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JennyS
08-08-2009, 07:24 PM
The last time Roger lost before a semifinal in a Slam.....

1. George W. Bush was in his FIRST TERM as US President.
2. Barack Obama was a State Senator in Illinois
3. The Boston Red Sox hadn't won a World Series since 1918.
4. Rafael Nadal was ranked 49th in the world
5. Novak Djokovic was ranked 338
6. Andy Murray was ranked 544
7. David Palmer was still the President on "24"
8. there was still one more Star Wars prequel yet to be released.
9. "Everybody Loves Raymond" had one more season to go.
10. "Friends" had just ended.
11. Lindsay Lohan had yet to wreck herself.
12. Fantasia was the new American Idol.
13. Grey's Anatomy, Lost, Desperate Housewives and House hadn't aired yet.
14. Shrek 2 was the top movie at the box office.
15. Coria, Ferrero and Moya rounded out the top 5.

sh@de
08-08-2009, 07:36 PM
woah... holy crap, I didn't realise this... interesting facts :p

JennyS
08-08-2009, 07:41 PM
woah... holy crap, I didn't realise this... interesting facts :p

Yeah, it's pretty mind boggling!

akv89
08-08-2009, 07:43 PM
The last time Federer lost before the semifinals of a major, he was a 2-time major winner :shock:

Sentinel
08-08-2009, 08:56 PM
who had the highest postcount in this forum then ??? :-D

FedFan_2009
08-08-2009, 10:45 PM
Pffft another stupid TT thread.

sh@de
08-09-2009, 12:22 AM
who had the highest postcount in this forum then ??? :-D

BreakPoint by any chance? :p

Sentinel
08-09-2009, 10:49 AM
The world is still round
We still haven't been contacted by ET
I still haven;t lost my virginity

... no the world ain't changed at all. :):):):)

Serendipitous
08-09-2009, 10:49 AM
The world is still round
We still haven't been contacted by ET
I still haven;t lost my virginity

... no the world ain't changed at all. :):):):)

Good luck....

JennyS
08-09-2009, 12:37 PM
Pffft another stupid TT thread.

How is it stupid? It shows how incredibly long and impressive Federer's streak is. The streak has spanned parts of 3 US Presidential Administrations (not to mention 8 Presidents on 24!) and the current President wasn't even in the US Senate yet.

Meanwhile, most of the top players from May 2004 are either out of the game or have declined dramatically. And most of the current top players weren't even on the scene yet.

ninman
08-09-2009, 12:41 PM
As far as tennis goes, a hell of a lot has changed. Of all the players in the top ten from that time, I think that only 2 are probably still in the top ten, Federer and Roddick. Australian Open finalist that year Safin, is looking like retiring, Hewitt, the US Open finalist that year is nowhere around. The two finalists from the French that year are both out of the game.

Federer has certainly achieved his ambition, to play across generations of tennis players. It really is a stunning achievement from Federer.

Andres
08-09-2009, 06:21 PM
who had the highest postcount in this forum then ??? :-D
Marius Hancus ;)

Grass_for_cows
08-09-2009, 06:30 PM
The last time Roger lost before a semifinal in a Slam.....
11. Lindsay Lohan had yet to wreck herself.


I blame Federer for ruining a promising career. Lose already!

Conquistador
08-09-2009, 06:36 PM
16. Roddick's hairline. (Just kidding, Im a big roddick fan)

Purostaff
08-09-2009, 06:37 PM
Marius Hancus ;)

It's Hancu. Do a search, buddy.

JoshDragon
08-09-2009, 06:43 PM
The last time Roger lost before a semifinal in a Slam.....

1. George W. Bush was in his FIRST TERM as US President.
2. Barack Obama was a State Senator in Illinois
3. The Boston Red Sox hadn't won a World Series since 1918.
4. Rafael Nadal was ranked 49th in the world
5. Novak Djokovic was ranked 338
6. Andy Murray was ranked 544
7. David Palmer was still the President on "24"
8. there was still one more Star Wars prequel yet to be released.
9. "Everybody Loves Raymond" had one more season to go.
10. "Friends" had just ended.
11. Lindsay Lohan had yet to wreck herself.
12. Fantasia was the new American Idol.
13. Grey's Anatomy, Lost, Desperate Housewives and House hadn't aired yet.
14. Shrek 2 was the top movie at the box office.
15. Coria, Ferrero and Moya rounded out the top 5.

Friends, 24, and Raymond were terrible shows.

veritech
08-09-2009, 07:26 PM
Friends, 24, and Raymond were terrible shows.

most of america, including myself, will disagree. :)

JoshDragon
08-09-2009, 07:29 PM
most of america, including myself, will disagree. :)

That makes me very happy to hear.:-D:-D

THESEXPISTOL
08-09-2009, 07:36 PM
LOOOOOOOL
Good thread

JennyS
08-09-2009, 07:54 PM
Friends, 24, and Raymond were terrible shows.

I thought Everybody loved Raymond!

JennyS
08-09-2009, 07:59 PM
As far as tennis goes, a hell of a lot has changed. Of all the players in the top ten from that time, I think that only 2 are probably still in the top ten, Federer and Roddick. Australian Open finalist that year Safin, is looking like retiring, Hewitt, the US Open finalist that year is nowhere around. The two finalists from the French that year are both out of the game.

Federer has certainly achieved his ambition, to play across generations of tennis players. It really is a stunning achievement from Federer.

Here is the top 20 from May 24, 2004:

1. Roger Federer
2. Andy Roddick
3. Guillermo Coria
4. Juan Carlos Ferrero
5. Carlos Moya
6. Andre Agassi
7. Rainer Schuettler
8. David Nalbandian
9. Tim Henman
10. Sebastien Grosjean
11. Nicholas Massu
12. Lleyton Hewitt
13. Paradorn Srichaphan
14. Jiri Novak
15. Sjeng Schalken
16. Fernando Gonzalez
17. Tommy Robredo
18. Mark Philippoussis
19. Martin Verkerk
20. Marat Safin

Andres
08-10-2009, 04:17 AM
It's Hancu. Do a search, buddy.
:roll: :roll:

Gorecki
08-10-2009, 04:20 AM
The last time Roger lost before a semifinal in a Slam.....

1. George W. Bush was in his FIRST TERM as US President.
2. Barack Obama was a State Senator in Illinois
3. The Boston Red Sox hadn't won a World Series since 1918.
4. Rafael Nadal was ranked 49th in the world
5. Novak Djokovic was ranked 338
6. Andy Murray was ranked 544
7. David Palmer was still the President on "24"
8. there was still one more Star Wars prequel yet to be released.
9. "Everybody Loves Raymond" had one more season to go.
10. "Friends" had just ended.
11. Lindsay Lohan had yet to wreck herself.
12. Fantasia was the new American Idol.
13. Grey's Anatomy, Lost, Desperate Housewives and House hadn't aired yet.
14. Shrek 2 was the top movie at the box office.
15. Coria, Ferrero and Moya rounded out the top 5.

ahhhh.. didnt know USA is the world... you live and learn!

Conquistador
08-10-2009, 04:24 AM
ahhhh.. didnt know USA is the world... you live and learn!

Where have you been recently?

Gorecki
08-10-2009, 04:25 AM
Where have you been recently?

my education and the forum rules prevent me to let you know where, but close enough to your bedroom!

Commando Tennis Shorts
08-10-2009, 04:31 AM
my education and the forum rules prevent me to let you know where, but close enough to your bedroom!

creeper alert

Conquistador
08-10-2009, 04:31 AM
my education and the forum rules prevent me to let you know where, but close enough to your bedroom!

I was talking about "Where have you been, as in-to realize that the World revolves around the USA"

settolove
08-10-2009, 04:43 AM
Here is the top 20 from May 24, 2004:

1. Roger Federer
2. Andy Roddick
3. Guillermo Coria
4. Juan Carlos Ferrero
5. Carlos Moya
6. Andre Agassi
7. Rainer Schuettler
8. David Nalbandian
9. Tim Henman
10. Sebastien Grosjean
11. Nicholas Massu
12. Lleyton Hewitt
13. Paradorn Srichaphan
14. Jiri Novak
15. Sjeng Schalken
16. Fernando Gonzalez
17. Tommy Robredo
18. Mark Philippoussis
19. Martin Verkerk
20. Marat Safin

Top 20 May 25, 2009

1 Nadal, Rafael
2 Federer, Roger
3 Murray, Andy
4 Djokovic, Novak
5 Del Potro, Juan Martin
6 Roddick, Andy
7 Simon, Gilles
8 Verdasco, Fernando
9 Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried
10 Monfils, Gael
11 Davydenko, Nikolay
12 Gonzalez, Fernando
13 Cilic, Marin
14 Ferrer, David
15 Nalbandian, David
16 Blake, James
17 Robredo, Tommy
18 Wawrinka, Stanislas
19 Stepanek, Radek
20 Berdych, Tomas

I count five still in the top 10 five years later, am I missing anyone? Robredo seems to be clinging on to that 17th place for dear life.:)

Ossric
08-10-2009, 04:53 AM
Top 20 May 25, 2009

1 Nadal, Rafael
2 Federer, Roger
3 Murray, Andy
4 Djokovic, Novak
5 Del Potro, Juan Martin
6 Roddick, Andy
7 Simon, Gilles
8 Verdasco, Fernando
9 Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried
10 Monfils, Gael
11 Davydenko, Nikolay
12 Gonzalez, Fernando
13 Cilic, Marin
14 Ferrer, David
15 Nalbandian, David
16 Blake, James
17 Robredo, Tommy
18 Wawrinka, Stanislas
19 Stepanek, Radek
20 Berdych, Tomas

I count five still in the top 10 five years later, am I missing anyone? Robredo seems to be clinging on to that 17th place for dear life.:)

Really? Because that looks like top 20 and that'd be 2 in the top 10.

settolove
08-10-2009, 07:43 AM
Really? Because that looks like top 20 and that'd be 2 in the top 10.

Sorry slip of the finger, I didn't catch it when I previewed. I meant top 20.

bruce38
08-10-2009, 07:54 AM
How is it stupid? It shows how incredibly long and impressive Federer's streak is. The streak has spanned parts of 3 US Presidential Administrations (not to mention 8 Presidents on 24!) and the current President wasn't even in the US Senate yet.

Meanwhile, most of the top players from May 2004 are either out of the game or have declined dramatically. And most of the current top players weren't even on the scene yet.

Agreed. Keep it up.

NamRanger
08-10-2009, 07:57 AM
I was talking about "Where have you been, as in-to realize that the World revolves around the USA"



Really, you mean that's why well over 50-60% of our products are made in China?



That's why near all consumer technology that is worth buying is created by Japan (Sony, Mitsubishi, Panasonic etc.) and South Korea (Samsung)?



Yup. The world revolves around the U.S. according to your ignorant mind; the truth is, if the world really wanted to, they could care less about the U.S. (which generally most countries do). The problem is that the U.S. historically after WW2 has wanted to stick it's nose into everyone's business (where it shouldn't be).

Serendipitous
08-10-2009, 08:04 AM
Really, you mean that's why well over 50-60% of our products are made in China?



That's why near all consumer technology that is worth buying is created by Japan (Sony, Mitsubishi, Panasonic etc.) and South Korea (Samsung)?



Yup. The world revolves around the U.S. according to your ignorant mind; the truth is, if the world really wanted to, they could care less about the U.S. (which generally most countries do). The problem is that the U.S. historically after WW2 has wanted to stick it's nose into everyone's business (where it shouldn't be).

I think Conquistador was being sarcastic, Mr. Ranger.