Last time Federer lost 2 in a row?

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  1. TennisLover17

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    He lost the final in Basel, and followed up with a defeat today in Paris. Whens the last time he lost 2 straight?
     
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  2. volleynets

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    I remember him losing in 2008 right after the Wimbledon Final. I do not know if he has lost twice between this and today though.
     
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  3. Baikalic

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    you know when you're a good player when you DON'T win two tournaments in a row and people start asking around.

    federer did not win a lot of tournaments in a row before the french open this year.
     
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  4. Blinkism

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    2 matches in a row, that is. Not 2 tournaments.

    And the last time this happened was after losing the Wimbledon final and then to Simon in Canada

    and, also, after losing the semi's in Australia and then 1 round in Dubai to Murray in his next match
     
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  5. TheFifthSet

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    Last year he lost to Nadal in the Wimbledon final, then lost to Simon in his next match, was a TB away from losing his 3rd straight match vs. Ginepri, prevailing in three only to lose to Karlovic in his next match. Two straight, and three in four matches.

    Federer also lost consecutive matches in '07, twice.
     
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  6. Baikalic

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    Oh, I thought the Fed-Benneteau match was a second round match. I haven't been keeping up with results much this week due to academic studies.
     
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  7. Agassifan

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    The man is very clearly on a downward slope. Still pretty freaking good, but facts speak for themselves - the consistency is not there.
     
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  8. Cup8489

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    it was; Federer recieved a first round bye.

    It's amazing how we're listing only several times in the last two years federer has lost two matches in a row, lol.
     
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  9. Baikalic

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    Oh ok, then I did read my article correctly, I just didn't catch that detail...
    well anyway yeah it is pretty amazing.
     
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  10. featherlight

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    don't forget fed's loss to Dr Ivo
     
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  11. Anaconda

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    he lost 2 in a row in 2007 - both to canas
     
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  12. Gorecki

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    now, i would like to see one of those endless threads about a another record broken by Fed.

    this time the first GOAT candidate to have three 2-consecutive losses...

    where is JennyS when we need her...
     
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  13. KenC

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    You may be right. Seems like he doesn't have the same drive to win anymore. Maybe he is just focused on winning majors now. I can understand if his drive is low, it's not like he has much to prove anymore. OTOH, he is starting a family, I seriously doubt he will ever have financial problems, he's getting on in age, and he knows that eventually the downward spiral will start. I am sure he is seriously thinking about the next steps in his career.

    I really think he will try to retire at No. 1 instead of fall through the ranks. This could be the last year of Federer. If so, tennis will start a new era.
     
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  14. sureshs

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    This was not a "loss." It is a pretty obvious attempt to avoid facing Nadal.
     
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    ahh...seeing unicorns and fairies again huh, sureshs? You really should stop sniffing paint and stick to cross dressing ....
     
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  16. KenC

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    After seeing some of Nadal's play yesterday, I wouldn't think Nadal poses much threat to the rest of the top 10 anymore. Serena Williams has a better forehand than Nadal at the moment. And that serve...
     
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  17. mental midget

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    federer says he'll play through 2012 olympics. don't see much reason not to take him at his word, he seems like a pretty straightforward guy. he knows he's getter older, so does everybody else, he probably expects his winning percentage to start dropping, and he's probably ok with that.

    my guess is he'll hang around, play the big tournaments, and maybe retire at the olympics.
     
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  18. Ripper014

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    When you lose two in a row it means you just lost your first match of a tournament. If you are one of the best in the world (1 vs 49)... this should not happen, obviously it does... but it shouldn't. BENNETEAU is number 6 of the french players.
     
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  19. sureshs

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    What matters is he wins. He is coming back from an injury and personal issues. Everybody (like Almagro) "almost" defeats Nadal, but then they don't. That is why Nadal frustrates someone like Federer, who thinks Nadal should not win. But he does.
     
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    I would respond to this but that would be like casting pearls before..well, sureshs. Poor sureshs, you weren't hugged enough as a child were you?
     
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    sign from above that k90 pj is finished.
     
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  22. GustafsonFanatic

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    On a related note, what is the record of most consecutive losses by a No.1, or by a top player?

    I remember Djokovic losing 7 or 8 in a row in late 2007.
     
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  23. Rhino

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    Federer can lose two in a row anytime. Even when he was God-like in 2004 he lost two in a row, losing to Dominik Hrbaty in Cincy, then again to Berdych at the Athens Olympics.
     
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  24. coloskier

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    Fed had a bye in the 1st round, so his 1st match was in the 2nd round.
     
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  25. Jimmyk459

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    also losing to nalbandian in paris in 2007 and then following it up by losing in a round robin match in shanghai vs gonzales
     
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  26. roysid

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    The 2007 2 match loss(Nalbandian and Gonzalez) was after a long long time (after 2004).

    And no, Canas didn't beat him 2 matches in a row. Canas first one was at IW' 2007 (1st match but Fed had won last tourney, Dubai).

    Then Canas beat him at Miami but that was not his first match in Miami. He had won 2 already.


    In 2008, two such loses (Djokovic, Murray) and (nadal, simon).
     
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  27. jazzyfunkybluesy

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    I still cant believe that Benneteau beat him.
     
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