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RECORD for # of Times a Player Has Won 5 or More Titles in a Year: Welcome James

NYCtennisfan
10-15-2006, 10:45 PM
James Blake won his 5th title of the year in Stockholm today. Here is a list of players who have won 5+ titles in a single year. In all, there have been 124 seasons where a player won 5+ titles. This feat has been accomplished by 46 players in all.

PLAYER...................# OF TIMES THEY WON 5+ TITLES IN A YEAR

Jimmy Connors...............................11 times ('72-'80, '82, '84)

Ivan Lendl......................................9 times ('80-'83 '85-'90)

John McEnroe..................................8 times ('78-'85)

Boris Becker....................................7 times ('86-'90 '92 '96)
Bjorn Borg.......................................7 times ('74-'80)
Pete Sampras..................................7 times ('92-'97, '99)

Andre Agassi...................................6 times ('88, '94-'95, '98-'99 '02)
Ilie Nastase.....................................6 times ('71-'76)

Guillermo Vilas..................................5 times ('74-'78, '82)

Roger Federer..................................4 times ('03-'06)

Jose-Luis Clerc.................................3 times ('80-'83)
Stefan Edberg..................................3 times ('87 '90-'91)
Thomas Muster................................3 times ('93, '95-'96)
John Newcombe...............................3 times ('71, '72, '74)
Manuel Orantes................................3 times ('72, '75-'76)
Mats Wilander..................................3 times ('83 '87-'88)

Arthur Ashe.....................................2 times ('75-'76)
Michael Chang..................................2 times ('94, '97)
Jim Courier.......................................2 times ('92-'93)
Vitas Gerulatis..................................2 times ('77 '82)
Lleyton Hewitt..................................2 times ('01 '02)
Guga Kuerten...................................2 times ('00-'01)
Rafeal Nadal.....................................2 times ('05-'06)
Andy Roddick...................................2 times ('03 '05)
Stan Smith......................................2 times ('72-'73)

Alberto Berasategui.......................... 1 time (1994)
James Blake.....................................1 time (2006)
Sergi Bruguera..................................1 time (1993)
Kent Carlsson...................................1 time (1988)
Guillermo Coria..................................1 time (2003)
Alex Corretja....................................1 time (1998)
Nikolay Davydenko.............................1 time (2006)
Thomas Enqvist................................1 time (1995)
Guy Forget......................................1 time (1991)
Gaston Gaudio..................................1 time (2005)
Brad Gilbert......................................1 time (1989)
Andres Gomez...................................1 time (1984)
Brian Gottfried..................................1 time (1977)
Goran Ivanisevic...............................1 time (1996)
Tim Mayotte....................................1 time (1987)
Miloslav Mecir...................................1 time (1987)
Magnus Norman.................................1 time (1999)
Tom Okker.......................................1 time (1973)
Pat Rafter........................................1 time (1997)
Marcelo Rios.....................................1 time (1998)
Marat Safin......................................1 time (2000)
Harold Solomon.................................1 time (1976)
Michael Stich....................................1 time (1993)

NYCtennisfan
10-15-2006, 10:56 PM
# of seasons with 5+ titles by decade

1970's: 37
1980's: 36
1990's: 35
2000's (so far): 16

gusman890
10-15-2006, 10:59 PM
you forgot roddick had it in 05 as well

NYCtennisfan
10-15-2006, 11:03 PM
# of players who accomplished this feat by decade (some players accomplished the feat in more than one decade)

1970's: 12
1980's: 15
1990's: 18
2000's: 9

Whistleway
10-15-2006, 11:04 PM
Yet another statistic to glorify James. Why 5 titles? Why not 6 or 8 or 4 titles?

I pity tennis statisticians.

p.s. Sorry NYCtennisfan :(

NYCtennisfan
10-15-2006, 11:05 PM
you forgot roddick had it in 05 as well

Yes in '03 and '05. I wrote it down as '03 and '04 for some reason. :o

NYCtennisfan
10-15-2006, 11:10 PM
Yet another statistic to glorify James. Why 5 titles? Why not 6 or 8 or 4 titles?

I pity tennis statisticians.

p.s. Sorry NYCtennisfan :(

I thought 5 sounded like a nice # to look up stats on and the fact that you can divide 25 and 35 (two of my favorite numbers) by 5 only helps its case. :)

BTW, I have another thread I'll put up sometime that has the numbers for consecutive years with 1,2,3....up to 12 titles.

Rafa = Fed Killa
10-15-2006, 11:16 PM
Wow!

....who cares.

LCeh
10-15-2006, 11:20 PM
Wow!

....who cares.

You do. :)

Rafa = Fed Killa
10-15-2006, 11:23 PM
You do.

Touche.

I would not expect anything less from a fellow Canadian.

LCeh
10-15-2006, 11:27 PM
Thanks for doing the stats, NYC. Winning 5 titles in a year certainly isn't easy, and if you take a look at the ones that have done it more than once, you can see that they are mostly slam winners, which is already a sign of greatness.

NYCtennisfan
10-15-2006, 11:29 PM
Wow!

....who cares.

:sad: I need to create more useful threads. RFK can you help me with that?

NYCtennisfan
10-15-2006, 11:31 PM
Thanks for doing the stats, NYC. Winning 5 titles in a year certainly isn't easy, and if you take a look at the ones that have done it more than once, you can see that they are mostly slam winners, which is already a sign of greatness.

You're welcome. :) While his Slam performances leave much to be desired, 5 titles and 2 runner-ups in one season is quite an accomplishment.

Rafa = Fed Killa
10-15-2006, 11:50 PM
I need to create more useful threads. RFK can you help me with that?

Sure make a thread bashing Nadal or Fed. Then laugh and enjoy the insanity and random statements by all.

Ljuboho fans are quite touchy too. Gasquet can also made fun of for a fun reaction.

Don't insult Safin or you might get some death threats. :eek:

NYCtennisfan
10-15-2006, 11:56 PM
Don't insult Safin or you might get some death threats.

:lol:

MisterQ
10-16-2006, 12:07 AM
:sad: I need to create more useful threads. RFK can you help me with that?

I found it very interesting. :hug:

Five is a random number, it's true, but I guess we gravitate towards it because of our fingers and toes. :lol:

robinhood
10-16-2006, 12:18 AM
Thank you, mod, for another stat thread.
There are certainly some players I would've expected to have accomplished this feat several times more.
I guess it's not as easy as it sounds.


Don't insult Safin or you might get some death threats. :eek:
:angel: Learned it the hard way, eh?

Merton
10-16-2006, 12:37 AM
Thanks for the stats NYC. It would be interesting to look at the proportion of points taken from non-required events. Gaudio last year and Blake this year would rank high.

WF4EVER
10-16-2006, 12:46 AM
Yet another statistic to glorify James. Why 5 titles? Why not 6 or 8 or 4 titles?

I pity tennis statisticians.

p.s. Sorry NYCtennisfan :(

Bitter much, are you?

cobalt60
10-16-2006, 12:52 AM
Thanks NYC. I always enjoy these stat threads. I won't remember much of it but then I can always look back.

cobalt60
10-16-2006, 12:53 AM
I found it very interesting. :hug:

Five is a random number, it's true, but I guess we gravitate towards it because of our fingers and toes. :lol:

And in the aramaic language, the word hamsa which translates into 5 is a good luck symbol;)

TennisGrandSlam
10-16-2006, 09:25 AM
James Blake won his 5th title of the year in Stockholm today. Here is a list of players who have won 5+ titles in a single year. In all, there have been 124 seasons where a player won 5+ titles. This feat has been accomplished by 46 players in all.

PLAYER...................# OF TIMES THEY WON 5+ TITLES IN A YEAR

Jimmy Connors...............................11 times ('72-'80, '82, '84)

Ivan Lendl......................................9 times ('80-'83 '85-'90)

John McEnroe..................................8 times ('78-'85)

Boris Becker....................................7 times ('86-'90 '92 '96)
Bjorn Borg.......................................7 times ('74-'80)
Pete Sampras..................................7 times ('92-'97, '99)

Andre Agassi...................................6 times ('88, '94-'95, '98-'99 '02)
Ilie Nastase.....................................6 times ('71-'76)

Guillermo Vilas..................................5 times ('74-'78, '82)

Roger Federer..................................4 times ('03-'06)

Jose-Luis Clerc.................................3 times ('80-'83)
Stefan Edberg..................................3 times ('87 '90-'91)
Thomas Muster................................3 times ('93, '95-'96)
Manuel Orantes................................3 times ('72, '75-'76)
Mats Wilander..................................3 times ('83 '87-'88)

Arthur Ashe.....................................2 times ('75-'76)
Michael Chang..................................2 times ('94, '97)
Jim Courier.......................................2 times ('92-'93)
Vitas Gerulatis..................................2 times ('77 '82)
Lleyton Hewitt..................................2 times ('01 '02)
Guga Kuerten...................................2 times ('00-'01)
Rafeal Nadal.....................................2 times ('05-'06)
Andy Roddick...................................2 times ('03 '05)
Stan Smith......................................2 times ('72-'73)

Alberto Berasategui.......................... 1 time (1994)
James Blake.....................................1 time (2006)
Sergi Bruguera..................................1 time (1993)
Kent Carlsson...................................1 time (1988)
Guillermo Coria..................................1 time (2003)
Alex Corretja....................................1 time (1998)
Thomas Enqvist................................1 time (1995)
Guy Forget......................................1 time (1991)
Gaston Gaudio..................................1 time (2005)
Brad Gilbert......................................1 time (1989)
Andres Gomez...................................1 time (1984)
Brian Gottfried..................................1 time (1977)
Goran Ivanisevic...............................1 time (1996)
Tim Mayotte....................................1 time (1987)
Miloslav Mecir...................................1 time (1987)
Magnus Norman.................................1 time (1999)
Tom Okker.......................................1 time (1973)
Pat Rafter........................................1 time (1998)
Marcelo Rios.....................................1 time (1998)
Marat Safin......................................1 time (2000)
Harold Solomon.................................1 time (1976)
Michael Stich....................................1 time (1993)



:cool:

stebs
10-16-2006, 03:01 PM
Look at Agassi's longeivity :worship: I bet when he first did it in '88 he didn't think he'd be able to repeat in 14 years time.

TennisGrandSlam
11-05-2006, 01:41 PM
Nikolay Davydenko is close to the list :devil:

Moscow, New Haven, Poertschach, Sopot, Paris Masters ?

TennisGrandSlam
11-05-2006, 02:24 PM
Nikolay Davydenko....................................1 time (2006)

Moscow, New Haven, Poertschach, Sopot, Paris Masters

Voo de Mar
11-05-2006, 02:37 PM
Good stats :yeah:

Boris Franz Ecker
11-05-2006, 02:47 PM
Yet another statistic to glorify James. Why 5 titles? Why not 6 or 8 or 4 titles?

I pity tennis statisticians.

p.s. Sorry NYCtennisfan :(

5 is a special number in sport as 3 is, a milestone.
4, 6, 8 are not.

tangerine_dream
11-05-2006, 02:50 PM
Yet another statistic to glorify James. Why 5 titles? Why not 6 or 8 or 4 titles?

I pity tennis statisticians.

p.s. Sorry NYCtennisfan :(
Just another bitter Fedtard who hates to see other players do well.

stebs
11-05-2006, 04:12 PM
Just another bitter Fedtard who hates to see other players do well.

I don't know whether (s)he is a Fedtard or not, or whether (s)he hates to see other players do well but I can tell you one thing for free. If the poster is a 'Fedtard' then I see no reason why they would be bitter. Tell me if I'm wrong but I think Federer's year has been pretty okayish :) :p?

nobama
11-05-2006, 04:20 PM
Just another bitter Fedtard who hates to see other players do well.What does Federer have to do with this? I highly doubt any "Fedtards" are bitter this year. :rolleyes: Roddick fans on the other hand.... :lol:

Pea
11-05-2006, 04:57 PM
you forgot roddick had it in 05 as well

LOLZ.............micky mouse tourneys are forgettable.

tangerine_dream
11-05-2006, 05:20 PM
I don't know whether (s)he is a Fedtard or not, or whether (s)he hates to see other players do well but I can tell you one thing for free. If the poster is a 'Fedtard' then I see no reason why they would be bitter. Tell me if I'm wrong but I think Federer's year has been pretty okayish :) :p?
Roger's year has been brilliant, and that may be part of the problem: Roger has set a standard so high that no other player, no matter how good they do, will look small compared to Roger.

Whistleway seems to think that winning five titles (optionals) is not a big deal. I've noticed that some Federer fans have tunnel-vision and are so spoiled by Roger's success that their perception of what constitutes a success is warped. This is what I was responding to.

If winning five titles were so easy then how come hardly any player (besides No. 1 and 2) can replicate such success year after year? If it's so easy then why haven't the "naturally talented" players like Safin, Gasquet, Santoro, etc. won five titles this year? Answer: because it's not as easy as it sounds.

In summary, I don't care what kind of mikey mouse tournament was won, winning five of them is impressive in this era of domination.

Ernham
11-05-2006, 05:24 PM
This thread reminds me of the bogus stats they just make up for Tiger Woods and Serena Williams."Tiger Woods has won more consecutive tournaments, wearing a pink leotard and eating corn flakes for breakfast, than any other player" type stats. I like Blake, but his 5 wins are rather mickey mouse.

shotgun
11-05-2006, 05:30 PM
It's surprising that a former n. 1 like Ferrero didn't make this list in 2003. So much for being the 'king of clay' in 2003.

NYCtennisfan
11-05-2006, 05:38 PM
Some interesting comments here :lol:

Whether someone labels tournaments Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck or whatever, winning 5 titles in one year is diffcult to do, especially in today's game where anyone in the top 50 having a good day can take you out.

shotgun
11-05-2006, 05:43 PM
It's surprising that a former n. 1 like Ferrero didn't make this list in 2003. So much for being the 'king of clay' in 2003.

Just took a look, he won four titles and reached 3 other finals (one being US Open). Still, surprising.

Ernham
11-05-2006, 05:45 PM
Some interesting comments here :lol:

Whether someone labels tournaments Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck or whatever, winning 5 titles in one year is diffcult to do, especially in today's game where anyone in the top 50 having a good day can take you out.

They are not serious tournaments, man. Now, if one of those victories had been a masters series or GS, then it would be quite an accomplishment.

jcempire
11-05-2006, 05:49 PM
Are you accept James to be No. 1 next year

stebs
11-05-2006, 05:51 PM
They are not serious tournaments, man. Now, if one of those victories had been a masters series or GS, then it would be quite an accomplishment.

Well, to win Bangkok he beat Safin and Ljubicic indoors after Nieminen in the QF. That could easily be an AMS draw. He beat Roddick for Indianapolis, Hewitt for Las Vegas and Davydenko en route to Sydney. Only Stockholm was a really easy draw.

Ernham
11-05-2006, 05:52 PM
Well, to win Bangkok he beat Safin and Ljubicic indoors after Nieminen in the QF. That could easily be an AMS draw. He beat Roddick for Indianapolis, Hewitt for Las Vegas and Davydenko en route to Sydney. Only Stockholm was a really easy draw.

What was his best finish at a master/GS? (not a rhetorical question)

NYCtennisfan
11-05-2006, 05:52 PM
They are not serious tournaments, man. Now, if one of those victories had been a masters series or GS, then it would be quite an accomplishment.

Blake didn't win any big titles, but winning the titles he did win and beating some pretty good players along the way IS an accomplishment. People don't seem to realize how difficult it is to have consistently good results on the ATP tour especially in today's game. Federer is an outlier and so is Nadal on clay. Everything else is up in the air everytime a tournament starts.

NYCtennisfan
11-05-2006, 05:53 PM
Well, to win Bangkok he beat Safin and Ljubicic indoors after Nieminen in the QF. That could easily be an AMS draw. He beat Roddick for Indianapolis, Hewitt for Las Vegas and Davydenko en route to Sydney. Only Stockholm was a really easy draw.

:yeah:

MarieS
11-05-2006, 05:54 PM
Are you accept James to be No. 1 next year
:haha:

you're amazing. :worship:

NYCtennisfan
11-05-2006, 05:54 PM
Are you accept James to be No. 1 next year

He will win all the Slams next year. :yeah:

:lol:

shotgun
11-05-2006, 06:22 PM
NYCtennisfan, you missed John Newcombe. He achieved the feat in 1971, '72 and '74.

Jlee
11-05-2006, 06:25 PM
What was his best finish at a master/GS? (not a rhetorical question)

He did get to a masters final, if I'm remembering correctly. ;)

Even if these are small tournaments it still takes consistency to win 5 in one year. And, as everyone was saying, if you look at some of the draws he's come through they weren't extremely easy.

Ernham
11-05-2006, 06:26 PM
What was his best finish at a master/GS? (not a rhetorical question)

Well?

Jlee
11-05-2006, 06:28 PM
Well?

Actually I just answered that. He got to the quarters of the USO as well.

MarieS
11-05-2006, 06:32 PM
Actually I just answered that. He got to the quarters of the USO as well.

you should update your sig ;)

obviously winning a masters series or a gs would make the accomplishment more impressive, but considering how few times it's been done before, winning 5 ATP titles in one year is still noteworthy. good job :yeah:.

Jlee
11-05-2006, 06:35 PM
you should update your sig ;)

obviously winning a masters series or a gs would make the accomplishment more impressive, but considering how few times it's been done before, winning 5 ATP titles in one year is still noteworthy. good job :yeah:.

LOL thanks. Done!

...and I agree ;)

TennisGrandSlam
11-05-2006, 06:38 PM
James Blake won his 5th title of the year in Stockholm today. Here is a list of players who have won 5+ titles in a single year. In all, there have been 124 seasons where a player won 5+ titles. This feat has been accomplished by 46 players in all.

PLAYER...................# OF TIMES THEY WON 5+ TITLES IN A YEAR

Jimmy Connors...............................11 times ('72-'80, '82, '84)

Ivan Lendl......................................9 times ('80-'83 '85-'90)

John McEnroe..................................8 times ('78-'85)

Boris Becker....................................7 times ('86-'90 '92 '96)
Bjorn Borg.......................................7 times ('74-'80)
Pete Sampras..................................7 times ('92-'97, '99)

Andre Agassi...................................6 times ('88, '94-'95, '98-'99 '02)
Ilie Nastase.....................................6 times ('71-'76)

Guillermo Vilas..................................5 times ('74-'78, '82)

Roger Federer..................................4 times ('03-'06)

Jose-Luis Clerc.................................3 times ('80-'83)
Stefan Edberg..................................3 times ('87 '90-'91)
Thomas Muster................................3 times ('93, '95-'96)
Manuel Orantes................................3 times ('72, '75-'76)
Mats Wilander..................................3 times ('83 '87-'88)

Arthur Ashe.....................................2 times ('75-'76)
Michael Chang..................................2 times ('94, '97)
Jim Courier.......................................2 times ('92-'93)
Vitas Gerulatis..................................2 times ('77 '82)
Lleyton Hewitt..................................2 times ('01 '02)
Guga Kuerten...................................2 times ('00-'01)
Rafeal Nadal.....................................2 times ('05-'06)
Andy Roddick...................................2 times ('03 '05)
Stan Smith......................................2 times ('72-'73)

Alberto Berasategui.......................... 1 time (1994)
James Blake.....................................1 time (2006)
Sergi Bruguera..................................1 time (1993)
Kent Carlsson...................................1 time (1988)
Guillermo Coria..................................1 time (2003)
Alex Corretja....................................1 time (1998)
Nikolay Davydenko.............................1 time (2006)
Thomas Enqvist................................1 time (1995)
Guy Forget......................................1 time (1991)
Gaston Gaudio..................................1 time (2005)
Brad Gilbert......................................1 time (1989)
Andres Gomez...................................1 time (1984)
Brian Gottfried..................................1 time (1977)
Goran Ivanisevic...............................1 time (1996)
Tim Mayotte....................................1 time (1987)
Miloslav Mecir...................................1 time (1987)
Magnus Norman.................................1 time (1999)
Tom Okker.......................................1 time (1973)
Pat Rafter........................................1 time (1997)
Marcelo Rios.....................................1 time (1998)
Marat Safin......................................1 time (2000)
Harold Solomon.................................1 time (1976)
Michael Stich....................................1 time (1993)




4+ players w/ 5+ titles in the same year:
(* - GS winner at that year, No. of # = No. of GS; # - Masters winners)



1974 - Connors***, Borg*, Vilas#, Nastase

1975 - Borg*, Orantes*, Ashe*, Nastase#, Connors, Vilas

1976 - Connors*, Borg*, Orantes#, Nastase, Vilas, Ashe, Solomon

1977 - Vilas**, Borg*, Gerulatis*, Connors#, Brian Gottfried

1978 - Borg**, Connors*, Vilas*, McEnroe#

1980 - Connors, Borg**, McEnroe*, Lendl

1982 - Connors**, McEnroe, Lendl#, Gerulatis, Vilas

1983 - McEnroe*#, Wilander*, Jose-Luis Clerc, Lendl

1987 - Becker, Lendl**#, Edberg*, Wilander, Mayotte, Mecir

1988 - Wilander***, Becker#, Agassi, Carlsson

1993 - Sampras**, Courier*, Bruguera*, Stich#, Muster

1994 - Sampras**#, Agassi*, Berasategui, Chang

1995 - Sampras**#, Muster*, Agassi*, Enqvist

1996 - Sampras*#, Becker*, Muster, Ivanisevic

1998 - Agassi, Rafter*, Rios, Corretja#

2006 - Federer**, Nadal*, Blake, Davydenko


Please complement if any problem


(Rafter's data should be 1998,
Lendl has 3 titles in 1988 - '80-'83 '85-'87, '89-'90, still 9 times
Jose-Luis Clerc has 4 titles in 1983, - 80-'82


)

CmonAussie
11-05-2006, 06:42 PM
James Blake won his 5th title of the year in Stockholm today. Here is a list of players who have won 5+ titles in a single year. In all, there have been 124 seasons where a player won 5+ titles. This feat has been accomplished by 46 players in all.

PLAYER...................# OF TIMES THEY WON 5+ TITLES IN A YEAR

Jimmy Connors...............................11 times ('72-'80, '82, '84)

Ivan Lendl......................................9 times ('80-'83 '85-'90)

John McEnroe..................................8 times ('78-'85)

Boris Becker....................................7 times ('86-'90 '92 '96)
Bjorn Borg.......................................7 times ('74-'80)
Pete Sampras..................................7 times ('92-'97, '99)

Andre Agassi...................................6 times ('88, '94-'95, '98-'99 '02)
Ilie Nastase.....................................6 times ('71-'76)

Guillermo Vilas..................................5 times ('74-'78, '82)

Roger Federer..................................4 times ('03-'06)

Jose-Luis Clerc.................................3 times ('80-'83)
Stefan Edberg..................................3 times ('87 '90-'91)
Thomas Muster................................3 times ('93, '95-'96)
Manuel Orantes................................3 times ('72, '75-'76)
Mats Wilander..................................3 times ('83 '87-'88)

Arthur Ashe.....................................2 times ('75-'76)
Michael Chang..................................2 times ('94, '97)
Jim Courier.......................................2 times ('92-'93)
Vitas Gerulatis..................................2 times ('77 '82)
Lleyton Hewitt..................................2 times ('01 '02)
Guga Kuerten...................................2 times ('00-'01)
Rafeal Nadal.....................................2 times ('05-'06)
Andy Roddick...................................2 times ('03 '05)
Stan Smith......................................2 times ('72-'73)

Alberto Berasategui.......................... 1 time (1994)
James Blake.....................................1 time (2006)
Sergi Bruguera..................................1 time (1993)
Kent Carlsson...................................1 time (1988)
Guillermo Coria..................................1 time (2003)
Alex Corretja....................................1 time (1998)
Nikolay Davydenko.............................1 time (2006)
Thomas Enqvist................................1 time (1995)
Guy Forget......................................1 time (1991)
Gaston Gaudio..................................1 time (2005)
Brad Gilbert......................................1 time (1989)
Andres Gomez...................................1 time (1984)
Brian Gottfried..................................1 time (1977)
Goran Ivanisevic...............................1 time (1996)
Tim Mayotte....................................1 time (1987)
Miloslav Mecir...................................1 time (1987)
Magnus Norman.................................1 time (1999)
Tom Okker.......................................1 time (1973)
Pat Rafter........................................1 time (1997)
Marcelo Rios.....................................1 time (1998)
Marat Safin......................................1 time (2000)
Harold Solomon.................................1 time (1976)
Michael Stich....................................1 time (1993)
:wavey:
:cool:

5-6 TITLES in a Calendar YEAR has often been good enough to finish as Year End #1... I found a list of all the times a player has won 5-6 tourneys & ended at #1;) ...
Obviously Federer has spoiled us & even Nadal`s 2005 season was a rare exception:angel: >>> Basically winning 5-titles in a year the way both Davydenko & Blake have done in 2006 is a fantastic achievement:worship: :worship: :cool: :worship: :p

1982 - John McEnroe (USA) : 5

Philadelphia
San Francisco
Sydney Indoor
Tokyo Indoor
Wembley

1988 - Mats Wilander (Sweden) : 6

* Australian Open
Key Biscayne
* Roland Garros
Cincinnati
* US Open
Palermo

1991 - Stefan Edberg (Sweden) : 6

Stuttgart Indoor
Tokyo Outdoor
Queens
* US Open
Sydney Indoor
Tokyo Indoor

1992 - Jim Courier (USA) : 5

* Australian Open
Tokyo Outdoor
Hong Kong
Rome
* Roland Garros

1995 - Pete Sampras (USA) : 5

Indian Wells
Queens
* Wimbledon
* US Open
Paris

1998 - Pete Sampras (USA) : 4

Philadelphia
Atlanta
* Wimbledon
Vienna

1999 - Andre Agassi (USA) : 5

Hong Kong
* Roland Garros
Washington
* US Open
Paris

2000 - Gustavo Kuerten (BRA) : 5

Santiago
TMS Hamburg
* Roland Garros
Indianapolis
Tennis Masters Cup

2001 - Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) : 6

Sydney
Queens
's-Hertogenbosch
* US Open
Tokyo
Tennis Masters Cup

2002 - Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) : 5

San Jose
TMS Indian Wells
Queens
* Wimbledon
Tennis Masters Cup

2003 - Andy Roddick (USA) : 6

St Poelten
Queens
Indianapolis
TMS Montreal
TMS Cincinnati
* US Open

TennisGrandSlam
11-05-2006, 06:48 PM
:wavey:
:cool:

5-6 TITLES in a Calendar YEAR has often been good enough to finish as Year End #1... I found a list of all the times a player has won 5-6 tourneys & ended at #1;) ...
Obviously Federer has spoiled us & even Nadal`s 2005 season was a rare exception:angel: >>> Basically winning 5-titles in a year the way both Davydenko & Blake have done in 2006 is a fantastic achievement:worship: :worship: :cool: :worship: :p

1982 - John McEnroe (USA) : 5

Philadelphia
San Francisco
Sydney Indoor
Tokyo Indoor
Wembley

1988 - Mats Wilander (Sweden) : 6

* Australian Open
Key Biscayne
* Roland Garros
Cincinnati
* US Open
Palermo

1991 - Stefan Edberg (Sweden) : 6

Stuttgart Indoor
Tokyo Outdoor
Queens
* US Open
Sydney Indoor
Tokyo Indoor

1992 - Jim Courier (USA) : 5

* Australian Open
Tokyo Outdoor
Hong Kong
Rome
* Roland Garros

1995 - Pete Sampras (USA) : 5

Indian Wells
Queens
* Wimbledon
* US Open
Paris

1998 - Pete Sampras (USA) : 4

Philadelphia
Atlanta
* Wimbledon
Vienna

1999 - Andre Agassi (USA) : 5

Hong Kong
* Roland Garros
Washington
* US Open
Paris

2000 - Gustavo Kuerten (BRA) : 5

Santiago
TMS Hamburg
* Roland Garros
Indianapolis
Tennis Masters Cup

2001 - Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) : 6

Sydney
Queens
's-Hertogenbosch
* US Open
Tokyo
Tennis Masters Cup

2002 - Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) : 5

San Jose
TMS Indian Wells
Queens
* Wimbledon
Tennis Masters Cup

2003 - Andy Roddick (USA) : 6

St Poelten
Queens
Indianapolis
TMS Montreal
TMS Cincinnati
* US Open




1977 NO.2 - Vilas (ARG) : 16 :devil:

Springfield
Buenos Aires
Virginia Beach
* Roland Garros
Kitzbuhel
Washington
Louisville
South Orange
Columbus
* US Open
Paris
Tehran
Bogota
Santiago
Buenos Aires
Johannesburg WCT

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Ernham
11-05-2006, 06:51 PM
They significantly changed the ranking scheme, to correct for the Mickey Mouse factor, when some supposedly undeserving players were ranked too high. I think that happened. Umm. Good question. Late 90s?

CmonAussie
11-05-2006, 06:52 PM
1977 NO.2 - Vilas (ARG) : 16 :devil:

Springfield
Buenos Aires
Virginia Beach
* Roland Garros
Kitzbuhel
Washington
Louisville
South Orange
Columbus
* US Open
Paris
Tehran
Bogota
Santiago
Buenos Aires
Johannesburg WCT

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

:wavey: ;)
You don`t have to convince me mate:cool: .. I know Vilas was robbed of the #1 ranking in 1977:sad: .. It`s a pity the ATP tour & ITF can`t give him the #1 for 77 as a belated prize for his outstanding year back then:sad:

WF4EVER
11-05-2006, 07:03 PM
James' problem this year has been choking away excellent opportunities (e.g. Hamburg OMG) and many others, and being inconsistent. When he took over as the No. 1 American player it seemed he wasn't handling the pressure as well as he thought he could.

I mean, I could list tons of matches that James shouldn't have lost this year; matches where he served for sets or the match itself and choked the opportunities away. That's been the bane of his year, but on the other hand it's been his best year yet. I also think if he could have avoided Feds a little more he would have better results. He lost to Feds in Indian Wells and Miami, lucky for him he met him in the final of the first but was unfortunate to meet him in the QF of Miami.

If only he can start believing some more he can do better than this year.

And NYCtennis, I totally agree with you. Winning 5 tournaments on the ATP tour is commendable whether they're MM or DD tournaments. James himself made the point that you can lose to any player on any given day, therefore he should also be judged by the quality of players he has had to beat in order to win the title, and he's beaten Lleyton, Nadal, Roddick, Ljubo, Safin, etc., players who are way more accomplished than he is.

What I admire about the men is that when you look at a challenger's draw you see quite a spread of guys that you're used to seeing on the men's tour. You hardly see this on the women's tour. It's almost as if the women think it beneath them to play a challenger, but James, for instance played a lot of challengers to get imself back into gear, and I really applaud that.

NYCtennisfan
11-05-2006, 07:10 PM
:wavey:
:cool:

5-6 TITLES in a Calendar YEAR has often been good enough to finish as Year End #1... I found a list of all the times a player has won 5-6 tourneys & ended at #1;) ...
Obviously Federer has spoiled us & even Nadal`s 2005 season was a rare exception:angel: >>> Basically winning 5-titles in a year the way both Davydenko & Blake have done in 2006 is a fantastic achievement:worship: :worship: :cool: :worship: :p

1982 - John McEnroe (USA) : 5

Philadelphia
San Francisco
Sydney Indoor
Tokyo Indoor
Wembley

1988 - Mats Wilander (Sweden) : 6

* Australian Open
Key Biscayne
* Roland Garros
Cincinnati
* US Open
Palermo

1991 - Stefan Edberg (Sweden) : 6

Stuttgart Indoor
Tokyo Outdoor
Queens
* US Open
Sydney Indoor
Tokyo Indoor

1992 - Jim Courier (USA) : 5

* Australian Open
Tokyo Outdoor
Hong Kong
Rome
* Roland Garros

1995 - Pete Sampras (USA) : 5

Indian Wells
Queens
* Wimbledon
* US Open
Paris

1998 - Pete Sampras (USA) : 4

Philadelphia
Atlanta
* Wimbledon
Vienna

1999 - Andre Agassi (USA) : 5

Hong Kong
* Roland Garros
Washington
* US Open
Paris

2000 - Gustavo Kuerten (BRA) : 5

Santiago
TMS Hamburg
* Roland Garros
Indianapolis
Tennis Masters Cup

2001 - Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) : 6

Sydney
Queens
's-Hertogenbosch
* US Open
Tokyo
Tennis Masters Cup

2002 - Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) : 5

San Jose
TMS Indian Wells
Queens
* Wimbledon
Tennis Masters Cup

2003 - Andy Roddick (USA) : 6

St Poelten
Queens
Indianapolis
TMS Montreal
TMS Cincinnati
* US Open



:yeah:

NYCtennisfan
11-05-2006, 07:11 PM
4+ players w/ 5+ titles in the same year:
(* - GS winner at that year, No. of # = No. of GS; # - Masters winners)



1974 - Connors***, Borg*, Vilas#, Nastase

1975 - Borg*, Orantes*, Ashe*, Nastase#, Connors, Vilas

1976 - Connors*, Borg*, Orantes#, Nastase, Vilas, Ashe, Solomon

1977 - Vilas**, Borg*, Gerulatis*, Connors#, Brian Gottfried

1978 - Borg**, Connors*, Vilas*, McEnroe#

1980 - Connors, Borg**, McEnroe*, Lendl

1982 - Connors**, McEnroe, Lendl#, Gerulatis, Vilas

1983 - McEnroe*#, Wilander*, Jose-Luis Clerc, Lendl

1987 - Becker, Lendl**#, Edberg*, Wilander, Mayotte, Mecir

1988 - Wilander***, Becker#, Agassi, Carlsson

1993 - Sampras**, Courier*, Bruguera*, Stich#, Muster

1994 - Sampras**#, Agassi*, Berasategui, Chang

1995 - Sampras**#, Muster*, Agassi*, Enqvist

1996 - Sampras*#, Becker*, Muster, Ivanisevic

1998 - Agassi, Rafter*, Rios, Corretja#

2006 - Federer**, Nadal*, Blake, Davydenko


Please complement if any problem


(Rafter's data should be 1998,
Lendl has 3 titles in 1988 - '80-'83 '85-'87, '89-'90, still 9 times
Jose-Luis Clerc has 4 titles in 1983, - 80-'82


)

Good stats! :yeah:

TheEternalVortex
11-05-2006, 08:01 PM
4+ players w/ 5+ titles in the same year:
(* - GS winner at that year, No. of # = No. of GS; # - Masters winners)



1974 - Connors***, Borg*, Vilas#, Nastase

1975 - Borg*, Orantes*, Ashe*, Nastase#, Connors, Vilas

1976 - Connors*, Borg*, Orantes#, Nastase, Vilas, Ashe, Solomon

1977 - Vilas**, Borg*, Gerulatis*, Connors#, Brian Gottfried

1978 - Borg**, Connors*, Vilas*, McEnroe#

1980 - Connors, Borg**, McEnroe*, Lendl

1982 - Connors**, McEnroe, Lendl#, Gerulatis, Vilas

1983 - McEnroe*#, Wilander*, Jose-Luis Clerc, Lendl

1987 - Becker, Lendl**#, Edberg*, Wilander, Mayotte, Mecir

1988 - Wilander***, Becker#, Agassi, Carlsson

1993 - Sampras**, Courier*, Bruguera*, Stich#, Muster

1994 - Sampras**#, Agassi*, Berasategui, Chang

1995 - Sampras**#, Muster*, Agassi*, Enqvist

1996 - Sampras*#, Becker*, Muster, Ivanisevic

1998 - Agassi, Rafter*, Rios, Corretja#

2006 - Federer**, Nadal*, Blake, Davydenko


Please complement if any problem


(Rafter's data should be 1998,
Lendl has 3 titles in 1988 - '80-'83 '85-'87, '89-'90, still 9 times
Jose-Luis Clerc has 4 titles in 1983, - 80-'82


)

Pretty sure Federer has won 3 slams this year.

DrJules
11-05-2006, 08:54 PM
2006 - Federer** (3 grand slams not 2), Nadal*, Blake, Davydenko






Federer grand slams is 3 not 2; AO, Wimbledon, US Open

DrJules
11-05-2006, 08:56 PM
Does anyone have the 10+ number of years list?

R.Federer
11-05-2006, 09:35 PM
It is a great achievement for James, and no one ought to trivialize this by overanalyzing level of tournament, other players, their withdrawals, their excuses, bad weather, bad food and any other excuses. So few people can claim this type of success, kudos to him! And good luck at the T.M.C

Ernham
11-05-2006, 09:56 PM
I answered that. He got to the quarters of the USO as well.

Your answer was seconds before I posted that. His UO draw was rather weak. Basically, it was Berdych, with his notorious on and off days(which seeemed to be "off" that day). In his masters final run, he actually had a respectable draw but his toughest opponent retired on him and his only other decent players were primarily clay courters. It's an accomplishment, sure, an impressive one but not a great one.

NYCtennisfan
11-06-2006, 12:46 AM
Does anyone have the 10+ number of years list?

I have it and will post it hopefully sometime during this off week coming up.

abraxas21
03-03-2012, 04:16 PM
time to update the list

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
03-04-2012, 02:43 AM
i would suggest you abandon this list and make a list for 10+ titles in a year

for example........

agassi never wo 10+ titles- closest was 7 in 1995
same for edberg- he won 7 titles a year twice (1987 and 1990)
lendl (of course) won 15 titles in 82, 10 in 81 and 89, and 11 in 85

connors won 15 titles in 74 (including 3 slams), 12 in 1976, 11 in 1973, 10 in 1978
sampras won 10 titles in 1994 only 5 titles in 1995- he went 5-4 in finals that year- and he was probably at his best aswell
he also won 8 titles in 1993-96-97

and of course.......... the maestro himself- roger
in 2003 he won 7 titles from 9 finals
then he went on his insane run for 3 straight years winning over 10 titles - 11 in 2004-2005 12 in 2006 from 16 finals (he played 17 tournies)
in 2007 he won 8 titles

nadal won 11 titles in 2005
he's never repeated a 10 titles season
interestingly in 2008 and 2010 he made 10 finals- in 2008 he won 8 of them- in 2010 (nole effect) he won 3

nole (in 2011) won 10 titles from 11 finals played