Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by FedExpress117, Apr 5, 2014.
11 out of 16 slams will be hard to do...
Borg reached the finals of 11 out of 12 majors in which he appeared between 1978 and 1981, not 12 of 13. He was a great player, but neither he nor anyone else gets credit for what they "might have done" if they had played in certain tournaments which they missed for some reason. That type of speculation only opens the door to fanboys who claim that their heroes would have won twenty or more majors, including multiple CYGS's, if only...
Eleven final appearances in 12 majors played is a remarkable achievement, but still some distance away from Federer's 18 of 19 final appearances in ALL majors played over a given period (Wimbledon 2005 to Australian Open 2010).
Golden slam by Graf.
Most crotch and butt scratches by Rafa. Most nose picks by Lendl.
60 or more match wins at all four Grand Slam championships.
AO - 73
RG - 60
W - 67
USO - 67
The unbeatable record for Nadal could be At least One grandslam each year for 9 consecutive years.
This is currently a record in any era, any gender.
yeah or not. Chris Evert - 13 consecutive years.
You are right. I stand corrected.
Even then in Men's any era, it might be an unbeatable record.
These are the two most significant records in Open era, IMHO.
In fact, Nadal's record will be near immortal since no one ever done in history
of tennis, Open or pre-Open. Long term domination of French Open is extremely
rare. Nadal and Borg are the only ones.
In Open era, 6 year straight domination was the most. In pre-Open era,
Laver, Gonzalez did 7-8 year dominations but the ranking was made by
numbers and surveys. So it must be as good as it gets in entire tennis history.
No, I think someone will get there eventually, hell Djokovic is not the far from getting 60 at all...something like 15-20 more at each.
By the time he's done playing, Isner will likely have an unbreakable record for most sets determined by tie break, if he doesn't already have that record.
He has a long way to go then...
Okay, maybe highest percentage of sets played. Fed goes much further in tournaments, so even if Isner were to play as many years as Fed he'll never play as many sets. But it does seem as though Isner plays at least one tiebreak per match. So far (third round) in this year's FO 8 of the 11 sets he's played have been been decided by tie break.
This record won't be broken until things change an awful lot:
Most consecutive matches won on indoor carpet courts : John McEnroe (65 wins from 1983-1985)
No, we mean from 2005 to 2009. You know..his peak years.
well it's easy to answer.. laver's cygs.. simply because the most one can do is equal it, but it will never be broken
How about 2 CYGS?
I can see someone winning more the two Grand Slams in their career.
pc1, what do you base this on?
We have gone 45 years and no-one has even won one CYGS.
Is it to do with greater homogenisation these days?
in 1984, when Vicki Nelson took 6 hours, 31 minutes to defeat Jean Hepner 6–4, 7–6(11–9). The match featured a 29-minute, 643-shot rally, the longest in professional tennis history.
Paolo Lorenzi still has the chance to break this unenviable record.
He has now lost 13 times in slams without ever winning a match.
As a reminder, Juan Antonio Marin's record is 17 times.
This may be even more absurd that the Isner-Mahut score.
Winning one slam 11 times like Court did in Australia? I don't know if it's the least likely to be broken, but as athleticism becomes ever more important in the game I think the chances of it happening become ever more slim.
Isner vs Mahut is the most undeniable answer.
The reason is because after about 20-20, both players could hardly move and just served through their points.
It was a freak occurrence where no previous match came close.
For seemingly unsurpassable records that COULD be beaten:
Federer's 23 Consecutive Semi-Final Grand Slam appearances, spanning nearly 6 years.
Federer's 10 consecutive Grand Slam Final appearances.
Nadal's 9 titles at one Grand Slam (could be extended).
Don't. Tempt. Fate.
The idea of Nadal winning RG 11 times (and likely denying Djokovic the French) is physically painful.
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