Records that (most probably) will never fall [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Records that (most probably) will never fall

fsoica
04-24-2008, 08:11 PM
1. Top 10 ranked player in three different decades - A. Agassi.
2. 5 Wimbys + 4 USOpens back to back - Federer.
3. 5 Wimbys + 6 RGs - Borg.
4. 9 consecutives TMC finals - Lendl.
5. 8 straight US Open final appearances- I. Lendl.
6. Most titles won in career - J. Connors 109.
7. Winning 24 straight finals - R. Federer.
8. Most consecutive weeks on top (221 and counting) - Federer
9. Most consecutive GS finals - 10 - Federer...

Any other, guys ?

Byrd
04-24-2008, 08:14 PM
Fed and Nadal's streaks on their respective surfaces.

Caerula Sanguis
04-24-2008, 08:19 PM
* 54 grass court winning streak and counting - Federer
* 56 hard court winning streak - Federer

Kitty de Sade
04-24-2008, 08:19 PM
Spadea, with a record 21 consecutive losses. :hatoff:

Adler
04-24-2008, 08:26 PM
Robert Dee's record

Adler
04-24-2008, 08:28 PM
1. Top 10 ranked player in three different decades - A. Agassi
This may fall quite easily I think, for example with a very good player aged 19 in 2009 it's beatable. Plus, we're not talking about the top spot in 3 decades, something that hasn't been done so far, I would transform it into

1. Top 3 ranked player in three different decades - A. Agassi

Nathaliia
04-24-2008, 08:29 PM
Very cool thread.

What was the record of the number of threads in GM for one match before merging?

Jimnik
04-24-2008, 08:30 PM
Agassi's more impressive record is winning 5 slams beyond the age of 29. I doubt that will ever be broken.

Caerula Sanguis
04-24-2008, 08:31 PM
Robert Dee's record

LoL that dude just stopped his streak of 54 losses in a row over the span of 3 years.
Congrats to him (though he also just started another one).

Adler
04-24-2008, 08:32 PM
* reaching a GS final at the age of 39 - Ken Rosewall

fsoica
04-24-2008, 08:35 PM
Nadal’s 81 consecutive clay-court match wins

fsoica
04-24-2008, 08:36 PM
nobody thinks the Sampras Slam record is unbreakable ?

fsoica
04-24-2008, 08:37 PM
Roger Federer has won three Grand Slams in each calendar three times. It may be unbreakable, too...

Jimnik
04-24-2008, 08:38 PM
Roger Federer has won three Grand Slams in each calendar three times. It may be unbreakable, too...
I think Rod Laver already did this, didn't he?

fsoica
04-24-2008, 08:41 PM
I think Rod Laver already did this, didn't he?

No,he didn't.
Only twice, when he did the Grand Slams.

Jimnik
04-24-2008, 08:42 PM
No,he didn't.
Only twice, when he did the Grand Slams.
Fair enough.

Federer already one of a kind.

GuiroNl
04-24-2008, 08:43 PM
Rod Laver winning the Calendar Year Grand Slam twice
Borg completing the RG/Wimbledon double three times (in a row)

GuiroNl
04-24-2008, 08:50 PM
This one has some chances of being broken, but it will take a long time I think

Michael Chang the youngest Grand Slam champion at 17 years old and some months + days :)

TheBoiledEgg
04-24-2008, 08:56 PM
a Brit winning another slam

GuiroNl
04-24-2008, 08:57 PM
This one is unlikely to be broken

Goran Ivanisevic' single season ace record of 1477

JediFed
04-24-2008, 08:58 PM
4. 9 consecutives TMC finals - Lendl.
5. 8 straight US Open final appearances- I. Lendl.


Federer is already up to 5 TMC final appearances, and 4 USO final appearances. (winning 8 of 9!)

fsoica
04-24-2008, 09:00 PM
Federer is already up to 5 TMC final appearances, and 4 USO final appearances. (winning 8 of 9!)

And you think he will keep going ?
'cause i don't, unfortunately...

stebs
04-24-2008, 09:02 PM
This one is unlikely to be broken

Goran Ivanisevic' single season ace record of 1477

Ivo serves more aces per match than Goran. I think he could break it.

Wolbo
04-24-2008, 09:10 PM
Federer's run of 222 consecutive weeks at no.1 and counting (still).

GuiroNl
04-24-2008, 09:15 PM
Ivo serves more aces per match than Goran. I think he could break it.

He also loses more matches than Goran. A lot more. I don't think he can.

TheSwissMaster
04-24-2008, 09:19 PM
* 54 grass court winning streak and counting - Federer
* 56 hard court winning streak - Federer

as far as i know, there is no 56 HC winning streak. last year rogers streak on HC was ended at 42 (i think) by canas just 4 short of the record 46 consecutive wins on HC.

56 consecutive wins i guess was HC plus grass that was ended by safin in 2005

FedererSlam
04-24-2008, 09:19 PM
I don't think Fed's slam final run, slam semi run, consecutive weeks at no.1, grasscourt winning streak or hardcourt winning streak or finals won streak will ever fall.

FedererSlam
04-24-2008, 09:19 PM
as far as i know, there is no 56 HC winning streak. last year rogers streak on HC was ended at 42 (i think) by canas just 4 short of the record 46 consecutive wins on HC.

56 consecutive wins i guess was HC plus grass that was ended by safin in 2005

Hey are you Dark Necrofear by any chance from CC?

TheSwissMaster
04-24-2008, 09:23 PM
Hey are you Dark Necrofear by any chance from CC?

if u can further elaborate that, ill be glad

FedererSlam
04-24-2008, 09:26 PM
if u can further elaborate that, ill be glad

I was wondering if you were a poster off the Centre Court forum but I guess your not then.

stebs
04-24-2008, 09:28 PM
He also loses more matches than Goran. A lot more. I don't think he can.

Still, I would say the fact that within a few years of Gorans retirement there is a guy serving more aces per match than him would indicate that the record will probably fall at some point if not to Ivo.

cardio
04-24-2008, 09:34 PM
Also Borg`s career records are unlikely to broken any time soon. He won 41% slams he entered ( 11/27) and 89,8 % GS singles matches he played. McEnroe`s season win-loss record is very hard to break. 82 wins and only 3 losses in 1984. Federer was very close in 2005, but lost his last match to Nalby and stayed at 81-4 in 2005.

GuiroNl
04-24-2008, 09:42 PM
Still, I would say the fact that within a few years of Gorans retirement there is a guy serving more aces per match than him would indicate that the record will probably fall at some point if not to Ivo.

I don't draw any conclusions from this. Karlovic is a tree. It would be weird if he didn't hit so many aces. I think the slowing down of surfaces and the new technology makes it almost impossible to break this record. I do think however that Karlovic' serve is better than Ivanisevic', Sampras' and the other great servers of the past.

Fed Express
04-24-2008, 10:24 PM
as far as i know, there is no 56 HC winning streak. last year rogers streak on HC was ended at 42 (i think) by canas just 4 short of the record 46 consecutive wins on HC.

56 consecutive wins i guess was HC plus grass that was ended by safin in 2005

He does have a 56 HC winning streak ;):

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/05/sports/tennis/05tennis.html

FedFan_2007
04-24-2008, 11:21 PM
Nadal's 3-peat of the big clay events(MC, Rome, RG). Which is probably FAR more impressive then anything Fed's done. The best equivalent on hardcourts is winning Montreal/Toronto, Cincy and USO 3 years in a row. It's been done a single time by 3 different players(Rafter, Agassi, Roddick), but no one has repeated.

GlennMirnyi
04-24-2008, 11:34 PM
158 bounces before serving. We all know who has that record.

finishingmove
04-24-2008, 11:39 PM
158 bounces before serving. We all know who has that record.

:rolls: :worship:

OldSilentHill
04-24-2008, 11:42 PM
Guillermo Coria´s double faults...any info on this?

TheSwissMaster
04-25-2008, 07:10 AM
He does have a 56 HC winning streak ;):

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/05/sports/tennis/05tennis.html

no no there is something wrong here. the above link says that rafa ended his 56 HC streak at dubai open 2006 where as roger lost to nalby in tmc final 05, so inside three tournaments which he played after the loss he cannot go on a streak of 56 matches.

here is a link which clarifies who holds the record on HC for consecutive wins.
its Guillermo Vilas with 46 wins. feds streak was ended at 41 last yr by canas.
http://www.helium.com/items/195941-swiss-tennis-roger-federer

Adler
04-25-2008, 07:23 AM
Nadal's 3-peat of the big clay events(MC, Rome, RG). Which is probably FAR more impressive then anything Fed's done. The best equivalent on hardcourts is winning Montreal/Toronto, Cincy and USO 3 years in a row. It's been done a single time by 3 different players(Rafter, Agassi, Roddick), but no one has repeated.
Montreal, Cincy and USO... man, there's only 1 week of break. After playing 2 weeks, day after day on this kind of surface your legs simply go on strike

Adler
04-25-2008, 07:25 AM
no no there is something wrong here. the above link says that rafa ended his 56 HC streak at dubai open 2006 where as roger lost to nalby in tmc final 05, so inside three tournaments which he played after the loss he cannot go on a streak of 56 matches
We should talk about 56 outdoor hc streak

TheSwissMaster
04-25-2008, 07:38 AM
We should talk about 56 outdoor hc streak

but as stated in previous post, its 46 consecutive wins on HC by vilas and is still unbroken.
maybe ill to do a little research and clarify that 56 one but as far as i know that was overall wins by roger (HC + grass) and not just HC wins.

Machiavelli
04-25-2008, 07:44 AM
A wild card player(ranked 137) winning a Grand Slam - 2001. Goran in Wimbledon; i doubt that this will be repeated in the modern era ever again.

GuiroNl
04-25-2008, 07:53 AM
Guillermo Coria´s double faults...any info on this?

As far as I know, the record of most double faults in a match is held by Marc Rosset, hitting 26 of them at Wimbledon in 1990. His opponent was some American guy.

BlueSwan
04-25-2008, 08:01 AM
Kenneth Carlsens 30 first round losses at Grand Slams will never be broken.

JediFed
04-25-2008, 08:08 AM
but as stated in previous post, its 46 consecutive wins on HC by vilas and is still unbroken.
maybe ill to do a little research and clarify that 56 one but as far as i know that was overall wins by roger (HC + grass) and not just HC wins.


Two different streaks.

There is this one, which runs from USO 2006-AO 2007

(which in itself was a 36 win streak on Hard courts, bookmarked by the losses to Canas and Murray.)

41 CONSECUTIVE WINS

US Open, NY, U.S.A.

R128 Wang, Yeu-Tzuoo (TPE) 109 6-4 6-1 6-0 Stats
R64 Henman, Tim (GBR) 62 6-3 6-4 7-5 Stats
R32 Spadea, Vincent (USA) 84 6-3 6-3 6-0 Stats
R16 Gicquel, Marc (FRA) 79 6-3 7-6(2) 6-3 Stats
Q Blake, James (USA) 7 7-6(7) 6-0 6-7(9) 6-4 Stats
S Davydenko, Nikolay (RUS) 6 6-1 7-5 6-4 Stats
W Roddick, Andy (USA) 10 6-2 4-6 7-5 6-1 Stats

DAVIS CUP

RR Tipsarevic, Janko (SRB) N/A 6-3 6-2 6-2
RR Djokovic, Novak (SRB) N/A 6-3 6-2 6-3

Tokyo, Japan

R32 Troicki, Viktor (SRB) 276 7-6(2) 7-6(3) Stats
R16 Moodie, Wesley (RSA) 73 6-2 6-1 Stats
Q Suzuki, Takao (JPN) 1078 4-6 7-5 7-6(3) Stats
S Becker, Benjamin (GER) 72 6-3 6-4 Stats
W Henman, Tim (GBR) 55 6-3 6-3 Stats

ATP Masters Series Madrid, Spain

R32 Massu, Nicolas (CHI) 45 6-3 6-2 Stats
R16 Soderling, Robin (SWE) 29 7-6(5) 7-6(8) Stats
Q Ginepri, Robby (USA) 47 6-3 7-6(4) Stats
S Nalbandian, David (ARG) 4 6-4 6-0 Stats
W Gonzalez, Fernando (CHI) 10 7-5 6-1 6-0 Stats

Basel, Switzerland

R32 Zib, Tomas (CZE) 151 6-1 6-2 Stats
R16 Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo (ESP) 75 6-2 6-0 Stats
Q Ferrer, David (ESP) 15 6-3 7-6(14) Stats
S Srichaphan, Paradorn (THA) 54 6-4 3-6 7-6(5) Stats
W Gonzalez, Fernando (CHI) 7 6-3 6-2 7-6(3) Stats

Tennis Masters Cup, China

RR Nalbandian, David (ARG) 7 3-6 6-1 6-1 Stats
RR Roddick, Andy (USA) 5 4-6 7-6(8) 6-4 Stats
RR Ljubicic, Ivan (CRO) 4 7-6(2) 6-4 Stats
S Nadal, Rafael (ESP) 2 6-4 7-5 Stats
W Blake, James (USA) 8 6-0 6-3 6-4 Stats

Australian Open,

R128 Phau, Bjorn (GER) 82 7-5 6-0 6-4 Stats
R64 Bjorkman, Jonas (SWE) 50 6-2 6-3 6-2 Stats
R32 Youzhny, Mikhail (RUS) 25 6-3 6-3 7-6(5) Stats
R16 Djokovic, Novak (SRB) 15 6-2 7-5 6-3 Stats
Q Robredo, Tommy (ESP) 6 6-3 7-6(2) 7-5 Stats
S Roddick, Andy (USA) 7 6-4 6-0 6-2 Stats
W Gonzalez, Fernando (CHI) 9 7-6(2) 6-4 6-4 Stats

Dubai, U.A.E.

R32 Pless, Kristian (DEN) 86 7-6(2) 3-6 6-3 Stats
R16 Bracciali, Daniele (ITA) 88 7-5 6-3 Stats
Q Djokovic, Novak (SRB) 14 6-3 6-7(6) 6-3 Stats
S Haas, Tommy (GER) 9 6-4 7-5 Stats
W Youzhny, Mikhail (RUS) 18 6-4 6-3 Stats

LeChuck
04-25-2008, 08:12 AM
Federer put together a 56 match winning streak on outdoor hard and indoor hard from 2005-2006:
Rotterdam 2005 - 5
Dubai 2005 - 5 (10)
Indian Wells 2005 - 6 (16)
Miami 2005 - 6 (22)
Cincinnati 2005 - 6 (28)
US Open 2005 - 7 (35)
Bangkok 2005 - 5 (40)
Doha 2006 - 5 (45)
Australian Open 2006 - 7 (52)
Dubai 2006 - 4 (56) - Ended by Nadal in the final.

It's worth pointing out the the Masters Cup in 2005 was held on taraflex/carpet, and was changed to hard in 2006.

JediFed
04-25-2008, 08:14 AM
This is the second, the HC streak which started after the loss to Safin in 2005, and didn't end until the loss to Nadal in Dubai the following year.


Rotterdam, The Netherlands
International Series Gold, 14-Feb-05, I, Hard , Draw: 32


R32 Ulihrach, Bohdan (CZE) 112 6-3 6-4 Stats
R16 Wawrinka, Stanislas (SUI) 128 6-1 6-4 Stats
Q Davydenko, Nikolay (RUS) 15 7-5 7-5 Stats
S Ancic, Mario (CRO) 31 7-5 6-3 Stats
W Ljubicic, Ivan (CRO) 19 5-7 7-5 7-6(5) Stats



Dubai, U.A.E.
International Series Gold, 21-Feb-05, O, Hard , Draw: 32


R32 Minar, Ivo (CZE) 119 6-7(5) 6-3 7-6(5) Stats
R16 Ferrero, Juan Carlos (ESP) 98 4-6 6-3 7-6(6) Stats
Q Youzhny, Mikhail (RUS) 17 6-3 7-5 Stats
S Agassi, Andre (USA) 10 6-3 6-1 Stats
W Ljubicic, Ivan (CRO) 14 6-1 6-7(6) 6-3 Stats



ATP Masters Series Indian Wells, California, USA
ATP Masters Series, 7-Mar-05, O, Hard , Draw: 96


R128 Bye
R64 Fish, Mardy (USA) 49 6-3 6-3 Stats
R32 Muller, Gilles (LUX) 67 6-3 6-2 Stats
R16 Ljubicic, Ivan (CRO) 13 7-6(3) 7-6(4) Stats
Q Kiefer, Nicolas (GER) 31 6-4 6-1 Stats
S Canas, Guillermo (ARG) 14 6-3 6-1 Stats
W Hewitt, Lleyton (AUS) 2 6-2 6-4 6-4 Stats




ATP Masters Series Miami, FL, U.S.A.
ATP Masters Series, 21-Mar-05, O, Hard , Draw: 96

R128 Bye
R64 Rochus, Olivier (BEL) 40 6-3 6-1 Stats
R32 Zabaleta, Mariano (ARG) 52 6-2 5-7 6-3 Stats
R16 Ancic, Mario (CRO) 20 6-3 4-6 6-4 Stats
Q Henman, Tim (GBR) 7 6-4 6-2 Stats
S Agassi, Andre (USA) 10 6-4 6-3 Stats
W Nadal, Rafael (ESP) 31 2-6 6-7(4) 7-6(5) 6-3 6-1 Stats



ATP Masters Series Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
ATP Masters Series, 15-Aug-05, O, Hard , Draw: 64


R64 Blake, James (USA) 70 7-6(3) 7-5 Stats
R32 Kiefer, Nicolas (GER) 38 4-6 6-4 6-4 Stats
R16 Rochus, Olivier (BEL) 34 6-3 6-4 Stats
Q Acasuso, Jose (ARG) 52 6-4 6-3 Stats
S Ginepri, Robby (USA) 58 4-6 7-5 6-4 Stats
W Roddick, Andy (USA) 5 6-3 7-5 Stats



US Open, NY, U.S.A.
Grand Slam, 29-Aug-05, O, Hard , Draw: 128


R128 Minar, Ivo (CZE) 77 6-1 6-1 6-1 Stats
R64 Santoro, Fabrice (FRA) 76 7-5 7-5 7-6(2) Stats
R32 Rochus, Olivier (BEL) 29 6-3 7-6(6) 6-2 Stats
R16 Kiefer, Nicolas (GER) 38 6-4 6-7(3) 6-3 6-4 Stats
Q Nalbandian, David (ARG) 11 6-2 6-4 6-1 Stats
S Hewitt, Lleyton (AUS) 4 6-3 7-6(7) 4-6 6-3 Stats
W Agassi, Andre (USA) 7 6-3 2-6 7-6(1) 6-1 Stats



Bangkok, Thailand
International Series, 26-Sep-05, I, Hard , Draw: 32

R32 Daniel, Marcos (BRA) 133 7-6(4) 6-4 Stats
R16 Gremelmayr, Denis (GER) 239 6-3 6-2 Stats
Q Muller, Gilles (LUX) 66 6-4 6-3 Stats
S Nieminen, Jarkko (FIN) 42 6-3 6-4 Stats
W Murray, Andy (GBR) 109 6-3 7-5 Stats


(NOTE, TMC 2005 IS ON CARPET!)


Doha, Qatar
International Series, 2-Jan-06, O, Hard , Draw: 32

R32 Minar, Ivo (CZE) 73 6-1 6-3 Stats
R16 Santoro, Fabrice (FRA) 58 7-6(2) 7-6(5) Stats
Q Baghdatis, Marcos (CYP) 55 6-4 6-3 Stats
S Haas, Tommy (GER) 45 6-3 6-3 Stats
W Monfils, Gael (FRA) 30 6-3 7-6(5) Stats



Australian Open, Australia
Grand Slam, 16-Jan-06, O, Hard , Draw: 128

R128 Istomin, Denis (UZB) 195 6-2 6-3 6-2 Stats
R64 Mayer, Florian (GER) 69 6-1 6-4 6-0 Stats
R32 Mirnyi, Max (BLR) 34 6-3 6-4 6-3 Stats
R16 Haas, Tommy (GER) 41 6-4 6-0 3-6 4-6 6-2 Stats
Q Davydenko, Nikolay (RUS) 5 6-4 3-6 7-6(7) 7-6(5) Stats
S Kiefer, Nicolas (GER) 25 6-3 5-7 6-0 6-2 Stats
W Baghdatis, Marcos (CYP) 54 5-7 7-5 6-0 6-2 Stats


Dubai, U.A.E.
International Series Gold, 27-Feb-06, O, Hard , Draw: 32


R32 Wawrinka, Stanislas (SUI) 57 7-6(3) 6-3 Stats
R16 Ghareeb, Mohammed (KUW) 488 7-6(5) 6-4 Stats
Q Vik, Robin (CZE) 75 6-3 6-2 Stats
S Youzhny, Mikhail (RUS) 52 6-2 6-3 Stats
F Nadal, Rafael (ESP) 2 6-2 4-6 4-6 Stats

TheSwissMaster
04-25-2008, 08:23 AM
oh i get it now. thanks for clarifying

CmonAussie
04-25-2008, 08:40 AM
1. Top 10 ranked player in three different decades - A. Agassi.
2. 5 Wimbys + 4 USOpens back to back - Federer.
3. 5 Wimbys + 6 RGs - Borg.
4. 9 consecutives TMC finals - Lendl.
5. 8 straight US Open final appearances- I. Lendl.
6. Most titles won in career - J. Connors 109.
7. Winning 24 straight finals - R. Federer.
8. Most consecutive weeks on top (221 and counting) - Federer
9. Most consecutive GS finals - 10 - Federer...

Any other, guys ?


:wavey:
***
#winning 2 Calender Grand Slams 7 years apart~~ Rod Laver [1962 & 1969]
#reaching 15+ [active streak] Slam SFs in a row~~ R.FED [2004 Wimby-> 2008 AO]
#time span from 1st slam win to last slam win (19yrs)~~ Ken Roswall [1953 AO-> 1972 AO]
#Nadal`s clay streak (81 matches) ended by FED @ Hamburg last year

feuselino
04-25-2008, 08:44 AM
We should talk about 56 outdoor hc streak

The streak is real, wasn't Shanghai played on carpet when Roger lost to Nalbandian?

buzz
04-25-2008, 08:59 AM
Sort of the same thread; http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=87192&highlight=records+broken+10

Kolya
04-25-2008, 09:43 AM
Davydenko's most tanked matches.

BlueSwan
04-25-2008, 09:54 AM
Davydenko's most tanked matches.

I think Rios tanked more matches. If he wasn't "feeling the ball", he wasn't gonna put in an effort.

Slasher
04-25-2008, 10:20 AM
Davydenko's most tanked matches.

I think Rios tanked more matches. If he wasn't "feeling the ball", he wasn't gonna put in an effort.


Agassi apparently had a reputation for tanking matches early in his career too.

safinalium
04-25-2008, 11:07 AM
1. Top 10 ranked player in three different decades - A. Agassi.
What a legend :worship: You're missed, Andre!

Adler
04-25-2008, 11:14 AM
What a legend :worship: You're missed, Andre!
I tell you more - he was in even Top 3 in those decades

Marc23
04-25-2008, 11:33 AM
GOLDEN SLAM by GRAF :-)

Adler
04-25-2008, 11:37 AM
GOLDEN SLAM by GRAF :-)
Now that's difficult, also because there may be no tennis in next Olympic games.

CmonAussie
04-25-2008, 11:39 AM
I tell you more - he was in even Top 3 in those decades

yeah Agassi`s legacy is unique:worship:

Kolya
04-25-2008, 12:32 PM
I think Rios tanked more matches. If he wasn't "feeling the ball", he wasn't gonna put in an effort.

Yeah true. I remember Rios even tanked a match at RG against Haas. He retired because "there was no point playing if he couldn't win".

ReturnWinner
04-25-2008, 12:34 PM
Davydenko winning a master series using a single racket.

Kolya
04-25-2008, 12:37 PM
Davydenko winning a master series using a single racket.

:lol:

uNIVERSE mAN
04-25-2008, 02:11 PM
what about federer's consecutive matches without a straight set loss record? can't remember what it is, but I think it's over 200.

tennisvideos
04-25-2008, 02:54 PM
Ken Rosewall has a number of LONGEVITY records that will probably never be broken:

Longest period between 1st and last French Open wins 1953-1968 (16 years)
Longest period between 1st and last Aussie Open wins 1953-1972 (20 years)
Longest period between 1st and last US Open wins 1956-1970 (15 years)
Longest period between 1st and last Wimbledon Final 1954-1974 (21 years)

Oldest Grand Slam singles finalist 39 years

World ranked #2 in 3 decades (beating the Agassi record of world top 3 in 3 decades):
#2 in 1953 #3 1953 #2 1955 #2 1956 then turned pro until 1968
#2 in 1968
#2 in 1970 (astonishing - still a world ranked #2 18 years after first getting to world #2)!!!
Still ranked #8 in 1974 as a 40 year old!

Still won singles tournaments at the age of 44.

A few interesting quotes from Wikipedia on Rosewall:

He was ranked among the top 20 players, amateur or professional, every year from 1952 through 1977 (that's 26 years)!!!

A natural left-hander, he was taught by his father to play right-handed.

In the second open tournament in 1968, Roland Garros, the first Grand Slam tournament of the Open Era, Rosewall confirmed his status of probably the best claycourt player in the world (in fact since 1958 except in 1959 and 1966) by defeating Laver in the final 6–3, 6–3, 6–1. (In fact possible since 1953 when he won his first French Open title).

Having won at age 35 almost all the great events except for Wimbledon, this tournament became Rosewall's priority in the seventies. The obvious reason it had eluded him was that he had been forbidden to enter for ten editions (1957-1966) when he was at his best and particularly from 1961 to 1965 (except 1964) when he was probably the best grasscourt player in the world. (In 1967, a pro tournament was held, Laver beating Rosewall in the final: if the 1967 pro tournament is taken into account Laver and Rosewall are then respectively five times winner and five times finalist of the Wimbledon tournament.)

tennisvideos
04-25-2008, 03:07 PM
1. Top 10 ranked player in three different decades - A. Agassi.
2. 5 Wimbys + 4 USOpens back to back - Federer.
3. 5 Wimbys + 6 RGs - Borg.
4. 9 consecutives TMC finals - Lendl.
5. 8 straight US Open final appearances- I. Lendl.
6. Most titles won in career - J. Connors 109.
7. Winning 24 straight finals - R. Federer.
8. Most consecutive weeks on top (221 and counting) - Federer
9. Most consecutive GS finals - 10 - Federer...

Any other, guys ?

Rosewall was world ranked #2 in the 50s, 60s and 70s (3 decades so you have to change your #1 and place him ahead of Agassi on that point.

Also Rosewall won over 130 singles titles (see Wikipedia) so you have to change #6 to him as well instead of Connors.

keroni
04-25-2008, 03:10 PM
most number of C'MONs in a match: L. Hewitt

fsoica
04-25-2008, 03:11 PM
Rosewall was world ranked #2 in the 50s, 60s and 70s (3 decades so you have to change your #1 and place him ahead of Agassi on that point.

Also Rosewall won over 130 singles titles (see Wikipedia) so you have to change #6 to him as well instead of Connors.

Nice one !

I had no idea !
No Open era records, though...

Acer
04-25-2008, 03:25 PM
most number of C'MONs in a match: L. Hewitt

C'MON!! *vicht*

Voo de Mar
04-25-2008, 03:31 PM
I think doubles record in tie-break (26-24) is very tough to beat :)

BodyServe
04-25-2008, 04:11 PM
I don't think the following records will get broken:

Verkerk's 124 aces during a FO (2003)
Ivanisevic's 213 aces during a Wimbledon (2001)

Voo de Mar
04-25-2008, 04:17 PM
I don't think the following records will get broken:

Verkerk's 124 aces during a FO (2003)
Ivanisevic's 213 aces during a Wimbledon (2001)

Isner's record - "the most aces in non-GS event" (Washington 2007) will be tough to beat as well. The number of games he played in that tournament is amazing.

Ten_Isse_Fan
04-25-2008, 04:51 PM
what about federer's consecutive matches without a straight set loss record? can't remember what it is, but I think it's over 200.
I don't know how many it was, but it went from RG '04 where he lost in straights to Kuerten to Cincy '06 where he lost in straights to Murray.

I did a quick count and it amounts to 196 consecutive matches without losing in straight sets

heartbroken
02-28-2009, 05:23 AM
Records are meant to be broken, right? Just for the sake of conversation, of the records listed, which do you think is the least likely to ever be broken (not simply tied)? There is no emphasis here on the importance of the record, only how likely it is to stand for a long time. I selected records that were not related to a specific tournament or surface. I also left out the grand slam record, what with Federer nipping at the heels of Sampras, and the success that Nadal is having at a young age.

I picked the following that I thought were contenders for most difficult record to break:

Sampras - 286 total weeks at #1
Federer - 237 consecutive weeks at #1
Connors - 109 career singles titles
Federer - 19 consecutive GS semis
McEnroe - 1984 record of 82-3 (.965)
Sampras - 6 consecutive years ending #1

Please chime in if you'd like. :wavey:

dumdidum
02-28-2009, 05:30 AM
19 consecutive GS semis

navy75
02-28-2009, 05:42 AM
19 consecutive GS semis

+1. Absolutely remarkable feat. To reach at least the semis on the big stage for the better part of five straight years on all three surfaces is nothing short of incredible. I would be stunned if we see this one broken in our lifetime...:wavey:

DartMarcus
02-28-2009, 05:45 AM
Gulbis - how many straight 2R losses??

LinkMage
02-28-2009, 05:49 AM
Nadull - 5 years putting people to sleep with his disgusting game and counting :worship:

GlennMirnyi
02-28-2009, 06:53 AM
Spadea's 20-something 1st round losses in a row?

gulzhan
02-28-2009, 07:01 AM
Don't think anybody will ever win all the 4 GSs and Olympics in one year.

~*BGT*~
02-28-2009, 07:12 AM
Lendl did like what? 8 USO finals in a row? That's pretty epic.

habibko
02-28-2009, 07:19 AM
this is the order from most difficult to least difficult for me:

Federer - 19 consecutive GS semis (this is still an ongoing record and will very likely be 20 soon enough).

McEnroe - 1984 record of 82-3 (.965) (in this time and age this is almost humanly impossible (physically speaking) although Federer came VERY close to breaking it, if Federer couldn't, no one can ).

Federer - 237 consecutive weeks at #1 (this and McEnroe's record are in about the same level of difficulty).

Sampras - 6 consecutive years ending #1 (unlike the ones above it doesn't seem that impossible to break)

Sampras - 286 total weeks at #1 (Federer could break it if Nadal had a minor slump and he continued on his usual supreme standard).

Connors - 109 career singles titles (doesn't seem that hard to break compared to ones above).

habibko
02-28-2009, 07:21 AM
Lendl did like what? 8 USO finals in a row? That's pretty epic.

Federer did 10 slam finals across all the slams, now THIS is epic and should have been included in the poll, also Nadal's record on clay is extremely impressive.

heartbroken
02-28-2009, 07:55 AM
Federer did 10 slam finals across all the slams, now THIS is epic and should have been included in the poll, also Nadal's record on clay is extremely impressive.

Yep, that's an amazing one as well, but I thought the 19 semis was an even better reflection of the consistency of Federer over the last few years. Plus, while 10 straight finals would be tough to break, I could see that record going down a lot easier than 19 straight semis! To go 19 in a row without being tripped up by a bad day, a nagging injury, or another player that happens to be on fire... And as you pointed out, he might not be done with this record yet.

Like Lendl at the US Open and Nadal on clay, there are great achievements at specific tournaments and on certain surfaces. For this thread, I was mainly thinking of records that spanned the entire tennis calendar.

heartbroken
02-28-2009, 08:06 AM
this is the order from most difficult to least difficult for me:

Federer - 19 consecutive GS semis (this is still an ongoing record and will very likely be 20 soon enough).

McEnroe - 1984 record of 82-3 (.965) (in this time and age this is almost humanly impossible (physically speaking) although Federer came VERY close to breaking it, if Federer couldn't, no one can ).

Federer - 237 consecutive weeks at #1 (this and McEnroe's record are in about the same level of difficulty).

Sampras - 6 consecutive years ending #1 (unlike the ones above it doesn't seem that impossible to break)

Sampras - 286 total weeks at #1 (Federer could break it if Nadal had a minor slump and he continued on his usual supreme standard).

Connors - 109 career singles titles (doesn't seem that hard to break compared to ones above).

McEnroe's record of 82-3 is going to be tough, but Federer got awfully close one year. (2006 maybe?)

Federer does still have a shot at Sampras' 286, but I would be surprised if he breaks that one. Certainly possible, though.

I have a hard time imagining that anyone could do seven straight years ending #1. Mabye they could tie with six...

Likewise, 109 titles almost just seems out of reach to me. Ten titles a year for 11 straight years would do it. Yikes.

I guess this is why the topic is interesting to me. Some of these records seem almost impossible to break, and yet some or all of them may very well fall one day. It will take an amazing effort, but someone is bound to be up to the task at some point. :)

habibko
02-28-2009, 08:26 AM
McEnroe's record of 82-3 is going to be tough, but Federer got awfully close one year. (2006 maybe?)

he came close to it twice actually:

2005: 81-4 (.952)
2006: 92-5 (.948)

had he beaten Nalbandian in the TMC final of 2005, he would have tied the record :worship:

Boris Franz Ecker
02-28-2009, 09:07 AM
Nadal could easily break Connors' 109 titles.

But that's not his goal.
Looking into details, Connors made more than 80 % of his titles at small events... ok, 90 %.

Knightmace
02-28-2009, 10:00 AM
this is the order from most difficult to least difficult for me:

Federer - 19 consecutive GS semis (this is still an ongoing record and will very likely be 20 soon enough).

McEnroe - 1984 record of 82-3 (.965) (in this time and age this is almost humanly impossible (physically speaking) although Federer came VERY close to breaking it, if Federer couldn't, no one can ).

Federer - 237 consecutive weeks at #1 (this and McEnroe's record are in about the same level of difficulty).

Sampras - 6 consecutive years ending #1 (unlike the ones above it doesn't seem that impossible to break)

Sampras - 286 total weeks at #1 (Federer could break it if Nadal had a minor slump and he continued on his usual supreme standard).

Connors - 109 career singles titles (doesn't seem that hard to break compared to ones above).
McEnroe - 1984 record of 82-3 (.965)

This one in my opinion will be almost impossible to break. Especially in this era which noone would have a chance of breaking it already. This year.

Federer - 19 consecutive GS semis and counting

Yves.
02-28-2009, 11:28 AM
19 consecutive GS semis

Agreed.

Pfloyd
02-28-2009, 11:30 AM
Federer's consecutive week's at number 1 is amazing.

However Nadal's 81 consecutive winning streak on clay is also mind-boggling.

petar_pan
02-28-2009, 11:35 AM
3. connors.that is impossible to break.

ivanisevic's won in wimbledon at rank 125 in the world.than his three day semis and final on monday.that is impossible.;)

Zhihong
02-28-2009, 12:03 PM
Connors in my opinion. I actually feel McEnroe's might be the easiest to break, controversially perhaps. It involves having a dominant player having a stupendous year, which is more likely than someone sustaining winning 7 titles for 15 years (or 10 for 11 years), staying No. 1 six consecutive years, getting to 19 Slam semis, 286 weeks at No. 1 etc. The records of sustained excellence will stand for a long time I think, but that's what we all said when Sampras got to 14 Slams. DIMITROV TO BREAK THEM ALL.

Foxy
02-28-2009, 01:57 PM
Connors by far. Fed has 57 titles - a little over the half of 109 and the good years are behind him. Rafa has 32 titles and there are max 3-4 good years in him. I don't see anybody equaling that record.

BlueSwan
02-28-2009, 04:37 PM
I'm gonna go with Connors record. That will definitely never be broken.

However, you could argue that Connors record would be easy to break IF someone like Federer decided to play a full schedule of MM events. In that respect it would be breakable, but obviously that wouldn't happen. No sane tennis player would play more than 5 MM events, if they won them all, since the rest of the wins wouldn't count towards the ranking.

It should be said that Connors was the MM king of his time, which along with his extremely long career explains that record. He also had to play less matches to win those tournaments.

amirbachar
02-28-2009, 04:39 PM
Although it is not the most impressive, Connors' record won't be broken soon, simply because there are so many mandatory events, so number of titles is not the main goal right now.

bobbynorwich
02-28-2009, 04:58 PM
Sampras GOAT

ChinoRios4Ever
02-28-2009, 05:24 PM
Connors by far.

heartbroken
02-28-2009, 05:47 PM
Connors in my opinion. I actually feel McEnroe's might be the easiest to break, controversially perhaps. It involves having a dominant player having a stupendous year, which is more likely than someone sustaining winning 7 titles for 15 years (or 10 for 11 years), staying No. 1 six consecutive years, getting to 19 Slam semis, 286 weeks at No. 1 etc. The records of sustained excellence will stand for a long time I think, but that's what we all said when Sampras got to 14 Slams. DIMITROV TO BREAK THEM ALL.

I like your reasoning. Tough as Mac's record is, someone can be brilliant in a given year and make a go of it, as Federer already proved. The sheer amount of time required to break some of these records is pretty daunting. A player may have the talent to make a run, but the body and mind must hold up over the long haul, and that's not easy.

NYCtennisfan
02-28-2009, 06:30 PM
Federer has some records that will be nearly impossible to beat. The GS semi-final streak, the GS Finals streak will be pretty difficult as well, the finals won in a row, and some others.

One record that is not an important one, but might be the hardest to beat is Federer's 194 straight matches without a straight set defeat. There's only a few players who have gone a 100 matches without a straight set defeat, and most players don't get to 30 or 40 straight matches without such a defeat in their careers.

Spadea TT
02-28-2009, 06:38 PM
Spadea's 20-something 1st round losses in a row?

Agreed

Henry Kaspar
02-28-2009, 09:07 PM
Laver's season grand slam (1969).

Steelq
02-28-2009, 10:09 PM
Connors one by far,don't think that anyone will win so many titles again.Especialy,because in a few years number of tournaments played per year will probably be reduced.

habibko
02-28-2009, 10:45 PM
Connors record isn't that hard to break actually, it might be the least likely to be broken or among the least likely, but if one of the top player intended to break it he will just need to focus on many MM tournaments per year and will eventually break it, that is not likely to happen it's true but in terms of difficulty the other records are by far much harder even if a player focused all of his career on breaking it.

anon57
02-28-2009, 11:17 PM
Connors record isn't that hard to break actually, it might be the least likely to be broken or among the least likely, but if one of the top player intended to break it he will just need to focus on many MM tournaments per year and will eventually break it, that is not likely to happen it's true but in terms of difficulty the other records are by far much harder even if a player focused all of his career on breaking it.
I disagree, Connors record would indeed have been much more impressive if it had consisted of more big titles but even then 109 titles is insane. Since top players now are playing more bigger tournaments and less MM tournies it's ofcourse much more difficult to break the record but even if a top player decided to focus on MM tournaments in order to break the record I have have my doubt whether any of them would be capable of doing that.

superslam77
02-28-2009, 11:47 PM
federer COULD win 4 MM per year the next 13 years and break it :cool:

i mean he could do like some players and play casablanca while everyone else is playing RG :lol:

i'm sure he would win more than 4 a year like this :devil:

imagine a top player playing 15 ultra mug MMs per year... wasn't that what jimmy did anyways?

jcempire
03-01-2009, 04:14 AM
McEnroe - 1984 record of 82-3 (.965) This unbelievable one

For Fed, of course he got a lot of amazing numbers. But compare to 1990s', Top ten players today clearly weaker than Top ten guys back to 1990s'.

Look at the match back to 2005 USOPEN final. Roger played against 33 years old Mr. Andre Agrass (of course Roger got it but not too easily). If Mr. Andre was 28 that Roger may lose the match.

Finally, Nadal and Djok come out on the top in 2008. But before Nadal and Djok, that's almost no anyone guy out there to compete with Mr. Roger. That's the main reason why Roger got 19 consecutive GS semis and counting.

I believe If Roger plays Sampras at same age, Sampras is the one who take the wins

jcempire
03-01-2009, 04:18 AM
federer COULD win 4 MM per year the next 13 years and break it :cool:

i mean he could do like some players and play casablanca while everyone else is playing RG :lol:

i'm sure he would win more than 4 a year like this :devil:

imagine a top player playing 15 ultra mug MMs per year... wasn't that what jimmy did anyways?

maybe you right, Fed to win 4 mm per year that maybe way too easy for him.

But that's Different story in different time of period. Tough to compare between Jimmy Connors and Roger Federer

kyleskywalker007
03-01-2009, 04:26 AM
Even though I prefer Federer's records, I have to say that the 109 titles of Connors won't be surpassed anytime soon...

kyleskywalker007
03-01-2009, 04:29 AM
this is the order from most difficult to least difficult for me:

Federer - 19 consecutive GS semis (this is still an ongoing record and will very likely be 20 soon enough).

McEnroe - 1984 record of 82-3 (.965) (in this time and age this is almost humanly impossible (physically speaking) although Federer came VERY close to breaking it, if Federer couldn't, no one can ).

Federer - 237 consecutive weeks at #1 (this and McEnroe's record are in about the same level of difficulty).

Sampras - 6 consecutive years ending #1 (unlike the ones above it doesn't seem that impossible to break)

Sampras - 286 total weeks at #1 (Federer could break it if Nadal had a minor slump and he continued on his usual supreme standard).

Connors - 109 career singles titles (doesn't seem that hard to break compared to ones above).

Actually, had Federer won the masters cup final in 2005, he would have TIED McEnroe. He wouldn't have surpassed him ;)

Forehander
03-01-2009, 04:30 AM
Federer reached consequtive finals as well right during 2004-2006? That was a pretty tough task. Out of the ones you've listed pretty sure 19 consequtive grandslam semi-final reached is the hardest. Jimmy Connor's record can be achieved quite easily if you keep playing MM tournaments. The guy with the most double faults ever isn't bad either.

Forehander
03-01-2009, 04:31 AM
McEnroe - 1984 record of 82-3 (.965)

This one in my opinion will be almost impossible to break. Especially in this era which noone would have a chance of breaking it already. This year.

Federer - 19 consecutive GS semis and counting

Federer was very very close during 2005/2006 I forgot which. Think it was just one match away.

habibko
03-01-2009, 04:34 AM
Actually, had Federer won the masters cup final in 2005, he would have TIED McEnroe. He wouldn't have surpassed him ;)

I've mentioned that earlier in the thread:

he came close to it twice actually:

2005: 81-4 (.952)
2006: 92-5 (.948)

had he beaten Nalbandian in the TMC final of 2005, he would have tied the record :worship:

and what I meant by coming VERY close is that he was two wins away from breaking it, for example beating Gasquet in MC along with Nalbandian ;)

Forehander
03-01-2009, 04:36 AM
McEnroe - 1984 record of 82-3 (.965) This unbelievable one

For Fed, of course he got a lot of amazing numbers. But compare to 1990s', Top ten players today clearly weaker than Top ten guys back to 1990s'.

Look at the match back to 2005 USOPEN final. Roger played against 33 years old Mr. Andre Agrass (of course Roger got it but not too easily). If Mr. Andre was 28 that Roger may lose the match.

Finally, Nadal and Djok come out on the top in 2008. But before Nadal and Djok, that's almost no anyone guy out there to compete with Mr. Roger. That's the main reason why Roger got 19 consecutive GS semis and counting.

I believe If Roger plays Sampras at same age, Sampras is the one who take the wins

Domination is about making it look easy. You simply cannot compare different generations of tennis. And Federer played like crap that final. But as one of the all time greats such as him it's all about finding a way to win, does not necessarily need to play his best.

heartbroken
03-01-2009, 08:34 AM
Looks like a fair number of folks think that the toughest records to surpass would be the 19 straight slam semis for Federer and the 109 overall for Connors. I'm sure some of these records will fall at some point, but if there are two that seem like they could hold up forever, these might be the ones. Hard to imagine that anyone could stick around long enough to come close to 109, with scheduling demands as they are these days. And is anyone ever going to play 20 grand slams and not get tripped up in an earlier round even one time in those 20? At this point, I might give a slight edge to the 109 in difficulty to break. But if Federer runs that 19 up to the mid twenties or so, it's really hard for me to see that either record would ever be broken.

HattonWBA
03-01-2009, 08:37 AM
237 consecutive weeks as world number 1

keroni
03-01-2009, 11:24 AM
I reckon a few of the "oldest" and "youngest" records will never be broken.

E.g. Youngest slam champion - Chang.

Stephan
03-01-2009, 11:27 AM
Andre Agassi's record: 20 years - Top Player,
won all 4 Grand Slams
He played in three decades :)

MacTheKnife
03-01-2009, 02:57 PM
None of these are/will be easy to break. But, 19 consecutive GS semis is unbelievable. If he pulls it off at FO this year, that's five years straight.

Beforehand
03-01-2009, 04:21 PM
One record that is not an important one, but might be the hardest to beat is Federer's 194 straight matches without a straight set defeat. There's only a few players who have gone a 100 matches without a straight set defeat, and most players don't get to 30 or 40 straight matches without such a defeat in their careers.

What losses bookended this? Kuerten and Murray, or am I missing one/both?

haazaard23
03-01-2009, 08:00 PM
I voted for Other. In my opinion the most difficult record to break is the 6th consecutive wons at Wimbledon by William Renshaw. This record was obtained before 1968.

MalwareDie
03-01-2009, 08:23 PM
I voted for Other. In my opinion the most difficult record to break is the 6th consecutive wons at Wimbledon by William Renshaw. This record was obtained before 1968.

As the defending champion, Renshaw only had to play one match. His feat wasn't that amazing.

ballbasher101
03-02-2009, 03:15 AM
The 19 GS semis reached by Federer :worship:. Noone will ever break that record in our lifetime.

keroni
03-02-2009, 09:45 AM
how many consecutive semis is nadal on now?

habibko
03-02-2009, 09:52 AM
how many consecutive semis is nadal on now?

five.

heartbroken
07-01-2010, 05:08 AM
I had long forgot about this thread until I heard about the Isner-Mahut match. I saw the score at 58-59 on my phone, and thought it was a comical error. I nearly fell out of my chair when I realized it wasn't a mistake.

And now we know that the GS semi streak stopped at 23 for Federer. Wow. I have a hard time seeing anyone breaking that one. Then again, there are several records on here that just seem out of reach to me...

Roddickominator
07-01-2010, 05:20 AM
Connors 109 titles...simply because players don't play the amount of tourneys that Jimmy did back in those days to be able to win that many. And the tourneys that players DO enter usually have the best players in the world in them, while Jimmy won plenty where he was by far the best player there.

abraxas21
07-01-2010, 05:29 AM
1- Federer - 19 consecutive GS semi appearances
2- McEnroe - 1984 record of 82-3 (.965)
3- Connors - 109 career singles titles
4- Federer - 237 consecutive weeks ranked #1
5- Sampras - 286 weeks ranked #1
6- Sampras - 6 consecutive years ending with #1 ranking

nalbyfan
07-01-2010, 03:26 PM
Rod Laver's 2 GS...impossible to do today

FormerRafaFan
07-01-2010, 10:35 PM
I'd say number of slam titles, but since that isn't an option I'll go with 19 consecutive slam SF's.

Pipsy
01-08-2011, 04:58 PM
This is a great thread so I'm reviving it...

Especially now that we can add pretty much all the records that were broken in the epic Wimbledon '10 1R Isner vs Mahut match (most aces served in a match, most aces served by two players in a match, longest match, longest set, most games played in a set, etc.)

Also, how about Santoro's record of playing in Grand Slam main draws in four different decades?

TennisGrandSlam
01-08-2011, 05:04 PM
Lendl - 1st King of Hardcourt and Clay in Open Era

vn01
01-08-2011, 05:19 PM
As of 5 Wimbleys and 6 RGs of Borg, Rafa has chance to improve on this record. :wavey:

mystic ice cube
01-08-2011, 05:52 PM
Fed's 5 Wimbly's & 5 US Open's in a row + Nadal's streak on clay have to be right up there.

n8
01-09-2011, 12:59 AM
1. Top 10 ranked player in three different decades - A. Agassi.




This one is circumstantial. If you begin your streak at the end of a decade it is much easier to do. Connors was in every year-end top 10 from 1973-1988. If his streak began 2-6 years later he would of covered three decades.