Roger Federer's Five Straight US Open Titles Highlights

Honestly, the fact that Federer never won another US Open Title after 2008 is shocking.

The guy had a 40 match winning streak from 2004-2009 at the US Open. If you include the walkover against Andrei Pavel in 2004, it was 41 straight wins.

To put his winning streaks at the US Open in perspective:

1. Bill Tilden – 42 (1920-26)
2. Roger Federer – 40 (2004-09)
3. Ivan Lendl – 27 (1985-88)
4. John McEnroe – 26 (1979-82)

5. Maurice McLaughlin – 20 (1912-14)

Only Tilden had a longer winning streak at the US Open.
 

Kralingen

Hall of Fame
Honestly, the fact that Federer never won another US Open Title after 2008 is shocking.
Even crazier, he never even reached a US Open Final until 2015 after 2009. That's an 6 year streak, from age 28-34. This includes losing after holding MPs in 2010 and 2011 over Djokovic and then losing to Berdych, Del Potro, Cilic, etc. In hindsight I'd have favored him in all matches but that 2015 final against prime Djokovic.

Losing those two matches with MP to Djokovic genuinely rewrote the course of tennis history. I think if he wins even one of those Djokovic is sitting below 15 slams and Federer has close to 25.
 

topher

Hall of Fame
Even crazier, he never even reached a US Open Final until 2015 after 2009. That's an 6 year streak, from age 28-34. This includes losing after holding MPs in 2010 and 2011 over Djokovic and then losing to Berdych, Del Potro, Cilic, etc. In hindsight I'd have favored him in all matches but that 2015 final against prime Djokovic.

Losing those two matches with MP to Djokovic genuinely rewrote the course of tennis history. I think if he wins even one of those Djokovic is sitting below 15 slams and Federer has close to 25.
By saying you’d have favored him in all matches, you mean all the matches that he lost? I wouldn’t have favored him against 2011 Djokovic.

I think the 2nd Fedovic USO MP loss in 2011 made a bigger difference than the first. In 2010 it’s not particularly likely the USO winner changes, and I’ll let expert Ultronians correct me but I’m not sure that match alone changed Novak’s career trajectory.
 

MeatTornado

G.O.A.T.
Even crazier, he never even reached a US Open Final until 2015 after 2009. That's an 6 year streak, from age 28-34. This includes losing after holding MPs in 2010 and 2011 over Djokovic and then losing to Berdych, Del Potro, Cilic, etc. In hindsight I'd have favored him in all matches but that 2015 final against prime Djokovic.

Losing those two matches with MP to Djokovic genuinely rewrote the course of tennis history. I think if he wins even one of those Djokovic is sitting below 15 slams and Federer has close to 25.
Looking back on paper it makes total sense that it should have followed roughly his same timeline at Wimbledon.

Should've won his last title in 09, then a bit of a dropoff in 2010 as he declined and Novak emerged, 2012 renaissance he should have at least beaten Berdych and probably make the final, dropoff in 2013, then 100% should have made the final in 2014 with the draw he had and make the final again in 15 to lose to Djokovic.

2012 is the big difference. If makes the final (or wins) in 2012, that changes a lot of how we look at that 2009-15 period.
 

Kralingen

Hall of Fame
Looking back on paper it makes total sense that it should have followed roughly his same timeline at Wimbledon.

Should've won his last title in 09, then a bit of a dropoff in 2010 as he declined and Novak emerged, 2012 renaissance he should have at least beaten Berdych and probably make the final, dropoff in 2013, then 100% should have made the final in 2014 with the draw he had and make the final again in 15 to lose to Djokovic.

2012 is the big difference. If makes the final (or wins) in 2012, that changes a lot of how we look at that 2009-15 period.
100%. He was definitely unlucky with draws - how crazy is it that Djokovic-Federer have played 6 times at the USO yet Fedal have never once met at the USO - but 2012-14 were his own doing.
 

MeatTornado

G.O.A.T.
100%. He was definitely unlucky with draws - how crazy is it that Djokovic-Federer have played 6 times at the USO yet Fedal have never once met at the USO - but 2012-14 were his own doing.
fwiw I'm not a believer in 2010-11 Fed either way. If he got put in Nadal's half instead I still don't think he's making the finals.

I realize that's a very unpopular opinion for 2011 though.
 

ForehandRF

Hall of Fame
100%. He was definitely unlucky with draws - how crazy is it that Djokovic-Federer have played 6 times at the USO yet Fedal have never once met at the USO - but 2012-14 were his own doing.
2012 especially, he was the No1 seed and had all the momentum on his side.
 

ForehandRF

Hall of Fame
fwiw I'm not a believer in 2010-11 Fed either way. If he got put in Nadal's half instead I still don't think he's making the finals.

I realize that's a very unpopular opinion for 2011 though.
It was very good that he didn't made the finals in 2010 lol.With the way he played that edition, he would have probably lost in 4 in the final.
 

NoleFam

Talk Tennis Guru
When his star was lit, it burned bright. It was really all or nothing when it came to him at the USO. 5 straight but hasn't been able to win it since 2008 but tbh, most people would take that because winning 5 is incredibly difficult. 5 straight is another thing altogether.
 

Jokervich

Hall of Fame
Even crazier, he never even reached a US Open Final until 2015 after 2009. That's an 6 year streak, from age 28-34. This includes losing after holding MPs in 2010 and 2011 over Djokovic and then losing to Berdych, Del Potro, Cilic, etc. In hindsight I'd have favored him in all matches but that 2015 final against prime Djokovic.

Losing those two matches with MP to Djokovic genuinely rewrote the course of tennis history. I think if he wins even one of those Djokovic is sitting below 15 slams and Federer has close to 25.
He wouldn't have beaten Nadal in either of those finals. Although I'm sure it mentally affected Federer in future meetings with Djokovic.
 
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