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jokinla
06-05-2012, 09:40 AM
Shocked to hear McEnroe question who was the last to be in Djoker's position of holding all 4 slams at once. It wasn't that long ago, Nads won FO, W, USO, how do you forget such an easy stat, guess he's getting old.

phnx90
06-05-2012, 09:54 AM
he can not be serious

woodrow1029
06-05-2012, 09:58 AM
Shocked to hear McEnroe question who was the last to be in Djoker's position of holding all 4 slams at once. It wasn't that long ago, Nads won FO, W, USO, how do you forget such an easy stat, guess he's getting old.

Djoker isn't in the position of holding all 4 slams at once, neither was Nadal. The last person to hold all four slams at once was Serena Williams. The last man to do it was Rod Laver in 1969.

Agassifan
06-05-2012, 10:41 AM
Fed came within a set or two sets twice. Nole and Rafa weren't even one match away.

Mustard
06-05-2012, 10:50 AM
Since Laver last held all 4 in 1969:

Sampras lost to Courier in the 1994 French Open quarter finals
Federer lost to Nadal in the 2006 French Open final
Federer lost to Nadal in the 2007 French Open final
Nadal lost to Ferrer in the 2011 Australian Open quarter finals

Gizo
06-05-2012, 11:14 AM
Sampras was obviously very good on clay back in 1994 having won the title at Rome, plus that was the third consecutive year that he reached the last 8 in Paris. Still I never fancied him to win that 1994 RG title ahead of Bruguera, Medvedev or Courier.

At RG in 2006, I actually thought that Nalbandian may beat Federer in the semi-finals. In their two previous matches, Nalbandian had won in Shanghai and then come 2 points away from beating Federer at Rome a few weeks earlier. And Nalbandian came out all guns blazing in the first set and first few games of the second set, before Federer recovered and then Nalbandian retired. Still after playing so well against Nadal in that epic Rome final and still losing, I didn't give him a chance of beating him in Paris.

In 2007 despite Federer's victory over Nadal at Hamburg, I didn't really read too much in that knew it would be a different story in Paris. Plus Nadal didn't drop a single set until their final, and Davydenko outplayed Federer for long periods in their semi-final before choking horrendously (similar to their 2006 Aussie Open quarter-final).

However I really thought that Nadal was going to pull it off at Melbourne last year, given that he had already won the title there two years earlier and at that stage didn't have a nemesis yet. Of course the way Djokovic was playing throughout that tournament, Nadal wouldn't have had been able to stop him even had he not been injured and got past Ferrer and Murray.

Xavier G
06-05-2012, 01:59 PM
Djokovic will hold all 4 Slam events if he wins this Roland Garros and what a great feat it would be. Serena held all 4 in 2002-03 after the 03 Australian.

akv89
06-05-2012, 02:27 PM
Since Laver last held all 4 in 1969:

Sampras lost to Courier in the 1994 French Open quarter finals
Federer lost to Nadal in the 2006 French Open final
Federer lost to Nadal in the 2007 French Open final
Nadal lost to Ferrer in the 2011 Australian Open quarter finals

In retrospect, Federer would have held all four majors had he won the 5th set in either the 2009 AO finals (he'd have won 08 US, 09 AO, 09 RG, 09 W) or the 2009 USO finals (09 RG, 09 W, 09 US, 10 AO). However, he did not win any three of those majors in a row.

jokinla
06-05-2012, 10:53 PM
Djoker isn't in the position of holding all 4 slams at once, neither was Nadal. The last person to hold all four slams at once was Serena Williams. The last man to do it was Rod Laver in 1969.

If Djoker wins the French then he will have won the last 4 slams, thus holding all 4 slams at once, just as last year when the AO came around, had Nads won that he would have held all 4 slams at once.

woodrow1029
06-05-2012, 10:58 PM
Correct. But as the thread OP states, djokovic is not an nadal was not in the position of holding all 4 at the same time. He said that McEnroe asked when was the last time someone held all 4. For the men That would be 1969. Not Rafa like stated in the OP.

jokinla
06-05-2012, 11:10 PM
Correct. But as the thread OP states, djokovic is not an nadal was not in the position of holding all 4 at the same time. He said that McEnroe asked when was the last time someone held all 4. For the men That would be 1969. Not Rafa like stated in the OP.

The Mac question was who was the last person in position other than Djoker, to hold all four slams, he didn't feel the need to say, if he wins, obviously that is what has to happen.

sbengte
06-05-2012, 11:31 PM
In retrospect, Federer would have held all four majors had he won the 5th set in either the 2009 AO finals (he'd have won 08 US, 09 AO, 09 RG, 09 W) or the 2009 USO finals (09 RG, 09 W, 09 US, 10 AO). However, he did not win any three of those majors in a row.

If Fed had actually won USO 2009, you never know if he would then win AO 2010 like he did because there would be the added pressure of a Roger Slam then. But in retrospect, it does seem like he missed the 4 in a row when he lost USO 2009. (Wasn't he a couple of points away from winning that final ? I just said on another thread that I am sure Fed would exchange all his subsequent wins over Delpo in exchange for those two points )

Wuppy
06-05-2012, 11:37 PM
http://www.boxers-or-briefs.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/novak-djokovic-white-brieflines-425x544.jpg

Cup8489
06-05-2012, 11:39 PM
If Fed had actually won USO 2009, you never know if he would then win AO 2010 like he did because there would be the added pressure of a Roger Slam then. But in retrospect, it does seem like he missed the 4 in a row when he lost USO 2009. (Wasn't he a couple of points away from winning that final ? I just said on another thread that I am sure Fed would exchange all his subsequent wins over Delpo in exchange for those two points )

yeah I believe he was at 30-30 on Delpo's serve in the 4th set, I can't remember the set score though.