Fifteen for Federer?

>> Wednesday, July 1, 2009





Fifteen is a number that has never been reached, but Roger Federer is on the verge of becoming a new record holder. Federer reached his 21st straight grand slam semifinal, yes I said 21st, with a victory over Ivo Karlovic at Wimbledon today. Federer will match up with 472 year old Tommy Haas in the semifinals.

Federer, has compiled an impressive array of stats over his career and recently tied Pete Sampras for the most major titles in a career with 14. While the most recent championship at the French Open, and his probable victory at Wimbledon seem tainted because of the absence of Rafael Nadal, its impossible to deny Federer his place in tennis history.

Keep an eye on Centre Court this weekend, folks. History is about to be made.

2 comments:

Michael July 1, 2009 at 10:21 PM  

Hopefully not -- would be great if Roddick were to win. I'm a Federer fan (hell, I can't find too many villains at all right now in tennis -- I like Nadal, too), but I'd like to see American (men's) tennis get a jump this weekend.

Derrick July 2, 2009 at 7:39 AM  

It'd be nice to see Roddick get another Slam, but nobody, except Nadal, can touch Federer on the grass.