Here's a quick article from ESPN (if you haven't seen it):
Training Advisor, Men's Fitness magazine
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was there such a thing as a fed slam?
And you are right, sir. ;-) Rafa was the one who broke the Mighty Fed's heart for the Grand Slams & Fed Slams a few times.
2004, 2006, & 2007: The possible Grand Slams were not achieved, all interrupted at the French.
2005 going into 2006: the possible Fed Slam (non-calendar slam) broken by Rafa. The Fed won 2005 Wimby, US, & 2006 AO before losing to Rafa at the 2006 French.
2006 going into 2007: the same Fed Slam dream broken by Rafa at the French. The Fed won 2006 Wimby, US, & 2007 AO before losing the 2007 French to Rafa.
Well, if he keeps it up, it's a calendar Grand Slam we are on the look out for. ;-)
I see a Nadal French, the Fed Wimbledon, & hope for another Fed US Open. We'll see how the year shapes up.