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DownTheLine
01-11-2011, 02:24 PM
I was just thinking after the Laver thread about the "mini-slam". Federer was only three sets away from winning 7 slams in a row. From the 2008 Wimbledon to 2011 AO

Lost in 5 at Wimb. 2008, won at 2008 USO, Lost in 5 at 2009 AO, won at 2009 FO, won 2009 Wimb., lost in 5 at 2009 USO and won 2010 AO

That would have been INCREDIBLE if he did that and would put all the GOAT to rest, if he hasn't done that already.

Rippy
01-11-2011, 02:25 PM
Well the 2009 FO and Wimbledon could just as easily not have been won by Federer.

So you could equally say that had Federer lost one extra set in each of those tournaments (say to Haas FO and Roddick Wimbledon), he'd only have 14 slams.

hoodjem
01-11-2011, 02:32 PM
That would have been INCREDIBLE if he did that and would put all the GOAT to rest, if he hasn't done that already.Keep dreaming.


(Nothing will put the GOAT-debate to rest. Why do think sites like this exist?)

DownTheLine
01-11-2011, 02:33 PM
Keep dreaming.


(Nothing will put the GOAT-debate to rest. Why do think sites like this exist?)

Seeing that Pro player discussion is only one part of the board so it's not all TT is about..

Cup8489
01-11-2011, 02:35 PM
Well he was only 4 sets away from 10 straight.. if he'd won both the 2006 and 2007 FO finals he'd have won 10 straight from Wimbledon 2005 thru USOv 2007

bolo
01-11-2011, 02:38 PM
so close yet so far. :)

MichaelNadal
01-11-2011, 02:38 PM
Well he was only 4 sets away from 10 straight.. if he'd won both the 2006 and 2007 FO finals he'd have won 10 straight from Wimbledon 2005 thru USOv 2007

Dunno why we need threads like this. Anyone that doubt's Federer's greatness, consistency, and acheivements is just a troll.

bolo
01-11-2011, 02:39 PM
Well the 2009 FO and Wimbledon could just as easily not have been won by Federer.

So you could equally say that had Federer lost one extra set in each of those tournaments (say to Haas FO and Roddick Wimbledon), he'd only have 14 slams.

Rippy, sometimes you are too sensible for your own good. :)

Markov
01-11-2011, 02:49 PM
Well the 2009 FO and Wimbledon could just as easily not have been won by Federer.

So you could equally say that had Federer lost one extra set in each of those tournaments (say to Haas FO and Roddick Wimbledon), he'd only have 14 slams.

Yeah, it also works that way. He was damn close to winning 7 in a row and to losing at 2008 USO, 2009 RG and Wimbledon. It was also strange that he managed to win matches by making some huge comebacks (like in the RG '09 matches against Haas and del Potro, and the Wimbledon final against Roddick), but lost matches where he had looked almost certain to win, these being the 2009 AO and USO finals.

DownTheLine
01-11-2011, 08:53 PM
Yeah, it also works that way. He was damn close to winning 7 in a row and to losing at 2008 USO, 2009 RG and Wimbledon. It was also strange that he managed to win matches by making some huge comebacks (like in the RG '09 matches against Haas and del Potro, and the Wimbledon final against Roddick), but lost matches where he had looked almost certain to win, these being the 2009 AO and USO finals.

2008 USO? He won in straights... 2009 wimbledon he had one tough match and he owns Roddick on grass so there's one GS that he was close to losing..

DownTheLine
01-11-2011, 08:54 PM
Well he was only 4 sets away from 10 straight.. if he'd won both the 2006 and 2007 FO finals he'd have won 10 straight from Wimbledon 2005 thru USOv 2007

I kind of made it to prove even when Federer was going through tough times he still was the greatest player in the world.

veroniquem
01-11-2011, 09:00 PM
I was just thinking after the Laver thread about the "mini-slam". Federer was only three sets away from winning 7 slams in a row. From the 2008 Wimbledon to 2011 AO

Lost in 5 at Wimb. 2008, won at 2008 USO, Lost in 5 at 2009 AO, won at 2009 FO, won 2009 Wimb., lost in 5 at 2009 USO and won 2010 AO

That would have been INCREDIBLE if he did that and would put all the GOAT to rest, if he hasn't done that already.

He was a couple sets away from the calendar slam in both 2006 and 2007. It would have been incredible if he had done it but he hasn't and why hasn't he? Because, each time, he ran into the one player who will end up doing everything that Fed "almost" did :twisted:

angiebaby
01-11-2011, 09:04 PM
I kind of made it to prove even when Federer was going through tough times he still was the greatest player in the world.

But why would you need to "prove" this?

Tennis sensation
01-11-2011, 10:16 PM
I was just thinking after the Laver thread about the "mini-slam". Federer was only three sets away from winning 7 slams in a row. From the 2008 Wimbledon to 2011 AO

Lost in 5 at Wimb. 2008, won at 2008 USO, Lost in 5 at 2009 AO, won at 2009 FO, won 2009 Wimb., lost in 5 at 2009 USO and won 2010 AO

That would have been INCREDIBLE if he did that and would put all the GOAT to rest, if he hasn't done that already.
I think it should be 2010 AO

dandelion_smiley
01-12-2011, 02:31 AM
I was just thinking after the Laver thread about the "mini-slam". Federer was only three sets away from winning 7 slams in a row. From the 2008 Wimbledon to 2011 AO

Lost in 5 at Wimb. 2008, won at 2008 USO, Lost in 5 at 2009 AO, won at 2009 FO, won 2009 Wimb., lost in 5 at 2009 USO and won 2010 AO

That would have been INCREDIBLE if he did that and would put all the GOAT to rest, if he hasn't done that already.

Federer was 4 sets away from winning 10 Slams in a row (2005 Wimbledon - 2007 US Open), Federer wins 2 more sets in both the 2006 and 2007 French Open finals and he's got 10 in a row

dandelion_smiley
01-12-2011, 02:32 AM
He was a couple sets away from the calendar slam in both 2006 and 2007. It would have been incredible if he had done it but he hasn't and why hasn't he? Because, each time, he ran into the one player who will end up doing everything that Fed "almost" did :twisted:

No. Just no. And you're gonna be so dissapointed when Nadal suddenly stops playing well, to come soon babe

viduka0101
01-12-2011, 04:52 AM
Milorad Čavić was one-hundredth of a second away from winning the gold medal in the men's 100 metre butterfly event at the Summer Olympics
but he didn't win it,Michael Phelps did

Cup8489
01-12-2011, 06:02 AM
He was a couple sets away from the calendar slam in both 2006 and 2007. It would have been incredible if he had done it but he hasn't and why hasn't he? Because, each time, he ran into the one player who will end up doing everything that Fed "almost" did :twisted:

I will quit tennis if Nadal ever comes within 2 sets of winning the CYGS on 3 separate occasions.. thats how certain I am he never will.

Fed was 2 sets away 3 different times: 2006 he needed 2 more sets in the FO final
2007 2 more sets in the FO final

2009 1 more set in the AO final and 1 more set in the USO final..

sorry, but I just can't see Nadal ever being that consistently good.. he's close this time but I seriously doubt he could ever do what Federer has done in terms of consistency in the majors... I just dont see it happening.

Telepatic
01-12-2011, 06:39 AM
Milorad Čavić was one-hundredth of a second away from winning the gold medal in the men's 100 metre butterfly event at the Summer Olympics
but he didn't win it,Michael Phelps did

Too bad he actually won it but what can you do against mighty Phelps and co.

As for thread, it's goes both ways, he had close 5 setters to lose too, and more then just 3. (Andreev,Berdych,Haas,Delpo,Roddick..)

Markov
01-12-2011, 06:43 AM
2008 USO? He won in straights... 2009 wimbledon he had one tough match and he owns Roddick on grass so there's one GS that he was close to losing..

USO final in 2008 was obviously a piece of cake for him, but the fourth round match against Andreev was tough. During the Wimbledon final, Roddick had something like five or six straight set points to go up two sets to none. Of course this wouldn't have automatically granted him victory but he would have been very close, given that he was able to win the fourth set. But it wouldn't have been much a surprise to see Federer come back from two sets down to win, either