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TheModernEra
08-22-2007, 07:59 AM
As a Federer fan, even I am not so sure.....Lots of inside (on court competition) and outside (personal and financial satisfaction) factors. I think he will set record for most Grand Slams, but 75 titles is a different beast......

VGP
08-22-2007, 08:03 AM
I don't think that's even a goal for him.

Since he's getting into the later years (or back half) of his career, he'll probably get even more selective and focus even more on the grand slams.

Even if he quit now, he's one of the best ever.

whatsgood4u
08-22-2007, 08:09 AM
yes i think he'll do it. that guy is amazing

Moose Malloy
08-22-2007, 08:13 AM
just curious, why did you pick '75' for your poll? is there some significance to that number? John McEnroe is #3 on the alltime list with 77 titles, so I would think 78 has more meaning than 75.

Sampras has 64, Agassi 60.

Fed won 11 in '04, 11 in '05, 12 in '06. He has 5 already this year & will likely win at least 3 more this year. If he wins 4 or 5 titles per year for the next 4-5 years, he easily get to 75.

caulcano
08-22-2007, 08:43 AM
just curious, why did you pick '75' for your poll? is there some significance to that number? John McEnroe is #3 on the alltime list with 77 titles, so I would think 78 has more meaning than 75.

Sampras has 64, Agassi 60.

Fed won 11 in '04, 11 in '05, 12 in '06. He has 5 already this year & will likely win at least 3 more this year. If he wins 4 or 5 titles per year for the next 4-5 years, he easily get to 75.


I'd love Federer to surpass McEnroe's 77 titles but I don't think he will. Primarily because he'll want to quit near the top rather than soldiering on like McEnroe did.

Also does McEnroe's titles include doubles titles aswell?

Moose Malloy
08-22-2007, 09:04 AM
[QUOTE][I'd love Federer to surpass McEnroe's 77 titles but I don't think he will. Primarily because he'll want to quit near the top rather than soldiering on like McEnroe did.
[QUOTE]

Mac's 77 titles weren't the result of 'soldiering' on but the result of concentrated dominance, like Fed('79-'85, he racked up 62 of his total, & about 20 were of masters series calibur. its a shame that players are only judged by majors today, he was almost as dominant as Fed those years & was skipping the australian open during that time)

77 doesn't include doubles titles.

jt1224x0
08-22-2007, 09:06 AM
I don't think so he is told to win 25 more titles maybe 15 more but not 25

jt1224x0
08-22-2007, 09:13 AM
I don't think so he is told to win 25 more titles maybe 15 more but not 25

too old i meant

Jack the Hack
08-22-2007, 09:24 AM
I've heard that Federer is hoping to play until he is 35 or longer. If that's the case, he has another 10 years left in his career... and he would probably reach the 75+ mark.

We'll see what happens with Federer when the injuries start coming (they've hit all players as their careers have extended into their late 20s and 30s), but aside from that, he doesn't seem to have motivation issues that would stop him from competing. He seems to have a genuine love of tennis and competition, and that may keep him on the tour for as long as his body holds up... ala Jimmy Connors. If that happens, he might be looking at 100+ titles as JC accomplished.

TheModernEra
08-22-2007, 10:33 AM
Moose,

I picked 75 because its an interval of 25, and since he just got props for reaching number 50. But I agree, that topping McEnroe would be more significant...(at least in historical terms, maybe not to Federer). As someone posted above, I don't know if Federer has a number of overall titles he would like to win. Being #1 (consecutive weeks and end of the year) and grand slams are things that I've read are important to him.

Connors record of total number of singles titles (105) will remain safe for a long long time.

Moose Malloy
08-22-2007, 10:48 AM
Connors has 109 titles. The ATP is kinda a joke with their accuracy on records prior to 1980.

Even taking into account him slowing down, I think its pretty unlikely that Fed won't win at least 75 titles. The guys not gonna go from winning 12 titles in a year('06) to none in only 3 or 4 years time, which is what some are implying in this thread. Might go like this, he wins 'only' 5-7 titles over the next few years, while still contending for slams & the #1 ranking(I think people incorrectly assume he needs to win as much as he did in '06 to be #1 in '08 or '09)

Tennisace1
08-22-2007, 12:01 PM
i dont think he cares about titles, its the grand slams that make u a legend. I mean he would like to win, but his main focus is on the big tournment. Hes at a point in his career when he realizes that he cant play all the tournments. He has always said, he doesnt care about records.