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Another one for stat freaks

Farenhajt
09-15-2007, 06:27 PM
Is there a record on "the time between player's taking the first ATP title and the first GS title"? Who were the fastest?

NYCtennisfan
09-15-2007, 06:33 PM
Hmmmm...off the top of my head, Andres Gomez won his first title in 1981 and then won RG in 1990.

Looked it up, the title was in Bordeaux in late September and of course RG was in June of 1990.

I think this is the longest time it took to take a slam.

As for the fastest

NYCtennisfan
09-15-2007, 06:37 PM
Sampras won his first title in Philly on Feburary 25th, 1990 and his first slam on September 9th, 1990 so that's what, 196 days or so?

Edit: It's Becker (see below)...how could I forget about his Queen's/Wimby double?

BgStallion
09-15-2007, 06:37 PM
Kuerten - RG was his first title - no time gap :)

NYCtennisfan
09-15-2007, 06:42 PM
Chang won in San Francisco in September of 1988 and then won RG in 1989 so that's a period of 259 days or so.

l_mac
09-15-2007, 06:44 PM
Kuerten - RG was his first title - no time gap :)

I think Wilander did that too.

NYCtennisfan
09-15-2007, 06:45 PM
Kuerten - RG was his first title - no time gap :)

Wilander did it as well, but maybe the original poster already knew this.

Burrow
09-15-2007, 06:46 PM
Wilander won a few titles before hand.

Burrow
09-15-2007, 06:47 PM
Im wrong?

l_mac
09-15-2007, 06:47 PM
Wilander did it as well, but maybe the original poster already knew this.

Maybe, but if he did know that then his question is pretty pointless.

Burrow
09-15-2007, 06:48 PM
Just checked and he won Barcelona, Bastad and Geneva before Roland Garros.

NYCtennisfan
09-15-2007, 06:50 PM
Becker won Queen's Club in 1985 and then won Wimby 22 days later. This is the fastest from first title to slam other than the ones winning their first slam tournament.

Borg won London WCT in Feburary of 1974 and then won RG a few months later. the time in between was 112 days so this is the second fastest.

NYCtennisfan
09-15-2007, 06:51 PM
Just checked and he won Barcelona, Bastad and Geneva before Roland Garros.

No he didn't. Check the dates again. ;)

Burrow
09-15-2007, 06:54 PM
1982--Barcelona, Bastad, Geneva, Roland Garros.

These were played after Roland Garros?

l_mac
09-15-2007, 06:56 PM
1982--Barcelona, Bastad, Geneva, Roland Garros.

These were played after Roland Garros?


Yes. That list is in alphabetical order. The chronological order is RG, Bastad, Geneva, Barcelona. At least according to the list I'm looking at :)

Sjengster
09-15-2007, 06:56 PM
Yep. I'm rather surprised that they were able to play outdoors in Barcelona in early October, but I can't claim to be an expert on the Spanish climate.

NYCtennisfan
09-15-2007, 06:57 PM
Barca was played at a different time then. It's actually been moved around quite a bit. April, September, where it is now, etc. Bastad has always been after RG.

Burrow
09-15-2007, 07:00 PM
Ah...I went by the fact Barcelona is played before Roland Garros now, was kind of confused though as Bastad is now played after the grass court season.

I must have looked at that before and had it stuck in my head that he won those before RG.

I would hardly know, wasn't even born then :lol:

l_mac
09-15-2007, 07:09 PM
Hmmmm...off the top of my head, Andres Gomez won his first title in 1981 and then won RG in 1990.

Looked it up, the title was in Bordeaux in late September and of course RG was in June of 1990.

I think this is the longest time it took to take a slam.




What about Goran? 1st title in 1990, Wimbledon Champ in 2001.

CmonAussie
09-15-2007, 08:03 PM
What about Goran? 1st title in 1990, Wimbledon Champ in 2001.


Ivan Lendl holds the record for most tourney wins b4 winning his 1st Slam [1984 FO]:cool:

TennisGrandSlam
09-15-2007, 08:22 PM
Ivan Lendl - Roland Garros 1984 was his 1st Grand Slam singles title and 41st ATP singles title. :devil:


80 Houston, Toronto, Barcelona, Basel, Tokyo Outdoor, Hong Kong, Taipei

81 Stuttgart Indoor, Las Vegas, Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Basel, Vienna, Cologne, Buenos Aires, Masters

82 Delray Beach WCT, Genoa WCT, Munich WCT, Strasbourg WCT, Frankfurt, Houston, Dallas WCT, Forest Hills WCT, Washington, North Conway, Cincinnati, L.A. WCT, Naples WCT, Hartford WCT, Masters

83 Detroit WCT, Milan, Houston WCT, Hilton Head WCT, Montreal, San Francisco, Tokyo Indoor

84 Luxembourg, Roland Garros, Wembley

Adler
09-15-2007, 09:37 PM
Nice idea for a thread. Check Albert Costa (1995 - 2002) and Thomas Johansson (1997 - 2002) by the way. Petr Korda (1991 - 1998) is another Gomez-like player here. But the longest gap belongs to Goran Ivanisevic I think (1990 - 2001)

NYCtennisfan
09-16-2007, 03:01 AM
What about Goran? 1st title in 1990, Wimbledon Champ in 2001.

Forgot about Mr. Goran. Good call. ;)

R.Federer
09-16-2007, 04:51 AM
Interesting stats, thanks a lot everyone