Every Time Roger Federer Has Won Dubai He’s Gone On To Win Wimbledon!
by Tom Gainey | March 3rd, 2014, 3:31 pm
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Roger Federer won his sixth Dubai title over the weekend rallying to beat Tomas Berdych 36, 64, 63. The title, his first since Halle last June, breathed new life into Federer and his fans for further success after a disappointing 2013.

Though Federer hasn’t won a Grand Slam since 2012 Wimbledon, a quirky statistic suggests that an eighth title at the All England Club might just be around the corner. That’s because the last five times Federer has won Dubai he’s won Wimbledon later that same year (2003-2005, 2007, 2012).

Will that streak continue in 2014?

FEDERER DUBAI/WIMBLEDON
DUBAI WIMBLEDON
2003
WON
WON
2004
WON
WON
2005
WON
WON
2007
WON
WON
2012
WON
WON
2014
WON
???

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35 Comments for Every Time Roger Federer Has Won Dubai He’s Gone On To Win Wimbledon!

volley Says:

lol. and the hype begins.


Giles Says:

Nah, not this time or any time! He ole man now! Can he play and win 2 back to back 5 setters? NO he can’t!


SG1 Says:

Grass isn’t the physical test that clay and HC are. It’s his best chance to win another slam and if the stars align, he serves well and attacks well, it can happen. I’m not optimisitic about it but hey, it’s not like he lacks the talent.


skeezer Says:

^And Fed has put down the Faderer and “he’s done” critics. Before he won his last Wimbledon, the vamosheads were shouting at the rooftops. Nothing like winning to SUTH. He’s playing well now, just starting to win again in fine form. Although @ 32 don’t expect him to win FO, as SG1 says Wimby he has a shot if the stars align. Hope he continues to surprise us all.


Slice Tennis Says:

“he has a shot if the stars align.”

Like the weak era ?
Yes that’s his only chance, LMAO


Branco Says:

Having won it 7 times before, and still being able to play great tennis you’d have to be a fool not to consider Federer as one of the favorites to win Wimbledon. Still there is a lot of tennis to be played until then so a lot can happen. No point in talk about it right now IMO.


Giles Says:

Stakhovsky is lying in wait!!


Okiegal Says:

Maybe Fed can win Wimby again…..the back is well now…….so no injury excuse!! Stay healthy Fed….tennis needs you!!


Branco Says:

@Slice Tennis

Instead of that negative attitude you could try and add something worth to the debate.

Just a suggestion


Branco Says:

@Okiegal

The only time which I recall him playing an injury card for a loss was in 2010 after losing to Berdych in the QF at Wimbledon. A poor moment from his behalf if you ask me. But then again he is no saint. Every one as moments in their lives were they fail to be gracious…


queen Says:

Yea he has a shot unless he plays Nadal.


Hippy Chic Says:

I believe its his best chance of another GS,and i certainly wouldnt put it past him to do just that,although i think he would need some other factors to go his way,like a favourable draw or one or maybe two of the top players to bow out early,or indeed have an off day against him,or him play lights out like he did against Novak,however beating these players over best of 5 is a different animal to beating them over best of 3,although he did it against Tsonga and Murray at the AO,however hes Roger Federer the GOAT so if anyone can do it he can,it will be difficult but not impossible,and nothing worth while ever did come easy,time will tell though i suppose.


Ben Pronin Says:

If the stars align, Federer could win any of the slams, French Open included. There’s still only a handful of people who can beat Federer when he’s fit and confident. Nadal and Djokovic are on the top of the list on clay. But should they both lose (2009) then Federer might as well be pegged as the favorite.


Hippy Chic Says:

Ben thats pretty much what i said above,apart from the FO.


Polo Says:

Streaks tend to get broken and now that you’ve mentioned it, it probably will be. Darn!


Gordo Says:

If he continues playing well he could be in the top 4 by Madrid; he easily has the fewest points to defend in the bum next 3 Masters 1000 tourneys out of the top 9 guys.

Oh yeah, and Slice Tennis – there’s nothing wrong with using your real name – troll – in here.


kjb Says:

Fed is looking good. If he can stay healthy he is a threat at any slam, French open included, and he will be until the day he retires IMO. The French would depend Nadal but other than him I would pick Fed against anyone else on a given day. Wimby is his best shot obviously and he will always be the favorite there.


skeezer Says:

Wimby imho is his best shot. Back to back 5 setters maybe he cannot do, but the way to avoid that is win in 3-4 every rd getting through.

@queen
Yeah, maybe. But Rafa has in own problems getting through draws, I don’t think Fed is worried about that.


Okiegal Says:

I was channel surfing and happened on to a match at Madison Square Garden featuring Andy an Novak in the Paribas Showdown…..this was a surprise, where have I been to let this get by me!! Novak won the first set. Andy gave his racquet to a young boy and he started hitting back and forth with Novak…cute! They’re having a fun time. Novak gave his racquet to Marion Botelli. She and Andy exchanged a few strokes….but Andy won the point. The crowd didn’t know who Marion was


Okiegal Says:

I will say Roger is always worried about Rafa being in his half of the draw……if not he should be!


Steve 27 Says:

With almost 33, Laver reached the qf and Connors the sf of Wimbledon. There is reason why tennis players struggled so much to win a GS with 32 or more years. Statistics doesnt lie and only proove that win a major with such an advanced age borders on the superhuman.


madmax Says:

Steve 27 Says:
With almost 33, Laver reached the qf and Connors the sf of Wimbledon. There is reason why tennis players struggled so much to win a GS with 32 or more years. Statistics doesnt lie and only proove that win a major with such an advanced age borders on the superhuman.

March 4th, 2014 at 3:13 am

But Steve? Isn’t Federer superhuman?


madmax Says:

Polo Says:
Streaks tend to get broken and now that you’ve mentioned it, it probably will be. Darn!

March 3rd, 2014 at 7:14 pm

Polo,

It’s not a streak. A trend perhaps. Not the same thing.


metan Says:

@Steve27,
Whom you are going to trust your money in IW???
I am glad to hear that you won some. Hahahaha.


steve-o Says:

Wimbledon’s a long way off. Federer’s concentrating on IW and Miami. Then there’s the clay season, including RG.


SG1 Says:

Slice Tennis Says:
“he has a shot if the stars align.”

Like the weak era ?
Yes that’s his only chance, LMAO

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Connors made his run to the 91′ USO semis at 39 when the likes of Becker, Lendl, Edberg, Sampras, Courier and Agassi were still kicking around or just getting started. The stars aligned for Jimmy (not too tough a draw) combined with him playing some inspired tennis and the rest is as they say, history.

Federer’s 7 years younger and his game is considerably more dynamic and explosive. If Fed’s recent resurgence is due to better health, it would be unwise to count him out. Connors wasn’t at a stage where he could take out a Lendl or an Edberg. Federer has proven he can still beat the top guys. I agree that 3 out of 5 set matches are different than 2 out of 3 set affairs. This being said, this isn’t some tour green horn we’re talking about. This is Roger Federer. Federer knows how to play big matches. He’ll need to serve well and obviously feel good and healthy to win another major. I wouldn’t necessarily bet against a great player with something to prove and chip on his shoulder.


SG1 Says:

I agree with steve-o. There’s a long way to go to Wimbledon. A lot of physical tennis to be played. Most players are pretty beat up coming out of Roland Garros. It’s a tough stretch of tennis between the AO through the FO.


Brando Says:

With all due respect and no wish at all to offend his fans but: IF he faces Rafa he ain’t winning any slam. Fed could be fit, on form, firing on all cylinders and it still won’t be enough for him v Rafa. Fact is he has not won a Slam since 2007 where he beat Rafa on the way to it. And the last time he did- Wimby 2007- he said it there and then that he was lucky to pull it off. Fact is Rafa’s a horrendous matchup for him, so any chance of a slam win begins with him not facing Rafa at all. Aside from Rafa: IF he’s firing then he can still strike at the Wimby or USO event. Fed on fire and the others a touch of their best and he can still win. But again: he has to avoid Rafa. Just an honest opinion.


Bom Kelvin Says:

That so called Giles and slice tennis don’t know anything about tennis except the worst sportsmanship Nadal. No matter how good Nadal is , he will go down in tennis history as the injury faker and worst sport spirit person like taking too long scratching his nuts and other gamemanship to stop the rhythm of the opponents. No wonder he hardly ever win Fan favorite and Sportmanship awards. Two of you as nasty as him. I even scared of you two to bump ky shoulder like your god.


SG1 Says:

Agreed that Rafa is a bad match up for Federer. But, Rafa is not in the best of health these days. I don’t think he can’t spot Roger a tangible injury and still beat him.


Translated Age Says:

Maybe BK has a point, whereas Federer has only been faking an injury for the last year which is somehow ok unless one injury is real and the other isn’t?

Why is it that one guy has a real injury and the other is “faking”?


skeezer Says:

“Why is it that one guy has a real injury and the other is “faking”?
Ever heard of the story of the boy who cried wolf?
Thats why.


Giles Says:

^^^ And that is intelligent conversation?? Lol


Bom Kelvin Says:

Everyone is more intelligent than Giles and slice tennis who only have single IQ of Nadal.


Dr.Abdullah Says:

I think wimbledon this year is his last chance to win another slam . French open and US open is very difficult for him to pass the semifinals . However the G.O.A.T can do everything .. In 2012 , everyone said that Roger will not win another slam and be No.1 again !! but the legend knocked out Djokovic and destroyed Murray in the final ..

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