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Top 10 match wins/winning percentage in one year

Sjengster
08-23-2005, 02:02 AM
Another pointless but diverting statistic, this one, and it shows how far the young players have to go to catch up with the previous generation's exploits:

1. Vilas, Guillermo 128-14 (1977: that 62-1 record post-Wimbledon is something special, not to mention his 96-5 clay record for the year)
2. Lendl, Ivan 106-9 (1982: 41-0 record on indoor carpet)
3. Lendl, Ivan 105-28 (1980)
4. Lendl, Ivan 96-14 (1981)
5.= Federer, Roger 92-5 (2006)
5.= Orantes, Manuel 92-20 (1975: 82 of those wins on clay....)
7. Connors, Jimmy 89-4 (1974)
8. McEnroe, John 87-12 (1979)
9. Muster, Thomas 86-18 (1995: 65-2 win/loss on clay; not bad, that)
10. Sampras, Pete 85-16 (1993)

And here are some more outside the Top 10, including active players:
11. Lendl, Ivan 84-7 (1985)
12.= McEnroe, John 82-3 (1984: the best win-loss ratio of all time?)
12.= Connors, Jimmy 82-6 (1976)
12.= Wilander, Mats 82-11 (1983)
15. Federer, Roger 81-4 (2005: the most wins of any of the New Balls in a single season)
16.= Hewitt, Lleyton 80-18 (2001)
16.= Kafelnikov, Yevgeny 80-25 (1996)
18.= Lendl, Ivan 79-7 (1989)
18.= Nadal, Rafael 79-10 (2005)
20.= Connors, Jimmy 78-10 (1982)
20.= Edberg, Stefan 78-12 (1987)
20.= McEnroe, John 78-15 (1980)
20.= Federer, Roger 78-17 (2003)
24.= Sampras, Pete 77-12 (1994)
24.= Vilas, Guillermo 77-16 (1982)
26.= Borg, Bjorn 76-6 (1979)
26.= Edberg, Stefan 76-17 (1991)
28. Lendl, Ivan 75-16 (1983)
29.= Federer, Roger 74-6 (2004)
29.= Lendl, Ivan 74-6 (1986)
29.= Lendl, Ivan 74-7 (1987)
29.= McEnroe, John 74-10 (1981)
29.= Connors, Jimmy 74-14 (1984)
29.= Roddick, Andy 74-17 (2004)
35.= Agassi, Andre 73-9 (1995)
35.= Safin, Marat 73-27 (2000)
37.= McEnroe, John 72-15 (1978)
37.= Sampras, Pete 72-16 (1995)
37.= Roddick, Andy 72-19 (2003)
37.= Sampras, Pete 72-19 (1992)

Sjengster
08-24-2005, 12:32 AM
Winnning percentage in the course of a year:

1. McEnroe, John 82-3 (1984) 96.4%
2. Connors, Jimmy 89-4 (1974) 95.6%
3. Federer, Roger 81-4 (2005) 95.2%
4. Federer, Roger 92-5 (2006) 94.8%
5. Connors, Jimmy 82-6 (1976) 93.1%
6. Borg, Bjorn 76-6 (1979) 92.6%
7.= Federer, Roger 74-6 (2004) 92.5%
7.= Lendl, Ivan 74-6 (1986) 92.5%
9. Lendl, Ivan 84-7 (1985) 92.3%
10. Lendl, Ivan 106-9 (1982) 92.1%

11. Lendl, Ivan 79-7 (1989) 91.8%
12. Lendl, Ivan 74-7 (1987) 91.3%
13. Vilas, Guillermo 132-13 (1977) 90.1%
14. Agassi, Andre 73-9 (1995) 89.0%
15. Nadal, Rafael 79-10 (2005) 88.7%
16. Connors, Jimmy 78-10 (1982) 88.6%
17. Wilander, Mats 82-11 (1983) 88.1%
18. McEnroe, John 74-10 (1981) 88.0%
19. McEnroe, John 87-12 (1979) 87.8%
20. Lendl, Ivan 96-14 (1981) 87.2%
21. Edberg, Stefan 78-12 (1987) 86.6%
22. Sampras, Pete 77-12 (1994) 86.5%
23. Sampras, Pete 85-16 (1993) 84.1%
24. Connors, Jimmy 74-14 (1984) 84.0%
25. McEnroe, John 78-15 (1980) 83.8%
26. Vilas, Guillermo 77-16 (1982) 82.79%
27. McEnroe, John 72-15 (1978) 82.75%
28. Muster, Thomas 86-18 (1995) 82.6%
29. Lendl, Ivan 75-16 (1983) 82.4%
30. Orantes, Manuel 92-20 (1975) 82.14%
31. Federer, Roger 78-17 (2003) 82.1%
32. Sampras, Pete 72-16 (1995) 81.8%
33. Edberg, Stefan 76-17 (1991) 81.7%
34. Hewitt, Lleyton 80-18 (2001) 81.6%
35. Roddick, Andy 74-17 (2004) 81.3%
36.= Roddick, Andy 72-19 (2003) 79.1%
36.= Sampras, Pete 72-19 (1995) 79.1%
38. Lendl, Ivan 105-28 (1980) 78.9%
39. Kafelnikov, Yevgeny 80-25 (1996) 76.1%
40. Safin, Marat 73-27 (2000) 73%

pesto
11-15-2005, 07:53 PM
Am I right in thinking that Fed will tie McEnroe's 1984 mark if he is an undefeated winner of the TMC?

Purple Rainbow
11-16-2005, 12:53 AM
Am I right in thinking that Fed will tie McEnroe's 1984 mark if he is an undefeated winner of the TMC?

That's correct and that would be startling accomplishment.
Even if Federer loses his next two matches, he would still have the second highest wining percentage ever in a season.

almouchie
11-25-2005, 08:56 PM
well that didnt happen :)

Sjengster
11-26-2005, 01:29 AM
Yes, I can see Roger crying himself to sleep even now with the thought of that 81-4 record for this year. Oh well, I guess 2 Slams and 4 Masters Series will have to provide some meagre recompense.

jayjay
08-19-2006, 04:47 PM
Winnning percentage in the course of a year:
37. Kafelnikov, Yevgeny 80-25 (1996) 76.1%
38. Safin, Marat 73-27 (2000) 73%

Guillermo Coria should be above Kafelnikov here. In 2003 he was 58-16, 78.38% win percentage. :)

Sjengster
08-19-2006, 04:58 PM
Ah yes, but the winning percentages are those of the players in the match wins list above them - I mean, someone could have only a 4-1 win-loss record in a single year and have a very healthy winning percentage of 80, couldn't they?

jayjay
08-20-2006, 06:04 PM
Ah yes, but the winning percentages are those of the players in the match wins list above them - I mean, someone could have only a 4-1 win-loss record in a single year and have a very healthy winning percentage of 80, couldn't they?

I see what you mean in relation to your lists. :cool:

58-16, is hardly 4-1 though is it?

Sjengster
08-21-2006, 03:08 AM
Indeed not, but there must be plenty of players in the history of the game with a record like that in a single season, good though it undoubtedly is.

TennisGrandSlam
10-01-2006, 07:50 AM
Another pointless but diverting statistic, this one, and it shows how far the young players have to go to catch up with the previous generation's exploits:

1. Vilas, Guillermo 132-13 (1977: that 62-1 record post-Wimbledon is something special, not to mention his 96-5 clay record for the year)
2. Lendl, Ivan 106-9 (1982: 41-0 record on indoor carpet)
3. Lendl, Ivan 105-28 (1980)
4. Lendl, Ivan 96-14 (1981)
5. Orantes, Manuel 92-20 (1975: 82 of those wins on clay....)
6. McEnroe, John 87-12 (1979)
7. Muster, Thomas 86-18 (1995: 65-2 win/loss on clay; not bad, that)
8. Sampras, Pete 85-16 (1993)
9. Lendl, Ivan 84-7 (1985)
10.= McEnroe, John 82-3 (1984: the best win-loss ratio of all time?)
10.= Connors, Jimmy 82-6 (1976)
10.= Wilander, Mats 82-11 (1983)

And here are some more outside the Top 10, including active players:
13. Federer, Roger 81-4 (2005: the most wins of any of the New Balls in a single season)
14.= Hewitt, Lleyton 80-18 (2001)
14.= Kafelnikov, Yevgeny 80-25 (1996)
16.= Lendl, Ivan 79-7 (1989)
16.= Nadal, Rafael 79-10 (2005)
18.= Connors, Jimmy 78-10 (1982)
18.= Edberg, Stefan 78-12 (1987)
18.= McEnroe, John 78-15 (1980)
18.= Federer, Roger 78-17 (2003)
22.= Sampras, Pete 77-12 (1994)
22.= Vilas, Guillermo 77-16 (1982)
24. Edberg, Stefan 76-17 (1991)
25. Lendl, Ivan 75-16 (1983)
26.= Borg, Bjorn 74-6 (1979)
26.= Federer, Roger 74-6 (2004)
26.= Lendl, Ivan 74-6 (1986)
26.= Lendl, Ivan 74-7 (1987)
26.= McEnroe, John 74-10 (1981)
26.= Connors, Jimmy 74-14 (1984)
26.= Roddick, Andy 74-17 (2004)
33.= Agassi, Andre 73-9 (1995)
33.= Safin, Marat 73-27 (2000)
35.= McEnroe, John 72-15 (1978)
35.= Sampras, Pete 72-16 (1995)
35.= Roddick, Andy 72-19 (2003)
35.= Sampras, Pete 72-19 (1992)

According to ATP,

Connors' 1974 record is 99-4

Vilas' 1977 record should be 128-14

Borg's 1979 record is 76-6

Scott_tennis
10-03-2006, 01:05 AM
How about Rod Laver in 1969? I would think he would qualify for the top match win list, if not the winning percentage list.

Dancing Hero
10-07-2006, 01:43 PM
Yeah, Connors had something like 99-4 in 1974.

Sjengster
10-07-2006, 05:17 PM
It was 89-4, but thanks for mentioning it. I wonder why I forgot to even check that year? I know that the ATP site didn't have player activity for an individual year earlier than 1984 until recently, so it was probably too much work for me to trawl through the results archive instead....

Action Jackson
10-07-2006, 05:25 PM
Not all of these events that Connors and Vilas played in were ATP events.

Sjengster
10-07-2006, 05:28 PM
Yes, and now all of a sudden the ATP count that great 2-match event the Pepsi Grand Slam as a tournament win, so players like Borg now have a 76-6 record for 1979 instead of 74-6; the same with McEnroe for another year, I believe.

Action Jackson
10-07-2006, 05:30 PM
Yes, and now all of a sudden the ATP count that great 2-match event the Pepsi Grand Slam as a tournament win, so players like Borg now have a 76-6 record for 1979 instead of 74-6; the same with McEnroe for another year, I believe.

The whole 2 tours, then the WCT events as well. I think I have to ignore TennisGrandSlam, there is no need 100000000000000000 font.

TennisGrandSlam
10-08-2006, 02:50 AM
Not all of these events that Connors and Vilas played in were ATP events.

The whole 2 tours, then the WCT events as well. I think I have to ignore TennisGrandSlam, there is no need 100000000000000000 font.


So I claim Vilas' W-L record in 1977 is 128-14 not 145-14.


Only consider the ATP official counts :o


Grand Slam
ATP Masters Series
Davis Cup
World Team Cup
Grand Prix (now International Series Gold or International Series)


Not including CH (Challengers), FU (Futures)

How about WT? (what means by WT?)


http://www.atptennis.com/5/en/players/playerprofiles/playeractivity.asp?prevtrnnum=0&year=1980&query=Singles&selTournament=0&player=V028&x=10&y=8


I find that Vilas won Nations Cup (as WT) in 1980, it is not counted as ATP title, but for it is still counted for ATP H2H record (ATP, Davis Cup and Grand Slam Main Draw Results).

TennisGrandSlam
10-08-2006, 08:30 AM
Yes, and now all of a sudden the ATP count that great 2-match event the Pepsi Grand Slam as a tournament win, so players like Borg now have a 76-6 record for 1979 instead of 74-6; the same with McEnroe for another year, I believe.


Vilas 128-14 (1977) = 90.14%

zanza67
10-26-2006, 08:55 PM
It was 89-4, but thanks for mentioning it. I wonder why I forgot to even check that year? I know that the ATP site didn't have player activity for an individual year earlier than 1984 until recently, so it was probably too much work for me to trawl through the results archive instead....

connors 1974 was 99-4. many results are missed in atptour.com and some results for a player from 1978 and backyard are set to a year before and after.