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ATP 1968-2011

I’ve completed data collection for ATP main draws since 1968.
Years 1969-1971 are lacking some data. But that’s all I’ve got from ATP and ITF sites combined. (* 1968 and some 1969 information was added from TennisArchives site *).

The main problem was to rank non-Grand Slam tournaments. I was using the combination of lineage, prize money and/or draw. For early tournaments prize money is mostly unlisted, therefore I was using the draw instead.

I didn’t have the guts to downgrade early Australian opens, even though prize money and draws were suggesting that this very well could be done. But the principle of lineage prevailed.

Also for the years with excessive number of tournaments (1973-1983) I’ve slightly downgraded rank of non-Slam tournaments in order to even up the amount of points in play available for each player.

Currently only two of my ten components depend on ranking in non-Grand Slam tournaments. Components and their weights are as follows:

1) Non-Slam ranking – 2.0
2) Rated ranking (Slam ranking + non-Slam ranking divided per number of all tournament played) – 2.5
3) Win-loss percentage in non-Slams – 1.5
4) Total matches won in non-Slams – 0.7
5) Total tournaments won – 2.0
6) Ranking in slams – 4.0
7) Longest winning streak – 0.8
8) Share of tournaments won out of all entered – 2.0
9) Total matches won in Slams – 1.4
10)Win-loss percentage in Slams – 2.5

After calculating each component I normalize them, dividing by <maximum - minimum> for considered period. This way normalized value always spreads from 0 to 1.
After normalizing I’m calculating weighted value, multiplying normalized value by weight.

Davis Cup results are reflected in components #3,4 and slightly in #5 – I award the tournament win to the player who was on the winning team in Davis Cup finals and won at least one singles match.

The lists of top 15 by each component and combined:

Non-Slam_ranking

Lendl,_Ivan_________46208
Connors,_Jimmy______42482
McEnroe,_John_______36073
Federer,_Roger______32784
Agassi,_Andre_______31814
Sampras,_Pete_______31486
Becker,_Boris_______31034
Edberg,_Stefan______28898
Nastase,_Ilie_______28339
Vilas,_Guillermo____27162
Borg,_Bjorn_________23457
Ashe,_Arthur________23211
Nadal,_Rafael_______22929
Chang,_Michael______22724
Laver,_Rod__________22438


Federer moved from #7 to #4, bypassing Becker, Sampras and Agassi. Nadal moved from #14 to #13, bypassing Chang. Ashe (basing on additional 1968-69 info) moved from #14 to #13, also bypassing Chang.


Rated_ranking
Nadal,_Rafael______237.7375
Federer,_Roger_____232.1457
Lendl,_Ivan________208.4486
Borg,_Bjorn________202.7216
Sampras,_Pete______195.5410
Djokovic,_Novak____192.8062
McEnroe,_John______191.5468
Becker,_Boris______170.1094
Laver,_Rod_________169.6034
Connors,_Jimmy_____162.1841
Agassi,_Andre______159.4830
Edberg,_Stefan_____152.2034
Murray,_Andy_______134.9609
Rosewall,_Ken______133.7363
Wilander,_Mats_____133.2143


Nadal and Federer kept their #1 and #2 positions and even increased their numbers. Djokovic moved from #11 to #6 (no wonder after having such a year). Becker got ahead of Laver (previously there was a glitch in calculations – Davis Cup ties were added to the number of tournaments, therefore denominator in the rated ranking was larger for Davis cup stalwarts and they were unfairly penalized.). Murray got to #13, Newcombe moved out of top 15 – to #16. A big number of small tournaments (added to the database), where he entered in 1968 reduced his rated ranking.


Win-loss_percentage_in_non-Slams
McEnroe,_John________81.74
Connors,_Jimmy_______81.67
Lendl,_Ivan__________81.52
Borg,_Bjorn__________81.31
Nadal,_Rafael________80.57
Federer,_Roger_______79.18
Laver,_Rod___________78.98
Djokovic,_Novak______76.45
Vilas,_Guillermo_____76.38
Sampras,_Pete________76.22
Becker,_Boris________75.98
Ashe,_Arthur_________75.63
Carlsson,_Kent_______75.51
Roddick,_Andy________75.04
Agassi,_Andre________74.51


Federer moved one place up – switched places with Laver. Djokovic moved from #15 to #8. Ashe got ahead of Carlsson (due to more 68-69 data).


Total_matches_won_in_non-Slams
Connors,_Jimmy_____1007
Lendl,_Ivan_________834
Vilas,_Guillermo____773
Nastase,_Ilie_______726
McEnroe,_John_______703
Agassi,_Andre_______643
Edberg,_Stefan______610
Orantes,_Manuel_____600
Ashe,_Arthur________596
Smith,_Stan_________596
Gottfried,_Brian____595
Federer,_Roger______578
Sampras,_Pete_______548
Becker,_Boris_______544
Dibbs,_Eddie________536


Nastase moved ahead of JMac to #4; Orantes and Ashe both moved one place up, bypassing Gottfried. Stan Smith bypassed Gottfried and Sampras. All of the above – due to additional 68-69 data. But Federer – bypassing Chang, Dibbs, Becker and Sampras and moving to #12 – is all due to his gain in 2011.

Total_tournaments_won_(total_played)
Connors,_Jimmy______108________391
Lendl,_Ivan__________96________321
McEnroe,_John________81________267
Federer,_Roger_______70________247
Borg,_Bjorn__________65________194
Sampras,_Pete________65________268
Agassi,_Andre________62________323
Nastase,_Ilie________62________354
Vilas,_Guillermo_____61________338
Laver,_Rod___________60________179
Becker,_Boris________51________265
Nadal,_Rafael________49________160
Ashe,_Arthur_________44________263
Edberg,_Stefan_______44________290
Muster,_Thomas_______44________309
Smith,_Stan__________44________316


Nastase moved ahead of Vilas and joined Agassi at #7-8 with 62 titles. Laver moved from #11 to #10 (don’t forget this is Open Era only!). Ashe and Stan Smith joined the group of the holders of 44 titles – with Edberg and Muster. Nadal added 4 titles, but kept his place at #12. He is gaining on Becker though.

Ranking_in_slams
Federer,_Roger____24556
Connors,_Jimmy____20932
Sampras,_Pete_____20919
Lendl,_Ivan_______20704
Agassi,_Andre_____19699
Borg,_Bjorn_______15871
Edberg,_Stefan____15241
Nadal,_Rafael_____15109
McEnroe,_John_____15070
Becker,_Boris_____14045
Wilander,_Mats____13299
Vilas,_Guillermo__11256
Newcombe,_John____10286
Courier,_Jim_______9734
Rosewall,_Ken______9693


Federer put a healthy distance between himself and Connors. Nadal moved from #11 to #8.


Longest_winning_streak
Borg,_Bjorn________59
Vilas,_Guillermo___46
Lendl,_Ivan________44
Djokovic,_Novak____43
Federer,_Roger_____41
McEnroe,_John______38
Muster,_Thomas_____35
Nadal,_Rafael______32
Sampras,_Pete______31
Connors,_Jimmy_____30
Clerc,_Jose-Luis___28
Agassi,_Andre______26
Nastase,_Ilie______25
Courier,_Jim_______25
Okker,_Tom_________24


Djokovic entered the list at position #4!!

Share_of_tournaments_won_out_of_all_entered
Laver,_Rod__________33.52%
Borg,_Bjorn_________33.51%
Nadal,_Rafael_______30.63%
McEnroe,_John_______30.34%
Lendl,_Ivan_________29.91%
Federer,_Roger______28.34%
Connors,_Jimmy______27.62%
Sampras,_Pete_______24.25%
Djokovic,_Novak_____22.48%
Becker,_Boris_______19.25%
Agassi,_Andre_______19.20%
Vilas,_Guillermo____18.05%
Newcombe,_John______17.70%
Nastase,_Ilie_______17.51%
Ashe,_Arthur________16.73%


Laver got to #1, switching places with Borg. McEnroe got ahead of Lendl (the correction of the glitch in Davis Cup count). Federer moved one place up, switching with Connors (also mostly due to DC correction rather than his 2011 results.) Djokovic moved from #15 to #10.


Total_matches_won_in_Slams
Connors,_Jimmy______233
Federer,_Roger______228
Agassi,_Andre_______224
Lendl,_Ivan_________222
Sampras,_Pete_______203
Edberg,_Stefan______178
McEnroe,_John_______167
Becker,_Boris_______163
Wilander,_Mats______144
Nadal,_Rafael_______143
Borg,_Bjorn_________141
Vilas,_Guillermo____139
Hewitt,_Lleyton_____135
Roddick,_Andy_______125
Chang,_Michael______120


Federer moved from #4 to #2. Next year, barring injury he will ascend to #1, eclipsing Connors. Nadal moved from #14 to #10. Roddick kept himself relevant, eclipsing Chang and Courier and moving from #16 to #14.

Win-loss_percentage_in_Slams
Borg,_Bjorn____________89.24
Nadal,_Rafael__________87.73
Laver,_Rod_____________87.18
Federer,_Roger_________87.02
Sampras,_Pete__________84.23
Connors,_Jimmy_________82.62
Djokovic,_Novak________82.09
Lendl,_Ivan____________81.92
Rosewall,_Ken__________81.74
McEnroe,_John__________81.46
Newcombe,_John_________81.15
Agassi,_Andre__________80.87
Becker,_Boris__________80.30
Wilander,_Mats_________79.56
Edberg,_Stefan_________79.11


Federer moved from #3 to #4, switching places with Laver. This is what a year without Slam titles does. Djokovic landed at #7 (again – no wonder after such year; let’s see how he will hold up there)


Overall_weighted_ranking
Lendl,_Ivan________17.15126
Federer,_Roger_____16.79644
Connors,_Jimmy_____16.64169
Sampras,_Pete______14.99489
McEnroe,_John______14.85126
Borg,_Bjorn________14.63784
Agassi,_Andre______14.07710
Nadal,_Rafael______13.91794
Becker,_Boris______12.53514
Edberg,_Stefan_____12.15152
Laver,_Rod_________11.78490
Vilas,_Guillermo___11.66613
Djokovic,_Novak____10.99420
Wilander,_Mats_____10.62493
Ashe,_Arthur_______10.19916


Federer moved from #3 to #2, Nadal gained a lot on Agassi, but kept his place at #8. Djokovic entered top 15 and so far is at #13 (Nastase got bumped out). Laver got ahead of Vilas due to 68-69 data. Ashe got ahead of Nastase and kept his place at top 15.

A graph with career arcs:

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Updated 07-20-2012 at 05:36 AM by mick1303 (data is updated with small remarks on how the standings are changing in each category)

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  1. mick1303's Avatar
    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.
  2. mick1303's Avatar
    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...
  3. mick1303's Avatar
    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)

    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 - 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.
  6. 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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    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
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    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…
  9. 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)
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    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
  11. 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...
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