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Today 03:21 PM
abraxas21
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

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Originally Posted by NID_BTFO View Post
Well, in MTF's mind, there's always the career Dubai-Istanbul-Halle-Basel slam (Istanbul can be replaced with Stuttgart), though I doubt Fed actually cares about getting to 100 titles...
MTF sometimes talks about those tournaments as if there were in the Mickey Mouse category when in fact some of them have a pretty high playing field. Dubai in particular is virtually a Masters tournament.
Today 09:39 AM
masterclass
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

Federer signs 3 year contract with Basel. 100 titles? Lifetime contract with Halle, maybe Stuttgart will extend its contract. Maybe he is going for Connors record...

Expecting to see this thread as a virtual sticky in the next 3 years...

Respectfully,
masterclass
02-02-2017 06:36 PM
Litotes
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

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Originally Posted by sexybeast View Post
Rememver Agassi had a big meth break in the middle of his career?

Nah, Fed has surpassed Agassi by now. If his knee does not return to haunt him I do not see why he would not go on to have a Connors/Rosewall career. He seems to have more fun out there than any old man I can remember.
When he talks about not having surpassed Agassi he's referring to most weeks ranked in the top-10 and anything below that. Agassi is still ahead there, despite his mid-career break. But not for long. Certainly not for weeks in the top-10 where Fed just need two more to tie him.
02-02-2017 05:23 PM
sexybeast
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

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Originally Posted by fede37 View Post
#90 Dubai
#91 Clay MM
#92 Grass title
#93 Grass title
#94 Cincy
#95 Shanghai/Paris
#96 Basel
..........2018
#97 Brisbane
#98 Dubai
#99 Wimbledon Halle
#100 Basel

Retirement

Come on GOAT, you can do it!!
Sorry, this thread is a major fail without 2 more slams.

Federer has a reasonable shot at Wimbledon for many years to come.
02-02-2017 05:20 PM
Lena Rice 90
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

To be fair Connors' list of titles includes some places I've hardly heard of. Not all titles are created equally.
02-02-2017 04:47 PM
fede37
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

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Originally Posted by zjtennis View Post
Realistically, what are the ideal titles Fed could get to reach 100 eventually? More 250's? Super concentration on Slams? Peak for Cinci and such?
#90 Dubai
#91 Clay MM
#92 Grass title
#93 Grass title
#94 Cincy
#95 Shanghai/Paris
#96 Basel
..........2018
#97 Brisbane
#98 Dubai
#99 Wimbledon Halle
#100 Basel

Retirement

Come on GOAT, you can do it!!
02-02-2017 12:11 PM
sexybeast
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

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Originally Posted by JediFed View Post
Fed needs about 2 more years on tour to match Agassi. He's done well, but hasn't surpassed Agassi's longevity. Yet. Remember that Agassi started at 16. Fed has still not caught him.

As for Connors, Fed is about 72 weeks behind his time in the top 10. Agassi had an even longer career than Connors did. Fed is great, yes, but hasn't quite reached these guys.
Rememver Agassi had a big meth break in the middle of his career?

Nah, Fed has surpassed Agassi by now. If his knee does not return to haunt him I do not see why he would not go on to have a Connors/Rosewall career. He seems to have more fun out there than any old man I can remember.
02-02-2017 09:20 AM
JediFed
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

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He is far beyond Agassi by now, aiming at a Connors/Rosewall career going to 40 if not the knee or bad back phantom comes back to haunt him.
Fed needs about 2 more years on tour to match Agassi. He's done well, but hasn't surpassed Agassi's longevity. Yet. Remember that Agassi started at 16. Fed has still not caught him.

As for Connors, Fed is about 72 weeks behind his time in the top 10. Agassi had an even longer career than Connors did. Fed is great, yes, but hasn't quite reached these guys.
02-01-2017 05:10 PM
aselto
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

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Originally Posted by masterclass View Post
Unfortunately for Federer, he had the two down years due to injury: 2013 with 1 title and 2016 with 0 titles, or he might have been knocking at the 100 title door right now.
Fortunately for him, he had 11 titles in 2014-2015. If he duplicates those 2 years in 2017 and 2018, it's done. Roger is still playing like the legend he is. If he keeps the hot hand, anything is possible.

Respectfully,
masterclass
All those numbers people keep bringing up are just pipe dreams. If he's won "only" 15 titles in the last 4.5 then counting on him winning another 11 in the twilight of his career is demanding a loooot from him, basically impossible unless he suddenly focuses on ATP 250, which he probably shouldn't as we want to see him in marquee match-ups at the biggest events. Similarly, his recent AO win was a perfect combination of being physically and mentally fresh, playing with no expectations but at the same time being determined to play his best and so on. In the next majors he'll be a contender but one/some/all of those factors might not work for him anymore and victory might prove unattainable.

There's really nothing magical about 20/100 either, if for example we had six fingers than the number twelve would be the likely base of the number system and 20/100 would be written as 18/84, see there's nothing round here. Roger has had a fantastic career and anything he does from now is a cherry on top, he shouldn't be chasing abstract numbers.
02-01-2017 04:46 PM
masterclass
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

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Originally Posted by NID_BTFO View Post
hehe, but doesn't "I would love to" means "It would be nice if it happens, but it's not my top priority"
Haha, yes I doubt that it is his top priority, but one can't be sure what is in the back of his mind.
In my mind, it's probably one of those things he might seriously think about when he has less than 5 to go, maybe if and when he passes Lendl (94).

I remember in 1981, about 4 months after Federer was born, when the Great One, young (just under 21) Wayne Gretzky, was trying to beat the NHL record of scoring 50 goals in 50 games. He had 41 goals in 37 games, thinking it was might not be so easy to get to 50 in 50 because the rate that he had been scoring was slowing down, and then suddenly in his 38th game he erupted with 4 goals, and then in his next game Gretzky scored an amazing 5 goals in his 39th to get 50 goals. Gretzky says it his his favorite record, because he thinks it will be the toughest to break (and he still has a lot of records). He finished scoring a record 92 goals that season, a record he still holds, easily breaking Phil Esposito's record of 76, but he later said that one of his only regrets is that he didn't score 100 goals that year, and that maybe he should have pushed himself harder. This is an example of how the greatest players in sports think. One of his teammates said he was never satisfied. If he got 2 goals he wanted 3. If he got a record 7 assists, he wanted 8 or 9. What separates the legends from other stars, like a Gretzky in hockey, or a Jordan in basketball, or a Federer in tennis, is their passion, and they take it to the next level.

Unfortunately for Federer, he had the two down years due to injury: 2013 with 1 title and 2016 with 0 titles, or he might have been knocking at the 100 title door right now.
Fortunately for him, he had 11 titles in 2014-2015. If he duplicates those 2 years in 2017 and 2018, it's done. Roger is still playing like the legend he is. If he keeps the hot hand, anything is possible.

Respectfully,
masterclass
02-01-2017 03:44 PM
NID_BTFO
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

hehe, but doesn't "I would love to" means "It would be nice if it happens, but it's not my top priority"
02-01-2017 03:38 PM
masterclass
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

Major #20 and title #100 coming simultaneously at the 2018 US Open would be amazing indeed.

But first let him get to #19 and #90 first.

Respectfully,
masterclass
02-01-2017 10:12 AM
masterclass
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

@NID_BTFO Federer talks about longevity and loving to win 100 titles, back in 2012 when he had 74 titles...(2:00)


Respectfully,
masterclass
02-01-2017 09:19 AM
NID_BTFO
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

Well, in MTF's mind, there's always the career Dubai-Istanbul-Halle-Basel slam (Istanbul can be replaced with Stuttgart), though I doubt Fed actually cares about getting to 100 titles...
02-01-2017 09:06 AM
zjtennis
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

Realistically, what are the ideal titles Fed could get to reach 100 eventually? More 250's? Super concentration on Slams? Peak for Cinci and such?
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