Federer and Grand Slam Records in 2012

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  1. McEnroeisanartist

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    With his victory today, Federer won his 60th match at the Australian Open. He won 60 or more matches at the U.S. Open. He is one of only three male players to win 60 or more matches at two different grand slams. If he wins one match at Wimbledon, he will have won 60 or more matches at three different grand slams. If he wins one match at the French Open, he will have won 50 or more matches at all four grand slams (no other male player has even won 50 or more matches at just three grand slams).

    If he wins 5 more Grand Slam matches, he will overtake Jimmy Connors for the record of most career Grand Slam match wins.
     
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    Meaningless. The only records that mean anything that Roger hasnt done:

    - 2 wins at all four slams (joining Laver and Emerson)
    - 7 wimbledon wins (joining Sampras)
    - and of course the Calendar Slam (join Budge and Laver)
     
  4. DownTheLine

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    The all time #1 record holder
     
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    Yep total weeks at No.1
     
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    Another extraordinary feats by Federer. These records will be very difficult to break in the future.
     
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    Shows his game completeness and consistency!!
     
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    Check.

    10moretrivialrecordsplease
     
  9. Sabratha

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    Federer is the GOAT.
     
  10. RAFA2005RG

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    2012 is over. Let's look ahead. Nadal replaces Federer in history in 2013, because Nadal/Federer are currently tied at 8 STRAIGHT SLAM-WINNING YEARS. Nadal makes it 9 STRAIGHT in 2013, owning the record forever (and most likely extending on it for many more years).
     
  11. Prisoner of Birth

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    And why is that record so important?
     
  12. RAFA2005RG

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    Because its about WINNING, not QFs or SFs.....

    And, its extremely hard to break EVER once it reaches 10+. That's the benefit of being a once in a century player at Roland Garros.
     
  13. Prisoner of Birth

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    Maybe this slipped your brilliant mind(s) but you don't get to QFs and SFs by losing.
     
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    But you quite often lose after the QFs an SFs, rendering the QF and SF useless.
     
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    So let me get this straight. Are Grand Slam wins all that matter? Nothing else does?
     
  16. RAFA2005RG

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    No, all titles matter.
     
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    That makes Federer the GOAT, right? Or perhaps Connors?
     
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    If only slams matter, Nadal has 11, Federer has 17.
     
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    You mean a 31 year old has 6 more slams than a 26 year old? WOW, now THAT IS AN ACHIEVEMENT!

    What is a GOAT? I never see this at the ATP tour site.
     
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    6 is the number of Grand Slams Boris Becker won over his entire career. So yes, it is an incredible achievement.
     
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    Ivan Lendl and Andre Agassi only won eight slams in their entire careers, two more than the difference between Nadal and Federer - that's a vast difference considering both players are all time greats.
     
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    Call me when Nadal loses at Roland Garros again :lol: , you'll buy several phones between now and then.
     
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    But there's no certainty that he's going to win Roland Garros in 2013. Djokovic came awfully close this year, and Nadal has been out for a while since.
     
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    He can't comprehend that obviously, but one can still say it's likely Nadal is going to win RG again. The real problem is that the kid will go on about it for decades as if it's an extremely important record, or that one catapults him above everyone else or other records such as Fed's SF streak. It's a great record but it hardly flushes away any other achievements, and certainly isn't the sole criteria for consistency. Personally I don't remember anyone emphasizing this that much when Fed got to 8 straight years.
     
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    At least now one's out of the way. :)
     
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    Check that off the list.
     

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