Anyone else find it amazing that Federer had the energy to do so well at ATP Tour Finals in November and then Australian Open several months later

McEnroeisanartist

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Anyone else find it amazing that Federer had the energy/game to do so well at the ATP Tour Finals in November and then Australian Open in January of the following year

# of Times Reached Semifinals or better of ATP Tour Finals in November and then Semifinals or Better of Australian Open several months later
Federer - 12
Djokovic - 5
Sampras - 5
Nadal - 2
 

ollinger

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This thread has to be a joke. Is the OP suggesting that fhere's something remarkable about playing well in a tournament and then having the energy to play well in another tournament TWO MONTHS LATER??? As CYGS implies, you may be the only person on earth who considers this remarkable, or even worth mentioning. Turd further polished.
 

McEnroeisanartist

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This thread has to be a joke. Is the OP suggesting that fhere's something remarkable about playing well in a tournament and then having the energy to play well in another tournament TWO MONTHS LATER??? As CYGS implies, you may be the only person on earth who considers this remarkable, or even worth mentioning. Turd further polished.
Why didn’t the other greatest players have more success doing this?
 

ollinger

G.O.A.T.
Why didn’t the other greatest players have more success doing this?

BeatlesFan touched on some of this, but pay attention:
1) Until 1982 many of the top players didn't play Australia because it occurred at that time around the Christmas holiday and many of these players wanted to stay home. There were also contractual conflicts with other pro groups that prevented some top players from competing in the AO.
2) Until 1988 the AO tournament was on grass while the tour championship wasn't, making success in both a more complicated task.
3) Once the AO was moved to hard court and moved to January where it wouldn't spoil Christmas, there were in fact players who pulled off what you consider to be a remarkable feat. Becker won the tour championship at the end of 1995 and then the AO at the start of 1996. Sampras won the tour championship at the end of 1996 and then the AO at the beginning of 1997.
Yawn.
 
Keep reaching.

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tudwell

G.O.A.T.
This thread has to be a joke. Is the OP suggesting that fhere's something remarkable about playing well in a tournament and then having the energy to play well in another tournament TWO MONTHS LATER??? As CYGS implies, you may be the only person on earth who considers this remarkable, or even worth mentioning. Turd further polished.
In and of itself it's not all that remarkable, but it actually is rather interesting that other incredible players like Djokovic and Nadal and Sampras are so far behind. In the end it only really speaks to Fed's remarkable consistency at both the WTF and the Australian. Not sure it warranted a thread - should we have one comparing semifinals at Monte-Carlo with semifinals at Roland Garros "several months later"? We all know who would end up on top there. But there's worse content on the forums.
 
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