Federer Has Won Five Consecutive U.S. Opens

Some might consider 2008 a bad year for Roger Federer. After all, he lost in the semi-finals at the Australian Open and lost both the French Open and Wimbledon finals to newly-christened World No. 1 Rafael Nadal.

But since defeating Andy Murray last night in the U.S. Open final, Federer can now claim an accomplishment that no one else can: five consecutive titles at both the U.S. Open and Wimbledon. Adding in his three Australian Open wins, and Federer is only one away from Pete Sampras’s record of fourteen Grand Slam singles titles. My bet is that he breaks that record next year.

Federer’s domination of tennis may have slowed this year, but I predict it is far from over.

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