Originally Posted by Goosehead
federer was 2 points from the title..being that close to winning wimbledon and losing would hurt (even if he did win 5 times already)..if he didnt care he wouldnt be the champion he is..
also we know always has one eye on tennis history, so being 2 points away from a record breaking 6 in a row at wimbledon would also gnaw away at him. (*renshaw won 6 in a row in 1880s when the title holder only had to play in the final the next year so it dosnt really count but we have to mention it
So does this mean Decugis' 8 French titles don't count since only French players could play when he won his titles?
helloworld - "If Nadal wants to surpass Pete, he will need 34 slams, twice more than Federer to be in the same conversation with Sampras."