Commonality between Federer, Nadal, Sampras, and Borg

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  1. McEnroeisanartist

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    I am surprised that no one has ever brought this up. This blew my mind.

    At one point in the career, Federer, Nadal, Sampras, and Borg were all 10-2 in Grand Slam singles finals.

    After that, Federer went 7-5, Nadal went 1-3, Sampras went 4-2, and Borg went 1-3.

    Unbelievable.
     
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  2. Junior Prodigy

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    Simply Amazing
     
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  3. zagor

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    Blows my mind away!

    I still can't believe it!
     
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  4. sureshs

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    This is the kind of insight we have been waiting for
     
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    Another commonality is that they all have wielded a tennis racquet.
     
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  6. sureshs

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    They also won Slams
     
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  7. JSummers

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    They are all men.
     
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  8. 6-1 6-3 6-0

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    No one posted it because no one cares.

    A more interesting commonality is that they are all tied for the most consecutive years of winning 1 slam per year (8 years), which Nadal has the chance to break next year if he wins at least 1 slam.

    Have a 1-star rating and a report.
     
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  9. Junior Prodigy

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    That's what they want you to think.
     
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    stop already!!!!!
     
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  11. McEnroeisanartist

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    Or that since going 10-2 in Grand Slam finals, both Borg and Nadal have gone 1-3 in Grand Slam finals. Of course, Borg, never won another slam after his 11th. It would not surprise me if that the same happens to Nadal.
     
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    is that a baconator is your avatar?
     
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  13. SLD76

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    yes, yes it is :)
     
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  14. 6-1 6-3 6-0

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    Really? Holding a 52-1 record at Roland Garros, far greater than Borg's, with no one to challenge him there at all, and it wouldn't be a surprise to you if :D Rafa :D did not win it next year?
     
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    They all have 2 balls,one in hand while serving and other in their pocket.
     
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  16. McEnroeisanartist

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    I am surprised that everyone is downplaying the amazment of this commonality. I would love for others to even come up with another commonality between 4 other great players. Go!
     
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    That would be great accomplishment for Nadal, really. What saddens me a little (or gives me the giggles) though, apparently this is what you will be repeating in 5 different accounts over and over and over and over (and over and over and over) again for a considerable future.
     
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    The only thing I'm repeating is that this is my only account on this forum. You're obviously just trying to discredit my originality :mad: every time I make a post about :D Rafa :D.
     
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    Heheh, nice. I guess it says a lot about me that I can recognise a baconator on a cropped, tiny forum photo :p
     
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    The most striking commonality is that they all bow down to Our Rafa (apart from Our Rafa himself).
     
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    lool this is such a fail comment
     
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    In the end rafa will surpass them all, just think if nole didn't go god mode from 2011 rafa would have 14 slams
     
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  23. McEnroeisanartist

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    Why is this such a fail comment. When Federer won his 3rd of 4 grand slams played (2010 Australian Open), who would have predicted that he would go 2.5 years before winning his next one.

    When McEnroe won the 1984 U.S. Open, who would have predicted that it would be his last.

    When Wilander on the 1988 U.S. Open (his third major of 1988), who would have predicted it would be his last.
     
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  24. The-Champ

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    Pete didn't have a ball in his pocket during his last 3 or 4 years on tour IIRC.
     
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  25. smoledman

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    What's amazing is Federer's resiliency to keep winning GS after so many crushing final defeats to Nadal.
     
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    they also all use toilet paper after crushing huge dumps
     
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    Federer does not use toilet paper - he does it smoothly and elegantly with no cleanup required.

    Nadal on the other hand ..........
     
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    This changes everything.
     
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    This is an amazing find. Well done!
     
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    pun intended
     
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    So your argument is that Nadal has no competition at RG, and is thus somehow better than Borg?

    Fail.
     
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    Reminds me of another thread from a while back where somebody came up with Nadal-Fed H2H up to that point being symmetrical (with a probability of around 1 in 1000 for that to happen). I tried to search for it but couldn't find it.

    EDIT: I found it: Symmetrical Nadal-Federer H2H.

    All this stuff is a coincidence or what? Scary.
     
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  34. ChanceEncounter

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    They all have 10 fingers.
     
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  35. BrooklynNY

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    Correct, although it may have spanned longer than the last 4 yrs
     
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    I was worried for just the slightest second because you didn't mention Nadal in the first sentence of your reply, but then I realized: This is 6-1 6-3 6-0. I need not worry. You're not like Nadal in a grass-court slam. You won't ever fall short in the regard, and so you made me proud in your second sentence.
     
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    Much better than the typical stat thread we find piling up on these forums.

    Congratulations to OP on the wondrous find.
     
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  38. Bobby Jr

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    Not so. Sampras played a fair bit of his career as a one-ball guy. He got the second from the ball-kid like the ladies do.

    Edit: beaten to this detail by The-Champ above.
     
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  39. MariaRafael

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    Now I know why this thread has been started. Another "let's abuse Nadal" show. Lucky you, McEnroe left the circus long ago and became untouchable.
     
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  40. MariaRafael

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    Are you sure you don't want to rephrase your post? When I read it for the first time, I didn't understand what you were speaking about.
     
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  41. Bobby Jr

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    It was deliberate wording. Trying to see who would pick up on it.
     
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  42. jokinla

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    Actually not true, Sampras didn't keep the ball in his pocket, if he missed a first serve, he'd get another one from the ballboy.
     
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    Ahhh...our own little troll, NSK. He must enjoy the purity of becoming a rookie every 6 months or so.
     
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    Yes we know, once you were banned as NSK, you came back with this account.
     
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  45. 6-1 6-3 6-0

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    If that were true, I would have received an instant ban. But I haven't, because I'm not nadal_slam_king. Quit trying to discredit my originality. :mad:
     
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    Yes you are. You're just so amusing most of us haven't reported you so you haven't been banned. It's ok, we know it's you.
     
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    It's okay, welcome back.
     
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  48. Fiji

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    This is why I doubt that Nole will reach at least 11 slams. He is not following that trajectory. He has never been 10-2 in slam finals. He is 8-8 atm! More like a Connors, Agassi and Lendl. Might be a bit better with a total of 10 slams at the end of his career perhaps.
     
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  49. Fiji

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    bump..............
     
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  50. ollinger

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    "Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Peter Sampras, and Bjorn Borg" has 17 syllables, just like a Haiku. It IS a Haiku!! Unbelievable!!
     
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