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PeterSkan
12-29-2005, 04:16 PM
A useful list posted by KTTK on TOB:

1932 Ellsworth Vines.
4 singles titles.
46-5 match record.

1933 Jack Crawford
16 singles titles.
unknown match record.

1938 Don Budge
6 singles titles.
43-2 match record.

1955 Tony Trabert
35 singles titles (including 10 consecutive).
104-5 match record.

1962 Rod Laver
19 singles titles.
134-15 match record.

1964 Roy Emerson
17 singles titles (55 match winning streak)
109-6 match record.

1969 Rod Laver.
17 singles titles.
106-16 match record.

1973 Ilie Nastase
15 singles titles.
118-17 match record.

1974 Jimmy Connors
16 singles titles.
99-4 match record.

1977 Guillermo Vilas
17 singles titles.
145-14 losses.

1979 Bjorn Borg
11 singles titles.
74-6 match record.

1979 John McEnroe
10 singles titles (Open Era record 27 titles, incl. 17 in doubles)
94-12 match record.

1980 John McEnroe
10 singles titles.
88-18 match record.

1981 Ivan Lendl
10 singles titles.
96-14 match record.

1982 Ivan Lendl
15 singles titles
106-9 match record.

1984 John McEnroe
13 singles titles.
82-3 match record.

1985 Ivan Lendl
11 singles titles
84-7 match record.

1989 Ivan Lendl
10 singles titles.
79-7 match record.

1994 Pete Sampras
10 singles titles.
77-12 match record.

1995 Thomas Muster
12 singles titles.
86-18 match record.

2004 Roger Federer
11 singles titles.
74-6 match record.

2005 Roger Federer
11 singles titles.
77-3 match record.

2005 Rafael Nadal
11 singles titles.
79-10 match record.

PeterSkan
12-29-2005, 04:17 PM
My observation about Vilas' 1977 season in response to the posted list:

Wow! What a great year for Vilas. 145 wins - no one else's Big Year win total on K's list comes close. And 17 titles, including 2 slams and a finalist on a 3rd. Man!!! A cinch to finish the year at #1.

Just like all of the Big Year Player's on K's list before 1977:

1932 Ellsworth Vines.
1933 Jack Crawford
1938 Don Budge
1955 Tony Trabert
1962 Rod Laver
1964 Roy Emerson
1969 Rod Laver.
1973 Ilie Nastase
1974 Jimmy Connors

oops - sorry - that honour went to Dzeemie Connors. After all, he won ZERO slams that year. But what the heck - he made two finals, including his beloved US Open.

Now who exactly was it who bagelled him in the final set that year??

Guess!

PeterSkan
12-29-2005, 04:19 PM
germande's observation about Laver's dominance:

It may be interesting, that Laver had many more years with 10 or more singles titles won.
1961 13
1962 21 (19)
1965 15
1966 10
1967 18
1968 11
1969 18 (17)
1970 13

Sebastien447
12-29-2005, 04:31 PM
very interesting


I go with Vilas, he was a God that year!