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№1 Seeding Stats at a Grand Slam Tournaments (Open Era)

statsman
11-04-2011, 04:45 PM
Updated after US Open 2014

Overall

Most No.1 Seeding at a Grand Slam Tournaments (28 players)

Roger Federer (SUI) - 23
Pete Sampras (USA) - 22
Ivan Lendl (TCH) - 18
Bjorn Borg (SWE) - 14
Rod Laver (AUS) - 11
John McEnroe (USA) - 10
Novak Djokovic (SRB) - 10
Jimmy Connors (USA) - 9
Rafael Nadal (ESP) - 9
Andre Agassi (USA) - 7
Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) - 7
Stefan Edberg (SWE) - 6
Ilie Nastase (ROU) - 5
Guillermo Vilas (ARG) - 5
Jim Courier (USA) - 5
Stan Smith (USA) - 4
John Newcombe (AUS) - 4
Gustavo Kuerten (BRA) - 3
Jan Kodes (TCH) - 2
Ken Rosewall (AUS) - 2
Boris Becker (GER) - 2
Arthur Ashe (USA) - 1
Tony Roche (AUS) - 1
Vitas Gerulaitis (USA) - 1
Johan Kriek (USA) - 1
Mats Wilander (SWE) - 1
Yevgeny Kafelnikov (RUS) - 1
Andy Roddick (USA) - 1

Most Consecutive No.1 Seeding at a Grand Slam Tournaments (16 players)(best per player)

Roger Federer - 18
Pete Sampras - 12
Rod Laver - 7
Lleyton Hewitt - 7
Ivan Lendl - 5
Stefan Edberg - 4
Jim Courier - 4
Rafael Nadal - 4
Novak Djokovic - 4
Bjorn Borg - 3
John McEnroe - 3
Andre Agassi - 3
Stan Smith - 2
John Newcombe - 2
Jimmy Connors - 2
Gustavo Kuerten - 2

Per Slam

Australian Open

Most No.1 Seeding (20 players)

Ivan Lendl - 6
Guillermo Vilas - 5
Pete Sampras - 5
Roger Federer - 5
Rafael Nadal - 3
Rod Laver - 2
John Newcombe - 2
Ken Rosewall - 2
Stefan Edberg - 2
Lleyton Hewitt - 2
Rafael Nadal - 3
Novak Djokovic - 2
Tony Roche - 1
Jimmy Connors - 1
Vitas Gerulaitis - 1
Johan Kriek - 1
Mats Wilander - 1
Jim Courier - 1
Gustavo Kuerten - 1
Andre Agassi - 1
Andy Roddick - 1

Most Consecutive No.1 Seeding (7 players)(best per player)

Ivan Lendl - 5
Pete Sampras - 5
Guillermo Vilas - 4
Roger Federer - 4
Lleyton Hewitt - 2
Jim Courier - 2
Novak Djokovic - 2

French Open

Most No.1 Seeding (18 players)

Bjorn Borg - 6
Roger Federer - 6
Pete Sampras - 5
Ivan Lendl - 4
Ilie Nastase - 3
Rafael Nadal - 3
Rod Laver - 2
Jan Kodes - 2
John McEnroe - 2
Jimmy Connors - 2
Stefan Edberg - 2
Andre Agassi - 2
Lleyton Hewitt - 2
Novak Djokovic - 2
Stan Smith - 1
Jim Courier - 1
Yevgeny Kafelnikov - 1
Gustavo Kuerten - 1

Most Consecutive No.1 Seeding (11 players)(best per player)

Roger Federer - 5
Bjorn Borg - 4
Ivan Lendl - 4
Pete Sampras - 3
Rod Laver - 2
Jan Kodes - 2
John McEnroe - 2
Jimmy Connors - 2
Stefan Edberg - 2
Lleyton Hewitt - 2
Novak Djokovic - 2

Wimbledon

Most No.1 Seeding (18 players)

Pete Sampras - 8
Roger Federer - 6
Rod Laver - 4
Bjorn Borg - 4
Ivan Lendl - 4
John McEnroe - 3
Jimmy Connors - 3
Novak Djokovic - 3
Lleyton Hewitt - 2
Stan Smith - 1
Ilie Nastase - 1
John Newcombe - 1
Arthur Ashe - 1
Boris Becker - 1
Stefan Edberg - 1
Jim Courier - 1
Andre Agassi - 1
Rafael Nadal - 1

Most Consecutive No.1 Seeding (8 players)(best per player)

Pete Sampras - 6
Roger Federer - 5
Rod Laver - 4
Bjorn Borg - 4
Ivan Lendl - 3
Novak Djokovic - 3
John McEnroe - 2
Lleyton Hewitt - 2

US Open

Most No.1 Seeding (18 players)

Roger Federer - 6
John McEnroe - 5
Bjorn Borg - 4
Ivan Lendl - 4
Pete Sampras - 4
Rod Laver - 3
Jimmy Connors - 3
Andre Agassi - 3
Novak Djokovic - 3
Stan Smith - 2
Jim Courier - 2
Rafael Nadal - 2
John Newcombe - 1
Ilie Nastase - 1
Boris Becker - 1
Stefan Edberg - 1
Gustavo Kuerten - 1
Lleyton Hewitt - 1

Most Consecutive No.1 Seeding (9 players)(best per player)

John McEnroe - 5
Bjorn Borg - 4
Ivan Lendl - 4
Roger Federer - 4
Rod Laver - 3
Jimmy Connors - 3
Pete Sampras - 3
Stan Smith - 2
Jim Courier - 2
Novak Djokovic - 2

Single Grand Slam

Most No.1 Seeding

Pete Sampras - 8 (Wimbledon)

Most Consecutive No.1 Seeding

Pete Sampras - 6 (Wimbledon)

Miscellaneous Stats

Most No.1 Seeding Total at a Grand Slam Tournaments (per Country) (12 countries)

USA - 61 (10 players)
Australia - 25 (5 players)
Switzerland - 23 (1 player)
Sweden - 21 (3 players)
Czechoslovakia - 20 (2 players)
Serbia - 10 (1 player)
Spain - 9 (1 player)
Argentina - 5 (1 player)
Romania - 5 (1 player)
Brazil - 3 (1 player)
Germany - 2 (1 player)
Russia - 1

Total - 185

The same No.1 Seed at a Grand Slam Tournaments during a calendar year (6 players on 12 occasions)

Rod Laver - 1969
Ivan Lendl - 1986 (3 Grand Slams); 1988
Pete Sampras - 1994; 1996-98
Lleyton Hewitt - 2002
Roger Federer - 2005-07
Novak Djokovic - 2013

Four different No.1 Seeds at a Grand Slam Tournaments during a year (twice)

1976 -
Australian Open - Ken Rosewall
French Open - Bjorn Borg
Wimbledon - Arthur Ashe
US Open - Jimmy Connors

1977 -
Australian Open (January) - Guillermo Vilas
French Open - Ilie Nastase
Wimbledon - Jimmy Connors
US Open - Bjorn Borg
Australian Open (December) - Vitas Gerulaitis

No.1 Seed absence at a Grand Slam Tournaments (3 times)

1999 - Australian Open; US Open
2009 - Wimbledon

Notes
- in 1973 US Open, there were dual No. 1 seeds (Stan Smith and Ilie Nastase)
- South African-born Johan Kriek became a U.S. citizen in 1982, when he was No.1 at the Australian Open

statsman
08-14-2013, 04:41 PM
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