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Old 05-28-2012, 04:55 PM   #781
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Absolutely. I think CD might change the title now.

might be too optimistic though...
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Old 05-28-2012, 04:58 PM   #782
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The Connors record is surely way out of reach. Roger needs 35 more titles. If he plays 5 more seasons after this one that's 7 a year, & he's not getting any better, is he?
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CD is already pioneer, I feel
Federer's longevity is so to be concerned about now
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It is a tough ask but I wonder whether RF might switch his focus on this record once he (hopefully) gets those elusive weeks at #1. I think it's achievable, be it a huge ask but he'll have to play beyond 2016. I love that he sets himself these targets as it shows commitment.

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If some unknown talent came out of some random tiny country (no chance to win DC) and won 20 slams, no one would give a single shit if that player didn't have DC. The fact is, success in DC is largely determined by what country you come from or play for in the first place, which most players haven't had any control over.
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Sweet Jesus Connors was a title MACHINE !!
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He won them mostly against mugs though. Not taking anything away from him but RF's titles have been, by and large, won at the highest of levels. If RF starts including some more MMs in his schedule, he might get close to the record but I don't see him reaching 110 titles.
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The Connors record is surely way out of reach. Roger needs 35 more titles. If he plays 5 more seasons after this one that's 7 a year, & he's not getting any better, is he?
Agreed, difficult to see it happening if Nadal and Djokovic keep playing and he fades more severely...but stranger things have happened.

When was the last time he took 4 titles before Roland Garros? 2006, the year he won 12. Now he's done it this year.
I think there are earlier posts here questioning whether he will equal or pass John McEnroe's 76. It's not far-fetched to say it could happen at Wimbledon if he takes #75 at Halle. It's not a big stretch that he'll get close to 80 this year. That still leaves him with close to 30 to win in 4 or 5 years -avg of 6-7 year. Lendl is sitting in 2nd with 92. At this point, that's doable.

For 110? It might take is some strange combination of fate to make it happen. What happens if Nadal decides to retire in the next year or two after he has won a record # of Roland Garros titles? That wouldn't surprise me, especially if his knees are really bothering him. He might decided to take up golf. It's more difficult to see Mr. Djokovic leaving the scene, but one never knows. He might get married, have kids, it could change his outlook and drive...it has happened.

If those two top players were out of the way, then who is there left to stop Federer, besides Federer?
Murray? Ferrer? Tsonga? Del Potro? Berdych? Young guys? Raonic? Tomic? Harrison?

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fedmug doesn't need to go for another runner up plate given by pocahontas, imo.

then again, the potential match v. djokovic in the semis already seems like a tough battle. wouldn't mind to see him losing there.
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Absolutely. I think CD might change the title now.

might be too optimistic though...

no need old sport. we will make some adjustments once he hits title #100.


i firmly believe that he plays until age 41-43 regardless what he says now.
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no need old sport. we will make some adjustments once he hits title #100.


i firmly believe that he plays until age 41-43 regardless what he says now.
I think 35-37 is max. 5 years is looong time in tennis.
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That's a vital statement regarding the validity of this thread.

and there you have it.


only i thought about it long before even Fed thought about it.


there was some intuitive appeal to my logic. it simply made sense. this dude truly loves the sport.

seniors tennis or coaching was never going to be his thing.

so he is going to stick around and play until his heart is fully content.

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no need old sport. we will make some adjustments once he hits title #100.


i firmly believe that he plays until age 41-43 regardless what he says now.
I think he will play mixed doubles with one of his daughters in Dubai 2028 Olympic games. Maybe Damas 2032 if Mirka gives him a son soon.
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So Fed was injured in Rome? That explains a lot...
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