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Consecutive Grand Slam Tournaments Played (as of 2011 U.S. Open)

smucav
06-27-2005, 12:32 AM
Consecutive Grand Slam Tournaments Played (as of 2011 Wimbledon)

In 2004, Wayne Ferreira established an all-time men's record with 56 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments played.

Here are players who have not missed a Grand Slam tournament in the past 20 Slams (or better):

Player--Number--Streak Started
Roger Federer--48---2000 Australian Open
Feliciano Lopez--39--2002 Roland Garros
David Ferrer--37--2003 Australian Open
Fernando Verdasco--34--2003 Wimbledon
Tomas Berdych--33--2003 U.S. Open
Albert Montanes--30--2004 Wimbledon
Philipp Kohlschreiber--29--2004 U.S. Open
Nicolas Almagro--28--2005 Australian Open
Novak Djokovic--28--2005 Australian Open
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez--28--2005 Australian Open
Stanislas Wawrinka--27--2005 Roland Garros

Federer will need to play through the 2014 Australian Open to better Ferreira's record.

In 2008, Ai Sugiyama established an all-time record (among men & women) with 62 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments played.

In 2008, Fabrice Santoro established an all-time men's record for total Grand Slam tournaments played (70 as of Australian Open 2010).

Here are the (male) players with the most Grand Slam tournaments played in the Open Era:

Fabrice Santoro 70
Andre Agassi 61
Jonas Bjorkman 58
Michael Chang 57
Jimmy Connors 57
Wayne Ferreira 57
Ivan Lendl 57
Mark Woodforde 55
Stefan Edberg 54
John Alexander 53

In 2006, Amy Frazier established an all-time record (among men & women) with 71 total Grand Slam tournaments played.

DanEd
06-27-2005, 04:34 AM
thanks you for the stats. hrbaty has a shot to pass ferreira

bad gambler
06-27-2005, 05:53 AM
Hewitt would have been on that list if it wasn't for his absence at RG this year :sad:

smucav
09-01-2005, 12:48 AM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/tennis/specials/us_open/2005/08/31/bc.ten.usopen.notebook.ap/index.htmlSteady rolling

Dominik Hrbaty is at the top of the list in at least one category: playing in consecutive Grand Slam tournaments.

The native of Bratislava, Slovakia, is playing in his 36th consecutive Grand Slam tournament at the U.S. Open, way behind the record of 56 by Wayne Ferreira of South Africa, but by far the current pacesetter.

"I am happy that I have been very healthy for my career," the 15th-seeded Hrbaty said Wednesday after downing Italian Andreas Seppi 6-2, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-2 in a first-round match. "I have always had problems, but never anything big."

There was an inflamed Achilles' tendon once, but Hrbaty doesn't think that was a big injury.

"I always follow doctor's orders," he said. "I take care of my body. And I sleep 10 to 12 hours every day."

ae wowww
09-01-2005, 01:14 AM
:lol:
"Hrbaty will need to play through the 2011 Australian Open to better Ferreira's record"

Good luck! Smucav, was this research your own :D?

smucav
09-01-2005, 01:22 AM
Smucav, was this research your own :D?I originally compiled it for Wimbledon by using the chart in the 2005 media guide & updating with this year's info. Today when I saw the blurb about Hrbaty, it inspired me to update it through the U.S. Open.

Of the guys currently on the top of the list, The Fed is the only one young enough to have a real shot at breaking the record. (He would have to play through the 2014 Australian Open--age 32 1/2--to do so.)

Of course, Hrbaty could surprise us all by continuing to play another 6+ years. He'll only be 33 at the 2011 Australian Open. [Ferreira was a few weeks shy of age 33 when he played his 56th & last grand slam.]

Scotso
09-01-2005, 02:20 AM
Dominik :worship:

shotgun
01-18-2006, 09:28 PM
Something tells me that Arthurs and Schuettler will get out of this list very soon, if they don't improve their current level.

Federerthebest
01-18-2006, 09:35 PM
arthurs is a big surprise. i thought his ranking would have fluctuated too much and too low to get him into 27 in a row.

almouchie
01-18-2006, 09:39 PM
both hrbaty & ferreira have similar games & styles & rely on conditioning & pyhsical stamina
great to see players that committed
can Dominators pass Wayne's record?
undecided

shotgun
05-26-2006, 09:32 PM
Wayno makes it 28 in a row by entering Roland Garros a qualifier! :eek:

vogus
05-26-2006, 09:54 PM
women are doing much better in this department than the men.

Lena Likhovtseva and Ai Sugiyama have both played 48 GS in a row, Lisa Raymond is at 44, and Patty Schnyder at 38.

Jairus
05-27-2006, 01:57 AM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/tennis/specials/us_open/2005/08/31/bc.ten.usopen.notebook.ap/index.html
10-12 Hours of sleep per day!! :eek: :eek: :eek: Jealous

El Legenda
05-27-2006, 02:14 AM
Go Ivan, with every GS since 1999, that means he's been in top 100 for a while years now :) :yeah:

Scotso
06-19-2006, 04:19 AM
Dominik :worship: part deux :D

Deboogle!.
06-22-2006, 03:34 PM
Wayno makes it 28 in a row by entering Roland Garros a qualifier! :eek:He appears to have qualified for Wimbledon as well!

scarecrows
06-22-2006, 05:33 PM
great Arthurs

he almost always starts GS from the qualifyings but always manages to qualify

Experimentee
06-22-2006, 05:42 PM
I think Dominik will break the record. He's fit enough to play till 33, and never has any serious injuries :)

Heaven and Hell
08-20-2006, 03:04 AM
My suggestion?....DONT GET MARRIED...

smucav
08-30-2006, 07:43 PM
updated for U.S. Open

Wayne Arthurs's streak ended at 29.

Volcanic Tennis
08-30-2006, 07:56 PM
Ai Sugiyama and Elena Likhovtseva playing their 50th consecutive Grand Slam :worship: Elena's last one though :sad:

Scott_tennis
11-16-2006, 04:20 AM
This is a very interesting list. Can you develop a similar list for the TMS events? (a listing of players with longest TMS consecutive tournaments played; or alternately a list of players appearing in all 9 TMS events each year -- since 1990)?

smucav
05-29-2007, 01:25 AM
updated for Roland Garros

Rainer Schuettler's streak ended at 33
Xavier Malisse's streak ended at 24
Paradorn Srichaphan's streak ended at 23

RickDaStick
05-29-2007, 02:52 AM
vamossss ljubo

Jimnik
10-26-2007, 12:46 PM
Hrbaty won't make it. After failing to defend his Paris points next week he'll drop out of the top 100.

smucav
01-09-2008, 08:33 PM
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080107.wspttebbutt07/BNStory/GlobeSportsOther/Veteran Santoro will be in spotlight
TOM TEBBUTT
ttebbutt@globeandmail.com
January 7, 2008 at 7:58 AM EST

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — Luckily for the tennis world, young Fabrice Santoro ignored the advice of a tennis coach who insisted he wasn't going anywhere hitting two-handed on both the backhand and forehand wings.

"I started playing at 6˝, my papa was a tennis teacher," he explained yesterday at the Sydney International. "Watching him give lessons, I got a racquet and started to play. He said, 'If you want to play with two hands, you can play with two hands, no problem.' When I was 12, a coach told me, 'If you want to be a champion some day, you can't play with two hands.' Happily, I didn't listen to him. After that, nobody ever tried to change me."

Santoro, 35, will be in the spotlight at the Australian Open next week when he plays his 62nd Grand Slam event, eclipsing Andre Agassi's record of 61. He will also become the leader, among active players, with 38 in a row, taking over from Dominik Hrbaty, who has 44, but is injured and not playing.

"It's very symbolic in the sense that it means I've had a long career," Santoro said of the record, "and indicates a certain longevity in terms of ranking [he has been as high as No. 17 and in the top 62 a total of 16 years, including the past 11 consecutively] and fitness. Playing 62 Grand Slams means you haven't been hurt much. I've never had surgery. It's a record that means a lot to me."

The Frenchman, barely 5 foot 10, is a racquet wizard, changing the pace, spin and direction of shots in a way unique in today's game.

"For me, the best tennis is natural tennis," he said. "You really can't play if you try to go against what's natural.

"Don't forget that the best woman not too long ago played with two hands on both sides, Monica Seles. If she hadn't had the problem with the attack [Hamburg in 1993], she would have dominated tennis for a long time."

As a youngster, Santoro at least had a role model. "When I was a kid, people talked to me a lot about Gene Mayer [the clever American double-fister who ranked as high as No. 4 in 1980]. I actually once worked with Gene Mayer for a few weeks in New York."

About playing today's big hitters, 37th-ranked Santoro said, "the thing you have to avoid against those guys is backing up. What's important for me is to be on the defensive as little as possible, even if I know I'll be on the defensive a lot because I'll be forced to."

"I have to use my weapons to try to slow down the game, change the pace and make them play a little bit like me."

His sweet repertoire has flummoxed many an opponent, Marat Safin first and foremost. "Safin is often anxious and has broken racquets when he plays me," Santoro said. "But I've never really understood why. I think it's more psychological than the actual tennis." He is 7-2 against the volatile Russian.

Another Russian, Nikolay Davydenko, is his nemesis. He has not won a set (0-11) in their four meetings.

A highlight of Santoro's career was a 2005 U.S. Open night match in Arthur Ashe Stadium against Roger Federer. The Swiss won 7-5, 7-5, 7-6 (2), but the result was secondary to an enchanting display by two artists.

"To be truthful, more and more I think that spectators come to see a show," Santoro said. "Of course, when I play I want to win. [But] the people paid to see the match, and as a player, je me suis régalé [literally, I was regaled] and Federer had a good time. In the end, the loss was of no importance.

"We talked in the locker room 10 minutes later. It was incredible, we'd just been through a great experience. I've never played another match that was like that one, never."

It appears 2008 is his swan song. "There's a good chance I'll make it to 65 Grand Slams this year," he said, "but there's very little chance I'll play next year."

When asked about the best compliment he had ever received, he does not hesitate.

"It would to be from Pete Sampras when he called me the magician," he said. "Coming from him, it's something I'll never forget."

smucav
01-14-2008, 08:54 PM
updated for Australian Open

Dominik Hrbaty's streak ended at 44
Max Mirnyi's streak ended at 33

Volcanic Tennis
01-18-2008, 04:28 AM
Poor Max.

Ai can break the men's record if she plays RG & Wimbledon !! :lol:

Tennistunes
01-23-2008, 03:58 AM
What is the women's record for consecutive grand slam tournaments played?

smucav
05-28-2008, 07:45 PM
updated for Roland Garros

Andy Roddick's streak ended at 28

Knightmace
06-05-2008, 10:06 AM
Thanks.

smucav
06-27-2008, 01:32 AM
updated for Wimbledon

Sugiyama has now surpassed Ferreira's record.

stebs
06-28-2008, 02:29 PM
With Fab unlikely to still be playing after the end of the year it looks like just Ljubicic and Federer with the chance to play in every GS of this decade. Obviously they have had very different results.

smucav
06-28-2008, 04:20 PM
With Fab unlikely to still be playing after the end of the year it looks like just Ljubicic and Federer with the chance to play in every GS of this decade. Obviously they have had very different results.Getting on the list & staying on it takes a combination of good health, keeping your ranking in the top 100, and some good luck. Ferreira surpassed Edberg to set the record & they obviously had much different results in majors. Hrbaty was the best chance among active players to pass Ferreira, but one injury did him in. Of the top five players on the "most consecutive weeks in the top 100" only one (Santoro) is on this list. The others (Moya, Grosjean, Hewitt, Ferrero) had injuries along the way that resulted in some absences.

smucav
08-28-2008, 04:51 AM
updated for U.S. Open

Ljubicic's streak ended at 36

Yves.
12-15-2008, 02:57 PM
That Federer stat is unbelievable! He's 27 and Santoro is 35. Is Santoro gonna quit next year?

smucav
01-20-2009, 07:07 PM
updated for Australian Open

Olivier Rochus's streak ended at 34
Nikolay Davydenko's streak ended at 29

Arkulari
01-24-2009, 02:38 AM
if Roger wants to break Ferreira's record, how long does he have to keep playing?

Aurora
01-31-2009, 10:27 AM
To equal Ferreira at 56, he'll have to play all 4 grand slams until and including 2013.
He'll be 32 then - his statements have suggested he's up to playing to this age. The body has to follow of course.
(I'm trying not to think of his possible GS win number now, as I let this sink in)

raymondtehcc
06-01-2009, 08:58 AM
Thank you for the wonderful record of stats.
Is there any websites that list up all the Grand Slam tennis matches results and stats like this?

rwn
06-07-2009, 09:59 PM
Thank you for the wonderful record of stats.
Is there any websites that list up all the Grand Slam tennis matches results and stats like this?

http://www.tennis28.com/

stebs
09-11-2009, 02:28 PM
So Santoro and Federer are the only two players who attend every GS of the 00's. Nice effort.

smucav
01-19-2010, 05:14 PM
updated after Australian Open

Santoro now only needs one to tie (& two to pass) Frazier's record for total Grand Slam tournaments played.

Arkulari
05-29-2010, 06:35 AM
so if Roger plays Wimbledon/USO 10 and AO/RG 11 he'll tie Santoro being much younger :eek:

smucav
05-29-2010, 04:02 PM
updated for Roland Garros

Santoro's streak ends at 46
Karlovic's streak ends at 27
Blake's streak ends at 21

smucav
06-24-2010, 05:00 PM
updated for Wimbledon

Gonzalez's streak ends at 34

smucav
06-24-2010, 05:02 PM
so if Roger plays Wimbledon/USO 10 and AO/RG 11 he'll tie Santoro being much younger :eek:Tie Santoro for what? Federer is many years away from tying Santoro's record of 70 total (or Ferreira's record of 56 consecutive) major tournaments played.

Sapeod
09-05-2010, 06:44 PM
Funny that 6 of those guys are Spanish :lol:

JediFed
06-24-2011, 12:39 AM
In 2004, Wayne Ferreira established an all-time men's record with 56 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments played.

Here are players who have not missed a Grand Slam tournament in the past 20 Slams (or better):

Player--Number--Streak Started
Roger Federer--47---2000 Australian Open
Feliciano Lopez--38--2002 Roland Garros
David Ferrer--35--2003 Australian Open
Fernando Verdasco--33--2003 Wimbledon
Tomas Berdych--32--2003 U.S. Open
Albert Montanes--30--2004 Wimbledon
Philipp Kohlschreiber--28--2004 U.S. Open
Nicolas Almagro--27--2005 Australian Open
Novak Djokovic--27--2005 Australian Open
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez--27--2005 Australian Open
Stanislas Wawrinka--26--2005 Roland Garros

Tommy Robredo--41--2001 Australian Open Streak ended RG 2011

Federer will need to play through the 2014 Australian Open to better Ferreira's record.

In 2008, Ai Sugiyama established an all-time record (among men & women) with 62 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments played.

In 2008, Fabrice Santoro established an all-time men's record for total Grand Slam tournaments played (70 as of Australian Open 2010).

Here are the (male) players with the most Grand Slam tournaments played in the Open Era:

Fabrice Santoro 70
Andre Agassi 61
Jonas Bjorkman 58
Michael Chang 57
Jimmy Connors 57
Wayne Ferreira 57
Ivan Lendl 57
Mark Woodforde 55
Stefan Edberg 54
John Alexander 53

In 2006, Amy Frazier established an all-time record (among men & women) with 71 total Grand Slam tournaments played.

JediFed
06-24-2011, 12:57 AM
Of note is that the oldest player on the list is Montanes, and the only player who is older than Federer.

Players who are currently active and still playing at a high enough level to qualify, who were there in AO 2000:

Ivan Ljubicic [30]
Michael Llodra [41]
Juan Carlos Ferrero [42]
Rainer Schuettler [131]
Arnaud Clement [157]
Lleyton Hewitt [181]
Tommy Haas [190]

There are 7 remaining. Who would have thought that it would be Ivan ranked number 2?

Crazy Ivan is now the only seed.

Pipsy
06-25-2011, 10:56 AM
Nicolas Kiefer is not just inactive, but retired... http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/9328083.stm

smucav
07-04-2011, 03:11 PM
updated for Roland Garros
(Tommy Robredo's streak ended at 41)

updated for Wimbledon

smucav
09-15-2011, 03:25 AM
updated for U.S. Open

JediFed
06-02-2012, 08:07 PM
Roger Federer--50---2000 Australian Open
Feliciano Lopez--41--2002 Roland Garros
David Ferrer--39--2003 Australian Open
Fernando Verdasco--36--2003 Wimbledon
Tomas Berdych--35--2003 U.S. Open
Albert Montanes--32--2004 Wimbledon
Philipp Kohlschreiber--31--2004 U.S. Open
Nicolas Almagro--30--2005 Australian Open
Novak Djokovic--30--2005 Australian Open
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez--30--2005 Australian Open
Stanislas Wawrinka--29--2005 Roland Garros