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Rafa winning his 9th French Open yesterday reminded me of one of Federer's records which is very rarely mentioned: He holds the record for being (sole or joint) title leader at the most different events on the tour:

Qatar - 3
Australian Open - 4
Dubai - 6
Indian Wells - 4
Hamburg - 4
Halle - 7
Wimbledon - 7
Cincinnati - 6
US Open - 5
Thailand - 2
Basel - 5
YEC - 6

12 separate tournaments where he is the leader or co-leader in most titles won.
 

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Yep, simply the best.

Holding most titles in pretty much every surface, hard, grass, clay, indoor.

Amazing.
 

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Djokovic will surpass him in Dubai and Indian Wells. He is the best tour vulture
 

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Fantastic record, especially considering that more than half of these tournaments are slams and Masters events (all four of his Hamburg titles came before it was demoted to 500).
 

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Fantastic record, especially considering that more than half of these tournaments are slams and Masters events (all four of his Hamburg titles came before it was demoted to 500).
On the flip side you could argue that Hamburg being downgraded has protected that record from Nadal. Sure he would have won at least three more if it had still been a 1000.
 

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On the flip side you could argue that Hamburg being downgraded has protected that record from Nadal. Sure he would have won at least three more if it had still been a 1000.
It is likely that Federer would have won more titles too, though. Nadal has always done better at Monte Carlo and Rome than the third clay MS (Hamburg / Madrid).
 

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Yes it's an important record showing top level consistency on all surfaces over many years. All hail!
 

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Now that is what being the GOAT is all about. Consistency across all surface and consistency across all times of the year.

Not just vulturing on one surface or at a few particular times of the year.
 

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What a Legend, truly the GOAT:bowdown:
 

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Absolute legend.

This is completely biased and irrelevant to anyone but me, but it was Federer who got me interested in not only watching tennis but playing the game for myself. He will always be the GOAT to me no matter what.
 

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Rafa winning his 9th French Open yesterday reminded me of one of Federer's records which is very rarely mentioned: He holds the record for being (sole or joint) title leader at the most different events on the tour:

Qatar - 3
Australian Open - 4
Dubai - 6
Indian Wells - 4
Hamburg - 4
Halle - 6
Wimbledon - 7
Cincinnati - 5
US Open - 5
Thailand - 2
Basel - 5
YEC - 6

12 separate tournaments where he is the leader or co-leader in most titles won. :bowdown:
nice:)
 

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Some of these will probably be never broken.

Awesome stuff.
 

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Absolute legend.

This is completely biased and irrelevant to anyone but me, but it was Federer who got me interested in not only watching tennis but playing the game for myself. He will always be the GOAT to me no matter what.

Not just that but how many great matches he played everywhere and people still remember them! Rafa has 10 FO but could you say which of his matches there were great ?! Our comms said yesterday after the final that the best match of this FO was
Fed/Gulbis with high quality tennis /there was everything in this match/ and a lot of drama in Women final.
 
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