Fed Thread (Appreciative): Which is his most impressive record?

#1
Of Roger's numerous milestones, records and accomplishments, which (to you) is his single most impressive?

You're not restricted to these - in no particular order:

20 slam titles (and possibly growing - I wouldn't count him out)
3 slam titles since turning age 35 (and growing?)
10 consecutive slam finals
23 consecutive slam semis
36 consecutive slam quarters
310 weeks as World #1

Something else? But just list ONE, if possible - and make it something tangible, not "his artistry", his "love of the game", etc.
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Although I personally prefer both Nadal and Djokovic to Federer, I've always liked Fed and have admired his huge place in the sport's history. So one doesn't have to be a Fedfan, per se, to admire or like him.
 
#8
Honestly, I would respond but on this board everything is just troll bait so I question whether it's ever worth the time.
You know your tennis, so I'd like to hear your take...I agree (even if fairly new here) that there are no guarantees after that.
 

Ann

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#10
The 3 slams since turning 35. Many players can/will and have played after 35 but winning 3 GS after is simply put, remarkable. It proves what an amazingly gifted athlete that Federer truly is.
 
#11
The 3 slams since turning 35. Many players can/will and have played after 35 but winning 3 GS after is simply put, remarkable. It proves what an amazingly gifted athlete that Federer truly is.
I'm (right now, as I think about it) torn between that and any of 10/23/36 finals/semis/quarters.
For some reason, the 23 consecutive GS semis has always jumped out the most of those three...not exactly sure why.
 

Ann

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#13
I'm (right now, as I think about it) torn between that and any of 10/23/36 finals/semis/quarters.
For some reason, the 23 consecutive GS semis has always jumped out the most of those three...not exactly sure why.
I hear ya. I picked the after 35 because retaining excellence after an age that vanquishes your peers is an extraordinary athlete. There are one or two in every generation in every sport and at the time, fans and media will continuously point out that their skills have "diminished" but in decades to come these kinds of athletes remain the stuff of legends.
 
#16
Of Roger's numerous milestones, records and accomplishments, which (to you) is his single most impressive?

You're not restricted to these - in no particular order:

20 slam titles (and possibly growing - I wouldn't count him out)
3 slam titles since turning age 35 (and growing?)
10 consecutive slam finals
23 consecutive slam semis
36 consecutive slam quarters
310 weeks as World #1

Something else? But just list ONE, if possible - and make it something tangible, not "his artistry", his "love of the game", etc.
...
Although I personally prefer both Nadal and Djokovic to Federer, I've always liked Fed and have admired his huge place in the sport's history. So one doesn't have to be a Fedfan, per se, to admire or like him.
You've listed great records by Fed. As are the 5x3 slams, or 5-consecutive at 2 slams.

For me, it's a tough choice between 23-consecutive SF at slams and 237-consecutive weeks at #1. These 2 records show both consistency and dominance.

Since I have to pick one, I'll go with the 237-consective weeks at #1. It's a staggering stat of domination and consistency everywhere, not just slams. The 2nd best is at 160. We all know Djokovic was dominant since 2011, but his best run is at 122-consective weeks. Slam count is all the rage now-a-days, but tennis is not played just 4-times a year. Long after Fed retires, his 237-consecutive weeks at #1 stat will really show how ridiculous of a tennis player Fed was for almost 5-years straight, EVERYwhere and against EVERYone.
 

ABCD

Hall of Fame
#18
Beating Nadal in AO2017 by wining backhand-forehand exchanges. No more "deer caught in headlights" look. The moment when Roger Federer become a really great player.
 
#25
I would never use such language to describe anyone who makes living by playing tennis. However, if you think carefully, he was pretty much helpless when playing Nadal.
Fed does have a match-up problem against Nadal, no doubt.
But helpless? You actually sound serious here.

Between the Big4, Fed is the ONLY one who bageled each of the other 3. Against Nadal, Fed bageled him on all 3 surfaces, including his beloved clay. Fed seemed helpless, no? ;)
 
#29
I would never use such language to describe anyone who makes living by playing tennis. However, if you think carefully, he was pretty much helpless when playing Nadal.
Damn, he had 11 wins against a guy he was helpless against. Fed really is the GOAT.
 

ABCD

Hall of Fame
#31
He was 10:23 which was quite inappropriate H2H for a multi-slam winner against anyone. Not to mention that among those 10 were wins against sperm/zygote Nadal.
 
#34
Consecutive GS semi-finals sounds the most impressive to me...simply because it spans almost complete six years of time period! That to me screams pure consistency! Nobody ever got anyhwere close to that! You can pull "weak era" arguments card out of your pockets all you want, but its hard to deny that even with weak era in the field its ridiculously hard to stay so consistent, that not even once crumble and fall on one's way to the semis in nearly full six season cycle! Thats just crazy! Ten finals in a row is also imoressive, but Sampras already did that before!
 
#35
Consecutive GS semi-finals sounds the most impressive to me...simply because it spans almost complete six years of time period! That to me screams pure consistency! Nobody ever got anyhwere close to that! You can pull "weak era" arguments card out of your pockets all you want, but its hard to deny that even with weak era in the field its ridiculously hard to stay so consistent, that not even once crumble and fall on one's way to the semis in nearly full six season cycle! Thats just crazy! Ten finals in a row is also imoressive, but Sampras already did that before!
Novak would have had 24 SFs in a row from Wimbledon 2010 to RG 2016 but he lost to Stan (eventual winner) at the QF of AO 2014.
PETE never made a FO final so how did do it before?
 
#36
Also, Fed holds the record of consecutive 'finals' won, set at 24. That's nuts! Playing 24 tournament finals, and going 24-0? Huh?

Most dominant player's career finals won is about 66% (Fed included), so at minimum, a few losses are expected when the sample size is about 12 or so. But during this stretch of 24 finals, Fed is 100%. What!? :eek:
 

Northern

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#38
I would never use such language to describe anyone who makes living by playing tennis. However, if you think carefully, he was pretty much helpless when playing Nadal.
The timeline doesn't matter. What matters is the overall achievements. Also, if you thought carefully you would realize that a lengendary player's greatness cannot hinge on the outcome of a single point (which is most likely what happened at the AO17.)
 

Northern

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#39
I was going to reply similarly (although I understand the pivotal nature of that match). I mean, what does a guy have to do to be a really great player?
It doesn't matter. The OP just started a thread yesterday asking if Djokovic is good looking. So you can derive some conclusions about his mental level.
 

ABCD

Hall of Fame
#41
The timeline doesn't matter. What matters is the overall achievements. Also, if you thought carefully you would realize that a lengendary player's greatness cannot hinge on the outcome of a single point (which is most likely what happened at the AO17.)
I disagree. I think that it can (0:53):

 

Federev

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#45
Of Roger's numerous milestones, records and accomplishments, which (to you) is his single most impressive?

You're not restricted to these - in no particular order:

20 slam titles (and possibly growing - I wouldn't count him out)
3 slam titles since turning age 35 (and growing?)
10 consecutive slam finals
23 consecutive slam semis
36 consecutive slam quarters
310 weeks as World #1

Something else? But just list ONE, if possible - and make it something tangible, not "his artistry", his "love of the game", etc.
...
Although I personally prefer both Nadal and Djokovic to Federer, I've always liked Fed and have admired his huge place in the sport's history. So one doesn't have to be a Fedfan, per se, to admire or like him.
These stats are two of my faves:

World #1 or 2 for a part of every single year since 2003 up to today.

18/19 consecutive slam finals.

These are just insane stats that testify to his tremendous dominance and unreal consistency.
 
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Northern

Hall of Fame
#47
So, what do you think is my mental level? Describe me (age, education, job etc.) and I will tell you whether you are right.
Why would I do this? Let's take a shortcut: How about you tell me what your mental level is, that way we won't have the risk of me being awfully off. :D


OK, I'll play. Age: 4. Education: Kindergarten Honors Program at MIT. Job: You eat your own boogers.
 
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