Federer's Wimbledon and USO streaks ended on a high note

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Sartorius, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Sartorius

    Sartorius Hall of Fame

    Jul 20, 2009
    Think about it.

    Federer's 5 in a row Wimbledon streak ended against his main rival Nadal, at the final, in a match for the ages.

    His 5 in a row at USO ended against a very talented youngster, again in the final, and again in an epic match.

    I think that's something. In both cases, he made his last stand at the final, fought for his throne at that very throne. And in both he went down with a fight, made his opponent give a great effort. Despite all the negative talk about him after every one of his losses, he proves time after time: He belongs to the biggest stages in tennis; win or lose, he's there at the last hurdle. I think that's great, and I think he should be proud.
  2. bolo

    bolo G.O.A.T.

    Jun 6, 2008
    Good post.
  3. zagor

    zagor Talk Tennis Guru

    Sep 13, 2007
    Weak era
    True,if you have to lose atleast lose in a five setter.Atleast Fed didn't made it easy for both Rafa and Delpo.
  4. Grover Sparkman

    Grover Sparkman Rookie

    Apr 24, 2009
    There's nothing wrong with Federer losing to either of those guys. Del Potro is going to be a star player very soon. And as much as I like both of those guys (Federer and Nadal), I'm glad to see some variety. 10 or so out of the last 11 have seen either Fed or Nadal take the title.
  5. EtePras

    EtePras Banned

    Jul 23, 2008
    Unlike Sampras who gave up his Wimbledon in three straight sets to a one slam wonder, and never had any streak at the US Open.
  6. ksbh

    ksbh Banned

    Apr 26, 2006
    Some of you Fed fools need to give up your bitter attitude. You make the other genuine Federer fans look bad. What the hell does this thread have to do with Sampras?

    But since you mention it, I might as well add my thoughts on the subject. Just for the record, Sampras never lost a 6-0 set in a grand slam final. And neither did he lose a Wimbledon final ever, much less to a baseliner. Rafa Nadal, in my opinion, is an all-court player but the Federer fans like to think of him as a baseliner, so there!

    There's many more but I'll stop here for now!

    Last edited: Sep 15, 2009
  7. Blinkism

    Blinkism Legend

    Feb 2, 2009
    Good points, OP.

    It's better than Hewitt losing the first round in 2003 while defending his Wimbledon prize

    Or Sampras losing in the 4th round while defending his Wimbledon

    Or Nadal losing in the 4th round :(

    Fed's consistency is to be feared and respected
  8. P_Agony

    P_Agony Banned

    Jul 16, 2008
    Yep, Fed is always there in the grand slams. He might now win, but he'll always in the final or at least semi final, and is always the man to beat in slams. And like he said once, it'll take a spectecular performence to beat him in a major, and DP indeed showed that kind of performence.

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