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I mean I'm not glad about the 2-5 record in finals in 2014, but he's made 7 finals and still has: Cincinnati, USO, Shanghai, Basel, Paris, and the WTF to play. I think he can make 2-3 more finals for 9-10 total finals in 2014, amazing a 33-year-old guy can do this.
 

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I mean I'm not glad about the 2-5 record in finals in 2014, but he's made 7 finals and still has: Cincinnati, USO, Shanghai, Basel, Paris, and the WTF to play. I think he can make 2-3 more finals for 9-10 total finals in 2014, amazing a 33-year-old guy can do this.
Andre Agassi is the only good guess I can come up with, and maybe Jimmy Connors
 

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I think since 1968 Rogie's in exclusive company in this category. Thoughts?
Im sorry but Fed was 32 before Rogers Master, so all the finals he played before Toronto dont count for the statics of a 33+ player. He didnt even reach a final being 33, He just played a final being 33, considering he played the first two rounds of Canada's m1000 still being 32.
 

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I mean I'm not glad about the 2-5 record in finals in 2014, but he's made 7 finals and still has: Cincinnati, USO, Shanghai, Basel, Paris, and the WTF to play. I think he can make 2-3 more finals for 9-10 total finals in 2014, amazing a 33-year-old guy can do this.
Lol funny to read that according to fedfans roger already turned 33 in jaunary.... Whats next? I bet in september everybody will call Fed the "almost 34 years old" Legend, what the heck is the obsession to add a year to every person ?
 

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Federer just turned 33. Every final before today doesn't count toward his "33+ years of making finals" for the purposes of this thread.

Anyway, Connors made 8 finals while 32. 2 while 33. 4 while 34. 3 while 35. 4 while 36. 2 while 37.
 

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I don't know. Certainly not Federer. Although to be fair he has only played half a tournament as a 33 year old.
 

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Im sorry but Fed was 32 before Rogers Master, so all the finals he played before Toronto dont count for the statics of a 33+ player. He didnt even reach a final being 33, He just played a final being 33, considering he played the first two rounds of Canada's m1000 still being 32.
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Ok, so when I say 33, I'm thinking all of 2014 here, not exactly when he turned 33 (8/8/2014-8/7/2015). I'm using it in the wrong context here, sorry, I mean 7 finals in 2014 at 32/33 to be precise.
 

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Lol funny to read that according to fedfans roger already turned 33 in jaunary.... Whats next? I bet in september everybody will call Fed the "almost 34 years old" Legend, what the heck is the obsession to add a year to every person ?
Federer just turned 33. Every final before today doesn't count toward his "33+ years of making finals" for the purposes of this thread.

Anyway, Connors made 8 finals while 32. 2 while 33. 4 while 34. 3 while 35. 4 while 36. 2 while 37.
Yep, Fraud's age magically changes according to the Fraudturd's agenda :lol:
 

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I was just thinking more in 2014 he's made 7 finals, I need to think about it from 8/8/2013-8/7/2014 and then 8/8/2014-8/7/2015 as examples. So taking that into account, it's always tricky with the Canada event, does 2014 Toronto final count towards 32 or 33, since he was 32 for half of it and 33 for the other half? I'm going to go with 33, so that's 1 at 33 years old, and as for 32 years old (6 the rest of 2014, plus Basel 2013 makes it 7). So 7 at 32 and so far 1 at 33.
 

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yeah you are right...and which 33 yo plays so many finals and loses them all? big achievement for olderer indeed
 

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No worries seth. The sane people here know what you meant. As long as you count everyone using the same criteria all is good. Not to be pedantic but a birthday commemorates completion of another year since birth. So when Federer (or anyone else) had his 33rd birthday, he had completed 33 years, and is now in his 34th year, just like a baby who has his 1st birthday has completed 1 year since birth and is entering his second.

Also, since you are talking about the tennis calendar year, you can say in the year of his 33rd birthday he had 7 finals. So I think your current title for this thread is just fine, or change title to "How many men make 7+ finals in the calendar year of their 33rd+ birthday?" to make it even clearer. Of course you could count that from his 32nd birthday to his 33rd birthday he was in 8 finals (Basel 2013 + 7 2014), if you include the tournament started prior to his 33rd birthday, but this does cross a calendar year of tennis.

Anyway, the correct answer is that nobody has officially done this since Ken Rosewall (he won 7 titles the year he turned 37! 1971, don't know how many finals) if you are strictly counting results in the calendar year the player had at least his 33rd birthday. Agassi played 5 finals in the year he had his 33rd birthday - 2003, and Connors had 3 finals in 1985.

Counting officially recognized ATP events, (not exhibitions or special invitationals under 8 man draw), Connors played in 3 finals in the calendar year he had his 33rd birthday - 1985 (Ft. Myers, Chicago, World Team Cup). If you count across tennis calendar years to include finals between 32nd and 33rd birthdays (inclusive), he had 5 (add Los Angeles and Tokyo Indoors from fall of 1984). For Agassi, counting across calendar years between his birthdays, he had 8 finals (inclusive) (2002 - Rome, LA, US Open, Madrid. 2003 - AO Open, San Jose, Miami, Houston). Laver had 6 recognized titles the year he turned 36 - 1974. 5 when he turned 33 - 1971.

Anyway, regardless of how you count, 7 finals that include a major and 3 masters 1000's the year Federer turned 33 is a significant achievement. Though it would have been nice for him to win a couple more of them, at least he made it to the dance...

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Fedfans have been using the age-card since 2008, even before Roger turned 27. By the 2009 AO, Fed was practically an old-age-pensioner... He was 27 years and 5 months old. :lol:

Also: they also predicted that Rafa would retire before his 28th birthday... Well, he won a grand slam at 28, the predictions were close. :lol:
 

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Fedfans have been using the age-card since 2008, even before Roger turned 27. By the 2009 AO, Fed was practically an old-age-pensioner... He was 27 years and 5 months old. :lol:
Off topic. This is a thread regarding longevity accomplishments.
One respectfully suggests you start yet another thread or use another existing one for this argumentative bit. :cool:

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