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Rafa losing to Blake means Federer will break Connors' record

oz_boz
11-15-2006, 11:23 AM
According to a Swedish tennis expert, Johan Porsborn, Rafa's loss in Shanghai RR secured Federer's breaking Connors' record of 160 succesive weeks at the #1 spot. The earliest Nadal can surpass Federer on the ranking is the 5th of March 2007, and at that time, Fed will have topped the ranking for 161 consecutive weeks.

Source article (in Swedish): http://www.svd.se/dynamiskt/sport/did_14059090.asp

EDIT: jtipson already posted about it in the Fed forum the day it happened. :yeah:

Federer :hatoff:

Two records that Connors have still remain almost impossible to break: 109 tournament wins and 20 consecutive years as the biggest asshole on tour.

Boris Franz Ecker
11-15-2006, 11:36 AM
Two records that Connors have still remain almost impossible to break: 109 tournament wins


Among that 70 US-challengers.

It's safe for some time that Federer breaks the record with the 160 weeks and he will make it 200 weeks, maybe 300.

oz_boz
11-15-2006, 11:39 AM
Among that 70 US-challengers.

It's safe for some time that Federer breaks the record with the 160 weeks and he will make it 200 weeks, maybe 300.

I know, but it is still an official record. Personally I rate Lendl's 94 higher. About the record being safe, it apparently turned mathematically safe with the Blake d Rafa-result.

DDrago2
11-15-2006, 11:43 AM
This is the single biggest record Federer broke until know (persuming he will stay in tennis for few more months)

CooCooCachoo
11-15-2006, 11:52 AM
Roger :hatoff:

JustJames
11-15-2006, 11:54 AM
Another day, another record :hatoff:

Sofonda Cox
11-15-2006, 12:01 PM
:banana:

bokehlicious
11-15-2006, 12:08 PM
Roger :cool: :cool:

RonE
11-15-2006, 12:12 PM
Awesome :yeah:

adee-gee
11-15-2006, 12:39 PM
Poo.

vincayou
11-15-2006, 12:45 PM
can Nadal still be the youngest number one?

oz_boz
11-15-2006, 12:51 PM
Poo.

What does Mark P have to do with this? :confused:

DrJules
11-15-2006, 01:15 PM
According to a Swedish tennis expert, Johan Porsborn, Rafa's loss in Shanghai RR secured Federer's breaking Connors' record of 160 succesive weeks at the #1 spot. The earliest Nadal can surpass Federer on the ranking is the 5th of March 2007, and at that time, Fed will have topped the ranking for 161 consecutive weeks.

Source article (in Swedish): http://www.svd.se/dynamiskt/sport/did_14059090.asp

EDIT: jtipson already posted about it in the Fed forum the day it happened. :yeah:

Federer :hatoff:

Two records that Connors have still remain almost impossible to break: 109 tournament wins and 20 consecutive years as the biggest asshole on tour.

:scratch: John McEnroe still playing (doubles anyway)

buzz
11-15-2006, 01:19 PM
Impressive and justified, Even more because it's not that there was somebody close to the number1 spot in this period!

Besides is nadal anywhere near the record for consucutive weeks at no2??
I will try to find out at the ATP site.......

FSRteam
11-15-2006, 01:23 PM
fed is lucky, he will get that record only due to poor competition... ;)

trickcy
11-15-2006, 01:25 PM
Roger :hatoff: :worship: Way to go!!!!!

It'll be interesting to see if he can beat Graf's record for most consecutive weeks at No.1 for a tennis player. I think it's 186, right?

oz_boz
11-15-2006, 01:38 PM
:scratch: John McEnroe still playing (doubles anyway)

But he wasn't the biggest a-hole before 1991 when Connors retired ;)

MisterQ
11-15-2006, 02:12 PM
Impressive and justified, Even more because it's not that there was somebody close to the number1 spot in this period!

Besides is nadal anywhere near the record for consucutive weeks at no2??
I will try to find out at the ATP site.......

If you find those No. 2 stats, I'd be interested in seeing them. (my favorite player spent a lot of time there too :rolls: )

Kristine_cy
11-15-2006, 02:12 PM
:worship: Fed

What does Mark P have to do with this? :confused:

:haha:

TennisOz
11-15-2006, 02:28 PM
This is the single biggest record Federer broke until know (persuming he will stay in tennis for few more months)

Federer said in his (Sky Sports) interview after the Roddick win yesterday that it is his greatest achievement, to date (ominously for the others). With the depth of the tour now compared to Connors day it is a much more remarkable achievement even than Jimbo's.

TennisOz:)

Katastrophe
11-15-2006, 03:17 PM
Breaking records left and right- simply amazing...:)

Raquel
11-15-2006, 03:37 PM
can Nadal still be the youngest number one?
If it is definite that 5 March 2007 is the earliest possible date Nadal can take over then no, he can;t be the youngest number 1. According to this - http://www.timeanddate.com/date/duration.html - if Rafael did reach number 1 on 5 March 2007 he would be 20 years 9 months and 2 days old. Lleyton Hewitt was 20 years 8 months and 22 days old when he reached number one. Marat Safin was 20 years 9 months and 24 days old. I doubt Rafael will get to number 1 in March anyway as I'm guessing Roger would have to lose a lot of points and Rafael would have to win all the time?

Congrats Roger :worship:

R.Federer
11-15-2006, 05:08 PM
What does Mark P have to do with this? :confused:

:lol:

R.Federer
11-15-2006, 05:10 PM
That's a great achievement! Congratulations to Roger.

It is tough on Rafa, without Roger he would have already been the youngest Number 1 ever and probably held on to it for long enough to break such records himself. I don't think Rafa will be youngest Number 1 when he does become it (Lleyton was also very young)

Warrior
11-15-2006, 05:32 PM
Congrats Roger! Let the record breaking begin!

buzz
11-15-2006, 07:20 PM
If you find those No. 2 stats, I'd be interested in seeing them. (my favorite player spent a lot of time there too :rolls: )

Hmm.. the atp site seems a little off today, Can't get the full ranking history of Lendl and Agassi to start with. will try another day.....

Fedex
11-16-2006, 12:23 AM
Congrats Roger!! :) :yeah: Another day, another record broken. He is simply amazing.

NYCtennisfan
11-16-2006, 02:06 AM
With early success next year and a strong finish at this years TMC will probably mean the #1 at least through Roland Garros and probably Wimbledon. There is a decent chance that Fed will surpass Graf's record of 186 consecutive weeks at #1 which a few years ago seemed pretty much impossible.