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Federer becomes the first player to win 10+ titles in 3 consecutive years

Nastase, Connors, and Federer have all won 10+ titles in consecutive years:

Nastase 1972 (12)-1973 (14)
Connors 1973 (11)-1974 (14)
Federer 2004 (11)-2005 (11)

Connors was the closest to getting double digits in 3 straight years with 11, 14, and 9 in a 3 year stretch from '73 to '75; JMac had 10, 8, and 9 from '83 to '85; Lendl had 8, 9, and 11 from 85-'87.

Federer with one more title this year will accomplish this amazing feat. One thing to note: Nastase and Connors won their titles when the tour was split into two i.e. the ATP Tour and the WCT Tour with all the top players split between the two tours. The tournaments they won, by and large, had weakened fields and the depth itself was not close to what it is today. Then there is the fact that the TMS fields make winning 10+ titles in a year that much tougher.

BTW, Ivan Lendl is the only other player to have ever won 10 or more titles in two different years.

Lendl 1982 (15)
Lendl 1985 (11)

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Federer will be the 1st to accomplish the feat & he`ll do it at Madrid

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Federer will be the 1st to accomplish the feat & he`ll do it at Madrid
There's a pretty good chance.
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It might happen, but definately not in Madrid. Basel perhaps

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That would be one hell of a stat if it happens. TMS Madrid here we come!

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Nastase, Connors, and Federer have all won 10+ titles in consecutive years:

Nastase 1972 (12)-1973 (14)
Connors 1973 (11)-1974 (14)
Federer 2004 (11)-2005 (11)

Connors was the closest to getting double digits in 3 straight years with 11, 14, and 9 in a 3 year stretch from '73 to '75; JMac had 10, 8, and 9 from '83 to '85; Lendl had 8, 9, and 11 from 85-'87.

Federer with one more title this year will accomplish this amazing feat. One thing to note: Nastase and Connors won their titles when the tour was split into two i.e. the ATP Tour and the WCT Tour with all the top players split between the two tours. The tournaments they won, by and large, had weakened fields and the depth itself was not close to what it is today. Then there is the fact that the TMS fields make winning 10+ titles in a year that much tougher.

BTW, Ivan Lendl is the only other player to have ever won 10 or more titles in two different years.

Lendl 1982 (15)
Lendl 1985 (11)
Uhhhhhh, I believe this should read "...the only other player to have won 10 or more titles in two non-consecutive years"

Haha, just being a bitchy correct anything know it all type.

Anyway, interesting stat, NYC.
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Uhhhhhh, I believe this should read "...the only other player to have won 10 or more titles in two non-consecutive years"

Haha, just being a bitchy correct anything know it all type.

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Oh, you're right. My apologies. Never too good at reading comprehension.
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One thing to note: Nastase and Connors won their titles when the tour was split into two i.e. the ATP Tour and the WCT Tour with all the top players split between the two tours. The tournaments they won, by and large, had weakened fields and the depth itself was not close to what it is today. Then there is the fact that the TMS fields make winning 10+ titles in a year that much tougher.
Maybe, but numerous tournaments today are played when other events are going on, also resulting in a weakened draw. There may be more depth today than ever, but there are also more events than ever.
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Federer will be the 1st to accomplish the feat
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Maybe, but numerous tournaments today are played when other events are going on, also resulting in a weakened draw. There may be more depth today than ever, but there are also more events than ever.
In the last 3 years, Federer has won 31 titles. 19 out of those 31 have been big titles: 8 slams, 10 TMS events, and 1 TMC event. When Connors and Nastase won all of their titles, they never played in any tournament where all the top players were present except for he slams. Most of the tournaments Federer plays in are with all the best players present. Point being, it was 'easier" to win a big amount of titles back then because all the top players were not present at any of the tournies other than at the slams.
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