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mcenroefan
05-28-2012, 02:04 PM
Fed is the first man to have 50 wins in all four Grand Slams. I found this to be an interesting metric---it ties in a bit to the previous discussions about excellence across all surfaces.....it also proves consistency and longevity. The comparison to previous generations is a bit skewed b/c guys like Mac and Borg didn't regularly play the AO and b/c of the homogenized surfaces. Still, it is very impressive.

goderer
05-28-2012, 02:07 PM
My username says all.

Rhino
05-28-2012, 02:08 PM
And he did it at his 50th major championship. Nice work.

I think he tied Connors' record of 233 Grand Slam match wins too.

Fate Archer
05-28-2012, 02:09 PM
He's the Grand Slam man. The best all surface player to ever play the game. Period.

mcenroefan
05-28-2012, 02:11 PM
I think his longevity and consistency might be his most impressive achievement. It certainly stands apart from stats such as weeks at #1 and total slams to the same extent that baseball recognizes an "iron man."

Fate Archer
05-28-2012, 02:11 PM
I think he tied Connors' record of 233 Grand Slam match wins too.

Yes, that's correct.

I think this quote by Jimbo himself is very fitting in this thread:

"[In the modern game], you're a clay court specialist, a grass court specialist or a hard court specialist ... or you're Roger Federer." (Jimmy Connors)

mcenroefan
05-28-2012, 02:17 PM
Yes, that's correct.

I think this quote by Jimbo himself is very fitting in this thread:

"[In the modern game], you're a clay court specialist, a grass court specialist or a hard court specialist ... or you're Roger Federer." (Jimmy Connors)

That's quite a statement from JC!

BlueClayIsRealClay
05-28-2012, 02:59 PM
Another amazing record for the Fed.