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The greatest streaks in tennis?

Roamed
06-02-2010, 06:28 PM
What with the semi-final run finally ending yesterday, I was wondering which streaks people think are the most impressive in tennis - obvious examples include the semi-final streak, Vilas' 46 match wins in a row, Rafa's 81 wins in a row on clay, Querrey's ten aces in a row... which other ones? Also, which streaks will be the hardest to break? :)

juninhOH
06-02-2010, 06:34 PM
they are all special and in a class of their own imo

Priam
06-02-2010, 06:38 PM
23 SF is the greatest.

peribsen
06-02-2010, 06:56 PM
23 SF is the greatest.

This. They are all great (well, the 10 aces is more of a random effect), but 23 SF in majors tell the story of a high level consistency that simply can´t be compared with the other. Guess one could also consider Budge's 6 consecutive slams, nobody has ever won more than 4 on a row.

Pirata.
06-02-2010, 07:19 PM
They are all impressive in their own ways. It will be a VERY long time before anyone even comes close to breaking it (speaking of which, does anyone know the current second best streak of semifinals for active players?)

Rafa's 80+ wins on clay is also really impressive, as is Roger's 65 consecutive wins on grass (especially considering how woefully short the grass season is)

Someday these records could be broken, but I think they are all really impressive and it's been an honour to be able to see them happening.

mseles1
06-02-2010, 09:40 PM
Federer's SF streak awe-inspiring.

Players winning a major, the first time of asking and backing it up. Nadal at RG, 31 straight wins, Seles at AO, 33 straight wins. Pretty special.

marcRD
06-02-2010, 09:45 PM
Federer's streak semifinal without any doubt.

2003
06-02-2010, 09:52 PM
10 consecutive Grand Scam finals.

Followed by Ronald Fudges 6 slams in a row.

18 of 19 slam finals is clearly the best, but it's not a consecutive streak.

DuMa
06-02-2010, 09:57 PM
video of sam's 10 aces?

ShotmaKer
06-02-2010, 10:14 PM
i'm going with the SF streak too.

Montego
06-02-2010, 10:21 PM
Spadea's 21 defeats in a row imo.

A_Skywalker
06-02-2010, 10:54 PM
Querrey's 10 aces will be very hard to beat, also Fed SF streak. Rafa's clay court wins in a row, Fed weeks in a row at n1...
all great streaks.

tennishero
06-02-2010, 11:12 PM
was querray's opponent in a comma or something?

BigJohn
06-02-2010, 11:22 PM
was querray's opponent in a comma or something?

He was between commas...

,James Blake,

BigJohn
06-02-2010, 11:25 PM
Federer winning 24 finals in a row is also pretty impressive.

Pirata.
06-02-2010, 11:50 PM
He was between commas...

,James Blake,

:haha:

tyruk14
06-03-2010, 12:38 AM
I don't think the SF streak will ever be broken. It's that good.

paseo
06-03-2010, 02:52 AM
Spadea's 21 defeats in a row imo.

:lol:

He was between commas...

,James Blake,

:lol:

2003
06-03-2010, 03:36 AM
The streak of players who choked/bowed down to Federer in grand slams!

Andy Roddick Wimbledon 2004, Andre Aggassi in USO 2005, Burgerdartis in 2006 AO, Nalbandian in 2006 French Open, Gonzalez in 2007 AO, Andy Roddick/Yesvacuum Jokerbitch in 2007 US Open, Tipsarabitch in 2008 AO, Flames Flake 2008 AO, Pigor Bondrev 2008 US Open, Thomas Bird Bitch in 2009 AO, Tommy Farce in 2009 FO, Choko A Susie in 2009 French Open, Del Pot Smoke 2009 French Open, Shandi Dick Todd 2009 Wimbledon 6-2 for a 2 set lead, Andrev for a 2 set - 1 lead in 2010 AO, Savywanko AO 2010..to be continued. May more chokes come soon to a grand sham near you!

:worship:

guy in sf
06-03-2010, 04:39 AM
This. They are all great (well, the 10 aces is more of a random effect), but 23 SF in majors tell the story of a high level consistency that simply can´t be compared with the other. Guess one could also consider Budge's 6 consecutive slams, nobody has ever won more than 4 on a row.

Martina Navratilova also has 6 straight slams (not a calendar slam though) and 73 match winning streak, I think that's the best for men and women ever.

The Magician
06-03-2010, 07:47 AM
The way you tell the truly ridiculous records and the GOAT qualities is comparing them to the women. The women's game has much less depth than the mens, so their records, like 24 GS and 90% career winning percentage, are always ridiculous. Records like 237 consecutive weeks at #1 and the 23 GS SF streak are unprecedented even on the WTA tour which shows how nuts they are.

HKz
06-03-2010, 07:54 AM
I like the 10 finals in a row by Federer.

2003
06-03-2010, 08:45 AM
I think the 4 and a half consecutive years at number one will be harder to break than the semi final streak.

Persimmon
06-03-2010, 11:13 PM
23 SF is the greatest.

Indeed.

mystic ice cube
06-03-2010, 11:39 PM
Indeed.
Yeah. Unless the mens game falls to a below average level I can't see this been beaten in my lifetime.

BigJohn
06-04-2010, 01:44 AM
Yeah. Unless the mens game falls to a below average level I can't see this been beaten in my lifetime.

Hard to say...

If you live to be a hundred and love tennis all that time, you could see what, 16 generations of tennis players? A few guys in there might be pretty good. If they happen to play during a mug era and...( blahblah your usual MTF enlightened debates), all of Federer's records might be approached or broken.

But if you and everybody else die in 2012 and then no, it will not have been beaten in your lifetime.

r2473
06-04-2010, 02:11 AM
http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Books/Pix/covers/2009/6/18/1245347396421/Wimbledon-streaker-001.jpg

http://www.wessex.me.uk/wimbledon%20streaker2.jpg

http://images.triplem.com.au/2010/01/18/330879/sport-gallery-streaker-04-600x400.jpg

Sophocles
06-04-2010, 02:16 AM
^ Yup, that'll be it.

stewietennis
06-01-2011, 04:25 AM
Thread resurrection.

Novak's current unbeaten streak is pretty good.