If Federer reaches the final...

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  1. McEnroeisanartist

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    If Federer reaches the final, he will have reached the most Australian Open finals in the open era.

    He will have reached at least 6 finals at three different grand slams. Only Lendl and Borg were even able to reach 4 finals at three different grand slams.

    Federer would tie Lendl and Sampras for most consecutive years reaching a grand slam final with 11.
     
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  2. ruariatp

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    not bad eh
     
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    Yeah.....:)
     
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    He needs to get angry!!!...
     
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  5. stoo

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    Meh.... I'm a huge Fed fan, but those stats mean squat compared to whether he wins the title or not.
     
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    Fed must play at his best... Hope he can make it!
     
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  7. TMF

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    Don't be ridiculous. There's only a handful of players that can reach the slam final but 99.999% will never reach one final in their entire career. It's not that easy.
     
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    Never said it was 'that easy" even if Fed makes it look that way sometimes. My point is that while it's a great accomplishment to continually make it that deep into slams, at this point in his career, I could care less if he makes the semi-finals and not the final. It's winning the championship that counts. In the end, no one really remembers who finishes 2nd or worse.
     
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  9. McEnroeisanartist

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    For the most part I agree, but I think some, at least tennis fans, will remember that Federer reached at least 5 finals at all four Grand Slams. Incredible all surface player.
     
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    What's the point if he'll just get destroyed by Eggovic.
     
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    LOLville... never say never. Sometimes things happen.
     
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  12. McEnroeisanartist

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    Because great sports fans believe that a player’s second place results add to their greatness. Yes, we remember Federer's 17 grand slams, but we also remember his 7 grand slam finals. Like Jack Nichlaus, yes he won 18 majors in golf, but perhaps even more amazingly is that he finished second in 19 majors.
     
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    Did you have Fed's little sister taking Eggovic to 12-10 in the fifth? Did you have Eggovic destroying Fed at Wimbledon last year? Did you have Eggovic getting bageled by Fed last summer?
     
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    Even if he makes the final, I just don't know if he's got what's gonna be needed against Djokovic in Australia
     
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    I agree. For Federer fans, winning the Slam is all that counts.

    However, it's nice to have this ammo against Fedhaters who pull out all sorts of obscure, or meaningless statistics, to show why Federer isn't actually any good.
     
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  16. Biscuitmcgriddleson

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    A 31 year old making a final is damn impressive. DAMN IMPRESSIVE.
     
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    I don't think it's a matter of facing Djoker in Australia, I think it's more a matter of whom Fed has had to play compared to Djoker. If it weren't for that tough Wawrinka match (which could easily have been a 3 setter if Stan hadn't been in the zone) Djoker's draw would have been as cakewalky as Murray's is. Roger's had the toughest draw and beating Tsonga, Murray then Djoker is a tall order. Not sure if he has it in him at 31 years old.

    Regardless, I want him to thrash Murray and make the final. Even if he loses the final he can hold his head up knowing he played much tougher opponents along the way than.
     
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    He'll lose.
     
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  19. smoledman

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    What this proves is that Fed isn't good enough to get through a tough draw to win a slam. He's over the hill, he's done for.
     
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  20. McEnroeisanartist

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    at least he is out there actually competing, unlike his biggest "rival."
     
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    No arguement here.
     
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    Did you say the same thing about Djokovic when he lost the USO final to Murray? Or are you speaking tongue in cheek?
     
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    His biggest "rival" is busy playing poker. Leave the poor suffering guy alone.
     
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    BTW if you look at the average ranking of the players the top 3 have played up until the SF...

    Djokovic - 36
    Federer - 30
    Murray - 63

    Anyone who says Murray hasn't had a cakewalk is deluded.
     
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  25. smoledman

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    All that matters is winning slams, not "competing".
     
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  26. McEnroeisanartist

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    Lol. Yep last time i checked 17 = 11 + 6 + 1
     
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  27. Prisoner of Birth

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    If Federer makes the final, it'll be his 25th Grand Slam final :shock:
     
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    I do hope Federer loses. I don't want to see another 6-2, 6-3 6-2 match...:twisted:
     
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    GSM, McEnroeisanartist.
     
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    Guys 31 yrs old today is like being 27 10 years ago. It's not that old. I love Fed too but can we tone down the fan worship a smidge?
    We need desperately Rafa back in the mix to bring balance to the force.
     
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    Bringing balance to the force is eliminating the dark side.


    Dark side:

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    not dark side:

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  32. Steve0904

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    Last time I checked, 17 didn't equal 18. Apparently you had one too many cocktails tonight.

    But I see your point. No offense.
     
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    ... not win it :twisted:
     
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  34. The_Order

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    17 = 18 does it? No wonder I failed my Maths tests.
     
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  35. The_Order

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    Lol how did Federer EVER eliminate Rafa? If anything Rafa eliminated Fed. Since 2008 Federer has won "only" 5 majors and ALL five of them were won without Fed having to beat Nadal.

    Otoh, Nadal has won 8 since 2008 and out of those 8 he has had to beat Federer in 4 of them.

    Just remember this, Nadal was able to beat Federer at his best major while Fed was at his best in Wimbledon 2008. Federer has never been able to beat Nadal at his best major, RG; In fact he has never even been close...
     
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  37. TMF

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    Fed didn't eliminated Rafa but outlasted him.
     
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    Clearly this was a typo because we all know that Djokovic has only won 5 slams not 6.

    So yes 17 = 11 + 5 + 1
     
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    Lance has won 6 slams since he won the AO this year.
     
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    While you're at it, can you give me this weeks upcoming Oz Lotto numbers?
     
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    LOL I responded to him saying that Rafa was the dark side and Fed somehow eliminated him. Go ahead and report.
     
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    The cool thing is Federer has already defended his points from last year - anything else from now on is a bonus. The Aussie Open is his second less likely major to win (based on the playing conditions imo) so making the semis is respectable. Making the final would be even better.
     
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  43. Prisoner of Birth

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    I'd say it's his least likely Slam to win, because right now Djokovic, Nadal AND Murray are favorites against him on this surface. At the French, you'd only favor Nadal and perhaps Djokovic over him.
     
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    But.. who is in the AO semis, and was number 1 last year? Not rafa, that's who.
     
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  45. The_Order

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    That's because Rafa has been injured, not because Federer eliminated him which is the argument at hand.
     
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    It's not, actually. Federer outlasted Nadal, which was my argument. Nice try, though. And why make so many excuses? I swear, *******s are the most delusional fans I've ever seen. Nothing is ever legit against Rafa. I mean Rod Laver could beat Rafa on clay and it would still have an accompanying excuse.
     
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    If that were true, we'll see a gigantic increase in number of 31 year old slam winners in the future, I won't hold my breath.

    Oh and saying Fed is not the player who used to be at the age of 31 is not fan worship, I thought the same for Agassi and Sampras and I wasn't a big fan of either of them.
     
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    He's technically better than 5 years ago - with the ascension of the other 3 he has had to expand his already massive armoury...however he's surely a couple of steps slower which is only natural.
     
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    Rafa isn't injured, he got mentally destroyed after Rosol outplayed him at his best in Wimbledon.

    He recovered by AO but remembered Novak now owns him off clay and decided to duck it and wait for clay.
     
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