Does Federer have any record that you don't see being broken?

Nadal's slam record seems safe for a while. Djokovic's weeks at one will probably not be broken anytime soon.

Which important Fed record do you think will last for long?
 

GhostOfNKDM

Hall of Fame
Playing for so long with so much success without resorting to gamesmanship and never retiring.

Those are the most impressive things to me which won't be broken.

But then again I'm told Fed's popularity is a worldwide conspiracy by the media, so what do I know... back to the hurr durr 40-15, weak era posts
 

Third Serve

G.O.A.T.
194 consecutive matches taking at least one set (no straight-set losses). Next best would be Borg with 162 if you disregard withdrawals during the streak. If withdrawals are not permitted then it's McEnroe with 109.
This is absolutely crazy to me. It shows that even when he did lose (which was already quite rare during that time period), he still showed enough fight to take a set. When was this period, again? 2004-2006 (the Murray loss) would be my guess.
 

Tennis_Freak99

Hall of Fame
A lot of them to be honest. However most of them are good anecdotes rather than the GOAT metric records.

Consecutive SF/F is great but it won't stand to the one who crosses his GS title record
 
This is absolutely crazy to me. It shows that even when he did lose (which was already quite rare during that time period), he still showed enough fight to take a set. When was this period, again? 2004-2006 (the Murray loss) would be my guess.
2004 RG (Kuerten) - 2006 Cincinnati (Murray)

Lost ten matches in that period, 4 BO3 (Hrbaty, Berdych, Gasquet, Nadal) and 6 BO5 (Safin, Nalbandian, Claydal x4). All of them bar the claydal one (sans Rome) from winning positions lol. Even two of the other three claydal matches ended in fourth set TB, 05 RG was the only one that wasn't particularly close (though Fred did squander BPs in the fourth, ayye).
 

Third Serve

G.O.A.T.
2004 RG (Kuerten) - 2006 Cincinnati (Murray)

Lost ten matches in that period, 4 BO3 (Hrbaty, Berdych, Gasquet, Nadal) and 6 BO5 (Safin, Nalbandian, Claydal x4). All of them bar the claydal one (sans Rome) from winning positions lol. Even two of the other three claydal matches ended in fourth set TB, 05 RG was the only one that wasn't particularly close (though Fred did squander BPs in the fourth, ayye).
Wow. Just a bit more clutch and we could be looking at 5 or fewer losses for Fed during that entire stretch (obviously I'm not handing him every one of those wins; a bit of a leap). But happy enough with what we got from the most dominant period in men's tennis.
 

BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
Some records no one has mentioned:

Fed's the only player in tennis history who has won 6+ titles in 7 different tournaments.

Fed is the only player to win at least ten titles on clay, grass and hard courts; he has 71 hard court titles, 19 grass court titles, and 11 clay court titles.

Has won the Edberg Sportsmanship trophy a ridiculous 13 times

Has won the ATPWorldTour.com Fans' Favorite Award for 16 straight years

Fed has won an all-time record of 71 hard court titles.
 

USO

Banned
Nobody mentioned the most important thing which is most Wimbledon titles. :unsure: I don’t see it being broken anytime soon and no Djokovic has zero chance.
 
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Deleted member 744633

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Nadal's slam record seems safe for a while. Djokovic's weeks at one will probably not be broken anytime soon.

Which important Fed record do you think will last for long?
Many of the minor ones, that not many even care about, will remain unbroken. But the ones that do matter, they're in the process of surely getting broken as I write this :)
 
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Deleted member 22147

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23 Slam semis in row (10 finals in row)
237 consecutive weeks
5 straight W and USO titles
Winning 6 straight Slam finals
Winning 24 finals in row
In my lifetime, maybe most of these.

But all records will be broken, barring structural changes which inhibit the breaking of certain records.
 

daggerman

Hall of Fame
How about this one: longest span between first and last week holding the #1 ranking. He's around 14.5 years.

I can't be bothered to do the exact calculation, but I think Rafa would need to be #1 in 2023 (or later) and Novak would need to be #1 around late 2025/early 2026 (or later) for them to break it. I don't think either will happen.

And going forward, although I expect the age curve for tennis pros to continue inching towards the right, it's pretty hard to see a player getting to number 1 in their early 20s and in their late 30s -- in part because I think top late 20s/early 30s players will continue to have an edge over top early 20s players. Not to mention that the age curve can shift to the right without producing another outlier like Fed (if he is, indeed, an outlier).
 
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Deleted member 744633

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Playing for so long with so much success without resorting to gamesmanship and never retiring.

Those are the most impressive things to me which won't be broken.

But then again I'm told Fed's popularity is a worldwide conspiracy by the media, so what do I know... back to the hurr durr 40-15, weak era posts
Well done Ghost! The first step is to acknowledge one's ignorance. You're on the mend now :)
 
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Deleted member 744633

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Looking forward to it?
Absolutely ... 100% looking forward to it. In fact, I'd like to see Nadal break Federer's slam record and then I'd like to see Djokovic go after the new record. Can you imagine what that will do to tennis' popularity?! Can't wait :)
 
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