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Fortgot to mention “sans” Rosewall, the longevity GOAT.
Karlovic was the oldest player to be in an ATP since Rosewalls Hong Kong run in 1977

Apart from Rosewall,
I think Pancho Gonzales is the oldest finalist.He won ATP 250 equivalent in 1972 aged 43 and 9 months.Also won his first and only Masters tournament at 42 (beat Connors in the final)

What do you think was his last title equivalent to a Dubai 500? Hong Kong was during the split tour era, I believe. In any case, he was in the USO and Wimby Finals at 39 or 40. Just crazy.
Dallas 1972 WCT finals was his last title above 500 (he was 37 and 6 months during that win).All his titles after that were 250s I think.
Its tough to compare eras though because of that WCT and Grand Prix split.

His Wimbledon and USO final runs were definitely impressive(defeated 3 top-10 players)
 

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
How many times did I hear someone call him the greatest of all time here? Looks overwhelming that everyone sees Fed as the greatest. This 100th title is making it all come out.
I noticed that too. Of course, they may all say that now that he's made more history. It seems only natural, and they may say it about Nadal and/or Djokovic if they get to 100 or break other records, but that video really shows the sentiment that Federer creates. I don't really believe there is a "GOAT," but it has to said that one guy saying that Federer is the greatest might be a coincidence, but when like 70% of the guys say it, it's pretty eye opening as to what his peers think.
 

Hitman

Bionic Poster
I noticed that too. Of course, they may all say that now that he's made more history. It seems only natural, and they may say it about Nadal and/or Djokovic if they get to 100 or break other records, but that video really shows the sentiment that Federer creates. I don't really believe there is a "GOAT," but it has to said that one guy saying that Federer is the greatest might be a coincidence, but when like 70% of the guys say it, it's pretty eye opening as to what his peers think.
My thoughts exactly. I openly state that I don't believe in GOAT, but if there is one, then this guy has to be at the top of the list IMO, and as you said, it cannot be a coincidence so many call him that.
 
Is Dubai surface like really fast or something, Federer looked so good this tournament. Something changed?
It's actaully the opposite this year. Fedr said that it's slower this year compared to when Fedr last played it in 2017. They also used different balls. And it was windy often. Hence you see him struggle in the first 3 matches. But! this bodes well for Fedr for IW/MIA.
 

Otacon

Hall of Fame
It's actaully the opposite this year. Fedr said that it's slower this year compared to when Fedr last played it in 2017. They also used different balls. And it was windy often. Hence you see him struggle in the first 3 matches. But! this bodes well for Fedr for IW/MIA.
The bounce is actually more important for Fed than the speed. And from what I heard and saw, the ball was bouncing pretty low.
 
The bounce is actually more important for Fed than the speed. And from what I heard and saw, the ball was bouncing pretty low.
And yet he was coming over the top on his backhand a lot. With a low bounce you'd expect him to rely on his slice like has mostly the past half year or so. But he was making a noticeable effort to smack his BH this week (from the baseline and on returns).
 

Hitman

Bionic Poster
More like: "Let's line up everyone for a promotional "Thank you" to show how great the athletes that compete for us really are".

:cool:
Gets more eyes on the product, more media coverage, more money. At the end of the day, it is still a business and they are selling it with any big story then can get, in a world full of sports vying for supremacy and money, and this story is actually historic, since winning 100 titles is a very rare thing in tennis.
 

Hitman

Bionic Poster
RF's 100

69% on hard
36% before twitter
34% between 2004 & 2006
33% after turning 30
27% in M1000s
25% indoor
22% in the US
20% in Slams
20% without dropping a set
18% on grass
15% in Germany
11% on clay
10% vs Nadal in finals
10% in Switzerland
6% saving MPs
3% in France
2% on carpet

https://twitter.com/intent/like?tweet_id=1101880824868282368
10 % in the city of London, city where he has won his most titles. 8 Wimbledons and 2 WTFs.
 
Most consistent performance I’ve seen since Rotterdam 2018. Hopefully he can keep this form up. Clean hitting from both wings. The forehand had nice pace and his backhand was reliable. Should be a Great weight off his shoulders now


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Exactly what I observed.
 
Is Roger capable of finally beating Novak at Indian Wells ? That would be a sweet revenge for the Cincinnati loss :)
Very unlikely. Fed was struggling to even hit past Delpo last year in those conditions, and Novak moves 10x better.

Novak will be fresh and ready to go. He's probably anxious to reclaim 2 of his best tournaments in IW & Miami.
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
RF's 100

69% on hard
36% before twitter
34% between 2004 & 2006
33% after turning 30
27% in M1000s
25% indoor
22% in the US
20% in Slams
20% without dropping a set
18% on grass
15% in Germany
11% on clay
10% vs Nadal in finals
10% in Switzerland
6% saving MPs
3% in France
2% on carpet

https://twitter.com/intent/like?tweet_id=1101880824868282368
How about this stat?

In 2018, when Roger won the AO, 10% of ALL grand slam finals contested since 1968 were won by Federer, even though Roger wasn't even born until the Open Era was 13 years along. Nothing will ever touch that stat. Consider it: he's won 10% of every men's grand slam singles finals since the OE began!

http://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/...-men-open-era-grand-slams-australian-open-win
 
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