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    Who has Men's dubious record for most Grand Slam match losses with winning a 6-0 Set? I know Connors had 3 such losses.

    After that first 6/0 set, when he had shown everyone that he was head and shoulders above Nadal and that *he* should be given Bull's discount US Open's, he probably decided to go for the moral victory so as to prevent Nadal from attaining GOAThood on that score. How decent of him.
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    What is the most winners hit in men's match that didn't go beyond 7-5 or 7-6 in the fifth set?

    Of course, Isner and Mahut are disqualified, as their Wimby epic was much, much longer than 7-6. ;)
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    What is the most winners hit in men's match that didn't go beyond 7-5 or 7-6 in the fifth set?

    From both men, though, right? The ones I gave above were for *one guy only*. Yet another ridiculous stat: AO SF, 2007: Gonzalez hit 42 winners (to 3 UE's, lol) in his 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 demolition of Haas.
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    What is the most winners hit in men's match that didn't go beyond 7-5 or 7-6 in the fifth set?

    I seem to remeber Kohlshreiber hitting 104 vs Roddick at AO 2008 (but that was 8-6 in the fifth). And Federer... was it 107 at Wimby 2009 (vs A-Rod once again, lol)? But that was a much longer match, ofc, so it was clearly less impressive (especially since Fed got so many of those off his serve).
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    Weird Stat of the Day: Edberg and Nadal are the only men to win 2 Grand Slam finals in Open Era where they lost 2 consecutive sets in the final

    100% correct. Which means it's actually the *wrong* stat of the day, not the weird one, then... ;)
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    Roger Federer: Why His Grand Slam Record Will Stand Forever

    Slams were *never* the only thing Fed had going for him. Like, never. There was also his dominance (weeks at #1, incl. consecutive), # of WTF's, # of tournaments, style of play, influence on the tennis world and outside the game (ie 'intangibles'), etc. (His style of play always was the clinher...
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    Roger Federer: Why His Grand Slam Record Will Stand Forever

    Sure, debate away. Just don't expect to convince people from 'the other side', maybe... ;) (BTW, I *do* think there's a case to be made that Lendl > Sampras. And Navratilova, Evert, and Graf are all > to S. Williams, imho--and by a large margin, too. So, you see, I can take part in GOAT...
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    Roger Federer: Why His Grand Slam Record Will Stand Forever

    LOL! Great minds think alike. ;)
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    Roger Federer: Why His Grand Slam Record Will Stand Forever

    Yeah, that's a big one. Just like losing at four Wimbledons in a row to players ranked 100 or worse during your prime. This one is bound to stand the test of time. Bonus points for running away before playing on the 5th year so as not to make it five in a row, obviously.
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    Roger Federer: Why His Grand Slam Record Will Stand Forever

    Sure, but at the end of the day, it's all meaningless anyway. These "records" are nice for trolling online, but everyone who is seriously into tennis or has a bit of common sense knows that this GOAT discussion is stupid. For example, despite the large gap in slams, an argument could totally be...
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    Wimbledon 2020 - Recreated

    Not if they go for quality of play (2007) or for the record-breaking one (2009). But yeah, chances are they'll go for the one in the middle. ;)
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    Roger Federer: Why His Grand Slam Record Will Stand Forever

    Well, that's still three more than the rest of the tour put together, which is pretty impressive, tbh.
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    Are Women's Slams Actually The EASIEST Women's Tournaments????

    This is actually the main reason why having Serena Williams in the GOAT discussion doesn't make any sense. She's not even top 3, imho, as she's won far less tournaments than Navratilova, Evert and Graf. Of course, "but, but--slams are everything!". Yeah. How about no?
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    Who are the most popular players in history?

    My "Twitter crowd" moniker was a way to bundle them all together-Facebook, Instagram, What'sApp, you name them. I'm sure there are tons of them, I don't have any and don't care. What you don't seem to understand is that there's nothing in being a tennis fan that means you absolutely *have* to...
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    Who are the most popular players in history?

    Social media numbers are just the tiny tip of the iceberg, though. Nadal is more popular among the Twitter crowd, sure, but said crowd represents less than 5% of the whole human race. Nadal is traditionnally more popular among the young, Federer among their parents and the more, ahem, wise...
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