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Best records in history over a 100 match stretch

Usually I would do the top 10 or so but I was feeling lazy. So here are the top 5.

PLAYER........................TIME PERIOD......................RECORD

Roger Federer..........Sept. 2004-Current.....................97-3

Bjorn Borg...............May 1979-Aug. 1980...................97-3
J. McEnroe..............Jan. 1984-Apr. 1985...................96-4
Ivan Lendl...............Sep.1981-Aug. 1982..................96-4
Ivan Lendl...............Aug. 1985-Aug. 1986...................95-5
Guillermo Vilas..........Jul. 1977-May 1978...................94-6

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Andre Agassi...........Aug. 1994-Aug. 1995....................90-10
Pete Sampras..........Aug. 1993-Aug. 1994....................88-12
Mats Wilander..........Mar. 1983-Aug. 1984....................86-14
Thomas Muster........Mar. 1995-mar. 1996.....................85-15

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nyctennisfan, just gotta say that your great for all these record threads. i very much appreciate them

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I love reading these stats, thanks for doing it
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No problem guys. I love putting them up there. 95-5 over 100 matches in today's era is truly, truly, truly amazing.
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Thanks for this stat...Roger is just incredible!

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Thanks the iceman truly ruled the tennis world during his days, Roger

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Well Borg was undefeated on clay twice within a year, that's different from Federer's grass streak considering how many tournaments there are on the respective surfaces.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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^Borg's clay court record was just phenomenal. That's why there is obviously no debate over who was the best player on clay. I'm going to count up how many times he lost actually lost on clay in his entire career.

Fed's 95-5 in this era is just incredible. All the other records threads I've started have most of the top record holders from the mid-70's ( Connors, Vilas, Nastase), late 70's (Borg, Connors), early 80's (Lendl, MAC, Borg), and mid 80's (Lendl). You don't see anyone from the 90's or later. It's incredible to see how much depth the game has now. A guy with the talent of say PHM or Chucho or _________ can be ranked so low. In the old days, guys with that kind of talent unless they were completely braindead would make it high into the rankings simply because there would be very few people who could hit with them.
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He lost 18 times on clay, and only 1 guy beat him at RG, but the fact that Federer is this good in this era does make it even better.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Was it 18? I knew it was less than 25 or maybe even 20 but only 18 times is phenomenal really.

It's ridiculous what FEd is doing right now but it can't last forever. I can see Fed going the Sampras route and concentrating on the Slams maybe after next year. I don't see anyone having enough energy to do this every year. The only guy to ever come close was Lendl but he was just a beast.
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It was 18 and as for Federer well he will have to make some changes and realise that the Slams are what really count and I just hope he can win RG one day.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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I think he can win RG one day but I see 1 at the most. You are right, he will have to make some changes but I am not sure if he is willing to do that right now. He really wants to keep that #1 ranking and it would not be a problem if it wasn't for Rafa having an amazing year. It will be interesting to see of Nadal can repeat the results but I am assuming he can for the most part.

I just rewatched some of Federer's match with Coria in Hamburg (the 2004) version and the court was nice and dry and Federer was able to push Coria around on it. I know that Nadal is not the same animal but he needs that type of court. The court at Roland Garros was really slow this year and Federer just couldn't get a stranglehold of most of the points like he is used to. I really think he will trade in a high bounce to his BH for a dry, sun drenched, faster clay court and try to dictate more effectively.
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That's bullshit as Hamburg has always slower than RG, especially after 95 when they deliberately made the courts quicker for Federer to win there, he would need it to be like 96 where it was like a hardcourt, but that's another thread which has been done many times.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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^Yes, Hamburg is slower than RG but not always. Rain had made the court VERY slow compared to the Hamburg court in the 2004 Coria/Fed final. But yes, we are getting off topic.
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That's bullshit as Hamburg has always slower than RG, especially after 95 when they deliberately made the courts quicker for Federer to win there, he would need it to be like 96 where it was like a hardcourt, but that's another thread which has been done many times.
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