What Roger Federer hasn't accomplished yet

BY Zack Pierce • July 8, 2009

In the "Greatest Player of All-Time" debate, Pete Sampras' edge (if you gave him one) over Roger Federer has largely been the total number of Grand Slam victories.


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Roger Federer


14 wins: Roger Federer has now won 14 Grand Slam titles, tied with Pete Sampras for the most in men's tennis history. Take a look back at each one of them.







Well, time to reassess. Federer has 14 big trophies now, too, and he likely won't be stopping there. That's 14 wins in the last 24 Grand Slams. It took Sampras 45 (not counting the four tournaments he skipped in that time frame).

All this greatness has us scrambling for new ways to describe ... all that greatness. We can ask how he stacks up to the other all-time greats, but that's just a guessing game. Here's a better question: What hasn't Federer accomplished yet? In honor of the Swiss star equaling a tennis legend's hallowed record, we look at some famous achievements by other legends he has yet to realize.

Hey, the guy needs something to play for, right?

Andre Agassi — Olympic singles champion



For all his domination in the big tournaments, Federer has been less than stellar at the Olympics. He was a semifinalist in 2000 (three years before he would win the first of his 14 Grand Slams), lost in the second round in 2004 and made the quarters in 2008. Agassi is still the only male to have won all the Slams and a gold medal in singles for his career. Maybe the 2012 Olympics in London will be Federer's lucky charm — all matches will be played at the All England Club.


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