Originally Posted by GeorgeWHitler
Safin looks like easily playing the most 5 setters considering he is only just behind Björkman and Lapentti.
Yes, I think so too. Björkman is near the end of his career, Lapentti is in the late 20s.
I would think Lapentti could give Marat a good run for the most 5 set matches played nowadays, considering that Lapentti accumulated one more five setter than Marat and despite playing many less Grand Slam matches (but Lapentti played more Davis Cup matches).
But for that to happen, Lapentti would need to go deeper in the draw of these best-of-five tournaments and this hardly happens anymore, so it looks to be only a matter of time until Safin overttakes him in this category...