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Willy saves Willy (Federer's 41-match winning streak)

Voo de Mar
03-12-2007, 03:37 AM
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41 winning match streak by Federer was the fourth best streak in tennis history (46-Vilas, 44-Lendl, 42-J.McEnroe).
Here is the link to best winning streaks
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=95300

41 - Federer :)

2006
CINCINNATI
2 Murray 5-7 4-6
***************
US OPEN
1 Wang 6-4 6-1 6-0
2 Henman 6-3 6-4 7-5
3 Spadea 6-3 6-3 6-0
4 Gicquel 6-3 7-6(2) 6-3
Q Blake 7-6(7) 6-0 6-7(9) 6-4
S Davydenko 6-1 7-5 6-4
W Roddick 6-2 4-6 7-5 6-1
DAVIS CUP
- Tipsarevic 6-3 6-2 6-2
- Djokovic 6-3 6-2 6-3
TOKYO Outdoor
2 Troicki 7-6(2) 7-6(3)
3 Moodie 6-2 6-1
Q Suzuki 4-6 7-5 7-6(3)
S B.Becker 6-3 6-4
W Henman 6-3 6-3
MADRID
2 Massu 6-3 6-2
3 Soderling 7-6(5) 7-6(8)
Q Ginepri 6-3 7-6(4)
S Nalbandian 6-4 6-0
W Gonzalez 7-5 6-1 6-0
BASEL
1 Zib 6-1 6-2
2 Garcia-Lopez 6-2 6-0
Q Ferrer 6-3 7-6(14)
S Srichaphan 6-4 3-6 7-6(5)
W Gonzalez 6-3 6-2 7-6(3)
SHANGHAI - Masters Cup
rr. Nalbandian 3-6 6-1 6-1
rr. Roddick 4-6 7-6(8) 6-4
rr. Ljubicic 7-6(2) 6-4
S Nadal 6-4 7-5
W Blake 6-0 6-3 6-4

2007
AUSTRALIAN OPEN
1 Phau 7-5 6-0 6-4
2 Bjorkman 6-2 6-3 6-2
3 Youzhny 6-3 6-3 7-6(5)
4 Djokovic 6-2 7-5 6-3
Q Robredo 6-3 7-6(2) 7-5
S Roddick 6-4 6-0 6-2
W Gonzalez 7-6(2) 6-4 6-4
DUBAI
1 Pless 7-6(2) 3-6 6-3
2 Bracciali 7-5 6-3
Q Djokovic 6-3 6-7(6) 6-3
S Haas 6-4 7-5
W Youzhny 6-4 6-3
***************
INDIAN WELLS
2 Canas 5-7 2-6

Sjengster
03-12-2007, 03:41 AM
That's one of those beautiful little ironies that will make for a great tennis trivia question in the future, plus the fact that he's probably the first ever lucky loser to defeat a world no. 1. On reflection one of T.S. Eliot's more famous lines comes to mind... pity really.

DwyaneWade
03-12-2007, 03:42 AM
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/3a/fullj.getty-73525368mw077_pacific_life__9_33_35_pm.jpg

41 winning match streak by Federer was the fourth best streak in tennis history (46-Vilas, 44-Lendl, 42-J.McEnroe).
Here is the link to best winning streaks
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=95300

41 - Federer :)

2006
CINCINNATI
2 Murray 5-7 4-6
***************
US OPEN
1 Wang 6-4 6-1 6-0
2 Henman 6-3 6-4 7-5
3 Spadea 6-3 6-3 6-0
4 Gicquel 6-3 7-6(2) 6-3
Q Blake 7-6(7) 6-0 6-7(9) 6-4
S Davydenko 6-1 7-5 6-4
W Roddick 6-2 4-6 7-5 6-1
DAVIS CUP
- Tipsarevic 6-3 6-2 6-2
- Djokovic 6-3 6-2 6-3
TOKYO Outdoor
2 Troicki 7-6(2) 7-6(3)
3 Moodie 6-2 6-1
Q Suzuki 4-6 7-5 7-6(3)
S B.Becker 6-3 6-4
W Henman 6-3 6-3
MADRID
2 Massu 6-3 6-2
3 Soderling 7-6(5) 7-6(8)
Q Ginepri 6-3 7-6(4)
S Nalbandian 6-4 6-0
W Gonzalez 7-5 6-1 6-0
BASEL
1 Zib 6-1 6-2
2 Garcia-Lopez 6-2 6-0
Q Ferrer 6-3 7-6(14)
S Srichaphan 6-4 3-6 7-6(5)
W Gonzalez 6-3 6-2 7-6(3)
SHANGHAI - Masters Cup
rr. Nalbandian 3-6 6-1 6-1
rr. Roddick 4-6 7-6(8) 6-4
rr. Ljubicic 7-6(2) 6-4
S Nadal 6-4 7-5
W Blake 6-0 6-3 6-4

2007
AUSTRALIAN OPEN
1 Phau 7-5 6-0 6-4
2 Bjorkman 6-2 6-3 6-2
3 Youzhny 6-3 6-3 7-6(5)
4 Djokovic 6-2 7-5 6-3
Q Robredo 6-3 7-6(2) 7-5
S Roddick 6-4 6-0 6-2
W Gonzalez 7-6(2) 6-4 6-4
DUBAI
1 Pless 7-6(2) 3-6 6-3
2 Bracciali 7-5 6-3
Q Djokovic 6-3 6-7(6) 6-3
S Haas 6-4 7-5
W Youzhny 6-4 6-3
***************
INDIAN WELLS
2 Canas 5-7 2-6

Even more interesting, the list of players who took a set of off Federer during that streak (quite an odd list!):

Blake
Roddick
Suzuki :eek:
Srichipan
Nalbandian
Roddick (again!)
Pless (WTF? :confused: )
Djokovic

Conita
03-12-2007, 03:44 AM
pless??

TMJordan
03-12-2007, 03:44 AM
Nice picture :D

Voo de Mar
03-12-2007, 04:00 AM
Nice picture :D

Another pic :)
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070312/capt.caea11903120251.indian_wells_tennis_caea119.j pg
Real highlight of this year. A moment to remember :)

Canas leads 2-1 in H2H:

2007 Indian Wells, USA Hard R64 Canas 7-5 6-2
2005 Indian Wells, USA Hard S Federer 6-3 6-1
2002 Toronto, Canada Hard R64 Canas 7-6(10) 7-5

ChinoRios4Ever
03-12-2007, 04:09 AM
WILLY :woohoo:

Voo de Mar
03-12-2007, 04:55 AM
Their shake hand in Indian Wells two years ago when Federer won on the same court 6-3 6-1 :devil:

Fergie
03-12-2007, 05:13 AM
The most happy is Vilas for sure :lol:

Roger will have more chances to break the record :angel:

Greg-Pete fan
03-12-2007, 03:10 PM
Canas leads 2-1 in H2H:

2007 Indian Wells, USA Hard R64 Canas 7-5 6-2
2005 Indian Wells, USA Hard S Federer 6-3 6-1
2002 Toronto, Canada Hard R64 Canas 7-6(10) 7-5

Toronto 2002 was the best tournament for Canas. In the final he beat Roddick 6-4,7-5.

fabolous
03-12-2007, 03:29 PM
That's one of those beautiful little ironies that will make for a great tennis trivia question in the future, plus the fact that he's probably the first ever lucky loser to defeat a world no. 1. On reflection one of T.S. Eliot's more famous lines comes to mind... pity really.

just to clarify: thomas muster lost to sandon stolle (lucky loser) in dubai 1996 and it was his first week at #1. so canas is not the first ;)

Sunset of Age
03-12-2007, 04:28 PM
just to clarify: thomas muster lost to sandon stolle (lucky loser) in dubai 1996 and it was his first week at #1. so canas is not the first ;)

Thanks for the info. For a moment I started to believe that Fed had actually a record on his sleeve that he surely hasn't been chasing for. :D

Voo de Mar
03-27-2007, 11:38 PM
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Another MS = Another Cañas victory over FedEx ;)

Cañas def. Federer 7-6(2) 2-6 7-6(5)
Willy "the greatest claycourter ever" (;)) Cañas beats back-to-back on the hardcourts Federer (three times Indian Wells champion, two times Miami champion) :haha: :haha: Nice choke by Rogi - wasted 4 BP's at 2:0 in the 3rd and mini-match point at 5:5. H2H in tight sets between these two: Cañas 5-0 :D
The funny thing: Cañas in Miami played his first ATP qualifying-tournament outside South America (lost in the 1st round qualy to Ram 1-2 in 1996) and in Miami '98 won his 1st Masters Series match (Reneberg 2-0).

Voo de Mar
03-28-2007, 12:07 AM
:yeah: Canas - the only man beside Nadal who beat Federer at least twice in a row since Roger is No. 1 :cool:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070327/capt.9bcb0d6a7dbf4c72a0cb8e61aac6413d.sony_ericsso n_open_tennis_flkb143.jpg