McEnroe and Federer Dominance

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by McEnroeisanartist, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. McEnroeisanartist

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    Feb 27, 2006
    In complete awe of Federer's play, I thought I would compare his dominance to my favorite tennis player of all time, John McEnroe. I found they had a very similar year and half stretch of dominance (at least in terms of match records, but not at all in Grand Slams), consider:

    After losing to Bill Scanlon in the 1983 U.S. Open 4th Round, McEnroe went 23-2, reaching 4 out of 5 finals, including a championship at the Masters. In his historic 1984, McEnroe went 82-3, reached 14 out of 15 finals, including championships at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, and Masters. Beginning 1985, McEnroe went 20-0, reaching 4 out of 4 finals.

    Over this time, McEnroe went 125-5, reached 22 out of 24 finals, including 2 Grand Slam wins, a Grand Slam final, a Grand Slam semifinal, and two Masters.

    After losing to Rafael Nadal in the 2005 French Open Semifinals, Federer went 35-1, reaching 6 out of 6 finals, including championships at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. In 2006, Federer went 92-5, reached 16 out of 17 finals, including championships at Australian Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open, and the Masters. Beginning 2007, Federer went 7-0, with a championship at the Australian Open.

    Over this time, Federer went 134-6, reaching 23 out of 24 finals, including 6 grand slams, a Grand Slam final, a Masters, a Masters final.

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