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Most challenging goal for Roger Federer.

Posted by tennisplanet on February 23, 2007

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You are thinking - the 14 Grand Slams, right? Or was it winning the four Grand Slams in a year? No, those are goals well within his reach, and every pundit agrees, it is just a matter of time before those records are taken down.

The only goal that can pose a real challenge to Roger, is surpassing Jimmy Connors’s record of 109 career titles. He has 47 titles right now. To break this record, he needs to win at least 10 or more titles every year till he is 32 years of age.

Looking into the crystal ball, the only hurdles on the horizon may be the following:

  • Andy Murray.
  • Novak Djokovic
  • Richard Gasquet.
  • Injuries.

Here is the breakdown of the titles won so far:

1998-none.

1999-none.

2000-none.

2001-one.

2002-three.

2003-seven.

2004-eleven.

2005-eleven.

2006-twelve.

2007-two and counting.

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2 Responses to “Most challenging goal for Roger Federer.”

  1. leanne said

    How about Rafael Nadal on that list?

  2. Gracie said

    (Oh damn! Ignore that last one TP! This one’s more coherent.)

    Yes, Nadal should be on that list. And now, the Karlovic-Isners of the tennis world might figure in.
    Getting near Connors’ record could be a tall task. Depends on how long Roger wants to play. Connors was 37 years old before he fell out of the top ten! Fed already talks like he wants to hang in until he’s 35, so he might come close. But either way, there’s still that #1 ranking. Consecutive weeks. Add on another 34 weeks since this piece was first posted. Pete Sampras ‘ended the season at #1′ six straight years. If Fed still holds that spot in Feb of 2008, will four uninterrupted years trump six ‘year ending’ ranks? Heh. ;J

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