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Who RET the most? Least?

I don't have a good memory for these sorts of things, nor the time to look them up. But I'm curious and figured the forum would know. Which active player has retired the most...and least? And what's the latest (in rounds) that a player has retired (e.g. albeit WTA, JHH in the AO finals last year ).

EDIT to add: I'd also be curious to know who has benefited the most from opponents retiring.

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Re: Who RET the most? Least?

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Re: Who RET the most? Least?

I think Federer didn't retire often

EDIT: he hasn't ever retired, I've checked at atptennis.com

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Re: Who RET the most? Least?

Federer never retires

Davydenko has had a weird history of retirements
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Re: Who RET the most? Least?

I also would like to know. I started a thread some days ago at the Statistics sections, Voo de Mar posted interesting stuff

http://www.menstennisforums.com/show...70#post4879370

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Re: Who RET the most? Least?

I'm pretty sure Jerome Golmard holds this record, he's retired something like 23 times in his career... I might do some checking.

Actually just 20 times, but that's more than enough... most of them came later on in his career as you would expect.

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Re: Who RET the most? Least?

There was a big fuss when Agassi gave a walkover at Indian Wells SF (or something of that sort) in 2005. It was the first one in his career which leads me to think that he might not have that much retirements as well.

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Re: Who RET the most? Least?

Hewitt retires more often nowadays, but I am sure last year was his first ever (or that year before that)..
And Agassi is another that springs to mind.
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Re: Who RET the most? Least?

The least would be Agassi.
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I also would like to know. I started a thread some days ago at the Statistics sections, Voo de Mar posted interesting stuff

http://www.menstennisforums.com/show...70#post4879370
Sorry I missed that one. (I'm not sure why my search didn't pull it up ). Indeed interesting stuff.

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There was a big fuss when Agassi gave a walkover at Indian Wells SF (or something of that sort) in 2005. It was the first one in his career which leads me to think that he might not have that much retirements as well.
I remember that. Seems it started a whole discussion on how the player he'd defeated in the prior round might have fared in his place.

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Hewitt retires more often nowadays, but I am sure last year was his first ever (or that year before that)..
In Canada maybe. I was .

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The least would be Agassi.
Does that mean it's only happened that one time in IW?
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Re: Who RET the most? Least?

Rafter won his last career title when Kuerten retired in the Indianapolis final of 2001 at 4-2 down in the first set - the first real sign of the hip problem, I suppose. Ironic that Rafter's win came by a retirement having just lost the Wimbledon, Montreal and Cincy finals back-to-back (the last of those against Guga, of course), but then he never had the best record in finals.

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ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

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Re: Who RET the most? Least?

Davydenko does a lot.

I remember a lot of times when he has retired after winning the first set 6-1 or 6-2.:retard:
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The least would be Agassi.
Agassi retired ten times in his career, including four times in one year during his injury-riddled 2000 season, so no. There were certainly significant gaps between retirements, mind you; three against Krickstein, McEnroe and Sampras at the end of the 80s/start of the 90s, then nothing until a retirement against Corretja at the YEC in 98, then two more in 99 against Gambill and Escude, followed by the four that I mentioned. That was it, although there were times when perhaps he should have done (RG 05 against Nieminen being an obvious example).

The Wit and Wisdom of the Tennis Journalist, Indian Wells 2004

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
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Re: Who RET the most? Least?

Sampras used to play through throw up and other problems. He must have among the fewest retirements.

In general, do people tend to agree that retirements are more common now than they used to be say a decade or more ago?
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