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Old 08-17-2012, 09:30 AM   #7
jrepac
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Originally Posted by McEnroeisanartist View Post
hahaha. yes, i think some of the longevity records/achievements, Federer will never touch. Jimmy Connors' 109 singles titles will not be touched. Also, Connors had 31 quarterfinal appearances at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. 2nd best: Agassi with only 20. Federer has 19. Connors reached his first Grand Slam semifinal in 1974 and his last in 1991. This is a gap of 17 years. For Federer to achieve this, he would have to reach a Grand Slam semifinal in 2020. This seems near impossible.
Connors was in the upper echelons of the game from about 1973 to 1989.....for many of those years, I think '74 to 85, he was in the top 4...consistently, week after week. You can look it up at the ATP site. Even as late as '84 he was ranked #2 in the world. Connors skipping some of the GS events did not really hurt his ranking, since it was based on the events he played....and he was incredibly consistent in reaching the end rounds. The USO was his showcase of how consistent he was, even in his twilight.
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