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My Open Era Ranking: Year-by-Year Survey

Echoes
07-14-2011, 01:01 PM
Hello,

This is a sequel thread to my ranking thread here: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=173222


I thought it might be more meaningful to rank the players each year than to compare eras.

Here we go:

1968
1 Rod Laver 35,5
2 Arthur Ashe 26
3 Ken Rosewall 23,5
4 Tom Okker 19
5 Tony Roche 15,5
6 John Newcombe 15
7 Clark Graebner 13
8 Pancho Gonzales 11
9 Fred Stolle 9,5
10 Dennis Ralston 8,5
11 Cliff Drysdale 7
12 Roy Emerson 6
13 Andres Gimeno 5
14 Alex Metreveli 4
14 Wilhelm Bungert 4
14 Marty Mulligan 4

No discussion possible as to who might be n°1, that year. My data start from April 22, with the 1st open tournament in Bournemouth

1969
1 Rod Laver 65,5
2 Tony Roche 38,5
3 Tom Okker 33,5
4 John Newcombe 30,5
5 Arthur Ashe 17
6 Ken Rosewall 15
6 Andres Gimeno 15
8 Fred Stolle 14
9 Pancho Gonzales 11,5
9 Roy Emerson 11,5
11 Cliff Richey 10,5
12 Cliff Drysdale 8
12 Earl Buchholz 8
14 Zeljko Franulovic 6
14 Stan Smith 6


Grand Slam for Laver. End of discussion.


1970
1 Rod Laver 45
2 Ken Rosewall 36
3 John Newcombe 32,5
4 Arthur Ashe 28
5 Tony Roche 25
6 Stan Smith 22
7 Cliff Richey 17
8 Ilie Nastase 16
9 Tom Okker 15,5
10 Jan Kodes 14
11 Zeljko Franulovic 13
12 Roger Taylor 11
13 Roy Emerson 10
13 Andres Gimeno 10
15 Dennis Ralston 9

Newcombe won Wimbledon, Rosewall won the US Open. Laver won 15 tournaments including many equivalents to present-day "series" events and has a winning HH against his two main rivals. Lance Tingay voted for Newcombe but the panel of journalist who made the entry lists of the 1972 WCT Tour gave the n°1 seed to Laver. Newcombe in his autobiography in 2002 said the honour should go to Laver.

1971
1 Rod Laver 39
2 Ken Rosewall 37
3 Ilie Nastase 36
4 Stan Smith 32
5 Arthur Ashe 30
6 John Newcombe 28,5
7 Tom Okker 25
8 Jan Kodes 24,5
9 Marty Riessen 15
10 Cliff Drysdale 15
11 Zeljko Franulovic 14
12 Clark Graebner 13
13 Cliff Richey 10
14 Tom Gorman 8,5
15 Bob Lutz 7,5

Laver still n°1 mainly because of the 13 match winning streak of the Tennis Champions Classic, which I rate +/- equal to a Grand Slam win. Laver was also #1 at the WCT ranking that year (which included the Australian Open). He's had a very good win in Berkeley and couldn't play the US Open due to contracting (+ RG but this since 1970).

1972
1 Ilie Nastase 55,5
2 Stan Smith 40,5
3 Ken Rosewall 23,5
4 Manuel Orantes 21,5
5 Andres Gimeno 19,5
6 Jimmy Connors 17
7 Rod Laver 15,5
7 Arthur Ashe 15,5
7 John Newcombe 15,5
10 Bob Hewitt 15
11 Jan Kodes 14
11 Tom Okker 14
13 Alex Metreveli 13
14 Cliff Richey 11,5
15 Tom Gorman 10

No problem for Nastase.

1973
1 Ilie Nastase 63
2 Tom Okker 37,5
3 John Newcombe 31,5
3 Jimmy Connors 31,5
3 Stan Smith 31,5
6 Jan Kodes 20
7 Rod Laver 19,5
8 Manuel Orantes 17
8 Ken Rosewall 17
10 Arthur Ashe 14
11 Tom Gorman 12
11 Nikki Pilic 12
13 Adriano Panatta 11,5
13 Roger Taylor 11,5
15 Marc Cox 9

Nastase #1, just like in the ATP ranking. Only I have Okker #2 because of the doubles while he's 5th in the ATP ranking.

1974
1 Jimmy Connors 61,5
2 Björn Borg 41
3 John Newcombe 32
4 Guillermo Vilas 31
5 Ilie Nastase 25
6 Arthur Ashe 22
7 Stan Smith 21
8 Rod Laver 15,5
9 Roscoe Tanner 13,5
10 Ken Rosewall 13
11 Manuel Orantes 12,5
12 Alex Metreveli 11
13 Tom Okker 10,5
14 Dick Stockton 9,5
14 Raul Ramirez 9,5

No discussion possible for #1 rank. Rod Laver is #4 in the ATP ranking while he's #8 in my ranking. Rosewall is #10 despite the two Slam finals. He's #9 at the ATP ranking. Evidence that Grand Slam is not everything.

1975
1 Manuel Orantes 40,5
1 Arthur Ashe 40,5
3 Jimmy Connors 38,5
4 Björn Borg 38
5 Ilie Nastase 32,5
6 Guillermo Vilas 30
7 Raul Ramirez 24
8 Brian Gottfried 14,5
8 Adriano Panatta 14,5
10 Roscoe Tanner 13,5
10 Tom Okker 13,5
12 Harold Solomon 13
12 Eddie Dibbs 13
14 Vitas Gerulaitis 11
15 John Alexander 10
15 Onny Parun 10

I was disappointed to have a shared #1 rank and quite surprised - I must say - to see Orantes having one of them. He won many doubles tournaments, which is overall no big deal in my system but for a year-by-year survey, it might weigh. However he's won Forest Hills, so my ranking is not undefendable. Connors is #1 at the ATP but #3. Ashe has been elected "Player of the Year" and my ranking agrees. Beside Wimbledon, he also won the WCT Finals in Dallas that year.


TO BE CONTINUED !

Echoes
07-16-2011, 12:41 PM
I'll try to post the ATP ranking for each year to compare:

1973
1 Ilie Nastase
2 John Newcombe
3 Jimmy Connors
4 Tom Okker
5 Stan Smith
6 Ken Rosewall
7 Manuel Orantes
8 Rod Laver
9 Jan Kodes
10 Arthur Ashe
11 Tom Gorman
12 Roy Emerson
13 Marty Riessen
14 Adriano Panatta
15 Nikola Pilic

1974
1 Connors, Jimmy (USA)
2 Newcombe, John (AUS)
3 Borg, Björn (SWE)
4 Laver, Rod (AUS)
5 Vilas, Guillermo (ARG)
6 Okker, Tom (NED)
7 Ashe, Arthur (USA)
8 Rosewall, Ken (AUS)
9 Smith, Stan (USA)
10 Nastase, Ilie (ROM)
11 Orantes, Manuel (ESP)
12 Riessen, Marty (USA)
13 Metreveli, Alex (USSR)
14 Tanner, Roscoe (USA)
15 Solomon, Harold (USA)

1975
1 Connors, Jimmy (USA)
2 Vilas, Guillermo (ARG)
3 Borg, Björn (SWE)
4 Ashe, Arthur (USA)
5 Orantes, Manuel (ESP)
6 Rosewall, Ken (AUS)
7 Nastase, Ilie (ROM)
8 Alexander, John (AUS)
9 Tanner, Roscoe (USA)
10 Laver, Rod (AUS)
11 Okker, Tom (NED)
12 Roche, Tony (AUS)
13 Ramirez, Raul (MEX)
14 Panatta, Adriano (ITA)
15 Gerulaitis, Vitas (USA)

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Let's move on, now !

My Ranking 1976
1 Jimmy Connors 51
2 Björn Borg 39
3 Manuel Orantes 33
4 Guillermo Vilas 31
5 Ilie Nastase 26
6 Raul Ramirez 25,5
7 Eddie Dibbs 25
8 Harold Solomon 21
9 Roscoe Tanner 20,5
10 Wojtek Fibak 19
10 Adriano Panatta 19
12 Arthur Ashe 14
13 Brian Gottfried 13
14 Jaime Fillol 11
15 Phil Dent 9
15 Dick Stockton 9

ATP Ranking 1976
1 Connors, Jimmy (USA)
2 Borg, Björn (SWE)
3 Nastase, Ilie (ROM)
4 Orantes, Manuel (ESP)
5 Ramirez, Raul (MEX)
6 Vilas, Guillermo (ARG)
7 Panatta, Adriano (ITA)
8 Solomon, Harold (USA)
9 Dibbs, Eddie (USA)
10 Gottfried, Brian (USA)
11 Tanner, Roscoe (USA)
12 Ashe, Arthur (USA)
13 Rosewall, Ken (AUS)
14 Fibak, Wojtek (POL)
15 Stockton, Dick (USA)


More or less similar but Borg was elected "Player of the Year", while achievement-wise it's definitely in Connors' favour.

My Ranking 1977
1 Guillermo Vilas 61,5
2 Jimmy Connors 41
3 Björn Borg 38
4 Brian Gottfried 34,5
5 Vitas Gerulaitis 27,5
6 Manuel Orantes 17
7 Raul Ramirez 16,5
8 Dick Stockton 15,5
9 Wojtek Fibak 14,5
9 Ilie Nastase 14,5
11 Corrado Barazzutti 13
12 Eddie Dibbs 12
13 Sandy Mayer 10,5
14 Roscoe Tanner 10
14 Harold Solomon 10
14 Stan Smith 10

ATP Ranking
1 Connors, Jimmy (USA)
2 Vilas, Guillermo (ARG)
3 Borg, Björn (SWE)
4 Gerulaitis, Vitas (USA)
5 Gottfried, Brian (USA)
6 Dibbs, Eddie (USA)
7 Orantes, Manuel (ESP)
8 Ramirez, Raul (MEX)
9 Nastase, Ilie (ROM)
10 Stockton, Dick (USA)
11 Barazzutti, Corrado (ITA)
12 Rosewall, Ken (AUS)
13 Fibak, Wojtek (POL)
14 Solomon, Harold (USA)
15 Tanner, Roscoe (USA)

Most controversial ATP ranking. No way Connors could have been ranked higher than Vilas who had 2 GS tournaments, 17 tournament wins and one of the longest match win streaks in the Open era, only stopped by Nastase's spaghetti racquet in Aix. Borg was elected "Player of the Year" again but he played too inconsistently throughout the year, chosing for WTT instead of RG. He's definitely the #3, for me.

My Ranking 1976
1 Björn Borg 50
2 Jimmy Connors 42
3 Guillermo Vilas 29
4 John McEnroe 27
5 Vitas Gerulaitis 23,5
6 Raul Ramirez 22,5
7 Eddie Dibbs 21
8 Brian Gottfried 16
9 Jose Higueras 12,5
10 Ilie Nastase 12
11 Arthur Ashe 11,5
12 Wojtek Fibak 11
13 Tim Gullikson 10,5
13 Corrado Barazzutti 10,5
15 Jose Luis Clerc 10

ATP Ranking 1978
1 Connors, Jimmy (USA)
2 Borg, Björn (SWE)
3 Vilas, Guillermo (ARG)
4 McEnroe, John (USA)
5 Gerulaitis, Vitas (USA)
6 Dibbs, Eddie (USA)
7 Gottfried, Brian (USA)
8 Ramirez, Raul (MEX)
9 Solomon, Harold (USA)
10 Barazzutti, Corrado (ITA)
11 Tanner, Roscoe (USA)
12 Orantes, Manuel (ESP)
13 Ashe, Arthur (USA)
14 Higueras, José (ESP)
15 Clerc, José-Luis (ARG)

Here again, I don't see how Connors could have been #1. The ATP knew it since they again elected Borg as "Player of the Year" contradicting again their own ranking.

My ranking 1979
1 Björn Borg 62
2 John McEnroe 51
3 Jimmy Connors 36
4 Vitas Gerulaitis 33
5 Guillermo Vilas 23
6 Roscoe Tanner 19
7 Victor Pecci sr 17
7 Peter Fleming 17
9 Jose Higueras 14
9 Eddie Dibbs 14
11 Harold Solomon 12
12 Pat Du Pré 11
12 Wojtek Fibak 11
14 Brian Gottfried 10
14 Gene Mayer 10

ATP 1979
1 Borg, Björn (SWE)
2 Connors, Jimmy (USA)
3 McEnroe, John (USA)
4 Gerulaitis, Vitas (USA)
5 Tanner, Roscoe (USA)
6 Vilas, Guillermo (ARG)
7 Ashe, Arthur (USA)
8 Solomon, Harold (USA)
9 Higueras, José (ESP)
10 Dibbs, Eddie (USA)
11 Pecci, Victor (PAR)
12 Mayer, Gene (USA)
13 Fleming, Peter (USA)
14 Gildemeister, Hans (CHI)
15 Fibak, Wojtek (POL)

#1 is OK. I can't see how Connors can be #2, again. McEnroe won the US Open and the Masters + was a beast at winning singles and doubles tourneys. Two players above 50pts in my ranking. We'll never see that again.

My ranking 1980
1 John McEnroe 50
2 Björn Borg 49
3 Jimmy Connors 36,5
4 Ivan Lendl 26,5
5 Gene Mayer 23,5
6 Wojtek Fibak 19,5
7 Guillermo Vilas 19
8 Harold Solomon 17
9 Brian Teacher 15
10 Vitas Gerulaitis 15
11 Brian Gottfried 14
12 Eliot Teltscher 13,5
13 Bob Lutz 11,5
14 Jose Luis Clerc 11
15 Roscoe Tanner 10

ATP 1980
1 Borg, Björn (SWE)
2 McEnroe, John (USA)
3 Connors, Jimmy (USA)
4 Mayer, Gene (USA)
5 Vilas, Guillermo (ARG)
6 Lendl, Ivan (TCH)
7 Solomon, Harold (USA)
8 Clerc, José-Luis (ARG)
9 Gerulaitis, Vitas (USA)
10 Teltscher, Eliot (USA)
11 Gottfried, Brian (USA)
12 Teacher, Brian (USA)
13 Dibbs, Eddie (USA)
14 Tanner, Roscoe (USA)
15 Fibak, Wojtek (POL)

Here I'm surprised about my ranking. Borg won RG, Wimbledon and the Masters. McEnroe won the US Open. But his consistency in doubles + singles, gives him the edge. But again, I'm really surprised by the result I had.

My Ranking 1981
1 John McEnroe 58,5
2 Ivan Lendl 38
3 Björn Borg 29
4 Jimmy Connors 28
5 Jose Luis Clerc 19,5
6 Johan Kriek 16,5
7 Balazs Taroczy 16
8 Guillermo Vilas 15
9 Vitas Gerulaitis 14
10 Peter McNamara 13,5
10 Mark Edmondson 13,5
10 Gene Mayer 13,5
13 Yannick Noah 13
14 Roscoe Tanner 12
15 Victor Pecci sr 11,5
ATP 1981
1 McEnroe, John (USA)
2 Lendl, Ivan (TCH)
3 Connors, Jimmy (USA)
4 Borg, Björn (SWE)
5 Clerc, José-Luis (ARG)
6 Vilas, Guillermo (ARG)
7 Mayer, Gene (USA)
8 Teltscher, Eliot (USA)
9 Gerulaitis, Vitas (USA)
10 McNamara, Peter (AUS)
11 Tanner, Roscoe (USA)
12 Noah, Yannick (FRA)
13 Kriek, Johan (RSA)
14 Mayer, Sandy (USA)
15 Taroczy, Balazs (HUN)

No problem here.

My ranking 1982
1 Ivan Lendl 54
2 Jimmy Connors 48
3 John McEnroe 42,5
4 Guillermo Vilas 30
5 Mats Wilander 24
6 Vitas Gerulaitis 23
7 Jose Luis Clerc 17
8 Yannick Noah 15
9 Johan Kriek 14,5
10 Gene Mayer 12
10 Jose Higueras 12
10 Peter McNamara 12
13 Tomas Smid 11
13 Wojtek Fibak 11
15 Steve Denton 10,5

ATP 1982
1 McEnroe, John (USA)
2 Connors, Jimmy (USA)
3 Lendl, Ivan (TCH)
4 Vilas, Guillermo (ARG)
5 Gerulaitis, Vitas (USA)
6 Clerc, José-Luis (ARG)
7 Wilander, Mats (SWE)
8 Mayer, Gene (USA)
9 Noah, Yannick (FRA)
10 McNamara, Peter (AUS)
11 Higueras, José (ESP)
12 Kriek, Johan (USA)
13 Denton, Steve (USA)
14 Teltscher, Eliot (USA)
15 Gomez, Andres (ECU)

Again a controversial ranking by the ATP. McEnroe couldn't have been #1, without GS tournament wins while Connors won two and much less tournament wins overall than Lendl. Connors was elected "Player of the Year". My ranking favours Lendl's consistency with 15 wins, mainly on the WCT tour where he was really impressive. There's a case for Connors and for Lendl, I think. But not for McEnroe.

TennisOnWood
07-19-2011, 08:28 AM
Do you know something about ranking from 70es and first half of 80es?

Echoes
07-19-2011, 01:01 PM
No, NP. I don't know the system used, back then. Just the rankings. But there's a general agreement that it didn't reflect the true value of the players.


I'll just move on, if you don't mind.

From 1983 on, the rankings were usually undisputed. So less comment needed.

My ranking 1983
1 John McEnroe 52,5
2 Ivan Lendl 48
3 Mats Wilander 40,5
4 Jimmy Connors 29
5 Yannick Noah 22
6 Jimmy Arias 16
7 Jose Higueras 15
7 Guillermo Vilas 15
9 Tomas Smid 13,5
10 Johan Kriek 10,5
11 Jose Luis Clerc 9,5
12 Heinz Gunthardt 9
13 Anders Jarryd 8,5
14 Tim Mayotte 8
14 Gene Mayer 8
14 Eliot Teltscher 8

ATP 1983
1 McEnroe, John (USA)
2 Lendl, Ivan (TCH)
3 Connors, Jimmy (USA)
4 Wilander, Mats (SWE)
5 Noah, Yannick (FRA)
6 Arias, Jimmy (USA)
7 Higueras, José (ESP)
8 Clerc, José Luis (ARG)
9 Curren, Kevin (RSA)
10 Mayer, Gene (USA)
11 Vilas, Guillermo (ARG)
12 Scanlon, Bill (USA)
13 Teltscher, Eliot (USA)
14 Gomez, Andres (ECU)
15 Kriek, Johan (USA

1984 My ranking
1 John McEnroe 69,5
2 Ivan Lendl 45,5
3 Jimmy Connors 38
4 Mats Wilander 28,5
5 Andres Gomez 27,5
6 Henrik Sundström 15
7 Pat Cash 14
8 Tomas Smid 12
9 Anders Jarryd 11
10 Yannick Noah 10
11 Joachim Nyström 9
11 Aaron Krickstein 9
13 Kevin Curren 7,5
14 Johan Kriek 7
15 Eliot Teltscher 5
15 Gene Mayer 5
15 Vitas Gerulaitis 5
15 Brad Gilbert 5
15 Jimmy Arias 5
15 Henri Leconte 5

ATP Ranking 1984
1 McEnroe, John (USA)
2 Connors, Jimmy (USA)
3 Lendl, Ivan (TCH)
4 Wilander, Mats (SWE)
5 Gomez, Andres (ECU)
6 Järryd, Anders (SWE)
7 Sundström, Henrik (SWE)
8 Cash, Pat (AUS)
9 Teltscher, Eliot (USA)
10 Noah, Yannick (FRA)
11 Nyström, Joakim (SWE)
12 Krickstein, Aaron (USA)
13 Kriek, Johan (USA)
14 Arias, Jimmy (USA)
15 Curren, Kevin (RSA)

Ultra domination. The #15 will never be so low in my ranking.

My ranking 1985
1 Ivan Lendl 62,5
2 John McEnroe 42,5
3 Mats Wilander 38
4 Stefan Edberg 25
4 Boris Becker 25
6 Jimmy Connors 21
7 Anders Jarryd 19
8 Joachim Nyström 14,5
9 Yannick Noah 13,5
10 Miroslav Mecir 10
11 Henri Leconte 9
11 Kevin Curren 9
13 Heinz Gunthardt 8,5
14 Brad Gilbert 8,5
15 Paul Annacone 7,5
15 Martin Jaite 7,5
ATP 1985
1 Lendl, Ivan (TCH)
2 McEnroe, John (USA)
3 Wilander, Mats (SWE)
4 Connors, Jimmy (USA)
5 Edberg, Stefan (SWE)
6 Becker, Boris (GER)
7 Noah, Yannick (FRA)
8 Järryd, Anders (SWE)
9 Mecir, Miloslav (TCH)
10 Curren, Kevin (USA)
11 Nyström, Joakim (SWE)
12 Mayotte, Tim (USA)
13 Annacone, Paul (USA)
14 Kriek, Johan (USA)
15 Gomez, Andres (ECU)

1986 My Ranking
1 Ivan Lendl 66,5
2 Boris Becker 43
3 Stefan Edberg 24,5
4 Henri Leconte 22
5 Joachim Nyström 18,5
6 Andres Gomez 18
7 Miroslav Mecir 17
8 Mats Wilander 15
9 Yannick Noah 13,5
10 Emilio Sanchez 12,5
11 John McEnroe 11
12 Brad Gilbert 10,5
13 Tim Mayotte 9
13 Jimmy Connors 9
15 Anders Jarryd 8,5


ATP 1986
1 Lendl, Ivan (TCH)
2 Becker, Boris (GER)
3 Wilander, Mats (SWE)
4 Noah, Yannick (FRA)
5 Edberg, Stefan (SWE)
6 Leconte, Henri (FRA)
7 Nyström, Joakim (SWE)
8 Connors, Jimmy (USA)
9 Mecir, Miloslav (TCH)
10 Gomez, Andres (ECU)
11 Gilbert, Brad (USA)
12 Pernfors, Mikael (SWE)
13 Carlsson, Kent (SWE)
14 McEnroe, John (USA)
15 Mayotte, Tim (USA)

1987 My ranking
1 Ivan Lendl 62,5
2 Stefan Edberg 44
3 Miroslav Mecir 37
4 Mats Wilander 35
5 Pat Cash 22,5
6 Jimmy Connors 18
7 Yannick Noah 16,5
7 Boris Becker 16,5
9 Anders Jarryd 14,5
10 John McEnroe 14
11 Emilio Sanchez 13
12 Tim Mayotte 10
13 Brad Gilbert 9
14 Kent Carlsson 8
14 Andres Gomez 8


ATP 1987
1 Lendl, Ivan (TCH)
2 Edberg, Stefan (SWE)
3 Wilander, Mats (SWE)
4 Connors, Jimmy (USA)
5 Becker, Boris (GER)
6 Mecir, Miloslav (TCH)
7 Cash, Pat (AUS)
8 Noah, Yannick (FRA)
9 Mayotte, Tim (USA)
10 McEnroe, John (USA)
11 Gomez, Andres (ECU)
12 Carlsson, Kent (SWE)
13 Gilbert, Brad (USA)
14 Jaite, Martin (ARG)
15 Järryd, Anders (SWE)

My ranking 1988
1 Mats Wilander 49
2 Boris Becker 35
3 Ivan Lendl 34
4 Stefan Edberg 27
5 Andre Agassi 25
6 Emilio Sanchez 18
7 Tim Mayotte 16
7 Kent Carlsson 16
9 Jimmy Connors 13
10 Henri Leconte 12,5
11 Miroslav Mecir 12
11 Andrei Chesnokov 12
13 Pat Cash 11
13 Guillermo Perez Roldan 11
15 Thomas Muster 10,5


ATP 1988
1 Wilander, Mats (SWE)
2 Lendl, Ivan (TCH)
3 Agassi, Andre (USA)
4 Becker, Boris (GER)
5 Edberg, Stefan (SWE)
6 Carlsson, Kent (SWE)
7 Connors, Jimmy (USA)
8 Hlasek, Jakob (SUI)
9 Leconte, Henri (FRA)
10 Mayotte, Tim (USA)
11 McEnroe, John (USA)
12 Noah, Yannick (FRA)
13 Mecir, Miloslav (TCH)
14 Chesnokov, Andrei (USSR)
15 Krickstein, Aaron (USA)


Note that Wilander made some sort of a Grand Slam back then since he won 3 Majors + Key Biscayne, which was a Draw 128 with best of five all the way. And he's the only one to have won 4 such tournaments in a row in the Open era since the Australian was a draw 32 in 1969 when Laver made his Grand Slam (and the South African Open was a Draw 64 with best of five all the way). However he wasn't so consistent on the other events, hence he isn't that dominant in the ranking.

My ranking 1989
1 Ivan Lendl 59
2 Boris Becker 45,5
3 Stefan Edberg 30
4 John McEnroe 26,5
5 Michael Chang 16
5 Brad Gilbert 16
7 Jay Berger 14
8 Miroslav Mecir 12,5
9 Alberto Mancini 12
9 Andre Agassi 12
11 Mats Wilander 11
11 Aaron Krickstein 11
13 Jimmy Connors 10
13 Martin Jaite 10
15 Tim Mayotte 9

ATP 1989
1 Lendl, Ivan (TCH)
2 Becker, Boris (GER)
3 Edberg, Stefan (SWE)
4 McEnroe, John (USA)
5 Chang, Michael (USA)
6 Gilbert, Brad (USA)
7 Agassi, Andre (USA)
8 Krickstein, Aaron (USA)
9 Mancini, Alberto (ARG)
10 Berger, Jay (USA)
11 Jaite, Martin (ARG)
12 Wilander, Mats (SWE)
13 Mayotte, Tim (USA)
14 Connors, Jimmy (USA)
15 Steeb, Carl-Uwe (GER)

Becker was elected "Player of the Year". To my knowledge it's the last time the ATP are contradicting their own ranking. But this time, their ranking seems to be fair. Becker won the US Open and Wimbledon. Lendl won the Australian + 9 ATP sanctioned tournaments. He was much more consistent.

TennisOnWood
07-19-2011, 07:12 PM
I'm working on some stats for Top 5 players at the end of the year and I'm in 1986 now.. very strange that Noah made 4th spot

It is very complicated and in some cases for sure wasn't true

Echoes
07-21-2011, 11:35 AM
Yeah it's surprising for Noah.

Here's my record for him in 1986:


SF Philadelphia 1986 2
F La Quinta 1986 1
F Monte Carlo 1986 2
Monte Carlo D 1986 0,5
Forest Hills 1986 2
SF Rome 1986 2
Rome D 1986 0,5
F Basel 1986 1
Basel D 1986 0,5
Wembley 1986 2

A good season but weak for a 4th spot. Was Wembley still a "series" equivalent back then? Steeb's presence in 1989 tells me that Tokyo indoor was still well noted in their ranking that year.


Editing in the previous posts: I've omitted the Palermo doubles 1985 in Nyström's record and forgot to rank Perez Roldan and Chesnokov in 1988.


My Ranking 1990
1 Stefan Edberg 44
2 Boris Becker 34,5
3 Ivan Lendl 34
4 Andre Agassi 28
5 Pete Sampras 22
6 Andres Gomez 21,5
7 Goran Ivanisevic 15
8 Emilio Sanchez 14
9 Thomas Muster 13
10 Michael Chang 12
10 Brad Gilbert 12
12 Jonas Svensson 9
13 David Wheaton 8,5
14 Guy Forget 8
14 Juan Aguilera 8
14 Henri Leconte 8
14 Andrei Cherkasov 8

ATP 1990
1 Edberg, Stefan (SWE)
2 Becker, Boris (GER)
3 Lendl, Ivan (TCH)
4 Agassi, Andre (USA)
5 Sampras, Pete (USA)
6 Gomez, Andres (ECU)
7 Muster, Thomas (AUT)
8 Sanchez, Emilio (ESP)
9 Ivanisevic, Goran (YUG)
10 Gilbert, Brad (USA)
11 Svensson, Jonas (SWE)
12 Chesnokov, Andrei (USSR)
13 McEnroe, John (USA)
14 Perez-Roldan, Guillermo (ARG)
15 Chang, Michael (USA)

Edberg is #1 and Player of the Year but I had the info that the ATP didn't want to elect him because he skipped the Grand Slam Cup. Is that right?

Echoes
07-23-2011, 05:10 PM
My ranking 1991
1 Stefan Edberg 40,5
2 Jim Courier 38,5
3 Michael Stich 32,5
4 Boris Becker 32
5 Guy Forget 24,5
6 Ivan Lendl 24
7 Pete Sampras 23
8 Andre Agassi 13
9 Emilio Sanchez 12,5
10 Sergi Bruguera 12
11 Karel Novacek 11,5
12 David Wheaton 10
12 Goran Prpic 10
12 Magnus Gustafsson 10
15 Petr Korda 9

ATP 1991
1 Edberg, Stefan (SWE)
2 Courier, Jim (USA)
3 Becker, Boris (GER)
4 Stich, Michael (GER)
5 Lendl, Ivan (TCH)
6 Sampras, Pete (USA)
7 Forget, Guy (FRA)
8 Novacek, Karel (TCH)
9 Korda, Petr (TCH)
10 Agassi, Andre (USA)
11 Bruguera, Sergi (ESP)
12 Gustafsson, Magnus (SWE)
13 Rostagno, Derrick (USA)
14 Sanchez, Emilio (ESP)
15 Chang, Michael (USA)

My ranking 1992
1 Jim Courier 44
2 Stefan Edberg 33
3 Pete Sampras 26
4 Andre Agassi 25
5 Boris Becker 22,5
5 Goran Ivanisevic 22,5
6 Michael Chang 18
7 Petr Korda 17
7 Ivan Lendl 17
9 Michael Stich 16
10 Wayne Ferreira 13,5
11 Guy Forget 11
12 MaliVai Washington 10
13 Sergi Bruguera 9,5
14 Richard Krajicek 9
14 Carlos Costa 9
14 John McEnroe 9
ATP 1992
1 Courier, Jim (USA)
2 Edberg, Stefan (SWE)
3 Sampras, Pete (USA)
4 Ivanisevic, Goran (CRO)
5 Becker, Boris (GER)
6 Chang, Michael (USA)
7 Korda, Petr (TCH)
8 Lendl, Ivan (USA)
9 Agassi, Andre (USA)
10 Krajicek, Richard (NED)
11 Forget, Guy (FRA)
12 Ferreira, Wayne (RSA)
13 Washington, MaliVai (USA)
14 Costa, Carlos (ESP)
15 Stich, Michael (GER)

My ranking 1993
1 Pete Sampras 52
2 Jim Courier 37,5
3 Michael Stich 30,5
4 Sergi Bruguera 26
5 Stefan Edberg 23,5
6 Thomas Muster 21
6 Michael Chang 21
7 Andrei Medvedev 16
8 Cédric Pioline 14,5
9 Goran Ivanisevic 14
10 Petr Korda 12,5
11 Todd Martin 12
12 Karel Novacek 10,5
13 Andre Agassi 9,5
13 Boris Becker 9,5
13 Richard Krajicek 9,5

ATP 1993
1 Sampras, Pete (USA)
2 Stich, Michael (GER)
3 Courier, Jim (USA)
4 Bruguera, Sergi (ESP)
5 Edberg, Stefan (SWE)
6 Medvedev, Andrei (UKR)
7 Ivanisevic, Goran (CRO)
8 Chang, Michael (USA)
9 Muster, Thomas (AUT)
10 Pioline, Cédric (FRA)
11 Becker, Boris (GER)
12 Korda, Petr (TCH)
13 Martin, Todd (USA)
14 Gustafsson, Magnus (SWE)
15 Krajicek, Richard (NED)

Echoes
08-03-2011, 06:40 PM
1994: My ranking

1 Pete Sampras 57
2 Andre Agassi 26
3 Goran Ivanisevic 23
4 Sergi Bruguera 22
4 Michael Chang 22
6 Alberto Berasategui 21
7 Boris Becker 21
8 Todd Martin 20
9 Stefan Edberg 18
10 Michael Stich 17
10 Wayne Ferreira 17
12 Jim Courier 15
13 Yevgeni Kafelnikov 14
14 Andrei Medvedev 13
15 Magnus Larsson 12,5

ATP 1994
1 Sampras, Pete (USA)
2 Agassi, Andre (USA)
3 Becker, Boris (GER)
4 Bruguera, Sergi (ESP)
5 Ivanisevic, Goran (CRO)
6 Chang, Michael (USA)
7 Edberg, Stefan (SWE)
8 Berasategui, Alberto (ESP)
9 Stich, Michael (GER)
10 Martin, Todd (USA)
11 Kafelnikov, Yevgeny (RUS)
12 Ferreira, Wayne (RSA)
13 Courier, Jim (USA)
14 Rosset, Marc (SUI)
15 Medvedev, Andrei (UKR)

1995 My ranking
1 Pete Sampras 49,5
2 Andre Agassi 47
3 Thomas Muster 42
4 Michael Chang 28
5 Boris Becker 25,5
6 Yevgeni Kafelnikov 21
7 Jim Courier 18,5
8 Thomas Enqvist 15
9 Wayne Ferreira 13,5
10 Goran Ivanisevic 12,5
11 Jacco Eltingh 9,5
12 Sergi Bruguera 8
13 Paul Haarhuis 7,5
13 Todd Woodbridge 7,5
13 Marcelo Rios 7,5
13 Stefan Edberg 7,5

ATP 1995
1. Sampras (E-U), 4.842 pts
2. Agassi (E-U), 4.765
3. Muster (Aut), 4.474
4. Becker (All), 3.325
5. M. Chang (E-U), 3.211
6. Kafelnikov (Rus), 2.560
7. Enqvist (Suè), 2.505
8. Courier (E-U), 2.471
9. W. Ferreira (AfS), 2.144
10. Ivanisevic (Cro), 1.861
11. Krajicek (P-B), 1.756
12. Stich (All), 1.727
13. Bruguera (Esp), 1.686
14. Boetsch (Fra), 1.530
15. Rosset (Sui), 1.391

1996 My ranking
1 Pete Sampras 41
2 Yevgeni Kafelnikov 33
3 Goran Ivanisevic 26,5
4 Michael Chang 26
5 Boris Becker 25
6 Thomas Muster 23
7 Andre Agassi 19
8 Richard Krajicek 18
9 Marcelo Rios 13
9 Thomas Enqvist 13
11 Albert Costa 11
11 Mark Woodforde 11
13 Todd Martin 10
14 Cédric Pioline 9
14 Wayne Ferreira 9
14 Todd Woodbridge 9

ATP 1996
1 SAMPRAS, PETE USA 4865
2 CHANG, MICHAEL USA 3597
3 KAFELNIKOV, YEVGENY RUS 3564
4 IVANISEVIC, GORAN CRO 3492
5 MUSTER, THOMAS AUT 3166
6 BECKER, BORIS GER 2983
7 KRAJICEK, RICHARD NED 2380
8 AGASSI, ANDRE USA 2364
9 ENQVIST, THOMAS SWE 2191
10 FERREIRA, WAYNE RSA 2149
11 RIOS, MARCELO CHI 2114
12 MARTIN, TODD USA 2039
13 COSTA, ALBERT ESP 1757
14 EDBERG, STEFAN SWE 1567
15 SIEMERINK, JAN NED 1530

1997 My Ranking
1 Pete Sampras 46
2 Pat Rafter 25
3 Michael Chang 24
4 Yevgeni Kafelnikov 20,5
5 Jonas Björkman 17,5
6 Gustavo Kuerten 17
7 Greg Rusedski 16
8 Felix Mantilla 15
8 Marcelo Rios 15
10 Thomas Muster 14
10 Carlos Moya 14
10 Goran Ivanisevic 14
13 Alex Corretja 11,5
14 Richard Krajicek 11
15 Todd Woodbridge 10,5

ATP 1997
1 SAMPRAS, PETE 0 4547 4865 -318
2 RAFTER, PATRICK 60 3210 741 2469
3 CHANG, MICHAEL -1 3189 3597 -408
4 BJORKMAN, JONAS 65 2949 710 2239
5 KAFELNIKOV, YEVGENY -2 2690 3564 -874
6 RUSEDSKI, GREG 42 2617 871 1746
7 MOYA, CARLOS 21 2508 1283 1225
8 BRUGUERA, SERGI 73 2367 590 1777
9 MUSTER, THOMAS -4 2353 3166 -813
10 RIOS, MARCELO 1 2317 2114 203
11 KRAJICEK, RICHARD -4 2299 2380 -81
12 CORRETJA, ALEX 11 2275 1385 890
13 KORDA, PETR 11 2261 1332 929
14 KUERTEN, GUSTAVO 74 2215 556 1659
15 IVANISEVIC, GORAN -11 2176 3492 -1316

My Ranking 1998
1 Pete Sampras 32
2 Marcelo Rios 30
3 Pat Rafter 27
4 Alex Corretja 24
4 Carlos Moya 24
6 Andre Agassi 19
7 Yevgeni Kafelnikov 15
8 Karol Kucera 15
9 Petr Korda 14
9 Tim Henman 14
9 Richard Krajicek 14
12 Mark Philippoussis 13
13 Jonas Björkman 11,5
14 Goran Ivanisevic 11
15 Alberto Berasategui 10
15 Felix Mantilla 10
15 Greg Rusedski 10

ATP Ranking 1998
1 Sampras, Pete USA 0 3915 4547 -632 3131 784 22
2 Rios, Marcelo CHI 8 3670 2317 1353 2920 750 23
3 Corretja, Alex ESP 9 3398 2275 1123 2759 639 24
4 Rafter, Patrick AUS -2 3315 3210 105 2464 851 26
5 Moya, Carlos ESP 2 3159 2508 651 2432 727 24
6 Agassi, Andre USA 116 2879 375 2504 2135 744 20
7 Henman, Tim GBR 10 2620 1929 691 1804 816 29
8 Kucera, Karol SLV 16 2579 1423 1156 1820 759 25
9 Rusedski, Greg GBR -3 2573 2617 -44 1849 724 25
10 Krajicek, Richard NED 1 2548 2299 249 1815 733 18
11 Kafelnikov, Yevgeny RUS -6 2515 2690 -175 1968 547 31
12 Ivanisevic, Goran CRO 3 2137 2176 -39 1670 467 28
13 Korda, Petr CZE 0 2114 2261 -147 1594 520 21
14 Costa, Albert ESP 5 1823 1778 45 1349 474 26
15 Philippoussis, Mark AUS 3 1792 1809 -17 1264 528 19

NOTE: Petr Korda is not credited for his QF at Wimbledon in my rating (due to doping). I don't know if it was the case with the ATP system.

My Ranking 1999
1 Andre Agassi 48
2 Pete Sampras 26
3 Yevgeni Kafelnikov 25,5
4 Gustavo Kuerten 19,5
5 Thomas Enqvist 16
6 Nicolas Kiefer 15
6 Todd Martin 15
8 Marcelo Rios 14
9 Nicolas Lapentti 13,5
10 Pat Rafter 12
11 Richard Krajicek 11
12 Magnus Norman 10
13 Cédric Pioline 9
14 Tim Henman 9
14 Mark Philippoussis 9
14 Tommy Haas 9
14 Albert Costa 9

ATP 1999
1 Agassi, Andre USA 5 5048 2879 2169 4059 989 17
2 Kafelnikov, Yevgeny RUS 9 3465 2515 950 2733 732 30
3 Sampras, Pete USA -2 3024 3915 -891 2427 597 13
4 Enqvist, Thomas SWE 18 2606 1500 1106 1850 756 26
5 Kuerten, Gustavo BRA 18 2601 1472 1129 1875 726 24
6 Kiefer, Nicolas GER 29 2447 1007 1440 1757 690 23
7 Martin, Todd USA 9 2408 1774 634 1864 544 17
8 Lapentti, Nicolas ECU 82 2284 545 1739 1654 630 23
9 Rios, Marcelo CHI -7 2245 3670 -1425 1769 476 19
10 Krajicek, Richard NED 0 2095 2548 -453 1581 514 21
11 Haas, Tommy GER 23 1921 1044 877 1472 449 23
12 Henman, Tim GBR -5 1920 2620 -700 1465 455 25
13 Pioline, Cedric FRA 5 1814 1710 104 1162 652 29
14 Rusedski, Greg GBR -5 1802 2573 -771 1329 473 23
15 Norman, Magnus SWE 37 1748 818 930 1244 504 27

My Ranking 2000
1 Gustavo Kuerten 34,5
2 Marat Safin 34
3 Pete Sampras 27
4 Andre Agassi 22
4 Magnus Norman 22
6 Lleyton Hewitt 19,5
7 Yevgeni Kafelnikov 18
8 Alex Corretja 17
9 Thomas Enqvist 10
9 Mark Philippoussis 10
11 Pat Rafter 9
12 Juan Carlos Ferrero 8
12 Tim Henman 8
12 Franco Squillari 8
15 Arnaud Clément 7,5

ATP 2000
1 Kuerten, Gustavo BRA 3 4195 2191 2004 23
2 Safin, Marat RUS 21 4120 1199 2921 30
3 Sampras, Pete USA 0 3385 2419 966 16
4 Norman, Magnus SWE 11 3110 1424 1686 26
5 Kafelnikov, Yevgeny RUS -3 2935 2915 20 32
6 Agassi, Andre USA -5 2765 4135 -1370 19
7 Hewitt, Lleyton AUS 17 2625 1177 1448 21
8 Corretja, Alex ESP 19 2475 1058 1417 25
9 Enqvist, Thomas SWE -4 2210 2131 79 25
10 Henman, Tim GBR 1 2020 1619 401 26
11 Philippoussis, Mark AUS 8 1865 1258 607 23
12 Ferrero, Juan Carlos ESP 33 1840 768 1072 27
13 Ferreira, Wayne RSA 41 1770 705 1065 23
14 Squillari, Franco ARG 35 1598 733 865 27
15 Rafter, Patrick AUS 1 1535 1387 148 21


My Ranking 2001
1 Lleyton Hewitt 39
2 Andre Agassi 33
3 Gustavo Kuerten 32,5
4 Yevgeni Kafelnikov 22,5
5 Sébastien Grosjean 18
5 Pat Rafter 18
7 Juan Carlos Ferrero 17
8 Tommy Haas 14
9 Marat Safin 12,5
10 Goran Ivanisevic 12
11 Tim Henman 11
11 Roger Federer 11
13 Pete Sampras 10
14 Andy Roddick 9,5
15 Alex Corretja 8,5

ATP 2001
1 Hewitt, Lleyton AUS 6 4365 2625 1740 22
2 Kuerten, Gustavo BRA -1 3855 4195 -340 21
3 Agassi, Andre USA 3 3520 2765 755 20
4 Kafelnikov, Yevgeny RUS 1 3090 2935 155 28
5 Ferrero, Juan Carlos ESP 7 3040 1840 1200 23
6 Grosjean, Sebastien FRA 13 2790 1325 1465 25
7 Rafter, Patrick AUS 8 2785 1535 1250 18
8 Haas, Tommy GER 15 2285 1145 1140 25
9 Henman, Tim GBR 1 2100 2020 80 22
10 Sampras, Pete USA -7 1940 3385 -1445 18
11 Safin, Marat RUS -9 1920 4120 -2200 25
12 Ivanisevic, Goran CRO 117 1761 298 1463 23
13 Federer, Roger SUI 16 1745 1080 665 23
14 Roddick, Andy USA 142 1573 250 1323 21
15 Canas, Guillermo ARG 216 1572 154 1418 24


My Ranking 2002
1 Lleyton Hewitt 36
2 Andre Agassi 26
3 Juan Carlos Ferrero 18
4 Marat Safin 16
5 Carlos Moya 15
5 Pete Sampras 15
7 Albert Costa 14
8 Andy Roddick 12,5
9 Tim Henman 12
9 Roger Federer 12
9 Thomas Johansson 12
12 Younes El Aynaoui 11
12 Guillermo Cañas 11
12 Jiri Novak 11
15 David Nalbandian 10
15 Sjeng Schalken 10
15 Fernando Gonzalez 10

ATP 2002
1 Hewitt, Lleyton AUS 0 4485 4365 120 21
2 Agassi, Andre USA 1 3395 3520 -125 19
3 Safin, Marat RUS 8 2845 1920 925 21
4 Ferrero, Juan Carlos ESP 1 2740 3040 -300 26
5 Moya, Carlos ESP 14 2630 1310 1320 26
6 Federer, Roger SUI 7 2590 1745 845 25
7 Novak, Jiri CZE 22 2335 1091 1244 27
8 Henman, Tim GBR 1 2215 2100 115 19
9 Costa, Albert ESP 31 2070 960 1110 24
10 Roddick, Andy USA 4 2045 1573 472 22
11 Haas, Tommy GER -3 2020 2285 -265 23
12 Nalbandian, David ARG 35 1775 795 980 24
13 Sampras, Pete USA -3 1735 1940 -205 18
14 Johansson, Thomas SWE 4 1725 1375 350 23
15 Canas, Guillermo ARG 0 1725 1572 153 25

My Ranking 2003
1 Andy Roddick 37
2 Roger Federer 36
3 Juan Carlos Ferrero 35
4 Andre Agassi 30
5 Guillermo Coria 22
6 Rainer Schuettler 17
7 Carlos Moya 14
8 David Nalbandian 12
9 Sjeng Schalken 10
9 Lleyton Hewitt 10
11 Sébastien Grosjean 9,5
12 Mark Philippoussis 9
12 Younes El Aynaoui 9
12 Tim Henman 9
15 Martin Verkerk 8 lol
15 Nicolas Massu 8
ATP 2003
1 Roddick, Andy USA 9 4535 2045 2490 2490 23
2 Federer, Roger SUI 4 4375 2590 1785 1785 24
3 Ferrero, Juan Carlos ESP 1 4205 2740 1465 1465 20
4 Agassi, Andre USA -2 3425 3395 30 30 19
5 Coria, Guillermo ARG 40 3330 778 2552 2552 22
6 Schuettler, Rainer GER 27 3205 980 2225 2225 29
7 Moya, Carlos ESP -2 2280 2630 -350 -350 24
8 Nalbandian, David ARG 4 2060 1775 285 285 21
9 Philippoussis, Mark AUS 71 1615 490 1125 1125 20
10 Grosjean, Sebastien FRA 7 1610 1640 -30 -30 22
11 Srichaphan, Paradorn THA 5 1595 1646 -51 -51 29
12 Massu, Nicolas CHI 44 1559 680 879 879 30
13 Novak, Jiri CZE -6 1510 2335 -825 -825 27
14 El Aynaoui, Younes MAR 8 1480 1435 45 45 26
15 Henman, Tim GBR -7 1480 2215 -735 -735 20

My Ranking 2004
1 Roger Federer 62
2 Andy Roddick 28
3 Lleyton Hewitt 27
4 Marat Safin 19
5 Guillermo Coria 17
6 Andre Agassi 16
6 Gaston Gaudio 16
8 Carlos Moya 15
9 Tim Henman 13,5
10 David Nalbandian 12
11 Dominik Hrbaty 10
12 Guillermo Cañas 9
13 Sébastien Grosjean 8,5
14 Tommy Haas 7
15 Nicolas Kiefer 6
15 Joachim Johansson 6
15 Gustavo Kuerten 6
15 Juan Ignacio Chela 6
ATP 2004
1 Federer, Roger SUI 1 6335 4375 1960 1960 20
2 Roddick, Andy USA -1 3655 4535 -880 -880 23
3 Hewitt, Lleyton AUS 14 3590 1450 2140 2140 20
4 Safin, Marat RUS 73 3060 465 2595 2595 24
5 Moya, Carlos ESP 2 2520 2280 240 240 23
6 Henman, Tim GBR 9 2465 1480 985 985 20
7 Coria, Guillermo ARG -2 2400 3330 -930 -930 19
8 Agassi, Andre USA -4 2100 3425 -1325 -1325 19
9 Nalbandian, David ARG -1 1945 2060 -115 -115 19
10 Gaudio, Gaston ARG 24 1920 1030 890 890 24
11 Johansson, Joachim SWE 84 1595 399 1196 1196 27
12 Canas, Guillermo ARG 260 1595 124 1471 1471 26
13 Robredo, Tommy ESP 8 1465 1295 170 170 26
14 Hrbaty, Dominik SVK 47 1380 584 796 796 31
15 Grosjean, Sebastien FRA -5 1370 1610 -240 -240 17

My Ranking 2005
1 Roger Federer 61,5
2 Rafael Nadal 42,5
3 Andy Roddick 26
4 Lleyton Hewitt 20
5 David Nalbandian 19
6 Andre Agassi 17
7 Marat Safin 13
8 Ivan Ljubicic 12
9 Nikolaï Davydenko 11
9 Fernando Gonzalez 11
9 Gaston Gaudio 11
12 Guillermo Coria 10
12 Robbie Ginepri 10
14 David Ferrer 9
15 James Blake 8

NOTE: Mariano Puerta is stripped off his RG final in my account

ATP 2005
1 Federer, Roger SUI 0 6725 6335 390 390 19
2 Nadal, Rafael ESP 49 4765 775 3990 3990 24
3 Roddick, Andy USA -1 3085 3655 -570 -570 20
4 Hewitt, Lleyton AUS -1 2490 3590 -1100 -1100 17
5 Davydenko, Nikolay RUS 23 2390 1085 1305 1305 30
6 Nalbandian, David ARG 3 2370 1945 425 425 21
7 Agassi, Andre USA 1 2275 2100 175 175 17
8 Coria, Guillermo ARG -1 2190 2400 -210 -210 22
9 Ljubicic, Ivan CRO 13 2180 1235 945 945 25
10 Gaudio, Gaston ARG 0 2050 1920 130 130 25
11 Gonzalez, Fernando CHI 12 1790 1235 555 555 24
12 Safin, Marat RUS -8 1730 3060 -1330 -1330 16
13 Johansson, Thomas SWE 17 1645 1013 632 632 25
14 Ferrer, David ESP 35 1620 790 830 830 28
15 Ginepri, Robby USA 48 1520 625 895 895 26

My Ranking 2006
1 Roger Federer 77
2 Rafael Nadal 35
3 Nikolaï Davydenko 24
4 James Blake 19
5 David Nalbandian 16
5 Ivan Ljubicic 16
5 Mario Ancic 16
8 Marcos Baghdatis 12
8 Lleyton Hewitt 12
10 Andy Roddick 11,5
11 Tommy Haas 11
11 Tommy Robredo 11
13 Jonas Björkman 10,5
14 Fernando Gonzalez 10
15 Richard Gasquet 8,5

NOTE: Highest score in one season for Federer

ATP 2006
1 Federer, Roger SUI 0 8370 6725 1645 0 19
2 Nadal, Rafael ESP 0 4470 4765 -295 0 19
3 Davydenko, Nikolay RUS 2 2825 2390 435 0 32
4 Blake, James USA 19 2530 1230 1300 0 26
5 Ljubicic, Ivan CRO 4 2495 2180 315 0 22
6 Roddick, Andy USA -3 2415 3085 -670 0 21
7 Robredo, Tommy ESP 12 2375 1490 885 0 27
8 Nalbandian, David ARG -2 2295 2370 -75 0 17
9 Ancic, Mario CRO 12 2060 1360 700 0 24
10 Gonzalez, Fernando CHI 1 2015 1790 225 0 20
11 Haas, Tommy GER 34 1890 755 1135 0 23
12 Baghdatis, Marcos CYP 43 1860 634 1226 0 23
13 Berdych, Tomas CZE 11 1705 1200 505 0 25
14 Ferrer, David ESP 0 1475 1620 -145 0 25
15 Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 13 1460 1045 415 0 28

My ranking 2007
1 Roger Federer 66
2 Rafael Nadal 43
3 Novak Djokovic 32
4 Nikolaï Davydenko 17
4 Andy Roddick 17
6 David Ferrer 13
7 Tommy Robredo 12
7 Carlos Moya 12
9 Fernando Gonzalez 10
9 Richard Gasquet 10
9 Andy Murray 10
12 Tommy Haas 9
12 Marcos Baghdatis 9
14 Guillermo Cañas 8
14 David Nalbandian 8
14 Ivan Ljubicic 8
14 James Blake 8

ATP 2007
1 Federer, Roger SUI 0 7180 8370 -1190 0 16
2 Nadal, Rafael ESP 0 5735 4470 1265 0 19
3 Djokovic, Novak SRB 13 4470 1380 3090 0 20
4 Davydenko, Nikolay RUS -1 2825 2825 0 0 26
5 Ferrer, David ESP 9 2750 1475 1275 0 23
6 Roddick, Andy USA 0 2530 2415 115 0 20
7 Gonzalez, Fernando CHI 3 2005 2015 -10 0 19
8 Gasquet, Richard FRA 10 1930 1365 565 0 23
9 Nalbandian, David ARG -1 1775 2295 -520 0 15
10 Robredo, Tommy ESP -3 1765 2375 -610 0 23
11 Murray, Andy GBR 6 1755 1370 385 0 19
12 Haas, Tommy GER -1 1720 1890 -170 0 20
13 Blake, James USA -9 1710 2530 -820 0 24
14 Berdych, Tomas CZE -1 1685 1705 -20 0 21
15 Canas, Guillermo ARG 127 1653 324 1329 0 21

My ranking 2008
1 Rafael Nadal 59,5
2 Novak Djokovic 42
3 Roger Federer 40,5
4 Andy Murray 25
5 Nikolaï Davydenko 16
6 Andy Roddick 14
7 Jo Wilfried Tsonga 12,5
8 Juan Martin Del Potro 12
9 David Ferrer 11
10 Gilles Simon 10
11 David Nalbandian 8
11 Nicolas Almagro 8
11 Fernando Gonzalez 8
14 James Blake 7
14 Mikhail Youzhny 7

ATP 2008
1 Nadal, Rafael ESP 1 6675 5735 940 0 19
2 Federer, Roger SUI -1 5305 7180 -1875 0 19
3 Djokovic, Novak SRB 0 5295 4470 825 0 19
4 Murray, Andy GBR 7 3720 1755 1965 0 23
5 Davydenko, Nikolay RUS -1 2715 2825 -110 0 23
6 Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried FRA 37 2050 714 1336 0 21
7 Simon, Gilles FRA 22 1980 955 1025 0 29
8 Roddick, Andy USA -2 1970 2530 -560 0 23
9 Del Potro, Juan Martin ARG 35 1945 690 1255 0 22
10 Blake, James USA 3 1775 1710 65 0 23
11 Nalbandian, David ARG -2 1725 1775 -50 0 20
12 Ferrer, David ESP -7 1695 2750 -1055 0 24
13 Wawrinka, Stanislas SUI 23 1510 820 690 0 22
14 Monfils, Gael FRA 24 1475 742 733 0 21
15 Gonzalez, Fernando CHI -8 1420 2005 -585 0 22

My Ranking 2009
1 Roger Federer 51
2 Rafael Nadal 39,5
3 Novak Djokovic 35
4 Juan Martin Del Potro 32
5 Andy Murray 29
6 Nikolaï Davydenko 19
7 Andy Roddick 18,5
8 Jo Wilfried Tsonga 12
9 Robin Söderling 11
9 Fernando Gonzalez 11
11 Marin Cilic 9
12 Fernando Verdasco 8
12 Gaël Monfils 8
14 Tommy Robredo 7,5
14 Radek Stepanek 7,5

ATP 2009
1 Federer, Roger SUI 0 10550 10550 0 -60 19
2 Nadal, Rafael ESP 0 9205 9205 0 -3955 19
3 Djokovic, Novak SRB 0 8310 8310 0 -2280 23
4 Murray, Andy GBR 0 7030 7030 0 -20 19
5 Del Potro, Juan Martin ARG 0 6785 6785 0 2895 22
6 Davydenko, Nikolay RUS 0 4930 4930 0 -400 26
7 Roddick, Andy USA 0 4410 4410 0 470 20
8 Soderling, Robin SWE 0 3410 3410 0 760 27
9 Verdasco, Fernando ESP 0 3300 3300 0 470 24
10 Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried FRA 0 2875 2875 0 -1075 26
11 Gonzalez, Fernando CHI 0 2870 2870 0 30 18
12 Stepanek, Radek CZE 0 2625 2625 0 365 23
13 Monfils, Gael FRA 0 2610 2610 0 -340 24
14 Cilic, Marin CRO 0 2430 2430 0 180 23
15 Simon, Gilles FRA 0 2275 2275 0 -1685 27


My Ranking 2010
1 Rafael Nadal 63,5
2 Roger Federer 45
3 Novak Djokovic 27,5
4 Robin Söderling 24
5 Andy Murray 19,5
6 Andy Roddick 14
7 Fernando Verdasco 12
7 Tomas Berdych 12
7 David Ferrer 12
10 Mikhail Youzhny 11,5
11 Sam Querrey 10
12 Marin Cilic 9
12 Gaël Monfils 9
12 Nicolas Almagro 9
12 Jurgen Melzer 9

ATP 2010
1 Nadal, Rafael ESP 0 12450 12450 0 3245 20
2 Federer, Roger SUI 0 9145 9145 0 -1405 21
3 Djokovic, Novak SRB 0 6240 6240 0 -2070 21
4 Murray, Andy GBR 0 5760 5760 0 -1270 19
5 Soderling, Robin SWE 0 5580 5580 0 2170 24
6 Berdych, Tomas CZE 0 3955 3955 0 2300 26
7 Ferrer, David ESP 0 3735 3735 0 1865 24
8 Roddick, Andy USA 0 3665 3665 0 -745 21
9 Verdasco, Fernando ESP 0 3240 3240 0 -60 25
10 Youzhny, Mikhail RUS 0 2920 2920 0 1230 24
11 Melzer, Jurgen AUT 0 2785 2785 0 1525 27
12 Monfils, Gael FRA 0 2560 2560 0 -50 24
13 Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried FRA 0 2345 2345 0 -530 20
14 Cilic, Marin CRO 0 2300 2300 0 -130 24
15 Almagro, Nicolas ESP 0 2160 2160 0 855 27

The best years ever in the Open Era:

1 Roger Federer 2006 77
2 John McEnroe 1984 69,5
3 Ivan Lendl 1986 66,5
4 Roger Federer 2007 66
5 Rod Laver 1969 65,5
6 Rafael Nadal 2010 63,5
7 Ilie Nastase 1973 63
8 Ivan Lendl 1985 62,5
8 Ivan Lendl 1987 62,5
10 Björn Borg 1979 62
10 Roger Federer 2004 62
12 Jimmy Connors 1974 61,5
12 Guillermo Vilas 1977 61,5
12 Roger Federer 2005 61,5
15 Rafael Nadal 2008 59,5
16 Ivan Lendl 1989 59
17 John McEnroe 1981 58,5
18 Pete Sampras 1994 57
19 Ilie Nastase 1972 55,5
20 Ivan Lendl 1982 54
21 John McEnroe 1983 52,5
22 Pete Sampras 1993 52
23 Jimmy Connors 1976 51
23 John McEnroe 1979 51
23 Roger Federer 2009 51
26 Björn Borg 1978 50
26 John McEnroe 1980 50


A reminder of my inter-generation ranking up until Year- End 2010:

1 Ivan Lendl 586
2 Jimmy Connors 576
3 John McEnroe 477
4 Roger Federer 463
5 Pete Sampras 427
6 Andre Agassi 418,5
7 Björn Borg 353
8 Boris Becker 342,5
9 Stefan Edberg 326,5
10 Guillermo Vilas 295,5
11 Ilie Nastase 291
12 Rafael Nadal 287
13 Rod Laver 261
14 Mats Wilander 253
15 Arthur Ashe 224,5
16 Stan Smith 205,5
17 John Newcombe 200
18 Tom Okker 193,5
19 Andy Roddick 188
19 Michael Chang 188

TennisOnWood
08-08-2011, 11:47 AM
Strange you have such a big differnce between Ivan and Boris for 1989.. even Lendl said he doesn't trust computer and that Becker deserved to be Year end Number 1

Echoes
08-11-2011, 06:20 PM
Thank you, NP, for giving comments. It's helpful because I take advantage of them to see if I made mistake. But in this case, I didn't see any problems.

Here are my records for both players in 1989. I've underlined those tournaments that were unofficial. Okay in Lendl's case, I'm not sure the Stuttgart classic was real competition but for the rest, it definitely was. And in any case, these exhos didn't make the difference, I think.

Lendl:

Australian Open 1989 12
Scottsdale 1989 2
Chicago 1989 2
Key Biscayne 1989 6
F Tokyo outdoor 1989 1
Forest Hills 1989 2
Hamburg 1989 4
Queen's Club 1989 2
SF Wimbledon 1989 4
Montreal 1989 4
Jericho 1989 2
F US Open 1989 6
Bordeaux 1989 2
Sydney indoor 1989 2
Stuttgart Classic 1989 2
Stockholm 1989 4
Antwerp 1989 2

Becker:

Milan 1989 2
Philadelphia 1989 2
Indian Wells D 1989 0,5
F Monte Carlo 1989 2
SF Hamburg 1989 2
SF Roland Garros 1989 4
Wirral 1989 2
Wimbledon 1989 12
US Open 1989 12
Bercy 1989 4
F Masters 1989 3

Quantitatively speaking Becker's season was very poor. He really went for the big ones here. Very few tournaments played between Wimbledon and Flushing and few tournaments played between Flushing and the Masters. Fortunately, he won Wimbledon and Flushing (+ SF at Roland).

On the other hand, Lendl was very consistent throughout the year, as usual in the eighties even though he failed in the big ones (except the Australian, which I've considered equal to other GS, perhaps a mistake?).

In my opinion, any point system should give Lendl the edge for that one, unless you completely disregard non-Slam tennis. Which does not necessarily means he was the best player.

TennisOnWood
08-13-2011, 08:33 PM
O.k, I trust your work.. its very detailed

I will soon post article about end of the year Top 5 and tournaments that they played, looking on how many they played together. I think it will be interesting but I will for sure point on this page and your work, just to see how ranking can be different

Ouragan
08-23-2011, 08:29 AM
Djoker should get an impressive score for 2011.