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I suppose it's possible, but I think it's unlikely. He can beat everybody else in WB, but as soon as Djokovic is in the mix, I think that will be the end of the road for Federer. 2019 felt like his last chance to beat Djokovic in Wimbledon. Things could change, of course, but at present, I would put Fed firmly behind Djokovic in terms of chances to win the whole thing.

All that is based on the assumption that Wimbledon will still go forward this year. It probably will happen, but we can't be sure, given UK's lockdown policies.
 

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He CAN win 9... but then Nadal can/will win 14,15 etc Roland Garros titles and Djokovic CAN win a 10th & 11th Australian Open.

So even if he does win another and equals Nole he'll probably find himself permanently behind both of them for good when they accumulate more shortly thereafter.
 

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Poor Roger.
Mirka and insatiable MTF tards would push him to early grave, just to one-up Novak one last time.
Ok, maybe not the early grave, but wheelchair and a knee replacement for sure.
 

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He didn't play competively for over a year now, shouldn't we wait untill we see how his first few competitive matches go? He's a year older and wasn't the youngest to begin with, had knee surgery that takes/took a long time to heal. It's tough to see any upside in that.
 
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He's nearly 40 he really is olderer now . Even he can't turn back the hands of time . I know all the fed fans want to believe in a miracle but its not happening . Making the second week if he plays would be a huge achievement.
 

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No and I wouldnt even hope to dream it
 

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Before Open Era, it's not US Open, but US Championships
Very precise, you got me. But does not change the fact that the U.S. Open is the direct successor of the US Championships. Overall one tournament's history.

On hard (5x)
Sampras
Federer

Connors (3x hard [1978, 82-83], 1x grass [1974], 1x clay [1976])
 

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Small chance but with this generation of bums, you never know. Nadal/Djokovic could suffer some form of injury taking them out of Wimbledon and Fed has some little boy for a semis/finals opponent
 

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I'd say at the moment, it looks unlikely for Federer to win another slam (I'd like to eat my own words later on about this though).

Biggest obstacles are Djokovic, then Nadal, anything is possible for Federer if those two lose early or don't participate.
 

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Very precise, you got me. But does not change the fact that the U.S. Open is the direct successor of the US Championships. Overall one tournament's history.

On hard (5x)
Sampras
Federer

Connors (3x hard [1978, 82-83], 1x grass [1974], 1x clay [1976])
Of course, by the way imo, Tilden with 10 slams and even Gonzales with "only" 2 slams can never be left out of the "GOAT" race.

It wasjust to remind the context, and besides, until McEnroe with 3 titles in a row, (79-80-81) and Lendl too (85-86-87), no player had come close to Tilden and his 6 in a row.

The record is by Richard Sears with 7 in a row, for the first 7 editions of the tournament (1891-1897), but with the Challenge round in 1894 (the winner of the previous edition only plays one match .. the final ).
During Challenge round, another player will do 5 in a row, William Learned (1907-1911) and the Challenge round will then be abolished.

Then came Tilden, first beaten in the finals in 1918 and 1919 and who won 6 in a row (1920-1926) and one last time in 1929.

It is also to locate the difficulty of defending a title in a prolonged way here which is interesting.

As at Wimbledon, we had to go up from Perry in 1934-35-36 for 3 in a row, before Borg in 76-77-78 then 5 in a row 79-80.
This is also why Borg remains a legend, more than for his 6 RG.

What even Sampras, with all his ease on grass, did not do.
And also, at the US Open, despite his 5 titles, "only" 2 in a row (95-96).
But with all the weight of his 6 YE1 in a row.


In short, 6 in a row remains today, during the Open, still a magical border, with the failures in the finals of Borg (1981) and Federer (2008) in Wimbledon and Federer at the US Open final (2009).
Djokovic will be able to try 4 Australian in a row next year, from Emerson on grass, before Open. 5 in a row (63-67), 6 total with 1961.

Even Nadal, tyrannical on clay at RG stopped at 5 in 2014, which he can tie again this year.

But at the US Open, it will already be difficult to find 2 or 3 in a row in next years, given that for 12 years, no one has defended their title.
Big challenge for Thiem, here.

On hard since 1978, in a row

3 McEnroe (79-80-81)
2 Connors (82-83)
3 Lendl (85-86-87)
2 Edberg (91-92)
2 Sampras (95-96)
2 Rafter (97-98)
5 Federer (04-05-06-07-08)

Nothing since.
 

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Of course, by the way imo, Tilden with 10 slams and even Gonzales with "only" 2 slams can never be left out of the "GOAT" race.

It wasjust to remind the context, and besides, until McEnroe with 3 titles in a row, (79-80-81) and Lendl too (85-86-87), no player had come close to Tilden and his 6 in a row.

The record is by Richard Sears with 7 in a row, for the first 7 editions of the tournament (1891-1897), but with the Challenge round in 1894 (the winner of the previous edition only plays one match .. the final ).
During Challenge round, another player will do 5 in a row, William Learned (1907-1911) and the Challenge round will then be abolished.

Then came Tilden, first beaten in the finals in 1918 and 1919 and who won 6 in a row (1920-1926) and one last time in 1929.

It is also to locate the difficulty of defending a title in a prolonged way here which is interesting.

As at Wimbledon, we had to go up from Perry in 1934-35-36 for 3 in a row, before Borg in 76-77-78 then 5 in a row 79-80.
This is also why Borg remains a legend, more than for his 6 RG.

What even Sampras, with all his ease on grass, did not do.
And also, at the US Open, despite his 5 titles, "only" 2 in a row (95-96).
But with all the weight of his 6 YE1 in a row.


In short, 6 in a row remains today, during the Open, still a magical border, with the failures in the finals of Borg (1981) and Federer (2008) in Wimbledon and Federer at the US Open final (2009).
Djokovic will be able to try 4 Australian in a row next year, from Emerson on grass, before Open. 5 in a row (63-67), 6 total with 1961.

Even Nadal, tyrannical on clay at RG stopped at 5 in 2014, which he can tie again this year.

But at the US Open, it will already be difficult to find 2 or 3 in a row in next years, given that for 12 years, no one has defended their title.
Big challenge for Thiem, here.

On hard since 1978, in a row

3 McEnroe (79-80-81)
2 Connors (82-83)
3 Lendl (85-86-87)
2 Edberg (91-92)
2 Sampras (95-96)
2 Rafter (97-98)
5 Federer (04-05-06-07-08)

Nothing since.
How you can forget about Lendl, who won 3 consecutive USO titles from 1985 to 1987, and almost won a 4th consecutive before his defeat in 5 sets against Wilander in 1988.
 

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How you can forget about Lendl, who won 3 consecutive USO titles from 1985 to 1987, and almost won a 4th consecutive before his defeat in 5 sets against Wilander in 1988.
until McEnroe with 3 titles in a row, (79-80-81) and Lendl too (85-86-87)
On hard since 1978, in a row

3 McEnroe (79-80-81)
2 Connors (82-83)
3 Lendl (85-86-87)
2 Edberg (91-92)
2 Sampras (95-96)
2 Rafter (97-98)
5 Federer (04-05-06-07-08)
 
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