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Old 10-03-2012, 04:03 PM   #76
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yes the grand slam only counts if started from January too .Thats why its 3 times tougher to achieve mathematically
Never understand the importance of results occurring within a calendar year in tennis when it is pretty much a continually-going sport.

It's three times harder to win 4 slams in a row starting from the French Open as well. Yet we label the one starting from AO as somehow more valuable than one starting from any other slam.

If one player wins 4 GS in his career from 2013 AO - 2013 USO, and another player in an alternate history won 4 GS in his career from 2013 FO - 2014 AO, if all their other achievements were identical, it boggles my mind as to why some people would consider the first player a greater player than the second.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:53 AM   #77
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Based on his demeanor and competitive spirit, I'd be surprised if Fed wasn't eyeing Sampras' 6 year-end #1's. Personally, I think Federer's most weeks at number one is a more significant record than years. Weeks denotes consistency while years may denote a lack of competition in Sampras' years at number one. Plus, if I'm not mistaken, Federer plays on more tennis surfaces throughout the year than Sampras did, making it even more apparent that Federer doesn't need that record to be considered the GOAT.
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Sampras' record was consecutive, so unless Federer finds a time-machine he isn't getting that one. (probably already mentioned)
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Who is the main rival for Federer ? Nadal,Djokovic,Murray,Roddick,Davydenko,Nalbandian ,Leyton,Soderling,Tsonga,Berdych who really is?! I think all of them,Federer has so many matches against all of them.
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Sampras' record was consecutive, so unless Federer finds a time-machine he isn't getting that one. (probably already mentioned)
This.

And also I feel his last chance to get 6 (non-consecutive) y.e. #1 was last year when he was #1 in the race after the Olympics, too bad he went AWOL after that for the rest of the year (bar Cincy) probably because getting back to #1 took a lot out of him at 31.
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