Federer Completes Career Grand Slam

By finally experiencing victory on the red clay of Paris’ Roland Garros in straight sets over Richard Soderling.  He has now equalled Pete Sampras’ mark of 14 career Slams and you have to figure he has a couple more wins at least in him.  Some questioned if he was the best all time when he didn’t have a French win on his resume, but I think most of the doubt is gone now.  When he plays his best he is unbeatable except by Nadal on clay, and he quite often plays his best.  I think even more remarkable than the 14 Slam titles is the fact he has made at least the semifinals of 20 consecutive Slams.  Think about that; that is 5 full rotations thru the 4 big events where he was always one of the last 4 standing at worst.  I would consider that an unparalleled level of consistency and excellence.

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