What were the opinions on Federer after he won 04 us open title ?

skypadq

New User
i mean ... one years on 3 major is defianly not a fluke
way that play at 2004 is pretty scary
what people 's opinions about federer after he won 04 us open title ?
 

Pheasant

Hall of Fame
Here’s some background heading into that 2004 USO final:

Hewitt was riding a massive 16 match hard court winning streak entering that final. He only lost 2 sets during that streak and he reached the USO Final that year without dropping a set during that entire tourney. Hewitt was in tremendous form.

Federer had two great streaks of his own entering that tourney.
1. Fed had 16 straight wins vs the top 10, a record back then. He would later extend this record to a mind-boggling 24 straight.
2. Fed had won 12 consecutive finals matches. Fed would later run this streak to 24 straight, which shattered Laver’s 19 straight.

The fact that Federer dished out 2 bagels to a player of this caliber scared everybody.

2004 marked the first time that anybody won 3 slams + the WTF in the same season. To this day, only Federer(2004, 2006, 2007) and Djokovic(2015) have pulled off this feat.
 

skypadq

New User
Here’s some background heading into that 2004 USO final:

Hewitt was riding a massive 16 match hard court winning streak entering that final. He only lost 2 sets during that streak and he reached the USO Final that year without dropping a set during that entire tourney. Hewitt was in tremendous form.

Federer had two great streaks of his own entering that tourney.
1. Fed had 16 straight wins vs the top 10, a record back then. He would later extend this record to a mind-boggling 24 straight.
2. Fed had won 12 consecutive finals matches. Fed would later run this streak to 24 straight, which shattered Laver’s 19 straight.

The fact that Federer dished out 2 bagels to a player of this caliber scared everybody.

2004 marked the first time that anybody won 3 slams + the WTF in the same season. To this day, only Federer(2004, 2006, 2007) and Djokovic(2015) have pulled off this feat.
great point
 

Pheasant

Hall of Fame
Hewitt did quite well in 2004, if we exclude Federer.

Hewitt in 2004(excluding Federer). 68-12, dished out 4 bagels, was bageled 0 times.
Hewitt vs Federer in 2004: 0-6, dished out 0 bagels, was bageled 5 times.
Hewitt was 8-3 vs top 10 players not named Federer in 2004.

Federer eliminated Hewitt from the AO, Wimbledon, the USO, and the WTF in 2004. At the 2004 WTF, Hewitt qualified for the semis, despite getting blown out by Federer in the Round Robin stage. In the championship, Federer again stomped Hewitt in straight sets.
 
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