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Most consecutive weeks in top 10

JediFed
02-22-2008, 12:26 AM
1. Jimmy Connors 15 years 02 months
2. Ivan Lendl 12 years 04 months
3. Pete Sampras 10 years 10 months
4. Roger Federer 09 years 06 months
5. Stefan Edberg 09 years 06 months
6. Bjorn Borg 08 years 06 months
7. Guillermo Vilas 08 years 05 months
8. Boris Becker 08 years 03 months
9. John McEnroe 07 years 08 months
10. Raphael Nadal 06 years 08 months

JediFed
07-06-2009, 08:02 PM
Roger is finally starting to catch up to some of legends here.

JediFed
05-25-2010, 07:40 AM
Passes Johnny Mac at 7 years 9 months consecutive in the top 10. Shouldn't have a problem passing Vilas and Becker, leaving him behind Edberg, Sampras, Lendl and Connors.

This is sort of the ultimate longevity measure.

Apophis
05-26-2010, 07:58 AM
Nice to see. I can't imagine Federer dropping out of the top 10 except for retirement or grave injury.

In January 2011 Federer can beat Sampras' record for most weeks in the top 2 (non-consecutive).

Ivanatis
05-26-2010, 08:36 PM
US Open 2005 (Muller) and Wimbledon (2006) cost Roddick a place in that ranking, he'd be pretty close to Federer

JediFed
05-23-2011, 12:40 AM
Another year passes. Grandpa Fed still in the top 10. Will likely pass Edberg, leaving only Connors, Lendl and Sampras as those who have had longer careers at the very top of tennis.

TennisOnWood
05-23-2011, 07:17 PM
Surprise surprise.. Rafael Nadal 25th April 2005 - 23th May 2011 ... some 6 years I would say

JediFed
05-23-2011, 09:06 PM
I suppose I should add him when I get around to it.

TennisOnWood
05-23-2011, 09:33 PM
Take your time, just like on two other threads

JediFed
05-23-2011, 09:48 PM
He's not going anywhere is he? ;)

sexybeast
05-23-2011, 09:48 PM
I would love to see consecutive weeks at top 5, feels more relevant. You can kind of sneak by beeing top 10, but top 5 requires constantly beeing at a very high level. Take how Roddick has been sneaking in the outside realm of the top 10 for almost a decade now.

JediFed
05-23-2011, 09:53 PM
Roddick is profoundly underrated. He's got 10 semis and only 1 slam, which is unprecedented.

TennisOnWood
05-23-2011, 10:08 PM
I would love to see consecutive weeks at top 5, feels more relevant. You can kind of sneak by beeing top 10, but top 5 requires constantly beeing at a very high level. Take how Roddick has been sneaking in the outside realm of the top 10 for almost a decade now.

Jimmy Connors 659 Sep 24, 1973 - May 05, 1986
Ivan Lendl 588 Oct 20, 1980 - Jan 20, 1992
Roger Federer 431 Feb 17, 2003 - May 23, 2011
Pete Sampras 408 Jan 27, 1992 - Nov 22, 1999
John McEnroe 398 Nov 20, 1978 - Jun 30, 1986
Bjorn Borg 383 Sep 27, 1974 - Jan 22, 1982
Stefan Edberg 373 Aug 18, 1986 - Oct 04, 1993
Rafael Nadal 315 May 09, 2005 - May 23, 2011
Boris Becker 209 Jul 04, 1988 - Jun 29, 1992
Mats Wilander 205 Apr 18, 1983 - Mar 16, 1987

TennisOnWood
05-23-2011, 10:09 PM
He's not going anywhere is he? ;)

No.. but he is all ready in front of some guy on that list at the age of 24 and if you make update do it right

JediFed
05-23-2011, 10:13 PM
Roger is number 1 in that stat in the ATP tour era.

He just passed Sampras in February. No man since Lendl has lasted that long in the top 5. Connors had a 12 year run.

JediFed
05-23-2011, 10:16 PM
Nadal Power, your numbers are wrong.

22.11.1999 7 Sampras.

Sampras was ranked at 7 in November 22nd 1999. So his streak was snapped, and Roger has the longest streak of the ATP tour era.

TennisOnWood
05-23-2011, 10:17 PM
I just saw it, will change table

JediFed
05-23-2011, 10:39 PM
Top 5

1. Jimmy Connors 12 years 07 months
2. Ivan Lendl 10 years 00 months
4. Roger Federer 8 years 05 months
3. Bjorn Borg 8 years 03 months
5. Pete Sampras 7 years 11 months
6. John McEnroe 7 years 06 months
7. Stefan Edberg 7 years 02 months
8. Rafael Nadal 6 years 03 months
9. Novak Djokovic 4 years 02 months
10. Boris Becker 4 years 00 months

This is the correct table. Borg will get through to '83 and I will update the 10 table reflect Borg's extra time.

I strongly caution against using weeks, because rankings were not done every week back in the day and implies a precision which doesn't exist.

JediFed
12-31-2011, 06:59 PM
1. Jimmy Connors 12 years 07 months
2. Ivan Lendl 10 years 00 months
3. Roger Federer 9 years 02 months
4. Bjorn Borg 8 years 03 months
5. Pete Sampras 7 years 11 months
6. John McEnroe 7 years 06 months
7. Stefan Edberg 7 years 02 months
8. Rafael Nadal 7 years 02 months
9. Novak Djokovic 4 years 11 months
10. Boris Becker 4 years 00 months

Fed moves up the list. Only 3 years 10 months behind Connors. :D

JediFed
12-31-2011, 07:03 PM
Fed moving up the ten as well. This is now 9 years he has spent in the top 10. With his win in the tour finals, odds are good for him to see a decade. :worship:

JediFed
05-20-2012, 07:46 PM
Now moving up to 4th all time, behind only Connors, Lendl and Sampras.

9 years 6 months, consecutively. Should remain top 10 until February of 2012 now, so that's another 10 months, so around 10 years 4 months, or so.

Andy Murray needs another 4 months to find himself on this list as well.

First time since Lendl, Connors, Borg, and McEnroe found themselves all in the top 4 that 4 of the top 10 have been on this list at the same time.

born_on_clay
06-08-2012, 07:30 AM
any update guys ?

JediFed
07-02-2012, 02:29 AM
UPDATED JUNE 2012

1. Jimmy Connors 15 years 02 months
2. Ivan Lendl 12 years 04 months
3. Pete Sampras 10 years 10 months
4. Roger Federer 09 years 09 months
5. Stefan Edberg 09 years 06 months
6. Bjorn Borg 08 years 06 months
7. Guillermo Vilas 08 years 05 months
8. Boris Becker 08 years 03 months
9. John McEnroe 07 years 08 months
10. Rafael Nadal 06 years 09 months

JediFed
07-02-2012, 02:31 AM
Top 5:

1. Jimmy Connors 12 years 07 months
2. Ivan Lendl 10 years 00 months
3. Roger Federer 9 years 05 months
4. Bjorn Borg 8 years 03 months
5. Pete Sampras 7 years 11 months
6. John McEnroe 7 years 06 months
7. Rafael Nadal 7 years 03 months
8. Stefan Edberg 7 years 02 months
9. Novak Djokovic 4 years 11 months
10. Boris Becker 4 years 01 months

11. Andy Murray 3 years 10 months.

Strongest tennis era - Connors/Lendl/McEnroe/Borg (1,2,4,6)
Current era - Federer/Nadal/Djokovic/Murray (3,7,9,11)

3 years 4 months for Roger, 2 years 9 months for Rafa, 3 years 4 months for Novak, 3 years 7 months for Murray.

If the current logjam continues for another 3 years with Roger, Rafa, Novak and Murray, it will be the strongest generation.

Apophis
08-28-2012, 11:38 AM
Roddick is profoundly underrated. He's got 10 semis and only 1 slam, which is unprecedented.

Murray has since eclipsed this with 10 semifinals without a title. And he'll certainly add more semis (and hopefully a title).

Litotes
08-30-2012, 12:18 PM
Top 5:

1. Jimmy Connors 12 years 07 months
2. Ivan Lendl 10 years 00 months
3. Roger Federer 9 years 05 months


Federer is already assured of passing Lendl here. No way is he dropping out of top-5 before March with a one slam, three masters and some other goodies in his points total.

JediFed
09-17-2012, 05:48 AM
1. Jimmy Connors 15 years 02 months
2. Ivan Lendl 12 years 04 months
3. Pete Sampras 10 years 10 months
4. Roger Federer 09 years 11 months
5. Stefan Edberg 09 years 06 months
6. Bjorn Borg 08 years 06 months
7. Guillermo Vilas 08 years 05 months
8. Boris Becker 08 years 03 months
9. John McEnroe 07 years 08 months
10. Rafael Nadal 07 years 07 months

JediFed
09-17-2012, 05:50 AM
1. Jimmy Connors 12 years 07 months
2. Ivan Lendl 10 years 00 months
3. Roger Federer 9 years 08 months
4. Pete Sampras 9 years 06 months
5. Bjorn Borg 8 years 03 months
6. Rafael Nadal 7 years 06 months
7. John McEnroe 7 years 06 months
8. Stefan Edberg 7 years 02 months
9. Novak Djokovic 5 years 02 months
10. Andy Murray 4 years 02 months
11. Boris Becker 4 years 01 months

JediFed
09-17-2012, 05:55 AM
Welcome to the top 5 list Andy Murray!

Nadal surpasses John McEnroe at 7 years 6 months.

Connors/Lendl/Borg/McEnroe
Federer/Nadal/Djokovic/Murray

(-3 years, -2 years 6 months, -3 years 1 month, -3 years 4 months).

Assuming this current crop stays on top for another 3 years, that would set a record. Currently it's Connors/Lendl/Borg/McEnroe (all seen in 1981), and that's the strongest tennis era on record. This one is number 2.

Litotes
09-17-2012, 09:30 AM
JediFed, you have Nadal at 6 yrs 9 in the top 10 and 7 yrs 6 in the top 5. A little typo there :)

Litotes
09-27-2012, 08:33 AM
Nadal Power, your numbers are wrong.

22.11.1999 7 Sampras.

Sampras was ranked at 7 in November 22nd 1999. So his streak was snapped, and Roger has the longest streak of the ATP tour era.

A late correction to this. Sampras was ranked 5th 22/11-99. I know his ranking page on ATP gives 7th this week, but if you look at the complete 22/11-99 ranking then you see he is 5th:
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Rankings/Singles.aspx?d=22.11.1999&r=1&c=

JediFed
10-09-2012, 10:18 AM
No, just me forgetting that Rafa was on the top 10 list already. What's the explanation for that discreprency with Sampras? He was very close (about 50 points), from dropping to 7th.

Litotes
10-09-2012, 10:32 AM
No, just me forgetting that Rafa was on the top 10 list already. What's the explanation for that discreprency with Sampras? He was very close (about 50 points), from dropping to 7th.

It is a simple case of an ATP typo, I guess.

The week in question is week of the WTF. In the WTF Sampras was ranked 5, and grouped with Agassi (1), Kuerten (3) and Lapentti (8). So there is no doubt he was 5th not 7th. Even though, as you say, he was very close to dropping out.

No sweat for Roger, though. He has long since passed Sampras' corrected total. Only Connors and Lendl ahead of him.

JediFed
10-09-2012, 10:42 AM
No sweat for Roger, though. He has long since passed Sampras' corrected total. Only Connors and Lendl ahead of him.

He'll be the first in the unified tour era with the proper weekly totals to surpass 10 consecutive years in the top 5.

The last one of these ATP records will be Sampras's 10 years 10 months in the top 10. This is the first chance Federer has to build towards breaking this record, (as any points he gets from now on will count towards it! :)

JediFed
01-24-2013, 03:27 AM
As of JANUARY

Consecutive weeks:

Top 10:

1. Jimmy Connors 15 years 02 months
2. Ivan Lendl 12 years 04 months
3. Pete Sampras 10 years 10 months
4. Roger Federer 10 years 03 months
5. Stefan Edberg 09 years 06 months
6. Bjorn Borg 08 years 06 months
7. Guillermo Vilas 08 years 05 months
8. Boris Becker 08 years 03 months
9. Rafael Nadal 07 years 11 months
10. John McEnroe 07 years 08 months

Top 5:

1. Jimmy Connors 12 years 07 months
2. Roger Federer 10 years 00 months
3. Ivan Lendl 10 years 00 months
4. Pete Sampras 9 years 06 months
5. Bjorn Borg 8 years 03 months
6. Rafael Nadal 7 years 10 months
7. John McEnroe 7 years 06 months
8. Stefan Edberg 7 years 02 months
9. Novak Djokovic 5 years 09 months
10. Andy Murray 4 years 07 months
11. Boris Becker 4 years 01 months

JediFed
01-24-2013, 03:32 AM
Federer passes Lendl for 2nd all time in the top 5. The only one who's been more consistant is Jimmy Connors who went 12 years and 7 months in the top 5 without falling out of the top 5.

This is something I've been waiting a long time for, and the reason I started this thread. Federer has begun the chase for Connors.

Federer's performance at AO13 has already assured him sufficient points to run until July, giving him 6 more months guaranteed. He is very close to clinching sufficient points to assure that he passes Sampras at 10 years 10 months - the most impressive run in the ATP unified tour era. Depending on the upcoming matches will assure him up to another year on both.

JediFed
06-03-2013, 09:25 AM
AS OF JUNE

Top 10:

1. Jimmy Connors 15 years 02 months
2. Ivan Lendl 12 years 04 months
3. Pete Sampras 10 years 10 months
4. Roger Federer 10 years 08 months
5. Stefan Edberg 09 years 06 months
6. Bjorn Borg 08 years 06 months
7. Guillermo Vilas 08 years 05 months
8. Rafael Nadal 08 years 04 months
9. Boris Becker 08 years 03 months
10. John McEnroe 07 years 08 months

Top 5:

1. Jimmy Connors 12 years 07 months
2. Roger Federer 10 years 05 months
3. Ivan Lendl 10 years 00 months
4. Pete Sampras 9 years 06 months
5. Bjorn Borg 8 years 03 months
6. Rafael Nadal 8 years 03 months
7. John McEnroe 7 years 06 months
8. Stefan Edberg 7 years 02 months
9. Novak Djokovic 6 years 02 months
10. Andy Murray 5 years 00 months
11. Boris Becker 4 years 01 months

JediFed
06-03-2013, 09:28 AM
Fed/Nadal/Djokovic/Murray vs

Connors/Lendl/Borg/McEnroe

2 years 2 months,
2 years 2 months,
2 years 1 months
2 years 6 months.

So we would have to see no changing of the guard for another 2 years before Fed/Nadal/Djokovic/Murray approaches the combined dominance of Connors/Borg/Lendl/McEnroe.

No other quartet even comes close.

JediFed
01-20-2014, 10:50 PM
1. Jimmy Connors 15 years 02 months
2. Ivan Lendl 12 years 04 months
3. Roger Federer 11 years 02 months
4. Pete Sampras 10 years 10 months
5. Stefan Edberg 09 years 06 months
6. Bjorn Borg 08 years 06 months
7. Guillermo Vilas 08 years 05 months
8. Rafael Nadal 08 years 04 months
9. Boris Becker 08 years 03 months
10. John McEnroe 07 years 08 months

Top 5:

1. Jimmy Connors 12 years 07 months
2. Roger Federer 10 years 07 months
3. Ivan Lendl 10 years 00 months
4. Pete Sampras 9 years 06 months
5. Bjorn Borg 8 years 03 months
6. Rafael Nadal 8 years 03 months
7. John McEnroe 7 years 06 months
8. Stefan Edberg 7 years 02 months
9. Novak Djokovic 6 years 02 months
10. Andy Murray 5 years 00 months
11. Boris Becker 4 years 01 months

JediFed
01-20-2014, 10:52 PM
Fed's run in the top 5 ends, sadly, 2 years shy of Connors but 7 months further on than Lendl. All good things must come to an end :(

He's still chasing Lendl and Connors in the 10 year run, just 1 year behind Lendl. Would be nice to see how well he does here.

JediFed
03-01-2014, 05:42 PM
As of April 1st Roger will begin the chase for Lendl.

Fargif
03-23-2014, 04:08 PM
Rafa will beat Federers mark on the top5 ranking, but not sure if he cant beat Connors.

As for top10 Federer will come close not sure he can do it. Rafa wont beat Connors record here.

Fargif
05-10-2014, 12:56 PM
Top5 Total weeks in Top10
1. Jimmy Connors.....817
2. Andre Agassi.......747
3. Ivan Lendl...........664
4. Roger Federer.....614
5. Pete Sampras......586


Top5 Consecutive weeks in Top10
1. Jimmy Connors.....788
2. Ivan Lendl...........612
3. Roger Federer.....604
4. Pete Sampras......565
5. Edberg................493

After Wimbledon Federer will overtake Lendl and Rafa might be close to Edberg.

Fargif
05-10-2014, 01:05 PM
Total weeks in Top2

1...Roger Federer..... 418
2...Ivan Lendl........... 409
3...Rafael Nadal........ 381
4...Pete Sampras...... 376
5...Jimmy Connors..... 356

Rafa is 37 weeks away from Top spot.



Total weeks in Top3


1...Jimmy Connors..... 595
2...Roger Federer..... 516
3...Ivan Lendl........... 499
4...Pete Sampras...... 457
5...Rafael Nadal........ 414


Federer has a very good shot at adding some weeks in this table.
Rafa could reach Pete in AO15.
Nole is surely close but dont have the stats.

Mountaindewslave
07-14-2014, 03:01 AM
did Connors really spend 15 straight years in the top 10? that's insane

Litotes
07-14-2014, 04:43 AM
did Connors really spend 15 straight years in the top 10? that's insane

Yep. From rankings started 23/8-73 until 2/10-88. Will be tough to beat for sure.

Fargif
07-18-2014, 10:36 PM
Federer if he can prevent a fast decline and if no young guns start destrying the Big 4 has a chance here.
Hes a safe bet for top4 year end spot.

BruceKerr
07-24-2014, 03:22 PM
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Fargif
10-06-2014, 08:30 AM
Top5 Total weeks in Top10
1. Jimmy Connors.....817
2. Andre Agassi........747
3. Ivan Lendl............664
4. Roger Federer....636
5. Pete Sampras.......586


Top5 Consecutive weeks in Top10
1. Jimmy Connors......788
2. Roger Federer......626
3. Ivan Lendl..............612
4. Pete Sampras.........565
5. Rafael Nadal........494

After tying Edberg last week Rafa has overtaken him into top5 teritory.

JediFed
10-17-2014, 07:05 AM
Top 10:

1. Jimmy Connors 15 years 02 months
2. Ivan Lendl 12 years 04 months
3. Roger Federer 12 years 00 months
4. Pete Sampras 10 years 10 months
5. Stefan Edberg 09 years 06 months
6. Rafael Nadal 09 years 02 months
7. Bjorn Borg 08 years 06 months
8. Guillermo Vilas 08 years 05 months
9. Boris Becker 08 years 03 months
10. John McEnroe 07 years 08 months

Top 5:

1. Jimmy Connors 12 years 07 months
2. Roger Federer 10 years 07 months
3. Ivan Lendl 10 years 00 months
4. Pete Sampras 9 years 06 months
5. Rafael Nadal 9 years 01 months
6. Bjorn Borg 8 years 03 months
7. John McEnroe 7 years 06 months
8. Stefan Edberg 7 years 02 months
9. Novak Djokovic 7 years 00 months
10. Andy Murray 5 years 00 months
11. Boris Becker 4 years 01 months

JediFed
10-17-2014, 07:17 AM
Federer will pass Lendl in the top 10. His run in the top 5 lasted just 7 more months than Lendl's.

Soon, in April, we will see what I started this thread for - his quest for Connors and the 15 years in the top 10 consecutive.