Records for Federer to go for

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  1. timnz

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    There are records that are closer to his grasp and other records that are a long way away.

    Here is a list of potential goals (hardest goals last)

    1/ All time record for Men's Grand Slam event finals.
    - He equalled Lendl's record of 19 with making this Roland Garros final. He should be able to make at least one other final to put him over the top.

    2/ Year end championships (Masters) record holder.
    - Current Lendl and Sampras hold the record at 5. Federer is currently at 4. I think there is a better than average chance that he has 2 more of these in him.

    3/ Most US Open's in the Open era
    - Federer is level at 5 each with Sampras and Connors. I could see him winning at least 1 more.

    4/ First man to do the Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open triple in one year since Rod Laver in 1969.
    - My thoughts are - compare Federer's form this year at the end of Roland Garros to last year. And last year he got extremely close to winning Wimbledon (7-9 in the fifth set). I don't think Nadal is showing the form he had last year - he may surprise though. Hence, I think he has a good chance of getting Wimbledon this year. With regard to the US Open, it is a tougher proposition however he has won 5 in a row there and it is fast Hard courts - which is Nadal worst Grand Slam surface. I think Murray will be his main opposition there again. Despite what everybody thinks an inform Federer is superior to Djokovic on hard court.

    5/ Most Australian Opens in the Open era.
    - Currently Agassi holds the record at 4. (Emerson holds the all time record of 6). Federer currently has 3. This is possible that Federer could get one more next year. But to pick up 2 more might be a stretch.

    6/ Olympic Gold
    - Things haven't gone his way the last 3 Olympics. He will be around 31 years of age at the London Olympics. They will be held at Wimbledon which should suit him. Hmmm, not sure about that one.

    Now for the probably not obtainable but dream goals.....

    7/ Most Wimbledon single's in history ie 8. Two other players have got 7 Wimbledon's (Renshaw, Sampras), can Federer win 3 more?
    - I think this is probably a very big ask. My gut feeling is that Gasquet is going to spend the next 2 years getting into Phenomenal form and then be the number 1 in 2011. (I don't believe he is guilty of the charges hence he will have the attitude 'I will show them!')

    8/ Most US Open's in History ie 8. Three other players have 7 US Open's.
    - This is a really big ask. But if he remains healthy it could be possible. Connors won 2 US Open's in his 30's.

    9/ Most year end number #1 rankings in the Open Era
    - Another really big ask - that means year end number 1 - 3 more times!

    I realise that the last 3 goals are massive dreams. However, think if he even achieved one of them - having the most Wimbledon's or the Most US Opens in history is a fantastic thing to have on your resume. (Note: I do think Nadal will get 7 Roland Garros' so he will have the all time record, so would be nice if Federer could get the all time record in at least one slam).
     
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  2. Conquistador

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    He will be chasing Andy Roddicks biggest serve record for sure.
     
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  3. ElSuegro

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    Well, he did win Olympic gold last year, in doubles with Wawrinka.

    I'd like to see him break Sampras' and his record of Grand Slam singles titles, (14), break Lendl's and his record of Grand Slam Finals (19), and Sampras record of 286 weeks at #1 - Federer had 237 I think. Depending on what happens at Wimbledon, he could set new records for the first two, and have a good start toward the third.
     
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  4. jukka1970

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    It was 235 for Federer, but the other difference is that his were consecutive weeks, where as Sampras' were not.

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  5. ninman

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    What about the record for the biggest fine for a verbal obscenity?
     
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  6. ElSuegro

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    ^^^ I don't know about that one, but I'm guessing Johhny Mac & Connors are tied????
     
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  7. ninman

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    Lol, I'm just saying he's got just about everything else, we have to look at the more obscure ones now.
     
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  8. Blinkism

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    Fed should play doubles once his career goes into decline....

    All the real GOATs have doubles titles in GSs.. Why not, he can do it... he's the Olympic gold medalist in doubles, right?

    Beef up his resume, but with no pressure.
     
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  9. World Beater

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    gasquet will stop federer??!!!


    you serious
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  10. THUNDERVOLLEY

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    One record Federer will likely never break is John McEnroe's 1984 single year win/loss record of 82-3. Federer came close to matching it in 2005 (81-3), but that was when Federer was in full flight with his skills, so he will have to settle for 2nd best in that catagory, as its doubtful he will ever see heights like that again, considering his age.
     
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  11. geese_com

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    I would like to see him break the Wimbledon record and of course get at least 15 slams.
     
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  12. tudwell

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    I'd love for him to finish the year number one. That's not a record (although he'd be only the second man after Lendl to regain the year end number one after dropping it, should he do so), but I would love just one more year at number one. Four is good, but five would just be amazing, especially considering the incredibly dominant statistics of his 2004-2007 years.

    Unfortunately, for him to do that, he pretty much has to win both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. Tall task, I know, but I have faith!
     
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  13. asafi2

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    237 was right and like you said...it was consecutive.
     
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  14. robow7

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    He'll never even come close to Connor's record of most professional tournaments won since he is only about 1/2 way there.
     
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  15. Lendl and Federer Fan

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    Federer should just play freely and don't have to worry about any more record to chase from now on. If he swings freely that way, he should able to smash all the records. :)
     
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  16. VictorS.

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    You know, I don't understand why more players don't do this. It's obvious that many players often retire not because they do not still love the game, but because their bodies are aging. I think it would be absolutely awesome to have some of the old-timers still playing doubles. Obviously the Samprases, Rafters, Ivanisevics, etc....those guys aren't going to play a full schedule of doubles. However, I could see them getting wild cards here & there. And after watching Leander Paes win the doubles at Roland Garros (who is in his late 30s), I don't see why some of those guys couldn't do similarly well.

    Wouldn't it be cool to see Sampras & Courier take on a young duo of Verdasco & Lopez. I just think it would bring a fun, exciting dimension that's perhaps missing in tennis. It's always fun to debate how would Michael Jordan do against Lebron. At least in doubles we could physically see a scenario where Djokovic is returning a Sampras serve.
     
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  17. GasquetGOAT

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    I think we can cross the second one off the list.
     
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  18. The Bawss

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    so can the first
     
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  19. kevvycore

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    you can also take off Gasquet as #1 in 2011.
     
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