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Titles on all surfaces in the same year

Sjengster
08-04-2005, 01:45 AM
I noticed a while back that Dirk mentioned Roger had now won titles on every surface for three years in a row, and wondered who else had done it. The answer is, just one. Here's the list of players who have won on every surface in the same calendar year:

Borg (77-80)
Federer (03-05)
Connors (72, 74, 78)
Nastase (72-73)
McEnroe (79, 84)
Wilander (83)
Lendl (89)
Stich (91)
Sampras (94)
Roddick (05)

But this is rather contentious, since my definition of "all four surfaces" is grass, clay, outdoor hard/carpet and indoor hard/carpet, due to the difference in playing conditions. If hard and carpet were considered to be entirely separate surfaces, then Sampras also won on every surface in 1998, in Philadelphia (indoor hard), Atlanta (clay), Wimbledon (grass) and Vienna (indoor carpet).

For more on this, see my insanely detailed thread here: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=4414 I list all the players who have won titles on every surface in the course of their career, including a particular journeyman who inhabits my avatar. ;)

RogiFan88
08-04-2005, 02:18 AM
thank you, Sjengst!

SUKTUEN
08-04-2005, 05:09 AM
thanks for the information

Doris Loeffel
08-04-2005, 10:46 AM
Thanks Sjengster

Dirk
08-04-2005, 12:04 PM
Sjengster noticed something I said that was positive. :eek: I do consider indoor hardcourts seperate because it is different and they are faster than most outside hardcourts.

Whistleway
08-04-2005, 01:33 PM
ATP distinguishes their surfaces as,
H = Hard court G = Grass court CL = Clay court IH = Indoor Hard IS = Indoor Synthetic

But, still quite a feat for Roger.. ;)

SUKTUEN
08-04-2005, 02:45 PM
Roger love grass so much

Sjengster
08-04-2005, 03:19 PM
Sjengster noticed something I said that was positive. :eek: I do consider indoor hardcourts seperate because it is different and they are faster than most outside hardcourts.

It does happen every once in a while. :p

SUKTUEN
08-04-2005, 03:27 PM
happen what?

Sjengster
08-04-2005, 05:57 PM
What Dirk described in his post.

As an addendum, here is where Roger stands in the overall winning % in finals: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=2095633#post2095633

Not bad for someone who's about to turn 24, although I expect it will have gone down by the end of his career.

SUKTUEN
08-05-2005, 03:32 PM
Sjengster thanks