2014 changes (conclusion)
10) Win-loss percentage at Slams.
Nadal continues to gain on Borg. Federer declined a little, while Djokovic improved and leapfrogged Sampras. And they are next to each other now at ##4 and 5. Murray kept his #14 and even got slightly closer to Becker.
Overall weighted ranking
The only move from last year – Djokovic surged ahead of Agassi. Federer is increasing his lead due to accumulating stats in slams mostly and keeping his ground more or less in other categories.
2014 changes (cont.)
7) Longest winning streak.
No change here from last year.
8) Share of tournaments won out of all entered.
Nadal’s number decreased a bit and Borg again has 2nd place to himself. Djokovic is now very close to Federer. They still are at #7 and 8. Murray kept his place among top 15 in Open Era. This is a category where the smoke clears only when career of a player is over.
9) Matches won in Slams.
Again – all 4 of current Era “big 4” a present in Open Era top 15 in this category. Murray entered to the 15th place enforcing his claim to be a part of “big 4”. Nadal moved from #7 to #6 passing by Edberg, but Novak is on his heels, moving from #10 to #7 and now only 7 matches separate them.
2014 changes (cont.)
4) Matches won in non-Slam events.
Federer bypassed McEnroe and now is at #5. He may yet catch and bypass Nastase and Vilas, But Lendl and Connors – does not look likely. Calendar is different now, great players play less. But it is on them… there is still the same amount of weeks in a year…
5) Tournaments won (tournaments played).
Federer bypassed JMac and now is at #3. Nadal won 4 tournaments in 2014, but it was enough to bypass Nastase, Laver, Sampras and Borg. Rafa moved from #9 to #5 in this category. Novak entered top 15, he moved from #17 to #14 and if he’ll be healthy, moving to #12 looks like a sure bet next year.
6) Accumulated ranking in Slams.
Federer continues to increase a gap between him and second place. This is a main reason for increasing his overall lead in weighted ranking. Nadal moved past Agassi to #5. Djokovic moved from #10 to #7 passing by McEnroe, Edberg and Borg. Murray entered top 15 despite not very successful year. This kind of enforces the notion that he is indeed a member of current era “big 4”, albeit a junior one )).
2014 changes added and small amount of 1970 data as well. In each category the comparison with last year standings is stressed.
1) Accumulated ranking in non-Slams.
Novak entered top 15 and moved past Borg, Laver and Ashe. Nadal is #8 but gaining on Becker. If he plays at least some tourneys, he’ll pass to #7 and even maybe higher, because numbers of Becker, Sampras and Agassi are quite close. Federer is still at #3 but closer to Connors. It looks unlikely though that he’ll reach Ivan here. Lendl is on top of accumulated non-slam ranking for a foreseeable future
2) Rated Ranking.
Nadal slightly decreased his number, while Djokovic significantly increased, which allowed him to overtake Federer, even though the latter improved a little bit. Murray had not a very good year and dropped below Edberg again. The lead of Nadal, Djokovic and Federer is also maybe due to the fact that they play much less smaller tournaments, which are decreasing rated ranking even if the player is successful. Huge prize money in modern tennis may contribute to this fact…
3) Win-loss percentage at non-Slam events.
Nadal’s number dropped, bit he is still at top. Due to entering some old data Laver’s number slightly decreased and both Federer and Djokovic got ahead. Novak’s progress was bigger and as a result he moved from #8 to #6.
Longest winning streaks (weight – 0.8):
Federer returned to the top in this category. Mostly due to the fact that nobody has really noticeable win streaks this year.
Overall weighted ranking:
del Potro, Gasquet, Haas, Youzhny, Almagro, Simon left top 20.
Entrants – Dimitrov, Gulbis, Bautista-Agut, Monfils, Fognini, Lopez.
Novak’s 2014 is at #26 of the best years of all players since the beginning of Open Era, just behind Lendl’s 1982. Far from the best year for both of them…