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If Nadal wins MC or Barcelona he'll become the first man in the Open Era to...

andy neyer
04-13-2010, 04:42 AM
...win the same title 6 consecutive times.


Someone brought this up in TT and I thought it was worthy of a thread around here. I'm no Nadal fan but that's quite an impressive achievement, imo, and this bloke is probably going to win both of those titles.

coonster14
04-13-2010, 05:25 AM
would be incredible if Rafa can win both titles...

Fed was close at wimbledon and us open, but the 'curse of 6' struck him both times.

n8
04-13-2010, 05:28 AM
...win the same title 6 consecutive times.


Someone brought this up in TT and I thought it was worthy of a thread around here. I'm no Nadal fan but that's quite an impressive achievement, imo, and this bloke is probably going to win both of those titles.

Wow! This is worth a thread. I suspected 5 is the record but never knew for sure. Federer was so close in 2008 (Wimbledon) and 2009 (US Open).

Kafelnikov won Moscow 1997-2001 (5 consecutive) and made the final in 1996 and semis in 2002.

Bjorg also came close with Wimbledon titles 1976-1980 (5 consecutive) and final in 1981.

Mechlan
04-13-2010, 05:36 AM
Another testament to his dominance on clay the past 5 years. Would be an incredible achievement.

coffeenomore
04-13-2010, 06:36 AM
Haha as like one cares about those tiny dust events.:zzz::lol:

Jimnik
04-13-2010, 06:44 AM
Borg came close at Wimbledon too.

Sampras not really though.

*bunny*
04-13-2010, 06:59 AM
5 consecutive titles won:

Vilas: Buenos Aires 1973-1977
Borg: Wimbledon 1976-1980
Taroczy: Amersfoot 1978-1982
Kafelnikov: Moscow 1997-2001
Federer: Wimbledon 2003-2007
Federer: US Open 2004-2008
Nadal: Monte Carlo 2005-2009 and counting
Nadal: Barcelona 2005-2009 and counting

andy neyer
04-13-2010, 07:03 AM
Federer is cursed to win the same tournament for 6 consecutive years. He was close in Wimby 2008 and USO 2009 but ended up clowning up the fifth set.

Now at this point he hasn't even won 2 titles in a row so probably he will never manage to win the same tournament 6 straight times.

Jimnik
04-13-2010, 07:07 AM
Would be creepy if it happened to Nadal too.

Might start becoming very superstitious if it does. Especially considering almost all those players were heavy favourites to win those 6th titles. Nadal is no different.

NYCtennisfan
04-13-2010, 08:30 AM
It would be a remarkable achievement. As a tennis fan, one has to pause and appreciate how difficult it is to win the same tournament six years in a row.

LeChuck
04-13-2010, 09:11 AM
It would be remarkable if Nadal could pull this feat off twice in consecutive weeks.
He holds the records for both total and consecutive titles won at Monte-Carlo, Barcelona and Rome, plus he shares the consecutive titles record with Borg at RG. What dominance.

Technically Vilas won the Buenos Aires title 6 times in a row, as it was held twice in 1977, with him winning both editions.

andy neyer
04-13-2010, 09:22 AM
Technically Vilas won the Buenos Aires title 6 times in a row, as it was held twice in 1977, with him winning both editions.

Good find. Do you know why the tournament was held twice in 1977?

bokehlicious
04-13-2010, 09:38 AM
clay mug era :)

Certinfy
04-13-2010, 09:39 AM
Someone please beat this mug in MC and Barcelona please!

born_on_clay
04-13-2010, 09:50 AM
Someone please beat this mug in MC and Barcelona please!

hey !!!

respect, dude :o

coffeenomore
04-13-2010, 09:54 AM
Gonna be a good bump, this thread.:lol:

LeChuck
04-13-2010, 09:54 AM
Good find. Do you know why the tournament was held twice in 1977?

I have no idea. Perhaps one of the Argentinian posters on here will know.

MisterQ
04-13-2010, 01:44 PM
Technically Vilas won the Buenos Aires title 6 times in a row, as it was held twice in 1977, with him winning both editions.

Good find. Do you know why the tournament was held twice in 1977?

I have no idea. Perhaps one of the Argentinian posters on here will know.

That's the year (1977) that the Australian Open switched from January to December, so they held it twice that year. (When it switched back, it meant that there was no tournament at all in 1986).

I imagine the Buenos Aires situation is related to this.

Jimnik
04-19-2010, 06:39 PM
5 consecutive titles won:

Vilas: Buenos Aires 1973-1977
Borg: Wimbledon 1976-1980
Taroczy: Amersfoot 1978-1982
Kafelnikov: Moscow 1997-2001
Federer: Wimbledon 2003-2007
Federer: US Open 2004-2008
Nadal: Monte Carlo 2005-2009 and counting
Nadal: Barcelona 2005-2009 and counting
Congrats Nadal on killing the curse, quite emphatically too.

Shame about Barca though.

RogiFan88
04-19-2010, 11:42 PM
"IF Nadal wins MC... " as if he wouldn't... ;) it's his fave tourney and where he feels at home and where the pooblik love him :angel:

M4RC
04-19-2010, 11:59 PM
Gonna be a good bump, this thread.:lol:

Definitely.

Persimmon
04-20-2010, 12:03 AM
Congrats Nadal on killing the curse, quite emphatically too.

Nadal is good at killing curses. He became the first Spaniard to win the Australian Open after like 7 attempts by Spaniards. It was a cursed tournament for Spanish men and women.

andy neyer
04-20-2010, 02:18 AM
Well, he won't make 2 title for 6 consecutive times now that he's skipping Barca.

Maybe next year he'll be able to make it to 7 wins in a row in MC, to be the only man to have won a title that many times in a row.