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Old 05-28-2011, 12:31 PM   #97
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Default Re: There is no finish line...

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Originally Posted by JediFed View Post
Really, it's only Lendl and Connors now that he's competing with, aside from Sampras going 10 years and 10 months in the top 10, (and that blasted 7 wimbledon) and Agassi's match wins in the ATP tour era.

He has a shot, if playing well, to match Johnny Mac's win percentage too.

Edit, just tied Agassi with at least 46 wins at all 4 slams. Lendl is two away at 48 (wimbledon and the AO).

After that, the only one left is Connors, who's the all surface champ with 59 clay wins.

He's also 9 wins at the USO from Johnny Mac, which would make him top 5 at all 4 slams. Also never has been done before. Agassi came the closest, falling 5 short of Borg at Wimbledon.

He needs 10 more wins at Wimbly and 9 more at the FO to be top 5 in all surfaces, passing Agassi at 5 (52 clay wins), and Edberg/Vilas (65 grass wins). Also never been done before.
I like that 48-at-each-slam record, hope he gets there here. He could probably lift it to 55-60, perhaps beating Vilas's 56 FO wins in the process. Connors' 233 is also a nice one, though in this case eras are difficult to compare. Nonetheless a very significant record.
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