Amazing Federer Grand Slam Achievements that get overlooked

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by JennyS, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. JennyS

    JennyS Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    2,294
    Everyone talks about the 16 slams, 23 straight Slam semis and 18 of 19 finals. But his utter dominance at non clay Slams often get overlooked. Consider these streaks:

    A. Won 11 of 12 non clay Grand Slams (2004-2007, won all but the 2005 Australian Open. That's four years and winning all but one non clay Slam!)

    B. Won 8 consecutive non clay Grand Slams (05 W-07 USO)

    C. Went 12-0 in his first 12 non clay Grand Slam finals.

    D. From 2004-present, has made the finals of 17 of 19 non clay Slam finals.

    E. From 2004-2007, won 7 of 8 hardcourt Slams.

    F. From 2004-present, has won 14 of 19 non clay Slams.

    Those numbers are sick!
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2010
    #1
  2. flyinghippos101

    flyinghippos101 Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    Messages:
    5,333
    There's too many "non-clay" slam conditions attached to each of these accomplishments. I think that's the reason why noone cares for them. Can't imagine people caring too much for achievemnts with certain conditions accompanying them
     
    #2
  3. Totai

    Totai Professional

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2010
    Messages:
    1,397
    I don't think any of these achievements are overlooked
     
    #3
  4. Carsomyr

    Carsomyr Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2009
    Messages:
    4,255
    Location:
    Winesburg, Ohio
    Have to agree. That "clay slam" is still a major, and either the second or third most prestigious Slam title depending on who you ask.
     
    #4
  5. egn

    egn Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2008
    Messages:
    4,973
    most realize how dominate he is off of clay hence why most consider him to be the best hardcourt player all time and up there on the best grass court player of all time.
     
    #5
  6. There are some amazing Gulbis grand slam achievements that get overlooked.
     
    #6
  7. egn

    egn Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2008
    Messages:
    4,973
    :) :) :) :)

    True true.
     
    #7
  8. I agree with Eggs Go Nicely.
     
    #8
  9. pame

    pame Professional

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2009
    Messages:
    1,435
    If that were truly the case, nobody would ever discuss the King of Grass, or for that matter the King of Clay, since both terms would have "certain conditions" accompanying them. Wherever you rank clay, the fact still remains those are pretty impressive numbers on any single, dual or triple surface(s) - and whoever claims those numbers would have to be considered dominant with a capital "D"
     
    #9
  10. egn

    egn Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2008
    Messages:
    4,973
    I agree with super energized ravishing....i agree with serendipitous =)
     
    #10
  11. DownTheLine

    DownTheLine Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,406
    He's dominant on clay. He's pretty much reached the finals 4-5 times and has won it once. All other GOAT contenders(Sampras) have only reached the 4th round at the FO.
     
    #11

Share This Page