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    Re: Tennis Random, Random 2.0

    Of course, none of this will be a surprise to anyone here. Still, I wanted to run the numbers for myself to see just how lopsided the numbers were.

    Starting with Federer's win at WImbledon in 2003, these are the winners in men's singles at major tournaments.

    Federer - 20
    Nadal -18
    Djokovic - 16
    Murray - 3
    Wawrinka - 3
    Roddick - 1
    Gaudio - 1
    Safin - 1
    del Potro - 1
    Cilic - 1

    So that's 54/65 (83%) won by the big three. Only two other players have won more than one in that span, and only 10 players total have won a singles title!

    The big three have won the last eleven singles titles, but that's only tied for the second longest streak. They won 18 in a row beginning with French Open in 2005 (in fact, Federer and Nadal won 11 between them from that point).

    I'm pretty confident to say we'll never see another era of such concentrated winners again.



    Just as a comparison, I did the same count for women's champions, except starting at the 2000 Australian Open.

    Serena - 22
    Venus -7
    Henin -7
    Sharapova - 5
    Clijsters -4
    Capriati - 3
    Kerber -3
    8 tied with - 2
    12 tied with - 1

    A totally different distribution of champions. The obvious difference is that there's only one double-digit winner. The championships are more spread out, with another 6 winning three or more, and 15 multiple-major winners overall.

    While I've included three more years of tournaments in the women's list, that doesn't at all explain the longer list of winners. If I used the same time period as for the men, we'd lose Capriati and a couple of the one-time champions, but the Williams sisters won 8 of the 14 tournaments we dropped, so that would just make the distribution of winners even more spread out.

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    Dodig/Chan, the first team since 1986 to win Roland Garros/Wimbledon mixed back to back.
    I'm surprised it's been that long, especially since Hingis/Paes were tearing up the mixed circuit for a few years.

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    Re: Tennis Random, Random 2.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Martini4me View Post
    Safin - 1
    Not that it changes anything in your analysis, but Marat won 2 Slams (USO 2000 and AO 2005)

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    Re: Tennis Random, Random 2.0

    This is a really good thread re the BJK/Serena discussion. It is why this is the best site for thoughtful posts about tennis.

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    Re: Tennis Random, Random 2.0

    Quote Originally Posted by sokoll View Post
    Not that it changes anything in your analysis, but Marat won 2 Slams (USO 2000 and AO 2005)
    ATP was from 2003
    WTA was from 2000
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    Re: Tennis Random, Random 2.0

    Quote Originally Posted by patrick View Post
    ATP was from 2003
    WTA was from 2000
    Oh, my bet, I confused the years

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    Re: Tennis Random, Random 2.0



    On the Nike campus in Portland.

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    On the Nike campus in Portland.
    Too bad, Adidas


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