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If Novak wins tomorrow, it means that he will have defeated 3 slam winners en route to the RG title.
QF: Nadal (14 slams)
SF: Murray (2 slams)
F: Wawrinka (1 slam)

Has this ever been done before? IIRC, Berdych was the last player with the opportunity at Wimbledon 2010 when he beat Federer in the QF, Djokovic in the SF, but lost to Nadal in the finals.

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Federer
Wimbledon 2007: Safin (R3), Ferrero (QF), Nadal (F)
Wimbldon 2005: Ferrero (R4), Hewitt (SF), Nadal (F)
Wimbledon 2004: Johansson (R3), Hewitt (QF), Roddick (F)
Australian Open 2004: Hewitt (R4), Ferrero (SF), Safin (F)
U.S. Open 2004: Costa (R1), Agassi (QF), Hewitt (F)

Nadal
French Open 2007: Hewitt (R4), Moya (QF), Federer (F)
 

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Federer and Nadal.

And probably many others before, but I'm too lazy to check.
 

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Nadal Roland Garros 2007: Moya, Hewitt and Federer.
Del Potro US Open 2009: Ferrero, Nadal and Federer on his way.
 

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Federer has done it 5 times.
But weak era no? Haha people and ther lack of knowledge hey.

Djoko, if he wins, will have yet another GS beating two of the big 4. He never has it easy. No Youzhny and Melzer semi finals for him, or Ferrer and Soderling finals etc :worship:
 

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Federer 2007 Wimbledon - Safin, Ferrero, Nadal. Plus Del Potro in the second round before he won his GS.
Federer 2005 Wimbledon - Ferrero, Hewitt, Roddick
Federer 2004 Wimbledon - T. Johansson, Hewitt, Roddick

Federer 2004 AO - Hewitt, Ferrero, Safin
 

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Federer and Nadal.

And probably many others before, but I'm too lazy to check.
Nadal ? :haha:

Nadal was never in the same half with Djokovic/Federer 2008-11 and Djokovic/Wawrinka 2012-today at HC slams !!!

You can easily find his slam titles without the slam winners on the way or with one slam winner but with three I don't think so, unless you maybe find some slam winner alla Hewit, Moya, Ferrero in the early rounds, out of top 20 well past their prime at the time; a huge difference to defending champion in QF, then current no.3 that has won masters on the same surface a couple of weeks ago in SF, and for the finals a slam winner in the previous season, with whom you played four 5-setters in slams recently.
 

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Federer 2007 Wimbledon - Safin, Ferrero, Nadal. Plus Del Potro in the second round before he won his GS.
Federer 2005 Wimbledon - Ferrero, Hewitt, Roddick
Federer 2004 Wimbledon - T. Johansson, Hewitt, Roddick

Federer 2004 AO - Hewitt, Ferrero, Safin
You forgot Federer 2004 US - Costa, Agassi, Hewitt
 

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What about John Patrick McEnroe Jr. at the 1980 USO.... he beat Lendl, Connors, and Borg (QF-F). Not sure if Lendl had won yet, but he'd go on to.
 

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So Rafa has never done it? #somegoat
 

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So Rafa has never done it? #somegoat
Nadal Roland Garros 2007: Moya, Hewitt and Federer.

Moya, QF /seed no.26, won his only slam and made his last slam SF back in 1998. or nine years ago then, though.

After that slam Moya made past the first round in slams twice, in the seven slams he entered before retiring.

Hewitt 4R / seed no.16, with just two QF at RG in his career (the last QF three years ago then) was far from threat on clay those days too.
 

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Lendl:
USO 1987: McEnroe, Connors, Wilander
USO 1985: Moah, Connors, McEnroe

McEnroe:
USO 1979: Nastase (R64!), Connors, Gerulaitis. Best chance I can see of four, but his QF opponent beat Vilas in R16.
 

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if you count future slams winners then Nadal did it in 2006 and 2007 at RG

he beat Hewitt, Federer, Djokovic (the future slam winner) all in each of those events
 

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It probably happened a lot more 10+ years ago, when there was a greater choice of slam winners than there is now.
 
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