Top 101 Male GS Tennis Players of the Open Era - MensTennisForums.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 106 (permalink) Old 07-29-2008, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Henry Kaspar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Age: 48
Posts: 1,451
                     
Top 101 Male GS Tennis Players of the Open Era

Active players in italics.

1 Rod Laver
2 Roger Federer
3 Pete Sampras
4 Bjorn Borg
5 Ivan Lendl
6 Ken Rosewall
7 Jimmy Connors
8 Andre Agassi
9 John McEnroe
10 Mats Wilander

11 Boris Becker
12 Stefan Edberg
13 John Newcombe
14 Rafael Nadal
15 Jim Courier
16 Guillermo Vilas
17 Arthur Ashe
18 Ilie Nastase
19 Jan Kodes
20 Lleyton Hewitt

21 Marat Safin
22 Pat Rafter
23 Stan Smith
24 Gustavo Kuerten
25 Yevgeni Kafelnikov
26 Andy Roddick
27 Michael Chang
28 Goran Ivanisevic
29 Tony Roche
30 Andres Gimeno

31 Michael Stich
32 Pat Cash
33 Vitas Gerulaitis
34 Roscoe Tanner
35 Sergi Bruguera
36 Juan Carlos Ferrero
37 Johan Kriek
38 Carlos Moya
39 Richard Krajicek
40 Novak Djokovic

41 Manuel Orantes
42 Thomas Muster
43 Petr Korda
44 Yannick Noah
45 Adriano Panatta
46 Miloslav Mecir
47 Todd Martin
48 Cedric Pioline
49 Kevin Curren
50 Alex Corretja

51 Mark Philippoussis
52 Thomas Johansson
53 Albert Costa
54 Andres Gomez
55 Tom Okker
56 David Nalbandian
57 Henri Leconte
58 Alex Metreveli
59 Harold Solomon
60 Mark Edmondson

61 Tim Henman
62 Brian Teacher
63 Sebastian Grosjean
64 Nikolay Davydenko
65 Raul Ramirez
66 Gaston Gaudio
67 Clark Graebner
68 Brian Gottfried
69 Phil Dent
70 Andrei Medvedev

71 Marcelo Rios
72 Guillermo Coria
73 Dick Crealy
74 Fernando Gonzalez
75 Tim Mayotte
76 Magnus Norman
77 Zeljko Franulovic
78 Marcos Bagdhatis
79 Patrick Proisy
80 Onny Parun

81 Steve Denton
82 Jonas Bjorkman
83 Eddie Dibbs
84 Tommy Haas
85 Thomas Enqvist
86 Arnaud Clement
87 Victor Pecci
88 Rainer Schuttler
89 Kim Warwick
90 Roger Taylor

91 Cliff Richey
92 Wayne Ferreira
93 Tom Gorman
94 John Alexander
95 Greg Rusedski
96 Niki Pilic
97 Michael Pernfors
98 Alberto Berasetegui
99 Dick Stockton
100 Aaron Krickstein
101 Jose Higueras

www.yokozunatennis.blogspot.com

Current sanyaku ranked players:
Yokozuna: Novak Djokovic (Dai-Y), Andy Murray, Roger Federer (Dai-Y), [Rafael Nadal is an inactive Dai-Y]
Ozeki: Stan Wawrinka
Sekiwake: none. Komusubi: Tomas Berdych (ex-O), Milos Raonic (ex-S), Kei Nishikori (ex-S), Gael Monfils, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (ex-S), Lucas Pouille

Active ex-sanyaku-ranked players
Ozeki:
Cilic, Del Potro, Ferrer. Sekiwake: Baghdatis, Haas, Gasquet. Komusubi: Robredo, Verdasco, Melzer, Youzhny, Janowicz, Dimitrov, Gulbis, Kyrgios, Thiem.

Last edited by Henry Kaspar; 07-31-2008 at 05:55 PM. Reason: Some changes in the lower ranges of the table
Henry Kaspar is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 106 (permalink) Old 07-29-2008, 05:32 PM
Motherhater
 
RagingLamb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Age: 35
Posts: 5,571
                     
Re: Top 101 Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

Is this is based on another source, or is it your own ranking of players?
RagingLamb is offline  
post #3 of 106 (permalink) Old 07-29-2008, 05:33 PM
Registered User
 
MurrayFan1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Reading, England
Age: 28
Posts: 1,261
                     
Re: Top 101 Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

YES! I knew Henman would be in there somewhere!



READING FC




MurrayFan1 is offline  
post #4 of 106 (permalink) Old 07-29-2008, 05:38 PM
10S NE1
 
MacTheKnife's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 10,575
                     
Re: Top 101 Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

Extensive list. Don't agree with it, but someone put a lot of work in there. I would be to lazy to get past the top 10.

YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS
MacTheKnife is offline  
post #5 of 106 (permalink) Old 07-29-2008, 05:43 PM
Registered User
 
oranges's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 13,564
                     
Re: Top 101 Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

Some curious choices to appear in the top 100 at all, but commendable effort.
oranges is offline  
post #6 of 106 (permalink) Old 07-29-2008, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Henry Kaspar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Age: 48
Posts: 1,451
                     
Re: Top 101 Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

Quote:
Originally Posted by RagingLamb View Post
Is this is based on another source, or is it your own ranking of players?
It's my own ranking, but it's based on their results in GS tournaments.

www.yokozunatennis.blogspot.com

Current sanyaku ranked players:
Yokozuna: Novak Djokovic (Dai-Y), Andy Murray, Roger Federer (Dai-Y), [Rafael Nadal is an inactive Dai-Y]
Ozeki: Stan Wawrinka
Sekiwake: none. Komusubi: Tomas Berdych (ex-O), Milos Raonic (ex-S), Kei Nishikori (ex-S), Gael Monfils, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (ex-S), Lucas Pouille

Active ex-sanyaku-ranked players
Ozeki:
Cilic, Del Potro, Ferrer. Sekiwake: Baghdatis, Haas, Gasquet. Komusubi: Robredo, Verdasco, Melzer, Youzhny, Janowicz, Dimitrov, Gulbis, Kyrgios, Thiem.
Henry Kaspar is offline  
post #7 of 106 (permalink) Old 07-29-2008, 05:46 PM
Motherhater
 
RagingLamb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Age: 35
Posts: 5,571
                     
Re: Top 101 Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

Quote:
Originally Posted by Henry Kaspar View Post
It's my own ranking
o.k. just making sure.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Henry Kaspar View Post
but it's based on their results in GS tournaments.
It must have been very time consuming. Did you use a specific method, e.g. assigning points for GS matches etc.?
RagingLamb is offline  
post #8 of 106 (permalink) Old 07-29-2008, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Henry Kaspar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Age: 48
Posts: 1,451
                     
Re: Top 101 Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

Quote:
Originally Posted by RagingLamb View Post
o.k. just making sure.



It must have been very time consuming. Did you use a specific method, e.g. assigning points for GS matches etc.?
That's how I started -- 4 for a win, 3 for a final, etc.. But then I moved players around where things didn't quite fit. 1 GS title counts arguably more than 2 SFs, for example (a pure points ranking would have semifinal-king Jimmy Connors at #1). Or the poorly attended Aussie Open in the 1970s and early 80s should have less weight than other GS tournaments (malus for Kriek, Denton, etc.). Or if someone does well (almost) only at the French (e.g., Kuerten, Bruguera), this is a malus. Further, one needs to make extra allowances for Laver or Rosewall, who had great careers also before the open era. And so on.

Hence, of course there is subjectivity in there. You may say I tried to be as objective as possible, as long as this didn't conflict too badly with my subjective assessment.

www.yokozunatennis.blogspot.com

Current sanyaku ranked players:
Yokozuna: Novak Djokovic (Dai-Y), Andy Murray, Roger Federer (Dai-Y), [Rafael Nadal is an inactive Dai-Y]
Ozeki: Stan Wawrinka
Sekiwake: none. Komusubi: Tomas Berdych (ex-O), Milos Raonic (ex-S), Kei Nishikori (ex-S), Gael Monfils, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (ex-S), Lucas Pouille

Active ex-sanyaku-ranked players
Ozeki:
Cilic, Del Potro, Ferrer. Sekiwake: Baghdatis, Haas, Gasquet. Komusubi: Robredo, Verdasco, Melzer, Youzhny, Janowicz, Dimitrov, Gulbis, Kyrgios, Thiem.

Last edited by Henry Kaspar; 07-29-2008 at 08:02 PM.
Henry Kaspar is offline  
post #9 of 106 (permalink) Old 07-29-2008, 05:54 PM
Registered User
 
Tom Paulman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Prague
Age: 31
Posts: 5,086
                     
Re: Top 101 Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

Quote:
Originally Posted by Henry Kaspar View Post
64 Nicolas Davydenko
Who was this guy? Nikolay's father?

LIKE: Stepanek, Youzhny, Stakhovsky, Raonic, Pouille || HATE: Nadal, Almagro, Monfils, Troicki, Simon, Tipsarevic
Tom Paulman is offline  
post #10 of 106 (permalink) Old 07-29-2008, 05:57 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Age: 34
Posts: 6,071
                     
Re: Top 101 Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

Where is Clerc
ReturnWinner is offline  
post #11 of 106 (permalink) Old 07-29-2008, 05:59 PM
Yes, I am
 
Denaon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Age: 39
Posts: 21,208
                     
Re: Top 101 Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

Well...I don't fully agree with it...but it's a cool list you've done....

I think I'm gonna make mine soon
But first I'll have to decide which method I'll use



Gato Gaudio
Denaon is offline  
post #12 of 106 (permalink) Old 07-29-2008, 05:59 PM
Registered User
 
rafa_maniac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 6,599
                     
Re: Top 101 Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

Roddick is the 26th greatest player of the open era? Even as a fan...

14.
rafa_maniac is offline  
post #13 of 106 (permalink) Old 07-29-2008, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Henry Kaspar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Age: 48
Posts: 1,451
                     
Re: Top 101 Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

Quote:
Originally Posted by ReturnWinner View Post
Where is Clerc
Around #120 (2 GS semis don't get you more).

www.yokozunatennis.blogspot.com

Current sanyaku ranked players:
Yokozuna: Novak Djokovic (Dai-Y), Andy Murray, Roger Federer (Dai-Y), [Rafael Nadal is an inactive Dai-Y]
Ozeki: Stan Wawrinka
Sekiwake: none. Komusubi: Tomas Berdych (ex-O), Milos Raonic (ex-S), Kei Nishikori (ex-S), Gael Monfils, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (ex-S), Lucas Pouille

Active ex-sanyaku-ranked players
Ozeki:
Cilic, Del Potro, Ferrer. Sekiwake: Baghdatis, Haas, Gasquet. Komusubi: Robredo, Verdasco, Melzer, Youzhny, Janowicz, Dimitrov, Gulbis, Kyrgios, Thiem.
Henry Kaspar is offline  
post #14 of 106 (permalink) Old 07-29-2008, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Henry Kaspar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Age: 48
Posts: 1,451
                     
Re: Top 101 Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Paulman View Post
Who was this guy? Nikolay's father?
His Argentine cousin.

www.yokozunatennis.blogspot.com

Current sanyaku ranked players:
Yokozuna: Novak Djokovic (Dai-Y), Andy Murray, Roger Federer (Dai-Y), [Rafael Nadal is an inactive Dai-Y]
Ozeki: Stan Wawrinka
Sekiwake: none. Komusubi: Tomas Berdych (ex-O), Milos Raonic (ex-S), Kei Nishikori (ex-S), Gael Monfils, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (ex-S), Lucas Pouille

Active ex-sanyaku-ranked players
Ozeki:
Cilic, Del Potro, Ferrer. Sekiwake: Baghdatis, Haas, Gasquet. Komusubi: Robredo, Verdasco, Melzer, Youzhny, Janowicz, Dimitrov, Gulbis, Kyrgios, Thiem.
Henry Kaspar is offline  
post #15 of 106 (permalink) Old 07-29-2008, 06:29 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 5,004
                     
Re: Top 101 Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

Open Era: Sampras, Federer, Lendl, Borg, Connors, Agassi, Edberg, Becker, Nadal, Laver, Rosewall. As great as Laver and Rosewall were in the Open Era, they were even better before that even though Rod won the Grand Slam in 69 and Ken was close to 34 at the beginning of the OE
thrust is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome