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That with Murray's latest win, it has taken us 283 slam tournaments since Fred Perry last won one to get back on the treadmill.

This year has seen 4 different winners, its a feat that is surprisingly quite common for tennis slams, which I didnt realise.

Most of Federer's wins have come on grass and not hard court, his best surface technically.

Gottfried von Cramm and Henner Henkel both won Wimbledon flying the Nazi flag of Germany.

Only one male player in the modern era has won a calendar slam....Rod Laver, but no player has won more than 4 in a row, either side of a year.

Federer's era has now (probably) ended, a decade from 2003 - 2012 with 17 titles. will that ever be beaten ? I'm pretty sure it won't.

Finally, since Murray began hosting ideas of a top 100 place in pro tennis.....he has had these players to grow up with and look up to...............

2003 Andre Agassi Juan Carlos Ferrero SUI: Roger Federer (1/17)h Andy Roddick
2004 Roger Federer (2/17) Gastón Gaudio Roger Federer (3/17) Roger Federer (4/17)
2005 Marat Safin (2/2) Rafael Nadal (1/11) Roger Federer (5/17) Roger Federer (6/17)
2006 Roger Federer (7/17) Rafael Nadal (2/11) Roger Federer (8/17) Roger Federer (9/17)
2007 Roger Federer (10/17) Rafael Nadal (3/11) Roger Federer (11/17) Roger Federer (12/17)
2008 SRB: Novak Djokovic (1/5) Rafael Nadal (4/11) Rafael Nadal (5/11) Roger Federer (13/17)
2009 Rafael Nadal (6/11) Roger Federer (14/17) Roger Federer (15/17) Juan Martín del Potro
2010 Roger Federer (16/17) Rafael Nadal (7/11) Rafael Nadal (8/11) Rafael Nadal (9/11)
2011 Novak Djokovic (2/5) Rafael Nadal (10/11) Novak Djokovic (3/5) Novak Djokovic (4/5)
2012 Novak Djokovic (5/5) Rafael Nadal (11/11) Roger Federer (17/17) Andy Murray

Thats quite a pedigree to aspire to. And quite a hill to climb to get to the top. He should be justly proud of himself.

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Post on Tue 18 Sep 2012 - 15:19 by Guest

Good stuff, Jubbs, very interesting.

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