Ten Hardcourt Grand Slam titles...

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  1. cueboyzn

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    Is what Federer will have if he wins the upcoming US Open.

    That would be an amazing achievement, and would it make Federer probably the best hardcourt player of all time?

    Has anyone else achieved this or who is the next best in terms of Hardcourt Grand Slam wins? To my knowledge the next best in the modern game is Pete Sampras with 7 titles.
     
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  2. Hitman

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    No one has won as many hard court slams as Roger, Sampras was the closest with seven.

    It would be amazing if he wins the US Open again this year, I would like to see him reach 10 this year. He will outright be the greatest hard court player of all time based on results if he wins, if he isn't the greatest already.
     
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    That would be amazing. Hope he returns to his winning form at USO. He could do the same as he did at AO and erase the memory of the final loss last year in style and go out on a good note in a year where he was supposedly on the decline according to many. I think he will be very determined.
     
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  4. Joe Pike

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    Steffi and Serena have 9.
     
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  5. cueboyzn

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    Okay we are talking about the mens game here not women included.
     
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  6. powerangle

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    Serena has 8, not 9.

    5 AO, 3 USO
     
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  7. powerangle

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    I would definitely like to see Federer win US Open this year, as that would make him the outright leader in the Open Era with 6 US Open titles (Connors and Sampras are currently tied with him at 5 each).

    Another interesting stat would be: who has the most hardcourt titles? Federer has 40-something hardcourt titles, off the top of my head. Sampras probably has a few more since he has fewer clay titles but a couple extra overall titles on Fed.
     
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  8. Joe Pike

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    Ah, yes.
    So it is Steffi and Federer with 9 HC slams as of now.
     
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  9. Ocean Drive

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    In the modern game? You mean of all time, do you think they had 2 hardcourt slams before the open era?
     
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  10. forzamilan90

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    i think he's gonna do it, gonna get 10 HC GS, hopefully at the us open this year, cause i know that next year if del potro is healthy and hungry he will be a beast to take down, this year all you've got to take care of is sassy, wanna be goat, nadal and murray (who is actually an excellent player, but don't know if he can do it in the final)
     
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  11. thejoe

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    The women's game is irrelevant in this debate.
     
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    he already is.
     
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  13. Anaconda

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    Yep, although you could make a point that Sampras is the best grasscourter and Borg the best claycourter at this moment.
     
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  14. Michael Bluth

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    Another interesting stat- if Federer just reaches the final, he will be within one of Ivan Lendl's record of eight consecutive finals in New York.
     
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  15. Cyan

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    So Fed would have more HC slams than Steffi? :shock: Wow...
     
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    absolutely correct on both counts...thus far...
     
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    this .........
     
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