This record will never ever be beaten

GabeT

G.O.A.T.
Fed 23 consecutive slam semifinals is the greatest record in tennis history. And arguably the greatest record in all sports.
Any slam streak record has to start at the top, with consecutive slams won. After that we can move on to other types of streaks that did not result in actually winning the tournament.
 

Lleytonstation

G.O.A.T.
Well history disagrees with you there... more have won 4 slams in a row than have gone to 23 semi-finals in a row. I know not a fair comparison, but the stats do say it is harder.
 

Phoenix1983

G.O.A.T.
Pat Rafters one week at the top of the ATP rankings will never be beaten.

The only ATP record that is completely unbreakable for all eternity.
What record would that be though?

It's not fewest weeks as No 1, since there are of course very many players with zero weeks at the top.
 

Pheasant

Hall of Fame
Isnah-GOAT. That has a nice ring to it. MuryGOAT is still the GOAT. Nobody will ever be better than MuryGOAT.
 

GabeT

G.O.A.T.
Well history disagrees with you there... more have won 4 slams in a row than have gone to 23 semi-finals in a row. I know not a fair comparison, but the stats do say it is harder.
But that’s not how it works. I’m sure there’s some obscure combination of tennis results (runner up at IW and lost in 3R at the USO for three consecutive years!) that is also rarer than winning 4 slams in a row. So what?

There’s a clear hierarchy to sports records. First and foremost are those related to actually winning. And we can see that even in Fed’s consecutive SF. No one cares about them on their own. We only care because we know Fed has won many slams and use this as an indication of consistency.

Suppose Fed had reached 30 consecutive SF and not won a single slam. Would anyone think that a great record? On the contrary, we would think him a major loser.
 
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BGod

Legend
There's a lot of unbreakable records from that match. Everyone who watched that match is fortunate and will carry the memory of history.

Seriously only 1 Slam goes past 12-12 in the 5th now. Mahut holding serve to stay in the match don't forget.
 

Standaa

G.O.A.T.
I remember watching Karlovic Stepanek in DC in September 09 and recall the commentator saying "Karlovic’s record of 78 aces in this match will likely stay in the record books for a long long time."

Funny how quickly it all turned around.
 

Le Master

Professional
and neither will the record he set in the match he played after that. greatest ace total difference in consecutive matches. hint: it's a 113 again.
Negative records aren't really records; they're just trivia. Records are achievements.
 

GabeT

G.O.A.T.
Who the f--k care of those 23 in a row "record"?
It's like those NBA records like "first player younger than 25 and taller than 2 m to have more than 15 points, 10 jumps and 7 assist, in the second half in regular season game"
WHO CARES?
And to call that one of best accomplishments? He was consistant, we know, but Novak was too, if not equally, than in same category. Maybe someone else... so what?
The 23 SF in a row is practically useless as a record. There’s very little of value in that record that is not already captured in Fed’s 20 slams won.
 
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