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krosero
06-10-2007, 07:10 PM
I've only seen this record mentioned on this board before Fed tied it in Australia. Now he's broken it.

http://www.centralchronicle.com/20070609/0906221.htm

Federer reaches French Open final
Agencies
Paris, June 8 : Roger Federer reached a record eighth consecutive grand slam final by overcoming Russia's Nikolay Davydenko 7-5 7-6 7-6 in a thrilling French Open semi-final on Friday.

World number one Federer bettered the record of seven successive final appearances set by Australian Jack Crawford in the 1930s but was made to work for it.

The elegant 25-year-old Swiss, chasing the only grand slam title to elude him, showed more composure when it mattered to set up a final against either defending champion Rafael Nadal of Spain or Serbian newcomer Novak Djokovic.

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Federer's last loss in a major event: to Nadal in the French Open final a year ago.
The last time that a Slam was held and Federer did not appear in the final was the 2005 French Open, where he lost in the semis to Nadal.

Edit: Is this the longest-standing record that Fed has broken? It lasted 73 years.