How many transcontinental slams for Fred, Noel and Ralph ?

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  1. sbengte

    sbengte G.O.A.T.

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    To win a slam each in all of the three continents that host slams , during a single calendar year, is not an easy feat.

    So far Fred has 3 (2004, 2006, 2007). Noel has 1 (2011).
    Ralph not really in the same class of global domination so maybe not fair to compare, and for a 10 slam winner, he has none.

    Let the flaming begin...
     
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  2. WhiskeyEE

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    lol. I was going to make a similar thread but couldn't think of a name for the slam. Transcontinental works. And I agree.
     
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    That was a gem of a post. I wonder how you come up with such topics :)
     
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    This is genius! Absolutely brilliant!
     
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    No more for Fred. Or Raplh.

    But Noel certainly will continue to rack up 2-3 more and tie or just surpass Fred.

    Why is everyone ignoring the Cincy Slam ? Has anyone won the Transcontinental Cincy Slam ?
     
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  6. Fate Archer

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    Now that's the achievement that can really test the consistency of a player's level throughout the whole year.

    Before Federer dominated the tennis world this used to be quite a rare feat. Federer has 3, Novak has 1. Federer also won the Masters cup in Asia two times in two of these years, making his achievement even more transcontinental.

    As for Nadal, unfortunately, he will never achieve it at this point in his career. He can't play well and dominate a whole calendar season like his rivals, as his records show. He was incapable of having a season with more than 90% winning % too.
     
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  7. Feather

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    I don't think Novak is gonna surpass Roger either.Novak may do it once more. I think of the top three, Novak may do it once, that also very unlikely..
     
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    Fed to win 10 more TCs & obviously nole has 6 more... Rafa to stand none... The rest of the next 20 years will have no TCs as each of fedole will complete two channel slams apiece!!

    You know that fedole will dominate world of tennis for the next 20 years as rafa will fade away in a few months!!
     
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    Nadal doesn't have the hard court game. The day he does this will be the day he does the Slam.

    Federer's a bit past it. He doesn't hold a GS title at all atm, so its a bit of a stretch to have him win two.

    Nole can do it and probably will do it, provided he can keep his current form.

    And Transcontinental... I like it...
     
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    You mean his current form of losing in SFs and Fs? or his '11 form?? :confused:
     
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    Nadal is the only man in WORLD HISTORY to win slams on clay, grass and hardcourt in a calendar year. Far superior to any other feat a player can accomplish in a calendar year. Djokovic and Federer can only dream of that feat.
     
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  12. Feather

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    But Roger has three slams a year thrice. :wink:
     
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    That stat feels a bit... contrived. I dunno, Federer was always a very good clay courter. He could probably have gotten over 20 slams if Nadal wasn't in the way.

    Besides, we're talking about clay + hard or grass + hard, and Nadal's hard game isn't fantastic. I thinks its more likely Novak will slip past Ralph to win French or Wimbledon than it is for Rafa to slip by Nole twice on hard.
     
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    World history? How do you know they didn't play tennis in Atlantis?
     
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    I know that you are insanely stupid but can never imagine that you can reach this level. Boldly argue against the fact, just gotta tip my hat off to you mate. Have never come across anyone with face skin so thick like yours in my entire life.
     
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  16. Hitman

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    Ahhhh....The famous quote of NadalWon2012. Careful, you're letting your other banned usernames become a bit more obvious...unless that is the intention of course.
     
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  17. TopFH

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    Federer is the only man in WORLD HISTORY to win two slams 5 consecutive times and to win 3 different slams on 3 different years.
     
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    lol ... yeah, you don't give enough credit to NSK. he CAN and he WILL do better ... I hate Nadal because of NSK and some other silly Rafa ****s. I don't think that NSK ever seen a tennis match where his buttpicker wasn't involved but whatever ... the guy is beyond stupid

    now, OP, nice thread ... very interesting and refreshing, thumbs up :)
     
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  19. Agassifan

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    Yep! Top that
     
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  20. Hitman

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    I'm gonna top it right now! Since we're all in troll mode thanks to a certain Nadal fan.

    Nadal is the first man in WORLD HISTORY to pick his butt in four consecutive grand slam finals over three different surfaces and three different continents, which makes what he has done to be transcontinental. That has never been done before.

    (Sorry for the real Nadal fans, i don't mean it in a serious way :cry:). Troll mode off.
     
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    Haha, I've started to like Nadal because the entire forum ganging up on NSK and other Rafans. That guy's getting one hell of a reputation on these forums.
     
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    NSK is not stupid. He is just biased and trolly a level above other posters. He also seems to have a lot of time on his hands which could mean he is either a schoolboy, a housewife or an unemployed. I'm leaning towards schoolboy as he tries too hard to establish himself in the wonky web unreality

    On a serious note, this "achievement" - transcontinental slam - sounds made up and a bit pointless. I am trusting the OP to have made it in a troll attempt against Ralph :)
     
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    'troll mode on'

    I started smoking some weed, left my wife, lost my job and it's all because of NSK. he is so powerful :shock:. but, but .. then I met Chuck Norris and we fell in love :shock:... Chuck promised me he is coming after NSK... YUP, life is strange ... but who could resist to Chuck? does this make me gay? OMG

    'troll mode off'
     
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    Its a parody of a thread by you know who (YKW) about the Channel Slam
    Not to mention the Trans-WTF slam*. ( I think I mentioned Trans-Cincy slam earlier).

    * posted earlier, but that and about 200 other posts got deleted by YKW.
     
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  25. TopFH

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    Senti, ever heard of the Transcontinental Cincy Masters Slam?
    Fed did it in 2007 by winning at Australia, Wimbledon, Cincinnati, New York and Shanghai. Will anyone ever top that?
     
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  26. sbengte

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    That's disappointing coming from someone who is one of the most objective poasters on the board who prefers to talk about real tennis than trolling like 90% of the rest of us. The least I expected from you was to stay ON TOPIC.
     
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    1 Never heard of it.

    2. Of the top of my head I can only think of one man in WORLD HISTORY who can top that.

    One guess.
     
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  28. sbengte

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    Not against Ralph, but against n.s.k aka bullzie who was going on and on about the channel slam...(that wasn't meant to be thanks to Rosol)
     
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    Rafa has accomplished a Channel Slam twice. What's your real reason of trolling Rafa ?

    [​IMG]
     
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  30. LETitBE

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    how long did he take between points in those tournaments?
     
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  31. octobrina10

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    What's your real reason of trolling Rafa?
     
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  32. LETitBE

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    answer please
     
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    Novak at 2 now
     
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    Somebody needs to update the latest count. Does Noel have 2 or 3 now ?

    Fed almost had a fourth this year if not for his back giving in at Montreal. Five years on and poor Ralph is yet to get one :(
     
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    Oh, someone already updated it. Boy, I didn't know I invented something legit that people actually track ;)
     
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    Build it and they will come. ;)


    Edit: suresh invented the Cincy Slam that propelled him to instant permanent stardom -- you are emulating a great example !
     
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  37. aditya123

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    Useless trolls
     
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  38. aditya123

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    You never discuss the toilet breaks that federer takes at important phases of match
     
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    The scheduled break between two sets when one is legally allowed a toilet break is an 'important phase' of the match ?!

    Wow. One learns new things on TTW everyday.
     
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  40. peakin11mugs

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    No ones talking about a channel slam. We’re talking intercontinental slam. Nadal has 0. Both his rivals have multiple. Another metric nadal is second fiddle too.

    Also did you know davednko
    Is a better indoor player than nadal? Better head to head and 6 titles to nadals 1. Also a WTF VS 0 WTF

    A guy who on an entire surface or condition is worse than a random guy like Davs shouldn’t be talked about in these kind of GOAT discussions
     
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  41. aditya123

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    But is it ethical to take it just to disrupt the momentum of the opposite player which Fed does
     
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  42. Federer and Del Potro

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    Lol
     
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  43. vive le beau jeu !

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    this thread isn't about local turbulences.




    gracias :oops:
     
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  44. sbengte

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    Explain this to me, please. I am little slow:

    There is a 2 minute or so break between sets.If a player wants to, he can use the bathroom during that time. So Federer used the bathroom during that time as do so many other players routinely during matches. Are you telling me Fed's opponent's momentum got disrupted because Fed wasn't sitting in his chair towelling off during the set break and instead went to the bathroom ? :eek:

    Nadal on the other hand takes bathroom breaks between games in a set or before the opponent serves for the match (IW, 2012 vs Fed). Also vs Fish WTF 2011, between games. Which is illegal as per rules but the umpires somehow allow it , I don't know why, maybe because he threatens to do it on court if he isn't allowed to go. Now that is called stalling and breaking the opponent's rhythm by forcing a break when there was supposed to be none in the normal scheme of things.

    Federer may have joked about taking bathroom breaks in some fun on court interviews but the ones he took are still legal and did not disrupt opponent's momentum any more than it would if Federer sat in his chair or loitered around on court during that stipulated set break. It should have been evident that someone who uses it for gamesmanship would not be stupid enough to joke about doing so in an interview. He probably made that joke thinking people saw anyway that he took it legally during a set break, but well, he overestimated the IQ of VB.
     
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  45. DismalFuture

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    Wow this Nadal guy is a nasty dude. No decency at all. :eek:
     
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  46. sbengte

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    Would be interesting to hear the conversations between Nadal and the umpire when he asks for a mid set bathroom break.
     
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