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Federer & grass: 54 matches undefeated and counting

JuanRodriguez
06-20-2005, 10:45 AM
At this moment Roger Federer has won 54 matches on grass in a row. :eek:
Since his defeat in the first round at Wimbledon in 2002 against Mario Ancic he hasn't lost a single match on the surface. Players like Connors, Borg, McEnroe, Becker and Sampras also have an impressive grass winning history, but no one of the previous legends did better than Roger's streak now.

Here's the list of all matches he has won the past three years on grass.

2003 - Halle
1) R1 Sargsian 7-5, 6-1
2) R2 Vicente 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
3) QF El Aynaoui 7-5, 7-6 (3)
4) SF Youhzny 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2
5) F Kiefer 6-1, 6-3

2003 - Wimbledon
6) R1 Lee 6-3, 6-3, 7-6 (2)
7) R2 Koubek 7-5, 6-1, 6-1
8) R3 Fish 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1
9) R4 Lopez 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4
10) QF Schalken 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
11) SF Roddick 7-6 (6), 6-3, 6-3
12) F Philippoussis 7-6 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (3)

2004 - Halle
13) R1 T. Johansson 6-3, 6-2
14) R2 Youzhny 6-2, 6-1
15) QF Clement 6-3, 7-5
16) SF Novak 6-3, 6-4
17) F Fish 6-0, 6-3

2004 - Wimbledon
18) R1 Bogdanovic 6-3, 6-3, 6-0
19) R2 Falla 6-1, 6-2, 6-0
20) R3 T. Johansson 6-3, 6-4, 6-3
21) R4 Karlovic 6-3, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5)
22) QF Hewitt 6-1, 6-7 (1), 6-0, 6-4
23) SF Grosjean 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 (6)
24) F Roddick 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3), 6-4

2005 - Halle
25) R1 Soderling 6-7 (5), 7-6 (6), 6-4
26) R2 Mayer 6-2, 6-4
27) QF Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-4
28) SF Haas 6-4, 7-6 (11)
29) F Safin 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-4

2005 - Wimbledon
30) R1 Mathieu 6-4, 6-2, 6-4
31) R2 Minar 6-4, 6-4, 6-1
32) R3 Kiefer 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-1, 7-5
33) R4 Ferrero 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (6)
34) QF Gonzalez 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (2)
35) SF Hewitt 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (4)
36) F Roddick 6-2, 7-6 (3), 6-4

2006 - Halle
37) R1 Bopanna 7-6 (4), 6-2
38) R2 Gasquet 7-6 (7), 6-7 (7), 6-4
39) QF O. Rochus 6-7 (2), 7-6 (9), 7-6 (5)
40) SF Haas 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-3
41) F Berdych 6-0, 6-7 (4), 6-2

2006 - Wimbledon
42) R1 Gasquet 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
43) R2 Henman 6-4, 6-0, 6-2
44) R3 Mahut 6-3, 7-6 (2), 6-4
45) R4 Berdych 6-3, 6-3, 6-4
46) QF Anic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
47) SF Bjorkman 6-2, 6-0, 6-2
48) F Nadal 6-0, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (2), 6-3

2007 - Wimbledon
49) R1 Gabashvili 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
50) R2 Del Potro 6-2, 7-5, 6-1
51) R3 Safin 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (4)
XX) R4 Haas WO
52) QF Ferrero 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
53) SF Gasquet 7-5, 6-3, 6-4
54) FI Nadal 7-6 (7), 4-6, 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-2


EIGHT players received a bagle from Roger:

- Berdych (Halle 2006)
- Bjorkman (Wimbledon 2006)
- Bogdanovic (Wimbledon 2004)
- Falla (Wimbledon 2004)
- Fish (Halle 2004)
- Henman (Wimbledon 2006)
- Hewitt (Wimbledon 2004)
- Nadal (Wimbledon 2006)


ONE player succeeded in winning two sets in a match against Federer:

- Nadal (6-4 & 6-2 at Wimbledon 2007)


FOURTEEN players succeeded in winning one single set against Federer:

- Berdych (7-6 at Halle 2006)
- Ferrero (6-3 at Wimbledon 2007)
- Fish (6-4 at Wimbledon 2003)
- Gasquet (7-6 at Halle 2006)
- Haas (7-6 at Halle 2006)
- Hewitt (7-6 at Wimbledon 2004)
- Nadal (7-6 at Wimbledon 2006)
- Kiefer (7-6 at Wimbledon 2005)
- O. Rochus (7-6 at Halle 2006)
- Roddick (6-4 at Wimbledon 2004)
- Safin (7-6 at Halle 2005)
- Soderling (7-6 at Halle 2005)
- Vicente (6-4 at Halle 2003)
- Youzhny (6-4 at Halle 2003)


GRASS-COURT STREAKS

54 Federer (winner Halle 03+04+05+06 & Wimbledon 03+04+05+06+07)
41 Borg (winner Wimbledon 76 + 77 + 78 + 79 + 80 & lost the Wimbledon final in 1981 against McEnroe)
25 Connors (winner Australian Open 73 + Wimbledon 74 + US Open 74 & lost final of Australian Open 74 to John Newcombe)
23 McEnroe (winner Brisbane 80 + Queens 81 + Wimbledon 81 & lost final of Queens 82 to Connors)
23 Sampras (winner Wimbledon 94 + Queens 95 + Wimbledon 95 & lost quarter-final of Wimbledon 96 against Krajicek) + (winner Wimbledon 98 + Queens 99 + Wimbledon 99 & lost final of Queens 00 to Hewitt)
17 Laver (winner Wimbledon 69 + US Open 69 + & lost R4 at Wimbledon 70 to Taylor)
17 Edberg (winner Wimbledon 90 + Queens 91 & lost SF at Wimbledon 91 to Stich)
17 Hewitt (winner 2 Davis Cup matches 00 + 2 matches Davis Cup 01 + Queens 01 + Rosmalen 01 & lost R4 at Wimbledon 01 to Escudé)
16 Stich (winner Wimbledon 91 + Rosmalen 92 & lost in QF at Wimbledon 92 to Sampras)
16 Krajicek (winner Wimbledon 96 + Rosmalen 97 & lost in QF at Wimbledon 97 to Henman)
15 Newcombe (winner Australian Open 74 + 3 Davis Cup matches 74 & lost final at Australian Open 75 to Edmondson)
13 Becker (winner Queens 85 + Wimbledon 85 & lost 1st round at the Australian Open 86 against Schapers)
12 Martin (winner 2 Davis Cup matches 94 + Queens 94 & lost SF at Wimbledon 94 to Sampras)
11 Cash (winning 6 davis cup matches in 84 & lost final at Australian Open to Edberg)
11 Rafter (winner Rosmalen 00 & lost final at Wimbledon 00 to Sampras)
11 T. Johansson (winner Halle 01 + Nottingham 01 & lost R2 at Wimbledon 01 to Roddick)
10 Mayotte (winner Queens 86 & lost QF at Wimbledon 86 to Lendl)
10 Lendl (winner Queens 90 & lost SF at Wimbledon 90 to Becker)
10 Roddick (winner Queens 03 & lost final at Wimbledon 03 to Federer, winner Queens 04 & lost final at Wimbledon 04 to Federer, winner Queens 05 & lost final at Wimbledon 05 to Federer)
9 Ferreira (winner Queens 92 & lost R4 at Wimbledon 92 to Becker)
9 Rusedski (winner Nottingham 97 & lost QF at Wimbledon 97 to Pioline)
9 Pioline (winner Nottingham 99 & lost QF at Wimbledon 99 to Henman)
9 Schalken (winner Rosmalen 02 & lost QF at Wimbledon 02 to Hewitt, winner Rosmalen 03 & lost QF at Wimbledon 03 to Federer)
9 Ancic (winner Rosmalen 06 & lost QF at Wimbledon 06 to Federer)
8 Ash (winner Australian Open 70 & lost R4 at Wimbledon 70 to Gimeno)
8 Leconte (winner Halle 93 & lost R4 at Wimbledon 93 to Becker)
8 Kafelnikov (winner Halle 97 & lost R4 at Wimbledon 97 to Kiefer)
8 Gasquet (winner Nottingham 05 & lost R4 at Wimbledon 04 to Nalbandian)
8 Berdych (winner Halle 07 & lost QF at Wimbledon 07 to Nadal)
7 Agassi (winner Wimbledon 92 & lost R1 at Halle 93 to Steeb)
7 Björkman (winner Nottingham 98 & lost R3 at Wimbledon 98 to Siemerink)
7 Philippoussis (winner 2 Davis Cup matches 97 + winner Queens 97 & lost 1R at Wimbledon 97 to Rusedski)
7 Ivanisevic (winner Wimbledon 01 & lost R1 at Queens 02 to Vacek)
7 Ljubicic (winner Rosmalen 07 & lost 3R at Wimbledon 07 to Mathieu)

Halba
06-20-2005, 10:56 AM
Wimby 2005:

1. Paul Henri Mathieu

2. N. Kiefer

3. Ferrero (1/8)

4. Pimpim (QF)

5. Ancic (SF)

6. Henman (F)

:p

Cervantes
06-20-2005, 11:12 AM
Borg won 40+ matches in a row on grass, so Roger needs to win Wimbledon 2005 and Halle 2006 to reach that.

Can you believe he lost a set to Vicente on grass?

NYCtennisfan
06-20-2005, 03:09 PM
30 and counting now.

mitalidas
06-20-2005, 03:10 PM
make that 30 right now after defeating PHM

JuanRodriguez
06-20-2005, 03:45 PM
30 and counting now.

updated ;)

JuanRodriguez
06-20-2005, 04:10 PM
Roger for sure did better than Sampras, Edberg and Becker.

Sampras had 23 consecutive wins on grass from 1994 'till 1996, winning Wimbledon in 94, Queens and Wimbledon in 95, won another four matches in 1996 at Wimbledon. The end of his streak was his quarter-final against Krajicek.
Edberg had 17 wins on grass in a row, winning Wimbledon 1990 and Queens 1991, plus winning five matches at Wimbledon 1992. In the semi-final he got beaten by Michael Stich
Becker had only 13 consecutive wins on grass. Winning Queens and Wimbledon in 1985. His next grass appearance he lost at the Australian Open against dutchman Michiel Schapers.

BangAndOlufsen
06-20-2005, 04:12 PM
Borg won 40+ matches in a row on grass, so Roger needs to win Wimbledon 2005 and Halle 2006 to reach that.

Can you believe he lost a set to Vicente on grass?

To put a little perspective on Federer's grass streak:

Borg's 41 match grass streak is made all the more impressive cos he never played Queens or any grass tune-up. Went straight from clay to practicing on grass and then playing Wimbledon. So that's 41 straight best-of-5-set matches!!!

NATAS81
06-20-2005, 05:54 PM
It should end with PimPim.

Had an easy match today in straight sets.

Time will tell.

Nimomunz
06-20-2005, 07:18 PM
seriously........yawn
will a new thread come up with every match he wins!!??

NYCtennisfan
06-20-2005, 07:24 PM
Borg's 41 match grass streak is made all the more impressive cos he never played Queens or any grass tune-up. Went straight from clay to practicing on grass and then playing Wimbledon. So that's 41 straight best-of-5-set matches!!!

Maybe, but if you look at things another way, it is easier to lose a match if someone gets hot serving and wins a couple of TB's in a best of 3 match.

Sampras lost quite a few matches at Queen's during his record stretch. He lost at Queens in '92 and made the SF at Wimby, lost in '93 to Grant Stafford in the first round and then won W, lost in '94 at Queens and then won W, lost in '97 at Queens and then won W, got blown off of the court by Woodforde in '98 and then won W, lost to LH in the final of Queen's Club in 2000 and then won the W.

alexito
06-20-2005, 08:44 PM
federer with draw easy, me too win wimbledon
safin roddick and hewitt all hard draw.

oneandonlyhsn
06-20-2005, 08:53 PM
federer with draw easy, me too win wimbledon
safin roddick and hewitt all hard draw.

You should compete then I'm sure you would win everything :D

ClaycourtaZzZz.
06-20-2005, 08:54 PM
me too win
nadal easy draw, always want to stop, no good

JuanRodriguez
06-23-2005, 09:56 AM
Borg won 40+ matches in a row on grass, so Roger needs to win Wimbledon 2005 and Halle 2006 to reach that.

Is there any website where you can find all the results of Borg's streak?

Puschkin
06-23-2005, 09:58 AM
You should compete then I'm sure you would win everything :D

But maybe he'd have a tough draw ;)

jtipson
06-23-2005, 10:10 AM
Is there any website where you can find all the results of Borg's streak?

Borg's streak was 41, and lasted from Wimbledon 1976-81 (lost in final to McEnroe). He didn't play any warmups for Wimbledon, or the AO during that time. There can't have been any Swedish DC ties on grass either.

The ITF database should have all those results.

Purple Rainbow
06-23-2005, 10:15 AM
Is there any website where you can find all the results of Borg's streak?

ALL tennis results can be found here: :worship: www.stevegtennis.com :worship:

Add this site to your favourites if you haven't already!

Shabazza
06-23-2005, 10:16 AM
seriously........yawn
will a new thread come up with every match he wins!!??
It's just this thread :rolleyes:

JuanRodriguez
06-23-2005, 10:58 AM
Some other streaks from former Wimbledon winners:

25 Connors (winner Australian Open 73 + Wimbledon 73 + US Open 73 & lost final of Australian Open 74 to John Newcombe)
23 McEnroe (winner Brisbane 80 + Queens 81 + Wimbledon 81 & lost final of Queens 82 to Connors)
17 Hewitt (winner 2 matches Davis Cup tie against Brazil 00 + 2 matches Davis Cup tie against Ecuador 01 + Queens 01 + Rosmalen 01 & lost in 4th round at Wimbledon 01 against Escudé)
16 Krajicek (winner Wimbledon 96 + Rosmalen 97 & lost in QF at Wimbledon 97 to Henman)
16 Stich (winner Wimbledon 91 + Rosmalen 92 & lost in QF at Wimbledon 92 to Sampras)
7 Agassi (winner Wimbledon 92 & lost in first round of Halle 93 to Steeb)
7 Ivanisevic (winner Wimbledon 02 & lost in first round of Queens 01 to Vacek)

JuanRodriguez
06-23-2005, 11:00 AM
Borg's streak was 41, and lasted from Wimbledon 1976-81 (lost in final to McEnroe). He didn't play any warmups for Wimbledon, or the AO during that time. There can't have been any Swedish DC ties on grass either.

The ITF database should have all those results.

thx! :)

Shabazza
06-23-2005, 11:49 AM
Borg's streak was 41, and lasted from Wimbledon 1976-81 (lost in final to McEnroe). He didn't play any warmups for Wimbledon, or the AO during that time. There can't have been any Swedish DC ties on grass either.

The ITF database should have all those results.
I addition to that, I found a great article about Borg - When he was King (http://observer.guardian.co.uk/osm/story/0,6903,1496703,00.html?gusrc=rss)

jtipson
06-23-2005, 12:10 PM
Some other streaks from former Wimbledon winners:

25 Connors (winner Australian Open 73 + Wimbledon 73 + US Open 73 & lost final of Australian Open 74 to John Newcombe)
23 McEnroe (winner Brisbane 80 + Queens 81 + Wimbledon 81 & lost final of Queens 82 to Connors)

Yes, that's what I calculated for Connors too. Funny how the ATP didn't mention that one last year, they only wrote about Federer overtaking Sampras and I think being second to Borg. He didn't overtake Connors until Halle this year, of course.

Another long streak was Rod Laver's; he had 22 between AO 69 and W 70, where he lost in the 4th round to Roger Taylor. Sampras had 23 twice.

JuanRodriguez
07-05-2005, 09:31 PM
With losing only one single set during the whole tournament Federer did as good as in 2003. All credits to Nicolas Kiefer to win that tie-break.

and euh.... to be continued next year?! ;)

ExpectedWinner
07-05-2005, 09:49 PM
It should end with PimPim.

Had an easy match today in straight sets.

Time will tell.


:lol:

JuanRodriguez
06-13-2006, 11:55 AM
This thread really needed to be bumped ;)

By winning the Halle tournament Federer will equalize Björn Borg's record of winning 41 consecutive matches on grass.

FEDERER's LIST

2003 - Halle
1) R1 Sargsian 7-5, 6-1
2) R2 Vicente 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
3) QF El Aynaoui 7-5, 7-6 (3)
4) SF Youhzny 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2
5) F Kiefer 6-1, 6-3

2003 - Wimbledon
6) R1 Lee 6-3, 6-3, 7-6 (2)
7) R2 Koubek 7-5, 6-1, 6-1
8) R3 Fish 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1
9) R4 Lopez 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4
10) QF Schalken 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
11) SF Roddick 7-6 (6), 6-3, 6-3
12) F Philippoussis 7-6 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (3)

2004 - Halle
13) R1 T. Johansson 6-3, 6-2
14) R2 Youzhny 6-2, 6-1
15) QF Clement 6-3, 7-5
16) SF Novak 6-3, 6-4
17) F Fish 6-0, 6-3

2004 - Wimbledon
18) R1 Bogdanovic 6-3, 6-3, 6-0
19) R2 Falla 6-1, 6-2, 6-0
20) R3 T. Johansson 6-3, 6-4, 6-3
21) R4 Karlovic 6-3, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5)
22) QF Hewitt 6-1, 6-7 (1), 6-0, 6-4
23) SF Grosjean 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 (6)
24) F Roddick 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3), 6-4

2005 - Halle
25) R1 Soderling 6-7 (5), 7-6 (6), 6-4
26) R2 Mayer 6-2, 6-4
27) QF Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-4
28) SF Haas 6-4, 7-6 (11)
29) F Safin 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-4

2005 - Wimbledon
30) R1 Mathieu 6-4, 6-2, 6-4
31) R2 Minar 6-4, 6-4, 6-1
32) R3 Kiefer 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-1, 7-5
33) R4 Ferrero 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (6)
34) QF Gonzalez 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (2)
35) SF Hewitt 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (4)
36) F Roddick 6-2, 7-6 (3), 6-4

2006 - Halle
37) R1 Bopanna ???


THE OTHERS

41 Borg (winner Wimbledon 76 + 77 + 78 + 79 + 80 & lost the Wimbledon final in 1981 against McEnroe)
25 Connors (winner Australian Open 73 + Wimbledon 73 + US Open 73 & lost final of Australian Open 74 to John Newcombe)
23 McEnroe (winner Brisbane 80 + Queens 81 + Wimbledon 81 & lost final of Queens 82 to Connors)
23 Sampras (winner Wimbledon 94 + Queens 94 + Wimbledon 95 & lost quarter-final of Wimbledon 96 against Krajicek) + (winner Wimbledon 98 + Queens 99 + Wimbledon 99 & lost final of Queens 99 to Hewitt)
22 Laver (winner Wimbledon 68 + Australian Open 69 + Wimbledon 69 & lost the 4th round of Wimbledon 70 against Taylor)
17 Edberg (winner Wimbledon 90 + Queens 91 & lost semi-final of Wimbledon 91 against Michael Stich)
17 Hewitt (winner 2 matches Davis Cup tie against Brazil 00 + 2 matches Davis Cup tie against Ecuador 01 + Queens 01 + Rosmalen 01 & lost in 4th round at Wimbledon 01 against Escudé)
16 Krajicek (winner Wimbledon 96 + Rosmalen 97 & lost in QF at Wimbledon 97 to Henman)
16 Stich (winner Wimbledon 91 + Rosmalen 92 & lost in QF at Wimbledon 92 to Sampras)
13 Becker (winner Queens 85 + Wimbledon 85 & lost 1st round at the Australian Open 86 against Michiel Schapers)
7 Agassi (winner Wimbledon 92 & lost in first round of Halle 93 to Steeb)
7 Ivanisevic (winner Wimbledon 02 & lost in first round of Queens 01 to Vacek)

FSRteam
06-13-2006, 12:10 PM
37) [B]R1 Bopanna ???

He should win that one but will most probably lose the next one against gasquet, unfortunately... :(

yuffchen
06-13-2006, 12:17 PM
He should win that one but will most probably lose the next one against gasquet, unfortunately... :(

i don't think that fed loses against gasquet

jenanun
06-13-2006, 12:20 PM
great!

:yeah:

i love streaks!

FSRteam
06-13-2006, 12:30 PM
i don't think that fed loses against gasquet

gasquet is a very dangerous player and on grass with his serve he can make some damage...

Plus I'm not sure fed will have time to recover and play his best grass tennis by Thursday...

Remember last year, he had trouble the whole tournament which he finally won but still had a hard time to!

He did'nt face a strong field except marat in the final!!!

Good luck to fed, he really needs it!!!

richie21
06-13-2006, 02:16 PM
gasquet is a very dangerous player and on grass with his serve he can make some damage...

Plus I'm not sure fed will have time to recover and play his best grass tennis by Thursday...

Remember last year, he had trouble the whole tournament which he finally won but still had a hard time to!

He did'nt face a strong field except marat in the final!!!

Good luck to fed, he really needs it!!!

i don t see him losing to Gasquet but you never know......
i just hope for Richard to stay injury free for a LONG period.....then i think we'll see what he is truly capable
i've still the hope he can become in the future the main threat to Federer in fast surfaces like Nadal is the main threat to Federer on clay

Puschkin
06-13-2006, 02:22 PM
i don t see him losing to Gasquet but you never know......


I do (given the circumstances) and I am not sure whether I should laugh or cry about this possibility. Two of my favs against each other. This is never pleasant.

silverwhite
06-13-2006, 02:27 PM
He should win that one but will most probably lose the next one against gasquet, unfortunately... :(

What are you smoking? :scratch:

FSRteam
06-13-2006, 03:03 PM
If someone is to beat fed in halle, it will be gasquet!

I hope fed will win the title again but if not I would like gasquet to take it!

FSRteam
06-13-2006, 03:05 PM
What are you smoking? :scratch:

GRASS!!! :lol:

JuanRodriguez
06-14-2006, 02:24 PM
2006 - Halle
37) R1 Bopanna 7-6 (4), 6-2 :)

marifline
06-14-2006, 03:06 PM
Well, woul be obviously great it Richard could beat Fed on grass tomorrow... Richard's game suits grass well and if he keeps a good serve why not ? I saw a part of his yesterday match against Bastl and both his BH and FH were working well, he was quite agressive and hitting the ball hard But I didn't see Fed's match so we'll see

TennisGrandSlam
06-14-2006, 04:10 PM
It should end with PimPim.

Had an easy match today in straight sets.

Time will tell.


Pim :rolleyes:

Just a joke

No one can stop Roger in Grass now!

landoud
06-14-2006, 05:42 PM
well done Roger

oneandonlyhsn
06-14-2006, 06:20 PM
Lets keep the streak alive Rogi :bigclap:

Yappa
06-15-2006, 12:34 AM
Federer after todays match:
Receiving a check (20.000 Euro) for his foundation.

http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/3394/vlcsnap4595001jq.jpg

Playing a small "goal scoring" match. Germany vs Switzerland.
3 in the lower hole, 3 in the upper one.

"Me first?"

http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/6447/vlcsnap4601661zr.jpg

"Ok."

http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/6199/vlcsnap4598455nj.jpg

He shoots...

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/7646/vlcsnap4609122nm.jpg

And scores.

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/6180/vlcsnap4614144ff.jpg

Final score: 1:1.
Federer: "Good score for a final, right? ;)"

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/7636/vlcsnap4623586qw.jpg

Federerhingis
06-15-2006, 02:32 AM
Federer after todays match:
Receiving a check (20.000 Euro) for his foundation.

http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/3394/vlcsnap4595001jq.jpg

Playing a small "goal scoring" match. Germany vs Switzerland.
3 in the lower hole, 3 in the upper one.

"Me first?"

http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/6447/vlcsnap4601661zr.jpg

"Ok."

http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/6199/vlcsnap4598455nj.jpg

He shoots...

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/7646/vlcsnap4609122nm.jpg

And scores.

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/6180/vlcsnap4614144ff.jpg

Final score: 1:1.
Federer: "Good score for a final, right? ;)"

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/7636/vlcsnap4623586qw.jpg

Nice. :yeah:

Art&Soul
06-15-2006, 02:39 AM
Lets keep the streak alive Rogi :bigclap:
Yep, Go ROGER :)

JuanRodriguez
06-15-2006, 03:35 PM
Gasquet is the ninth player in Roger's streak who can take a set from Federer:

- Fish (6-4 at Wimbledon 2004)
- Gasquet (7-6 at Halle 2006)
- Hewitt (7-6 at Wimbledon 2004)
- Kiefer (7-6 at Wimbledon 2005)
- Roddick (6-4 at Wimbledon 2004)
- Safin (7-6 at Halle 2005)
- Soderling (7-6 at Halle 2005)
- Vicente (6-4 at Halle 2003)
- Youzhny (6-4 at Halle 2003)

still three to go for Roger... next up Safin or Olivier Rochus!

Halle 2006
38) R2 Gasquet 7-6 (7), 6-7 (7), 6-4

Billabong
06-15-2006, 03:40 PM
and another extremely tough match coming up for Fed, what a terrible draw:mad:
I have to admitt I was afraid for the streak today:eek:

Purple Rainbow
06-15-2006, 03:48 PM
and another extremely tough match coming up for Fed, what a terrible draw:mad:
I have to admitt I was afraid for the streak today:eek:

Last year was even worse. If I'm not mistaken Nieminnen had match point against Federer in the first round of Halle.

BlueSwan
06-15-2006, 03:49 PM
Fed seems to have lost a bunch of tiebreaks in the last couple of months (particularly to Nadal). He used to look invincible in tiebreaks.

Federerhingis
06-15-2006, 03:54 PM
Last year was even worse. If I'm not mistaken Nieminnen had match point against Federer in the first round of Halle.

But he didn't play Safin until the final. Sheesh. :rolleyes:

It's all because of Safin's ranking but they're both my favorites, if Safin is the one to play Fed. However, I still favor Fed. :p

Federer&Hingis
06-15-2006, 04:00 PM
4 more matches to break the reccord.

Good Luck Roger.

FSRteam
06-15-2006, 04:10 PM
Last year was even worse. If I'm not mistaken Nieminnen had match point against Federer in the first round of Halle.

It was 1st round against soderling but I'm not sure there was a a mp for the swede!

guinevere_79
06-15-2006, 04:15 PM
and another extremely tough match coming up for Fed, what a terrible draw:mad:
I have to admitt I was afraid for the streak today:eek:

I'm a little bit pleased that he has a tough draw. If he wins all his matches in Halle easily, he might go into Wimbledon with a sense of complacency. It's better that he gets his wake-up calls here, rather than at Wimbledon.

Purple Rainbow
06-15-2006, 04:23 PM
It was 1st round against soderling but I'm not sure there was a a mp for the swede!

Oh, Soderling, Nieminen. Swden, Finland, almost the same, no? :p

FSRteam
06-15-2006, 04:35 PM
Oh, Soderling, Nieminen. Swden, Finland, almost the same, no? :p

Almost... ;)

lucashg
06-15-2006, 05:43 PM
It was 1st round against soderling but I'm not sure there was a a mp for the swede!

Soderling did have MP against Roger, I just don't know how many.

The streaks are nice, and I do hope he carries on to win Halle and Wimbledon again. Good luck, Roger!

~Jin~
06-15-2006, 06:41 PM
Federer after todays match:
Receiving a check (20.000 Euro) for his foundation.

http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/3394/vlcsnap4595001jq.jpg

Playing a small "goal scoring" match. Germany vs Switzerland.
3 in the lower hole, 3 in the upper one.

"Me first?"

http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/6447/vlcsnap4601661zr.jpg

"Ok."

http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/6199/vlcsnap4598455nj.jpg

He shoots...

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/7646/vlcsnap4609122nm.jpg

And scores.

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/6180/vlcsnap4614144ff.jpg

Final score: 1:1.
Federer: "Good score for a final, right? ;)"

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/7636/vlcsnap4623586qw.jpg

Nice pics.

soonha
06-15-2006, 07:12 PM
Gasquet is the ninth player in Roger's streak who can take a set from Federer:

- Fish (6-4 at Wimbledon 2004)
- Gasquet (7-6 at Halle 2006)
- Hewitt (7-6 at Wimbledon 2004)
- Kiefer (7-6 at Wimbledon 2005)
- Roddick (6-4 at Wimbledon 2004)
- Safin (7-6 at Halle 2005)
- Soderling (7-6 at Halle 2005)
- Vicente (6-4 at Halle 2003)
- Youzhny (6-4 at Halle 2003)


What's most incredible is that he has dropped ONLY 9 sets throughout 38 consecutive wins(4 sets in Wimbledon for 3 yrs!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: ).

Kip
06-15-2006, 07:16 PM
Quite impressive from Roger
considering how short the
grasscourt season is. :cool: .

oneandonlyhsn
06-15-2006, 07:20 PM
Hopp Roger keep going :rocker2:

JuanRodriguez
06-16-2006, 04:39 PM
Roger getting his toughest matches so far in his streak. The last two matches he didn't make more points than his losing opponents:

Gasquet vs. Federer 112-111
O.Rochus vs. Federer 131-131

Nevertheless, still only two matches to go...

2006 - Halle
39) QF O. Rochus 6-7 (2), 7-6 (9), 7-6 (5)

guinevere_79
06-16-2006, 05:03 PM
I really wish Roger would just withdraw from this tournament. He is looking exhausted! His next match will surely be another tough one...both Soderling and Haas have given him problems before. And if he miraculously makes it past any of those two, he's likely to meet Berdych in the final.

oz_boz
06-16-2006, 05:08 PM
I believe that his streak will end in Halle. That would be really irritating, but it is better that he loses it here than in Wimbledon. On the other hand, if he somehow manages to win Halle, he will have regained some of the confidence he lost in RG.

jenanun
06-16-2006, 05:59 PM
just 2 more matches and tied borg's record!

wow!

so many new streaks record this year...

federer hardcourt
nadal clay

and now federer grass!

:yeah:

Bilbo
06-16-2006, 07:03 PM
federer got lucky today

stebs
06-16-2006, 07:17 PM
federer got lucky today
He saved each match point with a winner. It was a close shave for sure but he didn't win by luck.

kronus12
06-16-2006, 07:26 PM
to beat borg record on grass will be quite impressive for federer he just needs to win the tourney and the first round of wimbledon then he have another record to his name.

jenanun
06-16-2006, 07:50 PM
the most impressive thing with borg's record is not just 41 matches on grass,

but its ALL DONE IN WIMBLEDON!!! (ALL BEST OF 5 SETS MATCH!)

5 wimbledon title plus 1 runner up (till he lost in mcenroe...)

he didnt play any other grass tournament, just went from being RG champion on clay to win the wimbledon on grass a couple of times (3 if i m not wrong)

Jimnik
06-16-2006, 08:49 PM
I don't think Federer will ever win as many grass matches in a row as Nadal has on clay, unless he enters more grass tournaments. Maybe he should enter Nottingham and Newport. He should also try to play Davis Cup matches on grass.

Skyward
06-16-2006, 08:51 PM
I don't think Federer will ever win as many grass matches in a row as Nadal has on clay, unless he enters more grass tournaments. Maybe he should enter Nottingham and Newport. He should also try to play Davis Cup matches on grass.

Read my signature. :devil:

Jimnik
06-16-2006, 09:27 PM
Read my signature. :devil:
Ok, now read my post again and if you're as smart as you think you are, you would understand the point I was making instead of taking it all too literally.

Skyward
06-16-2006, 09:45 PM
Ok, now read my post again and if you're as smart as you think you are, you would understand the point I was making instead of taking it all too literally.

I have no idea what you point was.

My point is:

1. Fed's streak has nothing to do with Nadal. Why do you need to bring his streak here?

2. He shouldn't play Newport/Nottingham

3. He will not play Newport/Nottingham

SpECiaL K
06-16-2006, 10:09 PM
the most impressive thing with borg's record is not just 41 matches on grass,

but its ALL DONE IN WIMBLEDON!!! (ALL BEST OF 5 SETS MATCH!)

5 wimbledon title plus 1 runner up (till he lost in mcenroe...)


give roger 3 wimbledon and also that record will be with his name :p

DrJules
06-16-2006, 11:16 PM
but its ALL DONE IN WIMBLEDON!!! (ALL BEST OF 5 SETS MATCH!)


Upsets are more likely in 3 set matches so not sure it makes Borg achievement more difficult. The time period is more impressive - almost 6 years undefeated on grass.

Bibberz
06-17-2006, 02:02 AM
I have no idea what you point was.

My point is:

1. Fed's streak has nothing to do with Nadal. Why do you need to bring his streak here?

2. He shouldn't play Newport/Nottingham

3. He will not play Newport/Nottingham
Aw, give Skyward a break. It's perfectly natural to compare two such impressive streaks from the top two players. I'm sure everyone has thought about it.

Skyward
06-17-2006, 03:02 AM
It's perfectly natural to compare two such impressive streaks from the top two players. I'm sure everyone has thought about it.

I don't like the idea of comparing apples and oranges. Grass is a "special" surface because nobody plays/practices a lot on it. So, inflating the schedule just for the sake of reaching Nadal's clay numbers doesn't make any sense to me. :shrug:

Jimnik
06-17-2006, 12:03 PM
Personally, I don't think he should have played Halle either. There's too big a risk that he'll wear himself out and cause some long-term injuries. The problem is the length of the grass season. If there was just one more week in between RG and Wimby, it would make all the difference.

Skyward
06-17-2006, 12:39 PM
Personally, I don't think he should have played Halle either. There's too big a risk that he'll wear himself out and cause some long-term injuries. The problem is the length of the grass season. If there was just one more week in between RG and Wimby, it would make all the difference.

Now I agree with you 100%. What a difference one day makes. ;)

JuanRodriguez
06-17-2006, 02:33 PM
still one more to go ...

RonE
06-17-2006, 02:35 PM
:banana:

Hagar
06-17-2006, 03:59 PM
WTG, Roger!

mecir72
06-17-2006, 04:21 PM
Grass streaks are in a way more impressive than streaks on any other surface as this surface clearly has many more close sets and matches.
And although I think Borgs streak is very impressive as far streaks go Rogers is better. Best of 5 set matches dosnt make it tougher for the better player. Smaller tournaments doesnt make it easier either as as lesser player is more likely to win beat a big name in a small tournament.
However Borgs streak 78-80 will not be easily beaten. RG and wimby double three years in a row.

Btw very cool article on Borg.

NYCtennisfan
06-17-2006, 04:58 PM
Grass streaks are in a way more impressive than streaks on any other surface as this surface clearly has many more close sets and matches.
And although I think Borgs streak is very impressive as far streaks go Rogers is better. Best of 5 set matches dosnt make it tougher for the better player. Smaller tournaments doesnt make it easier either as as lesser player is more likely to win beat a big name in a small tournament.
However Borgs streak 78-80 will not be easily beaten. RG and wimby double three years in a row.

Btw very cool article on Borg.

Completely agree. Nobody is going to get a bit lucky and beat Nadal on clay. They will have to consistently outhit him from the baseline. On grass you can comfortably hold, get a few things go your way and win the set.

As for Borg, he almost never lost best of 5 matches other than to Connors and Jmac at the USO, so he would be more likely to lose a best of 3 setter on grass, which was also the case with Pete. He lost to some people at Queen's that he would never come close to losing at Wimby.

almouchie
06-17-2006, 05:47 PM
berdych will now stop him

fanancic
06-17-2006, 05:49 PM
Mario is the last who has beaten him on grass... and maybe the next?

anserq
06-17-2006, 05:53 PM
Hell YEs federer.

ufokart
06-17-2006, 06:10 PM
berdych will now stop him

That's right :rocker2:

naughty_sprite
06-17-2006, 06:12 PM
I want to see someone else win wimbledon this year. If Roger had won roland garros then i'd want roger to win but since he didn't I wanna see someone else.

Like Nadal, Roddick or Blake

Allez
06-18-2006, 09:57 AM
Can he match Borg's the record today ? So weird how two guys are challenging long standing records at the same time. Nadal on clay and Federer on grass.

DrJules
06-18-2006, 02:11 PM
Now 41 and equal to Borg.

scoobs
06-18-2006, 02:12 PM
Now 41 and equal to Borg.

:yippee:

yanchr
06-18-2006, 02:17 PM
Congrats Roger :yeah: One more...;)

oz_boz
06-18-2006, 02:19 PM
Can he match Borg's the record today ? So weird how two guys are challenging long standing records at the same time. Nadal on clay and Federer on grass.

Not to forget Rogers hc streak of 56 that was ended in Dubai ( :( ). IMHO the most impressive of the streaks since there seem to be more players able to compete on hc than clay or grass.

oneandonlyhsn
06-18-2006, 02:26 PM
Rogi way to go :woohoo: keep the streak alive baby :rocker:

Raquel
06-18-2006, 02:39 PM
Roger :worship:

Break the record Roger :cool:

Art&Soul
06-18-2006, 02:43 PM
Roger :worship:

Break the record Roger :cool:

Sure, he will :) He's the breaking-record MAN :cool:

Art&Soul
06-18-2006, 02:47 PM
berdych will now stop him
:nerner: :smoke:

TennisGrandSlam
06-18-2006, 02:56 PM
:nerner: :smoke:


Berdych like Gasquet,

Federer lost 1st meeting, but win them in all surfaces - Hard, Grass and Clay in 2006 :cool:

Federer&Hingis
06-18-2006, 03:27 PM
berdych will now stop him

:ras: :ras: :ras:

sampaio
06-18-2006, 03:29 PM
Berdych like Gasquet,

Federer lost 1st meeting, but win them in all surfaces - Hard, Grass and Clay in 2006 :cool:

Wow the number one in the world defeated 19 year old kids....so brillant.

Dirk
06-18-2006, 04:45 PM
Wow the number one in the world defeated 19 year old kids....so brillant.

You are the ones who flipped out when Roger lost to Richie as if Richie was going to take over the tour.

sampaio
06-18-2006, 04:58 PM
You are the ones who flipped out when Roger lost to Richie as if Richie was going to take over the tour.


Of course.
You know me so well.

yuffchen
06-18-2006, 06:12 PM
Roger :worship:

Break the record Roger :cool:

GO ROGER :)

landoud
06-18-2006, 09:19 PM
that's awesome
GOOOO ROGER

Fergie
06-19-2006, 02:30 AM
Roger :worship: :worship: :worship:

Mimi
06-19-2006, 04:17 AM
impressive, roger is the king of grass after pete :wavey:

maskedmuffin
06-19-2006, 04:29 AM
roger is the king of grass period.

stebs
06-19-2006, 11:13 AM
If Roger wins Wimbledon again this year he will be getting close to being the kind of grass period. This is assuming he would win Wimbledon this year which is by no means assured.

Roger Federer: Most matches unbeaten on grass, 4 straight Wimbledons.
Pete Sampras: 4 straight Wimbledons, 7 total Wimbledons
Bjorn Borg: 5 straight Wimbledons, most matches unbeaten at Wimbledon.

Even if Roger were to win the great tournament again this year he would have a way to go to be the best grass player ever but he is getting there.

Daniel
06-20-2006, 02:04 AM
:worship: Roger :worship:

Beat
06-20-2006, 04:57 PM
Twelve players succeeded in winning one single set against Federer:

- Berdych (7-6 at Halle 2006)
- Fish (6-4 at Wimbledon 2004)
- Gasquet (7-6 at Halle 2006)
- Haas (7-6 at Halle 2006)
- Hewitt (7-6 at Wimbledon 2004)
- Kiefer (7-6 at Wimbledon 2005)
- O. Rochus (7-6 at Halle 2006)
- Roddick (6-4 at Wimbledon 2004)
- Safin (7-6 at Halle 2005)
- Soderling (7-6 at Halle 2005)
- Vicente (6-4 at Halle 2003)
- Youzhny (6-4 at Halle 2003)
he never lost a set clearer than 4:6 :eek:

atheneglaukopis
06-20-2006, 06:51 PM
Gasquet is the ninth player in Roger's streak who can take a set from Federer:

- Fish (6-4 at Wimbledon 2004)
Fish was actually Wimbledon 2003.

yuffchen
06-20-2006, 07:34 PM
he never lost a set clearer than 4:6 :eek:


that's amazing :worship:

DrJules
06-20-2006, 07:38 PM
Roger still has a way to go to match the 6 year period from June 1975 to July 1981 that Borg was unbeaten on grass which included 5 Wimbledon titles. Amazingly Borg is rarely described as one of the best grass court players of all time despite the facts.

Interestingly, in 1974 Borg won 5 and lost 6 grass court matches.

~Jin~
06-21-2006, 02:42 AM
WTG! Federer!

stebs
06-21-2006, 12:13 PM
Only four times has someone taken a non tiebreak set from Federer. That's the most impressive thing about the streak imo.

Norrage
06-21-2006, 12:30 PM
and only 4 sets in wimbly :o Even more impressive...In the most important of the two tournaments he plays...Most set losses come in Halle...

oneandonlyhsn
06-27-2006, 03:25 PM
42 consecutive wins on grass, breaking Borg's record :worship: very clinical display

martinatreue
06-27-2006, 03:27 PM
42

DDrago2
06-27-2006, 03:31 PM
He put his smoking on after the match and cheered to the audience to celebrate the streak. I liked this, it was charming and much more apropriate then the trophy for streaks that Nadal got at RG

R.Federer
06-27-2006, 03:32 PM
CONGRATULATIONS ON BEATING BORG'S RECORD!!!!

YEMI
06-27-2006, 03:45 PM
:woohoo: Go Roger :rocker:

1 match down 6 to go.

atheneglaukopis
06-27-2006, 04:08 PM
Good job, Roger! :worship:

Just a bad year for Borg all around, no?

R.Federer
06-27-2006, 04:15 PM
Just a bad year for Borg all around, no?
Losing streaks, almost losing his trophies.... I still love ya Bjorn!

RonE
06-27-2006, 04:46 PM
Roger you fucking animal :worship: :lol:

For those of you who have read "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy", Roger has just given the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe and Everything ;)

Bagelicious
06-27-2006, 04:59 PM
Roger you fucking animal :worship: :lol:

For those of you who have read "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy", Roger has just given the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe and Everything ;)


42!

rofe
06-27-2006, 05:41 PM
Roger you fucking animal :worship: :lol:

A snide reference to Dievid23's choice phrase when Nadal wins over Federer perhaps? ;)


For those of you who have read "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy", Roger has just given the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe and Everything ;)

Hmmm...42 went by in the blink of an eye - just like Fed wanted.

RonE
06-27-2006, 07:35 PM
A snide reference to Dievid23's choice phrase when Nadal wins over Federer perhaps? ;)

:angel:

Doris Loeffel
06-27-2006, 08:37 PM
Well done Roger now keep it up!!

R.Federer
06-27-2006, 08:44 PM
Humble Roger....

"Halle is not Wimbledon," he pointed out. "Halle is best-of-three, even though that's maybe considered a little more dangerous to lose, obviously. But Wimbledon stays Wimbledon, after all. Five Wimbledons and a sixth final is something almost beyond possibilities for any player. So for me, obviously, he stays a hero."

Clara Bow
06-27-2006, 08:48 PM
Congrats Rogi! :worship:

Interesting point that is brought up about how Borg's record is really mainly just from Wimbles. If he had played some more smaller tournaments- I wonder what the record could be. If anyone had to break Borg's record- I am glad that it is the very deserving Rogi.

Roger looked very, very impressive today in the little snippets that I saw. I think he will pad a good number onto his streak during this tournament.

We are in a special time of men's tennis. Within the span of a little more than a month, two long standing streaks were broken. And new records have been set in other categories in the past two years or so. Well done ATP. :)

*Do have to wonder if Vilas' consecutive match win record will be broken in the next couple of years (I think so) or if Lendl's consecutive indoor match record will be broken soon (don't see that for a good while).

landoud
06-27-2006, 08:48 PM
new record for an original champion
congrats

jenanun
06-27-2006, 08:55 PM
:yeah: we have another new winning streaks record! :clap:

first we had federer on hard
then nadal on clay
now federer on grass!

jenanun
06-27-2006, 09:00 PM
Humble Roger....

"Halle is not Wimbledon," he pointed out. "Halle is best-of-three, even though that's maybe considered a little more dangerous to lose, obviously. But Wimbledon stays Wimbledon, after all. Five Wimbledons and a sixth final is something almost beyond possibilities for any player. So for me, obviously, he stays a hero."

that is obvious.... borg's 41 straight win in wimbledon is indeed more impressive,
consider he has won RG and Wimbledon in the same year in three consecutive years !!! :worship:

well, maybe federer can win halle AND wimbledon in 5 consecutive years....

Raquel
06-27-2006, 09:14 PM
Well done Roger :worship:

musefanatic
06-27-2006, 10:46 PM
Great win Roger, well done for the record :)

Art&Soul
06-28-2006, 07:07 AM
WELL DONE ROGI for the new record, the streak still will be............. :angel:

Daniel
06-28-2006, 08:04 AM
Congrats Roger :worship:

JuanRodriguez
07-03-2006, 06:02 PM
Yet another update... ;)

JuanRodriguez
07-07-2006, 04:32 PM
Bagel nr. 7 for Bjorkman ;)

JuanRodriguez
07-09-2006, 05:56 PM
to be updated next year :worship:

Federer's list of 48 undefeated matches

2003 - Halle
1) R1 Sargsian 7-5, 6-1
2) R2 Vicente 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
3) QF El Aynaoui 7-5, 7-6 (3)
4) SF Youhzny 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2
5) F Kiefer 6-1, 6-3

2003 - Wimbledon
6) R1 Lee 6-3, 6-3, 7-6 (2)
7) R2 Koubek 7-5, 6-1, 6-1
8) R3 Fish 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1
9) R4 Lopez 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4
10) QF Schalken 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
11) SF Roddick 7-6 (6), 6-3, 6-3
12) F Philippoussis 7-6 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (3)

2004 - Halle
13) R1 T. Johansson 6-3, 6-2
14) R2 Youzhny 6-2, 6-1
15) QF Clement 6-3, 7-5
16) SF Novak 6-3, 6-4
17) F Fish 6-0, 6-3

2004 - Wimbledon
18) R1 Bogdanovic 6-3, 6-3, 6-0
19) R2 Falla 6-1, 6-2, 6-0
20) R3 T. Johansson 6-3, 6-4, 6-3
21) R4 Karlovic 6-3, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5)
22) QF Hewitt 6-1, 6-7 (1), 6-0, 6-4
23) SF Grosjean 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 (6)
24) F Roddick 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3), 6-4

2005 - Halle
25) R1 Soderling 6-7 (5), 7-6 (6), 6-4
26) R2 Mayer 6-2, 6-4
27) QF Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-4
28) SF Haas 6-4, 7-6 (11)
29) F Safin 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-4

2005 - Wimbledon
30) R1 Mathieu 6-4, 6-2, 6-4
31) R2 Minar 6-4, 6-4, 6-1
32) R3 Kiefer 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-1, 7-5
33) R4 Ferrero 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (6)
34) QF Gonzalez 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (2)
35) SF Hewitt 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (4)
36) F Roddick 6-2, 7-6 (3), 6-4

2006 - Halle
37) R1 Bopanna 7-6 (4), 6-2
38) R2 Gasquet 7-6 (7), 6-7 (7), 6-4
39) QF O. Rochus 6-7 (2), 7-6 (9), 7-6 (5)
40) SF Haas 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-3
41) F Berdych 6-0, 6-7 (4), 6-2

2006 - Wimbledon
42) R1 Gasquet 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
43) R2 Henman 6-4, 6-0, 6-2
44) R3 Mahut 6-3, 7-6 (2), 6-4
45) R4 Berdych 6-3, 6-3, 6-4
46) QF Anic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
47) SF Bjorkman 6-2, 6-0, 6-2
48) F Nadal 6-0, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (2), 6-3


PLAYERS WHO RECEIVED A BAGLE

- Berdych (Halle 2006)
- Bjorkman (Wimbledon 2006)
- Bogdanovic (Wimbledon 2004)
- Falla (Wimbledon 2004)
- Fish (Halle 2004)
- Henman (Wimbledon 2006)
- Hewitt (Wimbledon 2004)


PLAYERS WHO WON ONE SINGLE SET

- Berdych (7-6 at Halle 2006)
- Fish (6-4 at Wimbledon 2003)
- Gasquet (7-6 at Halle 2006)
- Haas (7-6 at Halle 2006)
- Hewitt (7-6 at Wimbledon 2004)
- Nadal (7-6 at Wimbledon 2006)
- Kiefer (7-6 at Wimbledon 2005)
- O. Rochus (7-6 at Halle 2006)
- Roddick (6-4 at Wimbledon 2004)
- Safin (7-6 at Halle 2005)
- Soderling (7-6 at Halle 2005)
- Vicente (6-4 at Halle 2003)
- Youzhny (6-4 at Halle 2003)

JuanRodriguez
07-09-2006, 05:58 PM
GRASS-COURT STREAKS

48 Federer (winner Halle & Wimbledon 03 + 04 + 05 + 06)
41 Borg (winner Wimbledon 76 + 77 + 78 + 79 + 80 & lost the Wimbledon final in 1981 against McEnroe)
25 Connors (winner Australian Open 73 + Wimbledon 73 + US Open 73 & lost final of Australian Open 74 to John Newcombe)
23 McEnroe (winner Brisbane 80 + Queens 81 + Wimbledon 81 & lost final of Queens 82 to Connors)
23 Sampras (winner Wimbledon 94 + Queens 94 + Wimbledon 95 & lost quarter-final of Wimbledon 96 against Krajicek) + (winner Wimbledon 98 + Queens 99 + Wimbledon 99 & lost final of Queens 99 to Hewitt)
22 Laver (winner Wimbledon 68 + Australian Open 69 + Wimbledon 69 & lost the 4th round of Wimbledon 70 against Taylor)
17 Edberg (winner Wimbledon 90 + Queens 91 & lost semi-final of Wimbledon 91 against Michael Stich)
17 Hewitt (winner 2 matches Davis Cup tie against Brazil 00 + 2 matches Davis Cup tie against Ecuador 01 + Queens 01 + Rosmalen 01 & lost in 4th round at Wimbledon 01 against Escudé)
16 Krajicek (winner Wimbledon 96 + Rosmalen 97 & lost in QF at Wimbledon 97 to Henman)
16 Stich (winner Wimbledon 91 + Rosmalen 92 & lost in QF at Wimbledon 92 to Sampras)
13 Becker (winner Queens 85 + Wimbledon 85 & lost 1st round at the Australian Open 86 against Michiel Schapers)
7 Agassi (winner Wimbledon 92 & lost in first round of Halle 93 to Steeb)
7 Ivanisevic (winner Wimbledon 02 & lost in first round of Queens 01 to Vacek)

DrJules
07-09-2006, 07:00 PM
GRASS-COURT STREAKS
22 Laver (winner Wimbledon 68 + Australian Open 69 + Wimbledon 69 & lost the 4th round of Wimbledon 70 against Taylor)


Was US Open 1968 played on grass because R Laver lost in 4th round?

DrJules
07-09-2006, 07:01 PM
GRASS-COURT STREAKS

25 Connors (winner Australian Open 73 + Wimbledon 73 + US Open 73 & lost final of Australian Open 74 to John Newcombe)


Connors won those titles in 74 not 73.

DrJules
07-09-2006, 07:03 PM
GRASS-COURT STREAKS

23 Sampras (winner Wimbledon 94 + Queens 94 + Wimbledon 95 & lost quarter-final of Wimbledon 96 against Krajicek) + (winner Wimbledon 98 + Queens 99 + Wimbledon 99 & lost final of Queens 99 to Hewitt)


What were the years.

Sjengster
07-10-2006, 12:35 AM
It was Todd Martin who beat Sampras in the final at Queens in 1994, so that one can't be right. Sampras won it a year later in 1995. And of course it was the 2000 final where Sampras lost to Hewitt, but that was just a typo, I imagine.

It does illustrate Sampras' famous quote about being "all about the majors" - obviously a great grass-court player, but his record outside Wimbledon was patchy and he had some surprising losses at Queens during the period that he dominated at SW19.

scoobs
07-10-2006, 12:45 AM
So as we leave the grass for another year - Federer has defended his grasscourt streak, Nadal has defended his clay court streak, assuming he plays no more clay this year, and he's pulled out of Bastad so I don't know if he will or not...

Amazing from both guys.

Daniel
07-10-2006, 02:06 AM
Well done Roger for having such an amazing run on grass. :worship:

magnoliaewan
07-10-2006, 10:31 PM
PLAYERS WHO RECEIVED A BAGLE

- Berdych (Halle 2006)
- Bjorkman (Wimbledon 2006)
- Bogdanovic (Wimbledon 2004)
- Falla (Wimbledon 2004)
- Fish (Halle 2004)
- Henman (Wimbledon 2006)
- Hewitt (Wimbledon 2004)




You forgot to put Nadal (Wimbledon 2006) here.

Dirk
07-10-2006, 10:38 PM
It was Todd Martin who beat Sampras in the final at Queens in 1994, so that one can't be right. Sampras won it a year later in 1995. And of course it was the 2000 final where Sampras lost to Hewitt, but that was just a typo, I imagine.

It does illustrate Sampras' famous quote about being "all about the majors" - obviously a great grass-court player, but his record outside Wimbledon was patchy and he had some surprising losses at Queens during the period that he dominated at SW19.

That is odd because you would think Pete would want Queens badly to help him for Wimbledon but I guess not. It is a shame especially since he lost at RG early later on in his career that he didn't pick up a few more Queens club titles. He has 3 grass titles outside of Wimbledon, they were the two Queens titles and Nottingham in 90.

stebs
07-10-2006, 10:40 PM
GRASS-COURT STREAKS

48 Federer (winner Halle & Wimbledon 03 + 04 + 05 + 06)
41 Borg (winner Wimbledon 76 + 77 + 78 + 79 + 80 & lost the Wimbledon final in 1981 against McEnroe)
25 Connors (winner Australian Open 73 + Wimbledon 73 + US Open 73 & lost final of Australian Open 74 to John Newcombe)
23 McEnroe (winner Brisbane 80 + Queens 81 + Wimbledon 81 & lost final of Queens 82 to Connors)
23 Sampras (winner Wimbledon 94 + Queens 94 + Wimbledon 95 & lost quarter-final of Wimbledon 96 against Krajicek) + (winner Wimbledon 98 + Queens 99 + Wimbledon 99 & lost final of Queens 99 to Hewitt)
22 Laver (winner Wimbledon 68 + Australian Open 69 + Wimbledon 69 & lost the 4th round of Wimbledon 70 against Taylor)
17 Edberg (winner Wimbledon 90 + Queens 91 & lost semi-final of Wimbledon 91 against Michael Stich)
17 Hewitt (winner 2 matches Davis Cup tie against Brazil 00 + 2 matches Davis Cup tie against Ecuador 01 + Queens 01 + Rosmalen 01 & lost in 4th round at Wimbledon 01 against Escudé)
16 Krajicek (winner Wimbledon 96 + Rosmalen 97 & lost in QF at Wimbledon 97 to Henman)
16 Stich (winner Wimbledon 91 + Rosmalen 92 & lost in QF at Wimbledon 92 to Sampras)
13 Becker (winner Queens 85 + Wimbledon 85 & lost 1st round at the Australian Open 86 against Michiel Schapers)
7 Agassi (winner Wimbledon 92 & lost in first round of Halle 93 to Steeb)
7 Ivanisevic (winner Wimbledon 02 & lost in first round of Queens 01 to Vacek)


Very surprising that there are none in between 7 and 13. Hard to believe nobody ever won Wimbledon and then a couple of matches before losing.

NYCtennisfan
07-11-2006, 12:12 AM
That is odd because you would think Pete would want Queens badly to help him for Wimbledon but I guess not. It is a shame especially since he lost at RG early later on in his career that he didn't pick up a few more Queens club titles. He has 3 grass titles outside of Wimbledon, they were the two Queens titles and Nottingham in 90.

It's amazing to look back and see some of the players that he lost to on grass, but he really didn't care. He had the utmost confidence in himself that once you start playing best of 5, nobody was going to beat and that WAS the case.

It also goes to show that if you are going to beat someone great on their surface, it's going to be in a best of 3 match. Pete vs. Martin at Wimby...you knew Martin would have a few good returns, hold serve or most of the time, but he really had no chance of winning a best of 5 against Pete on grass.

NYCtennisfan
07-11-2006, 12:22 AM
2003: Vicente (Halle), Youzhny (Halle), Fish (Wimby)
2004: Andy Roddick

These are the only players that have won a set off of Federer outright i.e. no tie-breaker during the streak. All of them won the set 6-4. That's 73 consecutive sets, and 24 matches (+ the last three sets against Roddick inte 2004 final) that Fed has played without losing a set outright which is simply :eek:

He has lost 8 TB sets since losing the set outright to Roddick and is 13-8 overall in TB's since that final. He is 24-9 in TB's overall during the streak and at one point won 9 ina row before losing one to Hewitt in 2004.

NYCtennisfan
07-11-2006, 12:36 AM
Becker won 9 in a row in 1986-1987 when he won Wimby (7 matches) and R! + R2 at the Australian Open (2 matches) lost to Masur.

Becker won 12 in a row in 1988 when he won Queen's (6 matches) + got to the Finals at Wimby (6 matches) losing to Edberg.

Becker won 11 in a row in 1989-1990 when he won Wimby in 1989 (7 matches) + got to the finals at Queen's in 1990 (4 matches) losing to Lendl

Becker won 7 in a row in 1996 by winning Queen's (5 matches) + getting to R3 at Wimby

Ivan Lendl won 10 in a row in 1990 by winning Queen's (5 matches) and then losing in the SF at Wimby (5 matches) to Edberg

Wilander won 7 in a row by winning the Australian Open (6 matches) + getting to R2 at Wimby in 1984 (1 match)

JuanRodriguez
06-10-2007, 11:50 AM
The beginning of a new grass season, also the continuation of Roger's streak?

Halle 2007
49) R1 O. Rochus

Their previous meeting on grass was probably the toughest for Roger to win. But he did eventually, after having some match points against him. (Halle 2006 - QF Federer - O. Rochus 6-7 (2), 7-6 (9), 7-6 (5))

JuanRodriguez
06-27-2007, 07:25 AM
50 consecutive wins on grass could be achieved today by Roger!

2007 - Wimbledon
49) R1 Gabashvili 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
50) R2 Del Potro

JuanRodriguez
06-28-2007, 06:34 AM
Almost 50...

Federer vs. Del Potro 6-2, 7-5, 2-0 :)

RonE
06-28-2007, 06:57 AM
A temporary blip for sure. When Del Potro gets back on court he will teach the arrogant Swiss Ego King a lesson he will never forget.

R=FK has shown us all the light.

The_Nadal_effect
06-28-2007, 08:23 AM
50 looks sweet.

Forehander
06-28-2007, 09:11 AM
del potro is not very likely to come back since he's a break down in the third set and is still inexperienced so i think the match streak have increased to 50 now?

RonE
06-28-2007, 09:13 AM
del potro is not very likely to come back since he's a break down in the third set and is still inexperienced so i think the match streak have increased to 50 now?

The ignorance of Fedtardism runs rampant on this board.

Only R=FK's logic can save you now...

Forehander
06-28-2007, 09:15 AM
The ignorance of Fedtardism runs rampant on this board.

Only R=FK's logic can save you now...

:haha: save me please :haha:

Sunset of Age
06-28-2007, 01:27 PM
The ignorance of Fedtardism runs rampant on this board.

Only R=FK's logic can save you now...

I'd rather have YOU save me. :angel:

Rogi made it a quick job today, wow! Didn't even take off his vest. :D :worship:

cecilija
06-28-2007, 01:31 PM
Roger is pure legend :eek:

JuanRodriguez
07-06-2007, 03:20 PM
2007 - Wimbledon
53) QF Ferrero 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-1, 6-3

Ferrero is the first player during Roger's streak who wins a set with more than two games difference...

RonE
07-06-2007, 03:46 PM
That lucky arrogant bastard just refuses to lose.

cardio
07-06-2007, 04:19 PM
At this moment Roger Federer has won 53 matches on grass in a row. :eek:
Since his defeat in the first round at Wimbledon in 2002 against Mario Ancic he hasn't lost a single match on the surface. Players like Connors, Borg, McEnroe, Becker and Sampras also have an impressive grass winning history, but no one of the previous legends did better than Roger's streak now.

Here's the list of all matches he has won the past three years on grass.

2003 - Halle
1) R1 Sargsian 7-5, 6-1
2) R2 Vicente 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
3) QF El Aynaoui 7-5, 7-6 (3)
4) SF Youhzny 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2
5) F Kiefer 6-1, 6-3

2003 - Wimbledon
6) R1 Lee 6-3, 6-3, 7-6 (2)
7) R2 Koubek 7-5, 6-1, 6-1
8) R3 Fish 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1
9) R4 Lopez 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4
10) QF Schalken 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
11) SF Roddick 7-6 (6), 6-3, 6-3
12) F Philippoussis 7-6 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (3)

2004 - Halle
13) R1 T. Johansson 6-3, 6-2
14) R2 Youzhny 6-2, 6-1
15) QF Clement 6-3, 7-5
16) SF Novak 6-3, 6-4
17) F Fish 6-0, 6-3

2004 - Wimbledon
18) R1 Bogdanovic 6-3, 6-3, 6-0
19) R2 Falla 6-1, 6-2, 6-0
20) R3 T. Johansson 6-3, 6-4, 6-3
21) R4 Karlovic 6-3, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5)
22) QF Hewitt 6-1, 6-7 (1), 6-0, 6-4
23) SF Grosjean 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 (6)
24) F Roddick 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3), 6-4

2005 - Halle
25) R1 Soderling 6-7 (5), 7-6 (6), 6-4
26) R2 Mayer 6-2, 6-4
27) QF Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-4
28) SF Haas 6-4, 7-6 (11)
29) F Safin 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-4

2005 - Wimbledon
30) R1 Mathieu 6-4, 6-2, 6-4
31) R2 Minar 6-4, 6-4, 6-1
32) R3 Kiefer 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-1, 7-5
33) R4 Ferrero 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (6)
34) QF Gonzalez 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (2)
35) SF Hewitt 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (4)
36) F Roddick 6-2, 7-6 (3), 6-4

2006 - Halle
37) R1 Bopanna 7-6 (4), 6-2
38) R2 Gasquet 7-6 (7), 6-7 (7), 6-4
39) QF O. Rochus 6-7 (2), 7-6 (9), 7-6 (5)
40) SF Haas 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-3
41) F Berdych 6-0, 6-7 (4), 6-2

2006 - Wimbledon
42) R1 Gasquet 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
43) R2 Henman 6-4, 6-0, 6-2
44) R3 Mahut 6-3, 7-6 (2), 6-4
45) R4 Berdych 6-3, 6-3, 6-4
46) QF Anic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
47) SF Bjorkman 6-2, 6-0, 6-2
48) F Nadal 6-0, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (2), 6-3

2007 - Wimbledon
49) R1 Gabashvili 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
50) R2 Del Potro 6-2, 7-5, 6-1
51) R3 Safin 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (4)
52) R4 Haas WO
53) QF Ferrero 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-1, 6-3


EIGHT players received a bagle from Roger:

- Berdych (Halle 2006)
- Bjorkman (Wimbledon 2006)
- Bogdanovic (Wimbledon 2004)
- Falla (Wimbledon 2004)
- Fish (Halle 2004)
- Henman (Wimbledon 2006)
- Hewitt (Wimbledon 2004)
- Nadal (Wimbledon 2006)

FOURTEEN players succeeded in winning one single set against Federer:

- Berdych (7-6 at Halle 2006)
- Ferrero (6-3 at Wimbledon 2007)
- Fish (6-4 at Wimbledon 2003)
- Gasquet (7-6 at Halle 2006)
- Haas (7-6 at Halle 2006)
- Hewitt (7-6 at Wimbledon 2004)
- Nadal (7-6 at Wimbledon 2006)
- Kiefer (7-6 at Wimbledon 2005)
- O. Rochus (7-6 at Halle 2006)
- Roddick (6-4 at Wimbledon 2004)
- Safin (7-6 at Halle 2005)
- Soderling (7-6 at Halle 2005)
- Vicente (6-4 at Halle 2003)
- Youzhny (6-4 at Halle 2003)


GRASS-COURT STREAKS

52 Federer (winner Halle 03+04+05+06 & Wimbledon (03+04+05+06+QF07)
41 Borg (winner Wimbledon 76 + 77 + 78 + 79 + 80 & lost the Wimbledon final in 1981 against McEnroe)
25 Connors (winner Australian Open 73 + Wimbledon 74 + US Open 74 & lost final of Australian Open 74 to John Newcombe)
23 McEnroe (winner Brisbane 80 + Queens 81 + Wimbledon 81 & lost final of Queens 82 to Connors)
23 Sampras (winner Wimbledon 94 + Queens 95 + Wimbledon 95 & lost quarter-final of Wimbledon 96 against Krajicek) + (winner Wimbledon 98 + Queens 99 + Wimbledon 99 & lost final of Queens 00 to Hewitt)
17 Laver (winner Wimbledon 69 + US Open 69 + & lost the 4th round of Wimbledon 70 against Taylor)
17 Edberg (winner Wimbledon 90 + Queens 91 & lost semi-final of Wimbledon 91 against Michael Stich)
17 Hewitt (winner 2 matches Davis Cup tie against Brazil 00 + 2 matches Davis Cup tie against Ecuador 01 + Queens 01 + Rosmalen 01 & lost in 4th round at Wimbledon 01 against Escudé)
16 Krajicek (winner Wimbledon 96 + Rosmalen 97 & lost in QF at Wimbledon 97 to Henman)
16 Stich (winner Wimbledon 91 + Rosmalen 92 & lost in QF at Wimbledon 92 to Sampras)
13 Becker (winner Queens 85 + Wimbledon 85 & lost 1st round at the Australian Open 86 against Michiel Schapers)
11 Cash (winning 6 davis cup matches in 84 & lost final at Australian Open to Edberg)
10 Lendl (winner Queens 90 & lost SF at Wimbledon 90 to Becker)
7 Agassi (winner Wimbledon 92 & lost in first round of Halle 93 to Steeb)
7 Ivanisevic (winner Wimbledon 02 & lost in first round of Queens 01 to Vacek)

Actually, Feds winning streak is 52 now, because walkover is not win. I quote news after Haas withdrew from the tournament
"Because Haas pulled out before the match, it goes into the books as a walkover, and Federer will not get credit for a victory. So the Swiss star's winning streak at Wimbledon stays at 31 matches, and his record run on grass courts stays at 51."
http://www.tennis.com/news/news.aspx?id=90366

JuanRodriguez
07-06-2007, 06:07 PM
Actually, Feds winning streak is 52 now, because walkover is not win. I quote news after Haas withdrew from the tournament
"Because Haas pulled out before the match, it goes into the books as a walkover, and Federer will not get credit for a victory. So the Swiss star's winning streak at Wimbledon stays at 31 matches, and his record run on grass courts stays at 51."
http://www.tennis.com/news/news.aspx?id=90366

hey thanx! Didn't know what to do with that one. :)

JuanRodriguez
07-06-2007, 09:00 PM
Updated the grass-court streaks:


GRASS-COURT STREAKS

52 Federer (winner Halle 03+04+05+06 & Wimbledon (03+04+05+06+SF07)
41 Borg (winner Wimbledon 76 + 77 + 78 + 79 + 80 & lost the Wimbledon final in 1981 against McEnroe)
25 Connors (winner Australian Open 73 + Wimbledon 74 + US Open 74 & lost final of Australian Open 74 to John Newcombe)
23 McEnroe (winner Brisbane 80 + Queens 81 + Wimbledon 81 & lost final of Queens 82 to Connors)
23 Sampras (winner Wimbledon 94 + Queens 95 + Wimbledon 95 & lost quarter-final of Wimbledon 96 against Krajicek) + (winner Wimbledon 98 + Queens 99 + Wimbledon 99 & lost final of Queens 00 to Hewitt)
17 Laver (winner Wimbledon 69 + US Open 69 + & lost R4 at Wimbledon 70 to Taylor)
17 Edberg (winner Wimbledon 90 + Queens 91 & lost SF at Wimbledon 91 to Stich)
17 Hewitt (winner 2 Davis Cup matches 00 + 2 matches Davis Cup 01 + Queens 01 + Rosmalen 01 & lost R4 at Wimbledon 01 to Escudé)
16 Stich (winner Wimbledon 91 + Rosmalen 92 & lost in QF at Wimbledon 92 to Sampras)
16 Krajicek (winner Wimbledon 96 + Rosmalen 97 & lost in QF at Wimbledon 97 to Henman)
15 Newcombe (winner Australian Open 74 + 3 Davis Cup matches 74 & lost final at Australian Open 75 to Edmondson)
13 Becker (winner Queens 85 + Wimbledon 85 & lost 1st round at the Australian Open 86 against Schapers)
12 Martin (winner 2 Davis Cup matches 94 + Queens 94 & lost SF at Wimbledon 94 to Sampras)
11 Cash (winning 6 davis cup matches in 84 & lost final at Australian Open to Edberg)
11 Rafter (winner Rosmalen 00 & lost final at Wimbledon 00 to Sampras)
10 Mayotte (winner Queens 86 & lost QF at Wimbledon 86 to Lendl)
10 Lendl (winner Queens 90 & lost SF at Wimbledon 90 to Becker)
10 Roddick (winner Queens 03 & lost final at Wimbledon 03 to Federer, winner Queens 04 & lost final at Wimbledon 04 to Federer, winner Queens 05 & lost final at Wimbledon 05 to Federer)
9 Ferreira (winner Queens 92 & lost R4 at Wimbledon 92 to Becker)
9 Schalken (winner Rosmalen 02 & lost QF at Wimbledon 02 to Hewitt, winner Rosmalen 03 & lost QF at Wimbledon 03 to Federer)
9 Ancic (winner Rosmalen 06 & lost QF at Wimbledon 06 to Federer)
8 Ash (winner Australian Open 70 & lost R4 at Wimbledon 70 to Gimeno)
7 Agassi (winner Wimbledon 92 & lost R1 at Halle 93 to Steeb)
7 Philippoussis (winner 2 Davis Cup matches 97 + winner Queens 97 & lost 1R at Wimbledon 97 to Rusedski)
7 Ivanisevic (winner Wimbledon 02 & lost R1 at Queens 01 to Vacek)
7 Ljubicic (winner Rosmalen 07 & lost 3R at Wimbledon 07 to Mathieu)

Baghdatis72
07-06-2007, 09:23 PM
Amazing record :o

Sunset of Age
07-06-2007, 09:26 PM
It's an amazing streak, indeed. Don't see anyone get close in a very long time, not unlike Rafa's streak on clay BTW.

Jim Courier
07-06-2007, 09:35 PM
When is the last time Federer lost on grass? I can't think of a grass defeat after 2002 (5 years ago :eek:)

elessar
07-06-2007, 09:36 PM
When is the last time Federer lost on grass? I can't think of a grass defeat after 2002 (5 years ago :eek:)

That's because there isn't one he lost in the first round of wimby in 2002 and since then ... well you know the story

RonE
07-06-2007, 09:36 PM
When is the last time Federer lost on grass? I can't think of a grass defeat after 2002 (5 years ago :eek:)

I have a sneaky suspicion he is due one sometime in the next two days.

Eden
07-06-2007, 09:37 PM
When is the last time Federer lost on grass? I can't think of a grass defeat after 2002 (5 years ago :eek:)

He lost to Ancic in the first round in Wimbledon in 2002.

elessar
07-06-2007, 09:39 PM
I have a sneaky suspicion he is due one sometime in the next two days.

Tsss reverse jinxing won't work against the spartan king RonE y ou should know better :p

RonE
07-06-2007, 09:43 PM
Tsss reverse jinxing won't work against the spartan king RonE y ou should know better :p

Jokes aside I was actually being serious this time.

Sunset of Age
07-06-2007, 09:46 PM
I have a sneaky suspicion he is due one sometime in the next two days.

Awww... I hope he'll be able to postpone the inevitable happening for just one more year...

OnyxRose
07-06-2007, 09:46 PM
If that happened, man...craziest Wimbledon ever.

JuanRodriguez
07-07-2007, 03:42 PM
Number 53 = SF Gasquet 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 :)

bokehlicious
07-07-2007, 04:56 PM
another lucky one...

Blue Heart24
07-07-2007, 07:38 PM
Updated the grass-court streaks:


GRASS-COURT STREAKS


7 Ivanisevic (winner Wimbledon 02 & lost R1 at Queens 01 to Vacek)
7 Ljubicic (winner Rosmalen 07 & lost 3R at Wimbledon 07 to Mathieu)

:tape:

lol....such a grass court legend as Ivanisevic and such a grass court gimp as Ivan doesnt deserve to be in the same row!:lol: ;)

Sorry Ivan :)


btw,Ivanisev won it in 2001.
6 years ago.
9th July 2001.
On Monday:worship:

Also,Ancic doesnt deserve to be in front of Goran.

Goran is a legend and a way better grass player.

DwyaneWade
07-07-2007, 07:42 PM
I have a sneaky suspicion he is due one sometime in the next two days.

I am curious why you think so?

I just can't envision Nadal taking 3 out of 5 sets on this surface from Federer, much like I couldn't see Fed taking 3 out of 5 at RG.

Also (an aside) if Rafa wins tomorrow he would stop Fed's grass streak at 53. That's how long Vilas's former clay streak record was....

Neely
07-07-2007, 07:54 PM
Very very impressive streak Federer is posting over the years :worship: This is the very impressive part of this streak for me because it requires you to to be so good on the same surface for many seasons in a row.

RagingLamb
07-07-2007, 09:15 PM
53 straight holy crap. That is indeed an impressive number. Federer ended Nadal's clay streak at 81 was it? Let's see if Nadal can end Federer's. Then the two can really hate each other.

LinkMage
07-08-2007, 01:10 AM
53 straight holy crap. That is indeed an impressive number. Federer ended Nadal's clay streak at 81 was it? Let's see if Nadal can end Federer's. Then the two can really hate each other.


Nadal ended Fed's hard court streak first, and Roger took revenge by finishing Rafa's clay streak.

JuanRodriguez
07-08-2007, 06:01 PM
Nadal = Nr. 54... Nadal is the only player who took 2 sets in a match during Roger's streak

2007 - Wimbledon
49) R1 Gabashvili 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
50) R2 Del Potro 6-2, 7-5, 6-1
51) R3 Safin 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (4)
XX) R4 Haas WO
52) QF Ferrero 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
53) SF Gasquet 7-5, 6-3, 6-4
54) FI Nadal 7-6 (7), 4-6, 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-2

To be continued next year ;)

goldenlox
07-08-2007, 06:46 PM
The pressure increases next year as he goes for 6, and he'll probably be close to Sampras a year from now.

Eden
07-08-2007, 07:20 PM
Very very impressive streak Federer is posting over the years :worship: This is the very impressive part of this streak for me because it requires you to to be so good on the same surface for many seasons in a row.

:yeah:

Well done Roger :)