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Why Federer Must Win on Friday?

WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND - JULY 01:  Roger Federer of Switzerland serves during the men's singles quarter final match against Ivo Karlovic of Croatia on Day Nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 1, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
Sarva Guna Not SampanaContributor IJuly 2, 2009

Saw the other article on why Haas must win on Friday. But there is more reason why Haas should not win either. Of course, I am certainly in awe of what Haas has done so far, but have my own compulsory reasons why I feel Fedex should win.

History is not made every other day, and many are left untouched for years and centuries. Wimbledon is in the calender third century. It has open-era champions and pre-open-era champions. Among the champions who graced it, the most prominent ones winning four or more times, till now, are of course Pete Sampras (7), Willaim Renshaw (7), Bjorn Borg (5), Lawrence Doherty (5), Reginald Doherty (4), Anthony Wiling (4), and  Rod Laver (4).

Lets look at how many consecutive finals these greats made in a row. The corresponding figures for these superstars are 4, 6, 6, 5, 5, 5, and 4. Of course, by now the reader has got the answer for why I am rooting for Fedex to win on Friday.

He will be the FIRST PERSON EVER in the history of Wimbledon to reach seven finals on the trot. Of course, Haas being the other SFist, and a good SV player, its not guaranteed that Fedex will win automatically. I verified this with Wikipedia.

So, that's the simple reason for me to witness the historic moment in my lifetime for that record. Somebody should bring this to Fed's notice, and I am sure that he will be too nervous on Friday than he ever was in his entire career. Expecting cracker of match on Friday.


P.S. This being my first ever article, request you guyz to show some mercy. Thanks.

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