)

Sjengster
01-31-2010, 12:12 PM
I think it would be somewhat absurd for us as fans to bemoan that loss, I wouldn't expect a wave of sympathy from other MTF posters and I doubt Federer is going to be too eaten up about it right now.

doublebackhand
01-31-2010, 12:13 PM
yeah, try again this year.

Fedex
01-31-2010, 12:13 PM
ROFL

That might just be the ONLY thing that Federer won't accomplish in his career.

I'm sure he's not losing too much sleep over it. This is just icing on the cake at this point.

s_j
01-31-2010, 12:14 PM
Fed's on course for the calendar GS.

superslam77
01-31-2010, 12:14 PM
Fed is holding 3/4 slams and 4/4 slam finals. +2 MS and like 4 MS SF.

Del_Toro
01-31-2010, 12:15 PM
Hey he can't win always. Even GodFed gotta lose from time to time. ;)
The positive side of that loss is the fact that Nadull fanboys can't say anymore that their boy was the only one to defeat Roger in a GS final. They were really annoying. Not so much nowadays, since their "muchacho" can't win anymore any tournament and probably never will. (At least not another GS)

FNT
01-31-2010, 12:18 PM
It's really awful. He was one decent set of serving away from the AO last year and choked away that 2nd set in New York. He really was thisclose to getting CYGS. Oh well... Just shows you how tough it is, even the GOAT comes up short.

Sophocles
01-31-2010, 12:20 PM
It's annoying. The Grand Slam is the ultimate achievement in tennis.

NadalSharapova
01-31-2010, 12:23 PM
Too many ifs. Pony was the better player on the day

munZe konZa
01-31-2010, 12:24 PM
look at who was playing?

soderling, roddick and murray. all of them big losers

mickymouse
01-31-2010, 12:26 PM
If he'd won the US Open, I'm sure the notion of the Roger slam will weigh rather more heavily and he may not have played as well.

gameset&match
01-31-2010, 12:27 PM
look at who was playing?

soderling, roddick and murray. all of them big losers

None of them Rafa.

Sunset of Age
01-31-2010, 12:27 PM
look at who was playing?

soderling, roddick and murray. all of them big losers

Yeah, all those players are losers. Each and everyone of them. :rolleyes:
Don't worry though, there will come a time when all those losers will share the GS titles between themselves. Just... not. yet. Deal with it.

FNT
01-31-2010, 12:32 PM
look at who was playing?

soderling, roddick and murray. all of them big losers

well the others weren't good enough to get to those finals, duh.

Fedex
01-31-2010, 12:33 PM
look at who was playing?

soderling, roddick and murray. all of them big losers

The only dud of that group is Soderling, and he did take out the 4 time defending (and previously undefeated) champion to reach the finals.

WF4EVER
01-31-2010, 12:35 PM
He has 16 slams. WTF?

delpiero7
01-31-2010, 12:36 PM
Mug Federer, only holds 3 of the 4 slams and reached the final of the 4th slam.

He should be executed at once, no kids deserve such a mug as a father IMO.

Corey Feldman
01-31-2010, 12:37 PM
look at who was playing?

soderling, roddick and murray. all of them big losers



soderling, roddick and murray >>> GS Final more recent than Djokovic

hope that helps

HarryMan
01-31-2010, 12:40 PM
You can't expect this guy to achieve everything under the sun, he is human too afterall. Greatest player ever.

Persimmon
01-31-2010, 01:14 PM
Fed was unlucky with Cilic taking out Murray. Had Murray made the USO final.. well...

Henry Chinaski
01-31-2010, 01:20 PM
If my Aunty had balls ....

...I'd seriously question my Uncle's sexuality.

Sunset of Age
01-31-2010, 01:30 PM
People apparently have forgotten that in both RG and Wimbledon, Roger was just a few points away from LOSING. So eventually, it all levels out. He won two slams that he might have well lost, and he lost two that he might have won. ;)

Apemant
01-31-2010, 01:35 PM
People apparently have forgotten that in both RG and Wimbledon, Roger was just a few points away from LOSING. So eventually, it all levels out. He won two slams that he might have well lost, and he lost two that he might have won. ;)

Sorry for nitpicking, :devil: but he wasn't 2 points from losing at any time. I know vs. Haas he was potentially 5 points from losing (BP and serving out the 3rd). Was he ever closer than that? I think not, but I might be wrong.

Sunset of Age
01-31-2010, 01:37 PM
Sorry for nitpicking, :devil: but he wasn't 2 points from losing at any time. I know vs. Haas he was potentially 5 points from losing (BP and serving out the 3rd). Was he ever closer than that? I think not, but I might be wrong.

You're right. ;)
Still, my post was merely meant to put things in proper perspective, i.e., 'ifs & buts' don't count eventually. Federer got the # of GS titles that he deserved to get.

jcempire
01-31-2010, 01:45 PM
Well

This already the best.............

16 Slam........ No one else can do it again (_in next 50 years that I believe)

r2473
02-01-2010, 05:22 PM
Del Potro def. Federer 3-6; 7-6(5); 4-6; 7-6(4); 6-2

A few tiebreak points away in 2 different sets from holding all 4 Slams at the same time.

Sophocles
02-01-2010, 05:53 PM
Very annoying.

Byrd
02-01-2010, 05:55 PM
If he had served out the 2nd set, I really don't see Del Potro winning in 5.

abraxas21
02-01-2010, 06:00 PM
yup, the second set was the key.

in the end of the fourth and the entire fifth set it was all pony boy playing at a superlative level. he was hitting hard every ball and wasn't missing much at all. I thought he could crumble eventually but he didn't. I think only 2006-vintage-Fed could have been able to put Pony boy down in the final set.

But what's done is done. In retrospect, Roger was simply not meant to have that GS. Maybe he underestimated his opponent and virtually everyone was expecting him to win. After all, Pony boy was just a 20 year old kid in his first GS final. But he did it and there's not much that can be said.

Everko
02-01-2010, 06:01 PM
yup, the second set was the key.

in the end of the fourth and the entire fifth set it was all pony boy playing at a superlative level. he was hitting hard every ball and wasn't missing much at all. I thought he could crumble eventually but he didn't. I think only 2006-vintage-Fed could have been able to put Pony boy down at that stage.

But what's done is done. In retrospect, Roger was simply not meant to have that GS. Maybe he underestimated his opponent and virtually everyone was expecting him to win. After all, Pony boy was just a 20 year old kid in his first GS final. But he did it and there's not much that can be said.

Federer expected Del Potro to choke like everyone does against him. But Del Potro did not choke. That is Federer's entire plan in grand slam finals and when that dosen't work than what does he do? he has no plan 2

oematoema
02-01-2010, 06:23 PM
Federer expected Del Potro to choke like everyone does against him. But Del Potro did not choke. That is Federer's entire plan in grand slam finals and when that dosen't work than what does he do? he has no plan 2

My god, you are one bitter hater, aren't you? Please continue posting.

rubbERR
02-01-2010, 06:26 PM
del potro was dominating all except first two sets, so delpo almost choke match away

delpo was leading 4*-3 3rd set, and 4-2 4th

manadrainer
02-01-2010, 07:30 PM
Federer expected Del Potro to choke like everyone does against him. But Del Potro did not choke. That is Federer's entire plan in grand slam finals and when that dosen't work than what does he do? he has no plan 2

Yeah 16 incredible chokes! How lucky can be that Federer?

Too bad El Retador didn't choke some other slam to Fed...

Back on topic, Del Potro was better that day and won, Fed should have closed it in the 2nd set, he didn't, and he ended up losing that final.

Would've loved to see the "Roger Slam"!

superslam77
02-01-2010, 07:36 PM
Federer expected Del Potro to choke like everyone does against him. But Del Potro did not choke. That is Federer's entire plan in grand slam finals and when that dosen't work than what does he do? he has no plan 2

ACC

bobrocks
02-01-2010, 08:24 PM
Yeah 16 incredible chokes! How lucky can be that Federer?



More than that. 23 consecutive semis, 18 of 19 GS Finals. That is a LOT of choking to this guy.

Clearly Roger is the luckiest player in history.

uh huh.:rolleyes:

Sunset of Age
02-01-2010, 08:32 PM
More than that. 23 consecutive semis, 18 of 19 GS Finals. That is a LOT of choking to this guy.

Clearly Roger is the luckiest player in history.

uh huh.:rolleyes:

It must be voodoo.

Acer
02-01-2010, 08:34 PM
Yeah 16 incredible chokes! How lucky can be that Federer?


16 x 7 = 112, if we're going to count all the matches it took to win those slams

Arkulari
02-01-2010, 08:35 PM
maybe he sold his soul to the Devil :rolleyes:

ayloKolya
02-01-2010, 09:38 PM
He hasnt done it as many times as tiger has, therefore he cant be the GOAT.

HKz
02-01-2010, 09:43 PM
He hasnt done it as many times as tiger has, therefore he cant be the GOAT.

What..?

LinkMage
02-01-2010, 09:43 PM
He was a drop shot away from winning it.

He played a horrible pathetic drop shot while serving for the 2nd set. He had the court open to finish the point and instead he pulled that crap. Did the same shit at Championship Point in yesterday's final.

:retard: x 1000000000000000000
Costed him the Roger Slam :sad:

Sophocles
02-01-2010, 09:46 PM
^ Yes but without incorporating the drop shot into his armoury he'd never have been in that position: he wouldn't have won the French.

coonster14
02-01-2010, 09:52 PM
too bad, if only he had not done that drop shot in the 2nd set, fed got too cute and paid the price for it in the end...but full credit to del potro, he outplayed and overpowered fed.

Sunset of Age
02-01-2010, 10:18 PM
Some folks in here are just a little bit too greedy methinks.

Nidhogg
02-01-2010, 10:38 PM
^ Yes but without incorporating the drop shot into his armoury he'd never have been in that position: he wouldn't have won the French.

Aye.

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The title for the clip is as cheesy as it gets, but the shot is not bad to behold.

Sophocles
02-01-2010, 11:20 PM
^ Certainly isn't.

alter ego
02-02-2010, 09:37 AM
Aye.

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The title for the clip is as cheesy as it gets, but the shot is not bad to behold.


Hey, I resent that. No out-the-ordinary-title, no views.