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DownTheLine
09-29-2012, 09:54 AM
What are some startling facts about RF?

Thanks guy!

Dark Magician
09-29-2012, 10:00 AM
He has won 17 GS and is currently #1 at age of 31.
j/k :lol:

6-1 6-3 6-0
09-29-2012, 10:00 AM
He's 2-8 in slams against Rafael Nadal. I think that's a pretty startling fact.

DownTheLine
09-29-2012, 10:07 AM
How many weeks at #1 has he been??

Dark Magician
09-29-2012, 10:08 AM
How many weeks at #1 has he been??

297th week this is i think.

dangalak
09-29-2012, 10:11 AM
He's 2-8 in slams against Rafael Nadal. I think that's a pretty startling fact.

Considering that most of those happened in Nadal's backyard...:twisted:

NDFM
09-29-2012, 10:11 AM
23 Consecutive Semi Finals at Grand Slams

Hood_Man
09-29-2012, 10:14 AM
He doesn't have a Swiss Birth Certificate and must resign his presidency of the Players Council.

Dark Magician
09-29-2012, 10:14 AM
23 Consecutive Semi Finals

He has reached a stage where his body's internal temp. adjusts to the outside temp. so that he never sweats. :shock:

kalyan4fedever
09-29-2012, 10:23 AM
He is the only male player ever to have reached the title match of each Grand Slam tournament at least five times

NDFM
09-29-2012, 10:25 AM
to be honest that fact i put out there isn't startling as everyone knows this already, sorry guys :)

TMF
09-29-2012, 10:25 AM
Federer is widely considered the greatest tennis player of all time.

kalyan4fedever
09-29-2012, 10:26 AM
Roger Federer has an unlimited data plan and still exceeds the package - funny fact ;)

Also his thread can have 4 views and 12 replies haha

merwy
09-29-2012, 10:29 AM
He doesn't have a Swiss Birth Certificate and must resign his presidency of the Players Council.

Wait, what did you say? Source?

Surecatch
09-29-2012, 10:36 AM
Wait, what did you say? Source?

Inexplicably, he has been on the cover of Sports Illustrated..........once. That's right, arguably the most dominant male athlete in sports history has been on the cover of Sports Illustrated as many times as Anna Kournikova has.

F***ing ridiculous. He had to win fifteen slams before the geniuses at SI decided he was worthy of a cover story.

Prisoner of Birth
09-29-2012, 10:36 AM
Roger Federer didn't make it past the 1st round in the 2002 Wimbledon, 1-year before he started his 5-year winning run there.

Most people know this already but it is startling.

fed_rulz
09-29-2012, 10:44 AM
Federer is the only player in history who'd be considered greater had he lost more (and won less)

TMF
09-29-2012, 10:46 AM
Inexplicably, he has been on the cover of Sports Illustrated..........once. That's right, arguably the most dominant male athlete in sports history has been on the cover of Sports Illustrated as many times as Anna Kournikova has.

F***ing ridiculous. He had to win fifteen slams before the geniuses at SI decided he was worthy of a cover story.

That's because Federer is not an American athlete. In 2006, Fed had one of the most dominant year in sport history, yet, Dwyane Wade was named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year.

Hood_Man
09-29-2012, 10:48 AM
Wait, what did you say? Source?

Ok, but just between you and me http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v197/ash_lee392/shifty.gif



http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/9811/fedbirthcert.jpg

SStrikerR
09-29-2012, 10:49 AM
Inexplicably, he has been on the cover of Sports Illustrated..........once. That's right, arguably the most dominant male athlete in sports history has been on the cover of Sports Illustrated as many times as Anna Kournikova has.

F***ing ridiculous. He had to win fifteen slams before the geniuses at SI decided he was worthy of a cover story.

He was on it after Wimbledon 2008 and FO 09.

BreakPoint
09-29-2012, 10:59 AM
He's 2-8 in slams against Rafael Nadal. I think that's a pretty startling fact.
Another startling fact is that Federer has crushed Nadal EVERY time they have played at the WTF. :oops:

smoledman
09-29-2012, 12:01 PM
10-19 vs the real GOAT.

tennis_pro
09-29-2012, 12:19 PM
Ok, but just between you and me http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v197/ash_lee392/shifty.gif



http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/9811/fedbirthcert.jpg

"Nationality: NOT Switzerland"

Haha, exactly my sense of humor, thanks for that, bro!

tennis_pro
09-29-2012, 12:19 PM
10-19 vs the real GOAT.

Did I miss something?

Mainad
09-29-2012, 12:24 PM
Ok, but just between you and me http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v197/ash_lee392/shifty.gif



http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/9811/fedbirthcert.jpg

He has sex with a Goat??

That's pretty startling (especially for the Goat)!! :shock:

Rock Strongo
09-29-2012, 12:37 PM
Some say his testes face magnetic northeast and that he can understand tha language of the common ant.

PeteD
09-29-2012, 12:43 PM
Before he knew Mirka he looked like this:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4523466/fed%202002.jpg

Hood_Man
09-29-2012, 12:44 PM
"Nationality: NOT Switzerland"

Haha, exactly my sense of humor, thanks for that, bro!

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/9486/dtserious.jpg

:twisted:

I hope I haven't derailed this thread too much http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v197/ash_lee392/shifty.gif

Warriorroger
09-29-2012, 01:18 PM
http://www.google.nl/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/197378_213896711961164_100000225101021_968691_6529 486_n.jpg&sa=X&ei=jVdnUN6cFKm90QX8lIGwBg&ved=0CAwQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNFO95JifwryuyyM8OerGw4BPXqm1Q

ledwix
09-29-2012, 02:34 PM
He's 2-8 in slams against Rafael Nadal. I think that's a pretty startling fact.

Players don't even know or care what their H2Hs are with people unless the media keeps shoving it down their throat. But would any player ever forget how many grand slam titles or years ended at #1 they had? Lol no. Your argument is stupid. Players live for their accomplishments and glory, not just to focus their energy on one player match-up while being relatively inconsistent against the rest of the field compared to him.

gmatheis
09-29-2012, 06:23 PM
He's 2-8 in slams against Rafael Nadal. I think that's a pretty startling fact.

Scario 1: Roger is playing great and Rafa is playing so-so If they meet Roger will likely win... Roger gets to semis or finals while Rafa loses in 3rd round so they don't even meet

Scenario 2: Rafa is playing great but Roger is playing so-so, if they meet Rafa will probably win. Roger playing so-so still makes it into the QF/Semis and maybe even finals so they do meet and Rafa wins

This is why their head to head is so skewed, when Roger would have likely won Rafa didnt even make it far enough to face him but Roger almost ALWAYS got far enough for them to meet when it was the other way around.

underground
09-30-2012, 04:47 AM
Roger Federer is the only man to have bagelled Rafael Nadal on 3 different surfaces (namely clay, grass, and indoor hard). Very impressive feat I would say.

Mainad
09-30-2012, 05:49 AM
Delete post.

Povl Carstensen
09-30-2012, 06:02 AM
Roger Federer is the only man to have bagelled Rafael Nadal on 3 different surfaces (namely clay, grass, and indoor hard). Very impressive feat I would say.When asked in the presser after the Hamburg bagel why, Nadal said: "Weil er unglaublich ist" (it was in german translation).

15_ounce
09-30-2012, 08:29 AM
Rafael hasn't beaten Roger on Indoor courts.
Roger has beaten Rafael twice on Clay courts.

RoddickAce
09-30-2012, 09:24 AM
Federer was so far ahead of the field in 2006 that you could remove all the points he won in the 4 grand slams, and he still would have been #1.