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Old 02-02-2013, 01:34 PM   #76
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Fakermug will break the record book it the era is too-slow-asass and will only become slower and slower and muggier and more and more talentless every fuckin month.
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:51 PM   #77
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Very difficult, you can always have a bad day. For example, let's look at the match between Tsonga and Djokovic in last year French Open. It can happen again... and with different result from Nole.

Anyway, as some other users said here... who cares about the semis? This data only shows the consistency of Djokovic in Grand Slams, but the only thing that remains is the number of Grand Slam titles that he will win in his career.
Of course titles will be more remembered than semifinal streaks. But in order to win more and more titles, you need to get yourself into the semifinals consistently If someone made 11 or 23 GS SF's in a row, then there is a huge possibility that they won a bunch of titles during that streak.
Personally I think Federer's GS SF streak will be one of, if not the hardest record to break in tennis. I mean, even Nadal can get close to Fed's slam title record if he comes back strong for the next 2 years, but he never had and will never have a chance to even get close the 23 SF streak.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:28 PM   #78
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In that case you are 100% right.
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Of course titles will be more remembered than semifinal streaks. But in order to win more and more titles, you need to get yourself into the semifinals consistently If someone made 11 or 23 GS SF's in a row, then there is a huge possibility that they won a bunch of titles during that streak.
Personally I think Federer's GS SF streak will be one of, if not the hardest record to break in tennis. I mean, even Nadal can get close to Fed's slam title record if he comes back strong for the next 2 years, but he never had and will never have a chance to even get close the 23 SF streak.
I agree with you. The Roger's record is a huge record, like the weeks that he was on the number one. But the weeks that other players were in the number one and the semis in a row that did other players than Federer are data that won't be remembered despite the fact that they beat Roger's record (it is something almost impossible at this moment). I mean, you're right: you have to make semis in order to win titles, and if you reach a lot of semis you probably will be able to win more titles. But for me, at this moment, Djokovic semis streak is something that I don't see relevant apart from showing us that this guy is very consistent and the best of the world at this moment.
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Default Re: Will Novak make a run for Feds 23 consecutive slam semi record? (11 and counting!

3 more years to go for the djoker in order to level the record. i do not think he will do it...
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No, he's too vulnerable on grass.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:02 PM   #81
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Default Re: Will Novak make a run for Feds 23 consecutive slam semi record? (11 and counting!

Do not think he will do it, but actually its is GS titles that count.
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:41 PM   #82
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As much as I agree it's not as if Federer didn't have his fair share of luck either. Tipsarevic Australian Open 2008, Andreev US Open 2008, Berdych Australian Open 2009, Haas Roland Garros 2009 all immediately come to mind!
Don't also forget Davydenko at 2010 AO (last semi of the streak but still). Best player in the world at that moment and choked horribly.

Haas in 2006 Australian Open 4th round also comes to mind. Haas could have won that match. Tough 5 setter.

Even though it was a four setter, Jose Acasuso actually came really close to a straight or 4 sets victory over Roger in 2009 FO. It was a crazy match to watch really.

I am sure there are probably one or two others.

None had match points but Haas did have break point at 4-4 in the 3rd set. Tipsaravic was also a breaker away from a 2 set to 0 lead.

What do all these players have in common though? They are chokers.

So I guess we can credit choking just as much as great play for anybodys chance at this record. The cold truth of the matter is anyone who equalls or even gets close to this record is going to have at least several of these types of matches along the way, and whether Djoker gets there or not, I suspect we haven't seen the last of the great escapes.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:47 PM   #83
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Another three years of maintaining this level is a tough task. Withdrawing from one tournament or getting injured breaks the streak, not to mention with Nadal falling in the rankings he could end up in Novak's quarter at the FO and/or Wimbledon this year.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:48 PM   #84
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He will make a run and hopefully fail by Fed's hands .
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It's actually not that far fetched. But there's got to be an injury in there somewhere, and Djokovic will probably be Rosoled eventually.... he'd have to make all semis until RG 2016 to break it.
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Don't also forget Davydenko at 2010 AO (last semi of the streak but still). Best player in the world at that moment and choked horribly.

Haas in 2006 Australian Open 4th round also comes to mind. Haas could have won that match. Tough 5 setter.

Even though it was a four setter, Jose Acasuso actually came really close to a straight or 4 sets victory over Roger in 2009 FO. It was a crazy match to watch really.

I am sure there are probably one or two others.

None had match points but Haas did have break point at 4-4 in the 3rd set. Tipsaravic was also a breaker away from a 2 set to 0 lead.

What do all these players have in common though? They are chokers.

So I guess we can credit choking just as much as great play for anybodys chance at this record. The cold truth of the matter is anyone who equalls or even gets close to this record is going to have at least several of these types of matches along the way, and whether Djoker gets there or not, I suspect we haven't seen the last of the great escapes.
I agree with the rest but that inside out forehand on break point was all Federer.
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Fedtards are already giving up on the present, looking backwards to Fed's relevance.
Federer is 31 and took Murray to 5 sets a few weeks ago.... either present or past, Roger looks great. probably looks even more amazing if you focus on his appearance now, 31 years old and still playing amazing. see if Nadal, Djokovic, Murray are playing well at 31. let alone playing at all
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This record that Federer holds is ridiculously absurd and it would take a herculean effort of monumental proportions for Nole to break it. He's pretty much halfway there at the moment, can he keep up this level of play for the other half? It's pretty doubtful, the extremely high level of play you have to consistently produce during the strenuous environment of grand slam tennis is almost impossible. You'd have to think Wimbledon is the most likely event his current streak will end, but all it takes is one player catching fire and you're immediately in a dogfight (Wawrinka this year at the AO is a prime example).
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