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  1. mick1303's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Woody
    This might be it: "In 1972, Wimbledon put into effect a 12-point tiebreaker when the score in a set reached 8–8 in games unless the set was such that one of the players could achieve a match victory by winning it."

    So this could only happen at set scores of 0-0, 1-0, 0-1, 1-1

    Would make sense that British tournaments followed Wimbledon's lead, or maybe tested it out first.
    There are plenty of cases in best of 3 matches, where 9-8 is in the 2nd set. So that part "unless the set was such..." is not applicable.
  2. mick1303's Avatar
    Here is an example: https://www.tennisarchives.com/edition/?v=23512. This tournament has scores 9-8, but at the same time 10-8 as well.
  3. Woody's Avatar
    This might be it: "In 1972, Wimbledon put into effect a 12-point tiebreaker when the score in a set reached 8–8 in games unless the set was such that one of the players could achieve a match victory by winning it."

    So this could only happen at set scores of 0-0, 1-0, 0-1, 1-1

    Would make sense that British tournaments followed Wimbledon's lead, or maybe tested it out first.
    Updated 05-14-2020 at 11:55 AM by Woody
  4. Woody's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mick1303
    There is some strange score that keeps popping up in the British tournaments of early 70s. It is the set score of 9-8. I would understand if the tournament decides to play tiebreak at 8-8, but that is not in line with scores of 10-8, 11-9 etc in the same tournaments. Maybe someone remembers what was the story there?
    Can you post some of the scorelines? Is it possible those 9-8 scores never appear in the deciding set? Or maybe early rounds have the tiebreak, but later rounds do not?
  5. mick1303's Avatar
    There is some strange score that keeps popping up in the British tournaments of early 70s. It is the set score of 9-8. I would understand if the tournament decides to play tiebreak at 8-8, but that is not in line with scores of 10-8, 11-9 etc in the same tournaments. Maybe someone remembers what was the story there?
  6. mick1303's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ponchi101
    I knew that you kept a lot of numbers but I did not know you actually had a DBase. That is great.
    Do you have the stats for the Sampras-Agassi match, QF USO 2001? The USO website data are missing a lot. For example, they have no count of the Winners/UE for the match, in any form. If you could post that, it would be great.
    Actually, we are posting a series of GREATEST MATCHES, pitting them against each other. If you could post the stats for both matches, it would be great to gauge which one was better.
    Which is a lot to ask for, and I hope you are a very busy man nowadays (it would mean you are working and doing well), but if you are riding this virus like the rest of us and have nothing better to do...
    Ponchi, sorry to disappoint you, but my database is limited to scores for each individual match.
  7. ponchi101's Avatar
    I knew that you kept a lot of numbers but I did not know you actually had a DBase. That is great.
    Do you have the stats for the Sampras-Agassi match, QF USO 2001? The USO website data are missing a lot. For example, they have no count of the Winners/UE for the match, in any form. If you could post that, it would be great.
    Actually, we are posting a series of GREATEST MATCHES, pitting them against each other. If you could post the stats for both matches, it would be great to gauge which one was better.
    Which is a lot to ask for, and I hope you are a very busy man nowadays (it would mean you are working and doing well), but if you are riding this virus like the rest of us and have nothing better to do...
  8. mick1303's Avatar
    2019 (conclusion)
    8) Share of tournaments won out of all entered.


    Laver, Rod_______34.50
    Borg, Bjorn______33.33
    Djokovic, Novak__31.08
    Nadal, Rafael____30.99
    McEnroe, John____30.00
    Lendl, Ivan______29.45
    Federer, Roger___28.65
    Connors, Jimmy___27.78
    Sampras, Pete____23.47
    Santana, Manuel__22.95
    Murray, Andy_____19.50
    Agassi, Andre____19.14
    Becker, Boris____19.03
    Newcombe, John___17.97
    Vilas, Guillermo_17.92


    Everyone kept their places from last year. Novak and Rafa slightly increased their numbers, while Federer and Murray - decreased.

    9) Matches won in Slams.


    Federer, Roger____357
    Djokovic, Novak___280
    Nadal, Rafael_____271
    Connors, Jimmy____233
    Agassi, Andre_____224
    Lendl, Ivan_______222
    Sampras, Pete_____203
    Murray, Andy______189
    Edberg, Stefan____178
    McEnroe, John_____167
    Becker, Boris_____163
    Hewitt, Lleyton___147
    Berdych, Tomas____146
    Ferrer, David_____145
    Wilander, Mats____144
    Wawrinka, Stan____144


    Novak and Rafa are chasing Roger, who continues to increase the goalpost, which shrinks the numbers of all retired players. Stan Wawrinka entered the conversation, now sharing 15-16 with Mats Wilander.

    10) Win-loss percentage at Slams.


    Borg, Bjorn______89.24
    Nadal, Rafael____87.70
    Laver, Rod_______87.18
    Djokovic, Novak__86.69
    Federer, Roger___86.02
    Sampras, Pete____84.23
    Connors, Jimmy___82.62
    Lendl, Ivan______81.92
    Rosewall, Ken____81.74
    McEnroe, John____81.46
    Newcombe, John___81.15
    Agassi, Andre____80.87
    Murray, Andy_____80.77
    Becker, Boris____80.30
    Wilander, Mats___79.56



    Novak and Rafa increased their numbers (no wonder - each won two slams), Federer slipped slightly, but keeps at #5. Murray sunk below Agassi to #13.

    11) Overall weighted ranking


    Federer, Roger___17.5659
    Djokovic, Novak__15.7987
    Nadal, Rafael____15.7769
    Lendl, Ivan______14.6866
    Connors, Jimmy___14.2868
    McEnroe, John____12.9030
    Sampras, Pete____12.6079
    Borg, Bjorn______12.9364
    Agassi, Andre____11.9594
    Becker, Boris____10.7885
    Murray, Andy_____10.7295
    Laver, Rod_______10.6565
    Edberg, Stefan___10.3969
    Vilas, Guillermo_10.3710
    Ashe, Arthur______9.31568


    Everybody’s numbers are moving around, because Roger and Novak are moving the high watermarks. I can only reiterate that once Federer, Nadal and Novak retire, we will see little movement in all those record tables… Dull times are looming...
  9. mick1303's Avatar
    2019 (cont.)

    4) Matches won in non-Slam events.


    Connors, Jimmy____1022
    Federer, Roger_____876
    Lendl, Ivan________850
    Nastase, Ilie______812
    Vilas, Guillermo___807
    McEnroe, John______714
    Nadal, Rafael______704
    Ashe, Arthur_______679
    Smith, Stan________665
    Orantes, Manuel____664
    Agassi, Andre______645
    Edberg, Stefan_____628
    Djokovic, Novak____606
    Gottfried, Brian___604
    Ferrer, David______587


    Federer moved past Lendl and now is at #2 only behind Connors. Nadal moved from #8 to #7, passing by Ashe. He is only 10 wins behind JMac. Novak moved from # 15 to #13. If he keeps his pace (40+ wins per season), next year he will pass Edberg and Agassi.


    5) Tournaments won (tournaments played).


    Connors, Jimmy___110___396
    Federer, Roger___104___363
    Lendl, Ivan_______96___326
    Nadal, Rafael_____88___284
    McEnroe, John_____81___270
    Djokovic, Novak___78___251
    Laver, Rod________69___200
    Nastase, Ilie_____66___379
    Sampras, Pete_____65___277
    Borg, Bjorn_______65___195
    Vilas, Guillermo__62___346
    Agassi, Andre_____62___324
    Smith, Stan_______52___338
    Becker, Boris_____51___268
    Ashe, Arthur______49___283


    Everybody kept their places, but Federer moved within 6 tournaments from Connors. Nadal is not far behind Lendl. Novak is within reach from JMac.

    6) Accumulated ranking in Slams.


    Federer, Roger___35777
    Nadal, Rafael____28885
    Djokovic, Novak__28363
    Connors, Jimmy___20932
    Sampras, Pete____20919
    Lendl, Ivan______20704
    Agassi, Andre____19699
    Borg, Bjorn______15871
    Edberg, Stefan___15241
    McEnroe, John____15070
    Murray, Andy_____14806
    Becker, Boris____14045
    Wilander, Mats___13299
    Vilas, Guillermo_11256
    Newcombe, John___10286


    "Federer added to his # at top, but both Nadal and Djokovic gained on him". This is a phrase from last year, but continues to be truth this year as well.

    7) Longest winning streak.


    Vilas, Guillermo___46
    Lendl, Ivan________44
    Djokovic, Novak____43
    McEnroe, John______42
    Borg, Bjorn________41
    Federer, Roger_____41
    Muster, Thomas_____35
    Nadal, Rafael______32
    Connors, Jimmy_____30
    Sampras, Pete______29
    Clerc, Jose-Luis___28
    Murray, Andy_______28
    Ashe, Arthur_______27
    Agassi, Andre______26
    Laver, Rod_________26


    No changes from last year
  10. mick1303's Avatar
    2019 additions. The ranking for 1968-2019 was calculated based on 4459 tournaments and 1392 Davis Cup ties. Total number of matches taken into account is 175772

    2019 contribution was 68 ATP tournaments and 37 Davis Cup ties - for the total number of matches - 2725.

    1) Accumulated ranking in non-Slams.


    Federer, Roger____50855
    Lendl, Ivan_______46289
    Connors, Jimmy____42832
    Nadal, Rafael_____41682
    Djokovic, Novak___39700
    McEnroe, John_____36073
    Agassi, Andre_____31814
    Sampras, Pete_____31486
    Becker, Boris_____31008
    Nastase, Ilie_____29977
    Edberg, Stefan____28896
    Vilas, Guillermo__27391
    Laver, Rod________24923
    Ashe, Arthur______24854
    Murray, Andy______24822


    Standings didn't change since last year. Federer is in the lead and therefore moves the goalpost. Nadal and Djokovic are gaining on Connors, Murray stalled at #15 with his injuries and little play.


    2) Rated Ranking.


    Djokovic, Novak_271.1673
    Nadal, Rafael___248.4754
    Federer, Roger__238.6556
    Lendl, Ivan_____205.5000
    Borg, Bjorn_____201.6821
    McEnroe, John___189.4185
    Sampras, Pete___189.1877
    Becker, Boris___168.1082
    Murray, Andy____164.4315
    Laver, Rod______164.2200
    Connors, Jimmy__161.0202
    Agassi, Andre___158.9907
    Edberg, Stefan__147.6154
    Rosewall, Ken___138.0000
    Wilander, Mats__130.4733


    Novak is not only still on top, but increased his number. Nadal is somewhat gaining on him, but still noticeably behind. Roger's overall number basically the same as it was, which is quite commendable in this demanding category. Immediate example - Murray fallen behind Becker to #9.
    This is a relative category (as opposed to cumulative) therefore comparisons with newer generations are valid right now, not waiting until all careers are finished. Best of new wave - Zverev is at #39 with 81 points. Enough said....



    3) Win-loss percentage at non-Slam events.


    McEnroe, John____81.69
    Nadal, Rafael____81.67
    Connors, Jimmy___81.50
    Lendl, Ivan______81.42
    Borg, Bjorn______81.27
    Djokovic, Novak__81.12
    Federer, Roger___80.51
    Laver, Rod_______78.39
    Vilas, Guillermo_76.49
    Ashe, Arthur_____76.12
    Becker, Boris____75.97
    Murray, Andy_____75.88
    Carlsson, Kent___75.63
    Sampras, Pete____75.27
    Agassi, Andre____74.48


    Nadal moved from #4 to #2 and practically reached the top (measly 0.02% separates McEnroe from him). Novak's number decreased slightly, but he kept his #5 position. Roger on the other had slightly increased his percentage (from 80.32 to 80.51), but still sits at 6th place. How he does it in his age is a mystery...
    For example Murray fallen from #10 to #12. The best of new wave - Sasha Zverev for comparison has a percentage of 66.08, which puts him at #49....
    Updated 12-19-2019 at 06:21 AM by mick1303 (typos)
  11. mick1303's Avatar
    2018 (conclusion)
    8) Share of tournaments won out of all entered.


    Laver, Rod_______34.50
    Borg, Bjorn______33.33
    Djokovic, Novak__30.93
    Nadal, Rafael____30.86
    McEnroe, John____30.00
    Lendl, Ivan______29.45
    Federer, Roger___28.74
    Connors, Jimmy___27.78
    Sampras, Pete____23.47
    Santana, Manuel__22.95
    Murray, Andy_____19.74
    Agassi, Andre____19.14
    Becker, Boris____19.03
    Newcombe, John___17.97
    Vilas, Guillermo_17.92


    Novak's number went down again, due to bad first half of the year. But he still at the 3rd position. Nadal moved up to #4 and now only slightly behind Novak. Federer slightly increased his number and is still at #7. Moving up at this very demanding category at his age looks like a miracle. Case in point – Murray is losing ground and now close to sinking below Agassi.

    9) Matches won in Slams.


    Federer, Roger____339
    Djokovic, Novak___258
    Nadal, Rafael_____247
    Connors, Jimmy____233
    Agassi, Andre_____224
    Lendl, Ivan_______222
    Sampras, Pete_____203
    Murray, Andy______189
    Edberg, Stefan____178
    McEnroe, John_____167
    Becker, Boris_____163
    Hewitt, Lleyton___147
    Ferrer, David_____145
    Wilander, Mats____144
    Berdych, Tomas____143


    Roger is alone at top, and continues to pile numbers... Nadal moved past Connors and now is at #3. Tomas Berdych entered top 15/

    10) Win-loss percentage at Slams.


    Borg, Bjorn______89.24
    Nadal, Rafael____87.28
    Laver, Rod_______87.18
    Djokovic, Novak__86.29
    Federer, Roger___86.26
    Sampras, Pete____84.23
    Connors, Jimmy___82.62
    Lendl, Ivan______81.92
    Rosewall, Ken____81.74
    McEnroe, John____81.46
    Newcombe, John___81.15
    Murray, Andy_____81.12
    Agassi, Andre____80.87
    Becker, Boris____80.30
    Wilander, Mats___79.56


    Nadal stayed at #2 and kept his high number intact. Djokovic eclipsed Federer, even though Roger’s number also went up a bit. But two-slams year would do this to you. Murray dropped below Newcombe and is now at #12

    11) Overall weighted ranking


    Federer, Roger___17.5002
    Djokovic, Novak__15.4458
    Nadal, Rafael____15.3473
    Lendl, Ivan______14.9190
    Connors, Jimmy___14.5126
    McEnroe, John____13.0809
    Sampras, Pete____12.8101
    Borg, Bjorn______12.5514
    Agassi, Andre____12.1587
    Becker, Boris____10.9506
    Murray, Andy_____10.9189
    Laver, Rod_______10.7619
    Edberg, Stefan___10.5617
    Vilas, Guillermo_10.5051
    Ashe, Arthur______9.4278


    Everybody’s numbers are moving around, because Roger and Novak are moving goalposts. This year both Djokovic and Nadal eclipsed Lendl, putting him at #4. When I started calculating this ranking in 2008 Lendl was at #1. Once Federer, Nadal and Novak retire, we will see little movement in all those record tables… Murray dropped below Becker – there are some categories, where you have to keep up, otherwise you sink…
  12. mick1303's Avatar
    2018 (cont.)

    4) Matches won in non-Slam events.


    Connors, Jimmy____1022
    Lendl, Ivan________850
    Federer, Roger_____841
    Nastase, Ilie______812
    Vilas, Guillermo___807
    McEnroe, John______714
    Ashe, Arthur_______679
    Nadal, Rafael______670
    Smith, Stan________665
    Orantes, Manuel____664
    Agassi, Andre______645
    Edberg, Stefan_____628
    Gottfried, Brian___604
    Ferrer, David______579
    Djokovic, Novak____570


    Federer moved past Vilas and Nastase and now sits at #3 only behind Connors and Lendl. And Lendl's number is quite reachable. Nadal moved from #10 to #8, passing by Smith and Orantes. Ashe is within reach for him. Novak entered top 15 bumping out Tom Okker.


    5) Tournaments won (tournaments played).


    Connors, Jimmy___110___396
    Federer, Roger___100___348
    Lendl, Ivan_______96___326
    Nadal, Rafael_____83___269
    McEnroe, John_____81___270
    Djokovic, Novak___73___236
    Laver, Rod________69___200
    Nastase, Ilie_____66___379
    Sampras, Pete_____65___277
    Borg, Bjorn_______65___195
    Vilas, Guillermo__62___346
    Agassi, Andre_____62___324
    Smith, Stan_______52___338
    Becker, Boris_____51___268
    Ashe, Arthur______49___283


    Federer broke a tie for #2-3 with Lendl. Remember that I count Davis Cup wins towards tournament won (if player won singles in the final tie). Nadal bypassed JMac. Novak broke a tie witj Rod Laver and is at #6

    6) Accumulated ranking in Slams.


    Federer, Roger___34471
    Nadal, Rafael____25925
    Djokovic, Novak__25873
    Connors, Jimmy___20932
    Sampras, Pete____20919
    Lendl, Ivan______20704
    Agassi, Andre____19699
    Borg, Bjorn______15871
    Edberg, Stefan___15241
    McEnroe, John____15070
    Murray, Andy_____14802
    Becker, Boris____14045
    Wilander, Mats___13299
    Vilas, Guillermo_11256
    Newcombe, John___10286


    Federer added to his # at top, but both Nadal and Djokovic gained on him. Novak gained more and practically reached Rafa. Murray had a lean year.


    7) Longest winning streak.


    Vilas, Guillermo___46
    Lendl, Ivan________44
    Djokovic, Novak____43
    McEnroe, John______42
    Borg, Bjorn________41
    Federer, Roger_____41
    Muster, Thomas_____35
    Nadal, Rafael______32
    Connors, Jimmy_____30
    Sampras, Pete______29
    Clerc, Jose-Luis___28
    Murray, Andy_______28
    Ashe, Arthur_______27
    Agassi, Andre______26
    Laver, Rod_________26


    No changes from last year
  13. mick1303's Avatar
    2018 additions. The ranking for 1968-2018 was calculated based on 4391 tournaments and 1355 Davis Cup ties. Total number of matches taken into account is 173047

    2018 contribution was 68 ATP tournaments and 23 Davis Cup ties - for the total number of matches - 2729.

    1) Accumulated ranking in non-Slams.


    Federer, Roger____48696
    Lendl, Ivan_______46289
    Connors, Jimmy____42832
    Nadal, Rafael_____39680
    Djokovic, Novak___37525
    McEnroe, John_____36073
    Agassi, Andre_____31814
    Sampras, Pete_____31486
    Becker, Boris_____31008
    Nastase, Ilie_____29977
    Edberg, Stefan____28896
    Vilas, Guillermo__27391
    Laver, Rod________24923
    Ashe, Arthur______24854
    Murray, Andy______24569


    Federer increased his lead, Djokovic moved past McEnroe. Murray did not play enough to catch Artur Ashe.

    2) Rated Ranking.


    Djokovic, Novak_268.6356
    Federer, Roger__238.9856
    Nadal, Rafael___243.8848
    Lendl, Ivan_____205.5000
    Borg, Bjorn_____201.6821
    McEnroe, John___189.4185
    Sampras, Pete___189.1877
    Murray, Andy____168.9742
    Becker, Boris___168.1082
    Laver, Rod______164.2200
    Connors, Jimmy__161.0202
    Agassi, Andre___158.9907
    Edberg, Stefan__147.6154
    Rosewall, Ken___138.0000
    Wilander, Mats__130.4733


    Novak is not only on top, but increased his number. Federer and Nadal traded places. Roger's overall number increased, but RafaÂ’s number increased more. Murray barely kept his high position at #8, but his number decreased a fair bit.



    3) Win-loss percentage at non-Slam events.


    McEnroe, John____81.69
    Connors, Jimmy___81.50
    Lendl, Ivan______81.42
    Nadal, Rafael____81.41
    Borg, Bjorn______81.27
    Djokovic, Novak__81.20
    Federer, Roger___80.32
    Laver, Rod_______78.39
    Vilas, Guillermo_76.49
    Murray, Andy_____76.19
    Ashe, Arthur_____76.12
    Becker, Boris____75.97
    Carlsson, Kent___75.63
    Sampras, Pete____75.27
    Agassi, Andre____74.48


    Novak's struggles during the first half of 2018 cost him dearly. He dropped from #2 to #5. Nadal did not overplay and his number got better, allowing him to overtake Borg and move to #4. Federer basically kept his number and position, which at his age is a good thing. Murray is still at #10 but if he continues current trend, it will be hard to keep.
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    2017 - conclusion

    10) Win-loss percentage at Slams.

    Borg, Bjorn______89.24
    Nadal, Rafael____87.26
    Laver, Rod_______87.18
    Federer, Roger___86.21
    Djokovic, Novak__85.87
    Sampras, Pete____84.23
    Connors, Jimmy___82.62
    Lendl, Ivan______81.92
    Rosewall, Ken____81.74
    McEnroe, John____81.46
    Murray, Andy_____81.39
    Newcombe, John___81.15
    Agassi, Andre____80.87
    Becker, Boris____80.30
    Wilander, Mats___79.56


    Nadal returned to #2 position. This is a very hard to keep up category. It took 2-slam years for both Roger and Rafa to move forward. Federer returned to #4 - this position was lost in 2015 to Novak, but after this year they traded places. Murray couldn't keep up and sunk below JMac to #11


    11) Overall weighted ranking

    Federer, Roger___17.4070
    Lendl, Ivan______15.1472
    Djokovic, Novak__15.1216
    Nadal, Rafael____14.9850
    Connors, Jimmy___14.7355
    McEnroe, John____13.2543
    Sampras, Pete____13.0096
    Borg, Bjorn______12.7029
    Agassi, Andre____12.3551
    Murray, Andy_____11.1238
    Becker, Boris____11.1085
    Laver, Rod_______10.8634
    Edberg, Stefan___10.7232
    Vilas, Guillermo_10.6363
    Ashe, Arthur______9.5366


    The only move is Nadal past Connors to #4. But Roger moved the goalposts in two critical categories - Slam ranking and Slam match wins, therefore everybody's numbers declined.
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    2017 (cont-d)

    7) Longest winning streak.

    Vilas, Guillermo___46
    Lendl, Ivan________44
    Djokovic, Novak____43
    McEnroe, John______42
    Borg, Bjorn________41
    Federer, Roger_____41
    Muster, Thomas_____35
    Nadal, Rafael______32
    Connors, Jimmy_____30
    Sampras, Pete______29
    Clerc, Jose-Luis___28
    Murray, Andy_______28
    Ashe, Arthur_______27
    Agassi, Andre______26
    Laver, Rod_________26


    The last remaining member of Big 4 carved his own piece of history - Murray entered the list at #12 with his streak of 28 wins...

    2017 (conclusion)
    8) Share of tournaments won out of all entered.

    Laver, Rod_______34.50
    Borg, Bjorn______33.33
    Djokovic, Novak__31.36
    McEnroe, John____30.00
    Nadal, Rafael____30.00
    Lendl, Ivan______29.45
    Federer, Roger___28.66
    Connors, Jimmy___27.78
    Sampras, Pete____23.47
    Santana, Manuel__22.95
    Murray, Andy_____20.26
    Agassi, Andre____19.14
    Becker, Boris____19.03
    Newcombe, John___17.97
    Vilas, Guillermo_17.92

    Novak's number went down, but he still kept 3rd position. Nadal moved from #5 to sharing ##4-5 with JMac. Federer switched back with Connors and again is at #7. Moving up at this very demanding category at his age is unprecedented.

    9) Matches won in Slams.

    Federer, Roger____325
    Djokovic, Novak___237
    Connors, Jimmy____233
    Nadal, Rafael_____226
    Agassi, Andre_____224
    Lendl, Ivan_______222
    Sampras, Pete_____203
    Murray, Andy______188
    Edberg, Stefan____178
    McEnroe, John_____167
    Becker, Boris_____163
    Hewitt, Lleyton___147
    Ferrer, David_____145
    Wilander, Mats____144
    Borg, Bjorn_______141


    Roger is alone at top, and this record is unlikely to be beaten in a foreseeable future... Novak moved past Connors and now is at #2. To put things into perspective, Novak needs to win 14 Grand Slam tournaments (98/7) to catch Federer in this category... With all due respect - this is most likely the job for some future genius not in our lifetime... Nadal meanwhile moved from #7 to #4 and Murray - from #9 to #8. David Ferrer rose from #15 to 13...
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    2017 (cont-d)

    5) Tournaments won (tournaments played).

    Connors, Jimmy___110___396
    Lendl, Ivan_______96___326
    Federer, Roger____96___335
    McEnroe, John_____81___270
    Nadal, Rafael_____78___260
    Laver, Rod________69___200
    Djokovic, Novak___69___220
    Nastase, Ilie_____66___379
    Sampras, Pete_____65___277
    Borg, Bjorn_______65___195
    Vilas, Guillermo__62___346
    Agassi, Andre_____62___324
    Smith, Stan_______52___338
    Becker, Boris_____51___268
    Ashe, Arthur______49___283


    Federer now shares #2-3 with Lendl. Unlike ATP I just can't discount Lendl's interrupted Rotterdam final against Connors, where he led 6-0, 1-0. Novak reached Rod Laver and shares ## 6-7 with The Rocket. Everybody else kept their seats, though Nadal is quite close to JMac now.


    6) Accumulated ranking in Slams.

    Federer, Roger___33125
    Nadal, Rafael____23989
    Djokovic, Novak__23527
    Connors, Jimmy___20932
    Sampras, Pete____20919
    Lendl, Ivan______20704
    Agassi, Andre____19699
    Borg, Bjorn______15871
    Edberg, Stefan___15241
    McEnroe, John____15070
    Murray, Andy_____14755
    Becker, Boris____14045
    Wilander, Mats___13299
    Vilas, Guillermo_11256
    Newcombe, John___10286


    Federer continued to increase a gap between him and second place. But this time it was quite an increase... Nonetheless Nadal gained even more and switched places with Novak. Nadal is #2 now. No other moves here... Murray is stalling...
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    2017 (cont-d)

    3) Win-loss percentage at non-Slam events.

    McEnroe, John____81.69
    Djokovic, Novak__81.52
    Connors, Jimmy___81.50
    Lendl, Ivan______81.42
    Borg, Bjorn______81.27
    Nadal, Rafael____80.95
    Federer, Roger___80.30
    Laver, Rod_______78.39
    Vilas, Guillermo_76.49
    Murray, Andy_____76.46
    Ashe, Arthur_____76.12
    Becker, Boris____75.97
    Carlsson, Kent___75.63
    Sampras, Pete____75.27
    Agassi, Andre____74.48


    Novak moved from #3 to #2, bypassing Connors. Nadal and Federer slightly improved their numbers, but kept their respective places at ## 6 and 7. Murray sank below Vilas to #10.

    2017 (cont.)

    4) Matches won in non-Slam events.

    Connors, Jimmy____1022
    Lendl, Ivan________850
    Nastase, Ilie______812
    Vilas, Guillermo___807
    Federer, Roger_____807
    McEnroe, John______714
    Ashe, Arthur_______679
    Smith, Stan________665
    Orantes, Manuel____664
    Nadal, Rafael______646
    Agassi, Andre______645
    Edberg, Stefan_____628
    Gottfried, Brian___604
    Ferrer, David______570
    Okker, Tom_________563


    Federer now shares #4-5 with Vilas. Last year he was at #5. Nadal moved from #12 to #10, passing by Edberg and Agassi. David Ferrer entered top 15. With some new old data Okker is back to top 15...
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    2017 changes. Also courtesy of TennisArchives site a big chunk of 1968-1971 data was added. In each category the comparison with last year standings is stressed.
    The results are based on 4323 tournaments and 1332 Davis Cup ties. They contained 170318 matches.

    1) Accumulated ranking in non-Slams.

    Federer, Roger____46739
    Lendl, Ivan_______46289
    Connors, Jimmy____42832
    Nadal, Rafael_____37822
    McEnroe, John_____36073
    Djokovic, Novak___35220
    Agassi, Andre_____31814
    Sampras, Pete_____31486
    Becker, Boris_____31008
    Nastase, Ilie_____29977
    Edberg, Stefan____28896
    Vilas, Guillermo__27391
    Laver, Rod________24923
    Ashe, Arthur______24854
    Murray, Andy______24468


    Federer moved past Lendl and set a new high watermark in this category. Nadal moved from #5 to #4, passing by John McEnroe. Due to influx of old data Laver bypassed Ashe and moved from #14 to #13. Of course for all the old-timers Open Era threshold cuts their careers in half and we are looking only at the second half. But it is what it is…

    2) Rated Ranking.

    Djokovic, Novak_267.0318
    Federer, Roger__238.4000
    Nadal, Rafael___237.7346
    Lendl, Ivan_____205.5000
    Borg, Bjorn_____201.6821
    McEnroe, John___189.4185
    Sampras, Pete___189.1877
    Murray, Andy____172.7885
    Becker, Boris___168.1082
    Laver, Rod______164.2200
    Connors, Jimmy__161.0202
    Agassi, Andre___158.9907
    Edberg, Stefan__147.6154
    Rosewall, Ken___138.0000
    Wilander, Mats__130.4733


    Novak still firmly at top at this category, though his numbers slightly deteriorated. Federer moved past Nadal to #2. From efficiency standpoint he has better year than Rafa. Rafa won more points, but entered more tournaments, and his losses hurt his ratio more. Still, his overall number increased, it’s just that Roger’s number increased slightly more. Murray kept his high position at #8, though his number decreased a bit.
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    Overall weighted ranking:

    Murray, Andy__________18.783
    Djokovic, Novak_______17.197
    Wawrinka, Stanislas___10.343
    Raonic, Milos__________8.871
    Nishikori, Kei_________8.362
    Thiem, Dominic_________8.181
    Monfils, Gael__________7.092
    Kyrgios, Nick__________7.019
    Berdych, Tomas_________6.989
    Nadal, Rafael__________6.918
    Cilic, Marin___________6.741
    Bautista, Roberto______6.557
    Federer, Roger_________6.460
    Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried____6.284
    del Potro, Juan Martin_6.177
    Goffin, David__________5.965
    Gasquet, Richard_______5.957
    Pouille, Lucas_________5.629
    Ferrer, David__________5.266
    Karlovic, Ivo__________5.220


    Murray ascended to #1, Wawrinka traded his last year’s #4 for #3. Raonic was already in top 10 in 2014, missed last year with injuries, but rebounded more than nicely – all the way to #4. Nishikori, Thiem moving up, while Federer, Nadal, Ferrer – down. New faces in top 20 are Kyrgios and Pouille.

    Murray’s 2016 landed at #16 of the best years in the Open Era. Behind Nadal’s 2010 and ahead of Lendl’s 1985.
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    2016 (conclusion)

    8) Share of tournaments won out of all entered.


    Laver, Rod_______34.52
    Borg, Bjorn______33.33
    Djokovic, Novak__31.90
    McEnroe, John____30.00
    Nadal, Rafael____29.75
    Lendl, Ivan______29.45
    Connors, Jimmy___27.85
    Federer, Roger___27.55
    Sampras, Pete____23.47
    Santana, Manuel__23.21
    Murray, Andy_____20.83
    Agassi, Andre____19.14
    Becker, Boris____19.03
    Newcombe, John___18.14
    Vilas, Guillermo_17.97


    Nadal moved from #3 to #5. This is a brutal category – you have to be able to keep up….
    Novak continues on the upward trajectory – he increased almost by the whole percent and moved from #4 to #3. Federer sunk below Connors to #8. Murray moved from #15 last year to #11. Other numbers slightly changed because of Dusseldorf data, but not enough to trade places.


    9) Matches won in Slams.

    Federer, Roger____307
    Connors, Jimmy____233
    Djokovic, Novak___228
    Agassi, Andre_____224
    Lendl, Ivan_______222
    Sampras, Pete_____203
    Nadal, Rafael_____203
    Edberg, Stefan____178
    Murray, Andy______176
    McEnroe, John_____167
    Becker, Boris_____163
    Hewitt, Lleyton___147
    Wilander, Mats____144
    Borg, Bjorn_______141
    Ferrer, David_____140


    “Federer moves the goalpost and tries to establish a record for ages”. This phrase from the last year still rings true. Novak though continues to collect top notch numbers. He moved from #5 to #3, bypassing Lendl and Agassi. Connors is only 5 matches ahead, which now looks like it will be eclipsed sooner rather than later. Nadal reached Sampras and shares #6-7 with him. Murray risen from #11 to #9, bypassing Becker and McEnroe. Coincidentally both won more Slams. But Murray collected more match wins in Slams while participating in fewer Slams than both of them. Just goes to show how tough this era is. Murray is on average harder to beat in a slam than Becker/McEnroe (because his percentage in the Slams is also higher). But to reach the pinnacle often was impossible for him, because of the level of competition in the finals.
    The tour workhorse David Ferrer got one up over Vilas and bumped him from top 15.

    10) Win-loss percentage at Slams.

    Borg, Bjorn______89.24
    Laver, Rod_______87.18
    Nadal, Rafael____86.75
    Djokovic, Novak__86.36
    Federer, Roger___85.75
    Sampras, Pete____84.23
    Connors, Jimmy___82.62
    Lendl, Ivan______81.92
    Rosewall, Ken____81.74
    Murray, Andy_____81.48
    McEnroe, John____81.46
    Newcombe, John___81.15
    Agassi, Andre____80.87
    Becker, Boris____80.30
    Wilander, Mats___79.56


    Nadal sunk below Laver to #3. Djokovic is still at #4, but his number increased by almost half of percent and he is within striking distance from Nadal. We shall see where they will end up once their careers are over. This is exciting… Federer slightly declined but still kept his place at #5. Murray moved from #13 to #10.


    11) Overall weighted ranking

    Federer, Roger___16.9960
    Lendl, Ivan______15.3611
    Djokovic, Novak__15.2394
    Connors, Jimmy___14.9637
    Nadal, Rafael____14.4240
    McEnroe, John____13.4052
    Sampras, Pete____13.2180
    Borg, Bjorn______12.8460
    Agassi, Andre____12.5647
    Becker, Boris____11.2514
    Murray, Andy_____11.0658
    Laver, Rod_______10.8960
    Edberg, Stefan___10.8836
    Vilas, Guillermo_10.7653
    Ashe, Arthur______9.6352


    Djokovic moved from #5 to #3, bypassing Connors and Nadal. Murray moved from $14 to #11.

    Reminder: Numbers of inactive players are changing, because in some categories higher watermarks are changing. Federer in accumulated slam ranking and in matches won in Slams, Djokovic – in rated ranking. Longest winning streak also was recalculated.

    Remember: once “big 4” will retire, we will not see changes at top for quite a while ….
    Updated 12-06-2016 at 05:25 PM by mick1303
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