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Most consecutive wins

uNIVERSE mAN
04-13-2005, 06:50 PM
Well we've done the consecutive weeks at #1 thread so I thought this should be done too. I went back and tried a search and didn't come up with any specific hits relating to this, so I thought I'd throw this out there.

Considering Federer has a 24 match winning streak currently going I thought it was a good time to bring it up. I'm not sure where this ranks all-time.

I know that people talk of Vilas having a crazy streak, and Muster had some sort of streak of 40+ I think in '95, I vaguely remember Sampras having had a streak near 30.

If anyone has any specific info etc, please post.

NYCtennisfan
04-13-2005, 07:17 PM
What's crazy is that Federer now has had a streak of 23, 24 (and counting) and 26 all since last year's French Open. That's just unreal.

erik-the-red
04-13-2005, 07:21 PM
I think Muster had a 35-match win streak in 1995.

mitalidas
04-13-2005, 07:45 PM
i think j mac holds the record
don't know the streak exactly, but i recall he lost all of 3 matches in the year 1984

Hendu
04-13-2005, 07:54 PM
Vilas has the open-era winning streak record of 50 matches (in 1977). His streak, begun after Wimbledon, was stopped at Aix-en-Provence in September by Ilie Nastase, who used one of the controversial "spaghetti" rackets that produced weird strokes and bounces. Vilas quit in disgust; such rackets were shortly banned.
And then he won another something like 38 matches, so it would have been close to 90 straight matches. He kept winning right up until Borg beat him in the Masters at the Madison Square Garden.

jazz_girl
04-13-2005, 08:00 PM
Yeah, I remember Vilas talking about his record as well. He said he won like 50 matches in a row, till Nastase (I think) beat him when he played with a racket with double cords, and then won 48 more matches :confused: I have no idea how to check this!

jazz_girl
04-13-2005, 08:02 PM
Vilas has the open-era winning streak record of 50 matches (in 1977). His streak, begun after Wimbledon, was stopped at Aix-en-Provence in September by Ilie Nastase, who used one of the controversial "spaghetti" rackets that produced weird strokes and bounces. Vilas quit in disgust; such rackets were shortly banned.
And then he won another something like 38 matches, so it would have been close to 90 straight matches. He kept winning right up until Borg beat him in the Masters at the Madison Square Garden.
I didn't read your post! You explained it MUCH better than me! :lol: :yeah:

Hendu
04-13-2005, 08:08 PM
I didn't read your post! You explained it MUCH better than me! :lol: :yeah:

I didn't do anything... just cut and paste from a couple of Vilas' bios. :p

Oh, and I remember about that interview too.

soonha
04-13-2005, 08:27 PM
http://www.tennis-x.com/stats/tennisrecords.php


Tennis Records and Statistics
(Stats Thru 2004 Season)

[B]OPEN ERA WINNING STREAKS

Player Matches
1. Bjorn Borg 49 (1978)
2. Guillermo Vilas 46 (1977)
3. Ivan Lendl 44 (1981-82)
4. John McEnroe 42 (1984)
5. Bjorn Borg 40 (1979-80)
6. Thomas Muster 35 (1995)


[B]WINNING STREAKS SINCE 1990

Player Matches
1. Thomas Muster 35 (1995)
2. Pete Sampras 29 (1994)
3. Andre Agassi 26 (1995)
4. Jim Courier 25 (1992)
5. Pete Sampras 24 (1999)
6. Roger Federer 23 (2004)

Sjengster
04-13-2005, 08:59 PM
Interesting, maybe a few of Vilas' wins weren't at ATP events, hence the disparity in that Tennis-X stat... of course, they don't include Federer's longest winning streak of 26 matches, which surpasses Courier and ties with Agassi in third place.

makro120
04-13-2005, 09:29 PM
Now it should be:

[B]WINNING STREAKS SINCE 1990

Player Matches
1. Thomas Muster 35 (1995)
2. Pete Sampras 29 (1994)
3.Roger Federer 26 (2004-2005)
3. Andre Agassi 26 (1995)
5. Jim Courier 25 (1992)
6.Roger Federer 24 (2005 and counting)
6. Pete Sampras 24 (1999)
8. Roger Federer 23 (2004)


Federer has had more +20 (maybe +23) winning streaks in 9 months than Sampras had in his whole career. Doesn't mean much except that Federer's dominance the last year has been something exceptional.

Bilbo
04-13-2005, 10:21 PM
Federer won't break that record and especially not this week.

Sjengster
04-13-2005, 10:23 PM
Of course he won't, unless he's planning on playing another 12 matches this week rather than the required 4 to seal the title.

makro120
04-13-2005, 10:35 PM
He will, but unfurtunately Rome may be too much...

Unless he takes a break and continues the streak in Hamburg and Roland Garros, Halle and then wimbledon for a total of 53 consecutive wins.... :devil: .

makro120
04-13-2005, 10:38 PM
If Federer wouldn't have lost against Safin he would probably have 52 straight matches by now...

NYCtennisfan
04-13-2005, 11:03 PM
Of course he won't, unless he's planning on playing another 12 matches this week rather than the required 4 to seal the title.

LOL! The only way Fed breaks the 35 in a row or the 40+ streaks is if he plays well AFTER the French when he can play 50-60 matches in a row away from clay. Fed i think will win at least one clay TMS but he will lose somewhere.

Purple Rainbow
04-13-2005, 11:40 PM
This is a great thread! I've been wondering about the longest winning streaks for a while now! I'm very curious how long Federer will be able to extend his winning streak, I foresee some trouble against in-form Fernando Gonzalez.

makro120
04-13-2005, 11:43 PM
I wonder if Federer could win 100 straight matches? Wouldn't that be something!

Ok, I'll be very happy with 50....

Bilbo
04-14-2005, 12:09 AM
Of course he won't, unless he's planning on playing another 12 matches this week rather than the required 4 to seal the title.

What I wanted to say is that he will lose his 2nd match this week.

Sjengster
04-14-2005, 12:15 AM
Well he didn't, did he? Not that I think he is going to break any records, especially not on clay.

Art&Soul
04-14-2005, 02:04 AM
What I wanted to say is that he will lose his 2nd match this week.

:D Humm Which match? Always good prediction :D :haha: :zzz:

NYCtennisfan
04-14-2005, 02:40 AM
Biblbo, serious hating can take years off of a person's life. Just relax and enjoy the ride! :)

Billabong
04-14-2005, 02:44 AM
Rogi the incredible:worship:

Federerhingis
04-14-2005, 04:18 AM
Yeah thats why I dont hate, not only does it backfire, it does you no good. I mean its really silly taking these things too seriously or personal, even when he loses he makes more money than most of us. I dont know whats the avg pay for losing like on the 1st Round of masters series events but at slams you're guranteed what is it 25,000 smackers for just showing up? Now I would like seeing anyone making that in one days worth of work? Only Plastic surgeons and unfortunately not all posses that M.D tag.

Hating doesnt do you any good, no bodys a winner when hating goes on.

deliveryman
04-14-2005, 04:34 AM
Federer has won 8 out of the last 9 tournaments he has participated in. :O

Action Jackson
04-14-2005, 04:36 AM
Federer has won 8 out of the last 9 tournaments he has participated in. :O

Didn't win the one that counted in 2005 though.

Doris Loeffel
04-14-2005, 11:08 AM
Even thoug he doesn't admitt it but I think that's bothering him quite a bit..

makro120
04-14-2005, 11:13 AM
Me too, i think he still has nightmares of that AO semifinal. Only the RG-Wimbly doublt can make him forget....

TheMightyFed
04-14-2005, 01:17 PM
Me too, i think he still has nightmares of that AO semifinal. Only the RG-Wimbly doublt can make him forget....
you are optimistic, but 100 victories in a row, double FO-W, remain a bit reasonable, the guy is not a machine...

Aguante_el_Gato
04-14-2005, 02:17 PM
If Federer wouldn't have lost against Safin he would probably have 52 straight matches by now...
and if my aunt had balls, then ... she would be my uncle
(only an old joke ;) )

TheMightyFed
04-14-2005, 02:25 PM
makro has a fantasy: the flawless player. And he thinks Federer could satisfy his fantasy. Unfortunately nobody could. In the women's game, makro must be crazy of Navratilova: one season with only one loss (1983 ?), and till last year no loss in Fed Cup (we still don't know why she played it with such a perfect record...). makro will disapear if Fed doesn't win RG this year, this is sad... :sad:
Must be tough not to live in an ideal world makro120...

feuselino
05-10-2011, 04:55 PM
bump for obvious reasons. anyone has a list with the longest streaks up to 2011? I know Federer's best is at 41, and I think he has several streaks in the 20s... Nadal's best was 31 I believe? What about others? Couldn't find a list in the statistics thread...

Modetopia
05-10-2011, 05:39 PM
OPEN ERA MATCH WINNING STREAKS
1 Guillermo Vilas (Argentina) 46 1977
2 Ivan Lendl (Czechoslovakia) 44 1981-82
3 Björn Borg (Sweden) 43 1978
4 John McEnroe (U.S.) 42 1984
5 Roger Federer (Switzerland) 41 2006-07
6 Björn Borg (Sweden) 38 1979-80
7 Thomas Muster (Austria) 35 1995
= Roger Federer (Switzerland) 35 2005
9 Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 34 2010-11
10 Rafael Nadal (Spain) 32 2008

feuselino
05-11-2011, 06:04 AM
Great, thanks!

ossie
05-11-2011, 08:45 AM
i'm afraid rafa is going to spoil the fun for the djoker.

xdrewitdajx
05-11-2011, 11:26 AM
OPEN ERA MATCH WINNING STREAKS
1 Guillermo Vilas (Argentina) 46 1977
2 Ivan Lendl (Czechoslovakia) 44 1981-82
3 Björn Borg (Sweden) 43 1978
4 John McEnroe (U.S.) 42 1984
5 Roger Federer (Switzerland) 41 2006-07
6 Björn Borg (Sweden) 38 1979-80
7 Thomas Muster (Austria) 35 1995
= Roger Federer (Switzerland) 35 2005
9 Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 34 2010-11
10 Rafael Nadal (Spain) 32 2008

this list differs slightly from what I read on the ATP site: http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2011/05/19/Shark-Bites-Big-Three.aspx (toward the bottom of the page)

any idea why? actually looks like just Borg's numbers vary, the ATP one gives him a few less wins.

Lanthanide
05-11-2011, 11:39 AM
i'm afraid rafa is going to spoil the fun for the djoker.

Nah. Djokovic is unbeatable this year.:yeah:

solowyn
05-11-2011, 11:55 AM
this list differs slightly from what I read on the ATP site: http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2011/05/19/Shark-Bites-Big-Three.aspx (toward the bottom of the page)

any idea why? actually looks like just Borg's numbers vary, the ATP one gives him a few less wins.
If you look at the ages in that ATP article it corresponds to:

4 Bjorn Borg 41 1979-81

6 Bjorn Borg 35 1978

3 matches added to Borg's 1979-81 streak to make it 41, and the 1978 streak is given as 35. The 1978 streak was interrupted by 2 walkovers given by Borg, so I guess the ATP are only counting it as 35.

What I can't work out is if you count the matches for 1979-1980 even on Borg's ATP profile I get 43, including Davis Cup: http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Bo/B/Bjorn-Borg.aspx?t=pa&y=1980&m=s&e=0# :confused:

Voo de Mar
05-11-2011, 11:58 AM
Borg won 49 matches in a row in 1978

Connors 36 in 1975 and 35 in 1974 :wavey:

ATP sucks.

Voo de Mar
05-11-2011, 12:00 PM
In years 1979-80 Borg won 48 or 35 matches in a row, depends on what we're counting.

xdrewitdajx
05-11-2011, 12:08 PM
maybe it's a Hopman Cup type situation, i.e. tournaments that aren't deemed fit to be counted in the streak? Djokovic won all of his matches there but it's not part of the streak.

Grunge
05-11-2011, 12:15 PM
Borg won 49 matches in a row in 1978

Connors 36 in 1975 and 35 in 1974 :wavey:

ATP sucks.

Can you list those 49 victories or give any source?

What is wrong with this stats: ITF (http://www.itftennis.com/mens/players/activity.asp?player=10002258)? I can't count 49 victories there.

SaFed2005
05-11-2011, 12:35 PM
Djokovic joining some really big names.

n8
05-11-2011, 12:45 PM
For a list each players' best winning streaks (must be 10+) for active players, see this thread.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=180330

The thread also has worst 10+ losing streaks. Please let me know if anyone is missing.

Voo de Mar
05-11-2011, 12:51 PM
Can you list those 49 victories or give any source?

What is wrong with this stats: ITF (http://www.itftennis.com/mens/players/activity.asp?player=10002258)? I can't count 49 victories there.

Borg won 7 Davis Cup matches in 1978, ITF says correctly, ATP says 0 :o

You can count 49 on ITF if you omit two walkovers which Borg gave to his opponents during the streak.

Garson007
05-11-2011, 01:12 PM
You can count 49 on ITF if you omit two walkovers which Borg gave to his opponents during the streak.
Is that fair? :shrug:

Anyhow, even if they may be wrong, the guys who write the history books are always right. I.e. the ITF/ATP.

n8
05-11-2011, 01:15 PM
Is that fair? :shrug:

Anyhow, even if they may be wrong, the guys who write the history books are always right. I.e. the ITF/ATP.

I don't know who came up with it, but it's the convention generally used; walkovers are discounted from all such streaks.

Grunge
05-11-2011, 01:28 PM
Borg won 7 Davis Cup matches in 1978, ITF says correctly, ATP says 0 :o

You can count 49 on ITF if you omit two walkovers which Borg gave to his opponents during the streak.

Yes, you are right. It is bit unfair (and cheating prone), but rules are rules. I don't understand why ATP didn't count Davis cup to Borg. Did they forget it, or there is some rule to count only international zone/world group? (Maybe they don't count preliminary round/europe zone like they don't count challenger events?).