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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-25-2007, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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Number 2 In The World

Im just wondering if anyone know what the record is for most consecutive weeks at No. 2 in the rankings.

And also, maybe the most consecutive weeks at eitehr No. 1 or No. 2 in the world.

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Yes! me too. I'm looking for it for a long time now but the Atp site doesn't tell the rankings of the early 80's. So If somebody knows where I can find them please tell me.....
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I don't know but my favourite to that is Guillermo Vilas.
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Im just wondering if anyone know what the record is for most consecutive weeks at No. 2 in the rankings.
Consecutive Weeks at #2 (July 1984-Present)
Rafael Nadal 80 (Jul 25, 2005-Jan 29, 2007)
Boris Becker 46 (May 08, 1989-Mar 19, 1990)
Andy Roddick 43 (Apr 05, 2004-Jan 24, 2005)
John McEnroe 33 (Sep 09, 1985-Apr 21, 1986)
Pete Sampras 30 (Apr 10, 1995-Oct 30, 1995)

Weeks at #2 (July 1984 - Present)
136 Boris Becker
104 Stefan Edberg
90 Pete Sampras
88 Andre Agassi
80 Rafael Nadal
67 Mats Wilander
60 Ivan Lendl
52 Andy Roddick
50 Jim Courier
49 Michael Chang

(as of January 29, 2007)

Nadal & Chang are the only #2s above to never reach #1.
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No doubt that Nadal in terms of results is the best player in the last 20 years not to have reached the no. 1 in the rankings.

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No doubt that Nadal in terms of results is the best player in the last 20 years not to have reached the no. 1 in the rankings.
Nadal 2005 can supress

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Poor Nadal, he has a fairly big gap between him and the others below him.

He may drop from No.2 after the European clay court season.
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No doubt that Nadal in terms of results is the best player in the last 20 years not to have reached the no. 1 in the rankings.
I agree with the other poster about Vilas

However Nadal is very very talented but not like Vilas in the sense that Vilas is THE clay king!

And Pete Sampras was like always no.1 & 2? He's 3rd in weeks at no.2!!
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Nadal must be approaching the most weeks ever at the number two spot.

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Two weeks from it I think.

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Wow, beating Boris. That would suck for Nadal. We've never had a 3 year period where number 1 and 2 were the same.

No, he's not that close. This week which ends in a few days will be week number 133 for Nadal as number 2, which he first got July 25, 2005. He will tie the record on March 7th and break it March 14th.

January 25th is week 130

February 2nd is week 131

February 9th is week 132

February 16th is week 133.

February 23rd is week 134.

March 1st is week 135

March 8th is week 136 (To tie)

March 15th is week 137 (To break).

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It's possible he could lose number two if Djokovic wins in Indian Wells and in Dubai, and he defends his points at Rotterdam, but only if Nadal loses early in both.
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Nadal just clinched this with Djokovic's decision to withdraw from Rotterdam. Congrats Nadal! Most weeks ever at number 2!
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Nadal will get it officially NEXT WEEK!

CONGRATS NADAL for most weeks ever at number 2.
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At least he is a legendary No2, congrats!! (and a legendary clay king of cours)
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