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batz
05-30-2012, 06:15 AM
....like he didn't have enough already. Now holds the record for most wins in slam matches.

PARIS (AP)óRoger Federer dropped a set before earning his record-breaking 234th Grand Slam match victory to reach the French Open's third round.

Federer eliminated 92nd-ranked Adrian Ungur of Romania 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (6), 6-3 Wednesday to break a tie with Jimmy Connors for most career wins at major tournaments in the Open era, which began in 1968.

The 16-time Grand Slam champion is now 234-35 in tennis' top four tournaments, an .870 winning percentage.

Ungur, meanwhile, is 1-1; the French Open was his Grand Slam debut.

Seeded third this year at Roland Garros, where he won the 2009 title, Federer is on course for a semifinal showdown against No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who won in straight sets Wednesday.

SwankPeRFection
05-30-2012, 06:17 AM
And Friday he'll be up again with the 235th... lol

dudeski
05-30-2012, 06:21 AM
It was very generous of Sir Roger to gift that set to the low ranked Ungur who will from now on tell the tales of taking a set from the GOAT to his kids and then grand kids while pursuing a women's shoe salesman career.

joeri888
05-30-2012, 06:25 AM
5,4,3,2... 1....

*** walks in to tell you how many matches Rafa is ahead of Roger with age comparison, and what his Slam winning percentage is, as well as pointing out that Nadal has the best ever Slam winning percentage at a single Slam blablabla.


Great record from Roger :)

Fedex
05-30-2012, 06:26 AM
Great record and still a few years to come.
Could have had a few more slams in the bag too were it not for messing up on the MPs.

TopFH
05-30-2012, 07:21 AM
Great record from the best.

Cup8489
05-30-2012, 07:32 AM
Surprised he dropped a TB set, though, honestly.

Not in the greatest form early on, but here's hoping he plays his way into God-mode.

Fed > Nadal
05-30-2012, 07:32 AM
Simply the best, better than all the rest.

sureshs
05-30-2012, 07:49 AM
These records are not important right now. It is only Slams and Olympics which matter.

dudeski
05-30-2012, 07:55 AM
These records are not important right now. It is only Slams and Olympics which matter.

That's right. That's why we are talking about record number of wins at Slams and not at MC. You seem even slower than usual today.

TMF
05-30-2012, 07:56 AM
Great record and still a few years to come.
Could have had a few more slams in the bag too were it not for messing up on the MPs.



Most Grand Slam match wins
1. Roger Federer 234
2. Jimmy Connors 233 wins
3. Andre Agassi 224 wins
4. Ivan Lendl 222 wins
5. Pete Sampras 204 wins

Apart from breaking Connor's record, Fed is still in his 30 while Connors was still competing at the slam at 40. LOL

Also Fed is the only player to win atleast 50 matches in each of the 4 Grand Slam Events.

Amazing !

Breaker
05-30-2012, 08:13 AM
Most Grand Slam match wins
1. Roger Federer 234
2. Jimmy Connors 233 wins
3. Andre Agassi 224 wins
4. Ivan Lendl 222 wins
5. Pete Sampras 204 wins

Apart from breaking Connor's record, Fed is still in his 30 while Connors was still competing at the slam at 40. LOL

Also Fed is the only player to win atleast 50 matches in each of the 4 Grand Slam Events.

Amazing !

You realise Connors missed quite a few French Opens and barely even played the Australian Open, nothing to LOL about at all.

helloworld
05-30-2012, 08:26 AM
Most Grand Slam match wins
1. Roger Federer 234
2. Jimmy Connors 233 wins
3. Andre Agassi 224 wins
4. Ivan Lendl 222 wins
5. Pete Sampras 204 wins

Apart from breaking Connor's record, Fed is still in his 30 while Connors was still competing at the slam at 40. LOL

Also Fed is the only player to win atleast 50 matches in each of the 4 Grand Slam Events.

Amazing !
I think the one who should be LOLed at is you. Did you realized that Connors played 2 slams per year during half of his career? :oops:

TMF
05-30-2012, 08:28 AM
You realise Connors missed quite a few French Opens and barely even played the Australian Open, nothing to LOL about at all.

Yes I do. Actually, I think the better comparison is how many matches they won in the deeper rounds, or the average matches won per slam appearance.

BigServer1
05-30-2012, 08:46 AM
These records are not important right now. It is only Slams and Olympics which matter.

You are exceptional.

sureshs
05-30-2012, 08:48 AM
That's right. That's why we are talking about record number of wins at Slams and not at MC. You seem even slower than usual today.

Unghur or whoever does not count.

stringertom
05-30-2012, 08:56 AM
Batz, I thought at first that the real Sir Roger had decided to come out of retirement to reprise his Bond role as an octogenerian...here's a few working titles and/or plotlines.

The Octospy who Loved Me...OctoRogi travels to Madrid on the trail of the evil vampirish Romanian Svengali who has changed the sacred formula and color of the most precious organic compound known to man...Terd Buttyou. The film's climax (pun intended) features OctoRogi, in a little-blue-pill-induced haze, is rushed to the ER by ballgirl crew after holding trophy aloft for more than four hours.

Moonraker 2...obvious villain role played by buttpicking lefty Monk-like OCDer.

Live and Let (1st serve) Die...OctoRogi attempts to win Wimby crown in seventh consecutive decade.

primetennis
05-30-2012, 09:09 AM
Unghur or whoever does not count.

the only two things which don't count here are the ugly NAH-DULL and the nad-***** like you!!

Fedex
05-30-2012, 11:03 AM
Simply the best, better than all the rest.

http://paulomurillo.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/DSC03219.jpg

tangerine
05-30-2012, 11:15 AM
Sir Roger? :rolleyes:

Can't you fanboys wait until he's knighted for, whatever they knight you for?

Hitman
05-30-2012, 11:19 AM
Another day....another record claimed. Just another day in the life of Roger Federer. :)

zcarzach
05-30-2012, 11:21 AM
Another day....another record claimed. Just another day in the life of Roger Federer. :)

Quoted for veracity, kind sir.

dudeski
05-30-2012, 11:30 AM
Sir Roger? :rolleyes:

Can't you fanboys wait until he's knighted for, whatever they knight you for?

Don't worry. Your precious Nadal has also achieved plenty in his career and nobody can take this away from him.

Sid_Vicious
05-30-2012, 11:37 AM
Sir Roger? :rolleyes:

Can't you fanboys wait until he's knighted for, whatever they knight you for?

lol Batz is a Federer fanboy?

Mainad
05-30-2012, 11:56 AM
Sir Roger? :rolleyes:

Can't you fanboys wait until he's knighted for, whatever they knight you for?

I think Batz likes to fantasize that he is British and that he has already been knighted for his services to British tennis! :wink:

batz
05-30-2012, 12:51 PM
lol Batz is a Federer fanboy?

OK, I confess. I'm a Fed fanbois.

I woulda got away with it too if it hadn't been for those meddling kids and that dog.

Rock Strongo
05-30-2012, 01:37 PM
Despite this, I would STILL pick Connors to play for my life. Preferrably in a monstrous 11 set match or something.

Ralph
05-30-2012, 01:39 PM
These records are not important right now. It is only Slams and Olympics which matter.

Olympics mean jack in tennis, and you know it. I know it. Everyone knows it. Tennis if zoo new to the olympics, such few have the medal due to it being once every 4 years. Fine for other sports, not tennis.

Fed > Nadal
05-30-2012, 01:51 PM
I think the one who should be LOLed at is you. Did you realized that Connors played 2 slams per year during half of his career? :oops:

Federer 51 slams played.
Connors 58 slams played.

kragster
05-30-2012, 02:06 PM
Federer 51 slams played.
Connors 58 slams played.

Proves that Fed has the superior record but not by the kind of margin TMF was alluding (LOLing to).

PS - DFTW is that you :)?

Blinkism
05-30-2012, 02:20 PM
Damn, that's ridiculous considering Connors was like 100 when he retired from playing slams... Good for Roger.

r2473
05-30-2012, 02:29 PM
Weak era

....

sureshs
05-30-2012, 03:28 PM
https://i.minus.com/ibq8tOgHFeYGi4.gif

Is that Rafa?

JamieSafe
05-30-2012, 03:38 PM
It was very generous of Sir Roger to gift that set to the low ranked Ungur who will from now on tell the tales of taking a set from the GOAT to his kids and then grand kids while pursuing a women's shoe salesman career.Lmao. Loved this one

Rock Strongo
05-30-2012, 04:04 PM
Actually, thinking of this it's more a matter of consistency vs longevity. Had Connors bothered to turn up at the French and AO he'd probably have won 63 trillion (yes, trillion. He was that old when he retired.) matches.

Fedex
05-31-2012, 12:12 AM
I'm no fan of Federer but it annoyed me the way many people were writing him off two years ago and with each loss the abuse the guy was getting was ridiculous.
There's no mercy for any player even Federer when they lose.
He's in his thirties now and still consistently competing in possibly the strongest top 4 in history.
If you look at it objectively, love him or hate him and his ego (which seems to have calmed down) that's extremely impressive and shows the phenomenal talent of the man.

Magnus
05-31-2012, 01:05 AM
These records are not important right now. It is only Slams and Olympics which matter.

Don't forget Cincy you little troll :)

Sentinel
05-31-2012, 01:07 AM
Is that Rafa?
Never occurred to me, ... but I guess that's proof from a Federer fan that Rafa is the GOAT !

stringertom
05-31-2012, 01:41 AM
Never occurred to me, ... but I guess that's proof from a Federer fan that Rafa is the GOAT !

My iPhone burped trying to process this post in protest of you naming Suresh as a "Federer fan". Now both my dogs are howling like hyenas. Stop this insanity and delete this post from your near-TTG count. Please! I beg you to help restore my sanity!

joeri888
05-31-2012, 02:00 AM
Don't forget Cincy you little troll :)

Suresh means Cincys and Olympics