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Number 2 In The World

Snowwy
01-25-2007, 11:30 PM
Im just wondering if anyone know what the record is for most consecutive weeks at No. 2 in the rankings.

And also, maybe the most consecutive weeks at eitehr No. 1 or No. 2 in the world.

buzz
02-07-2007, 08:15 AM
Yes! me too. I'm looking for it for a long time now but the Atp site doesn't tell the rankings of the early 80's. So If somebody knows where I can find them please tell me.....

Voo de Mar
02-07-2007, 08:41 AM
I don't know but my favourite to that is Guillermo Vilas.
The best player in the Open Era who never reached No. 1

smucav
02-07-2007, 06:14 PM
Im just wondering if anyone know what the record is for most consecutive weeks at No. 2 in the rankings.

Consecutive Weeks at #2 (July 1984-Present)
Rafael Nadal 80 (Jul 25, 2005-Jan 29, 2007)
Boris Becker 46 (May 08, 1989-Mar 19, 1990)
Andy Roddick 43 (Apr 05, 2004-Jan 24, 2005)
John McEnroe 33 (Sep 09, 1985-Apr 21, 1986)
Pete Sampras 30 (Apr 10, 1995-Oct 30, 1995)

Weeks at #2 (July 1984 - Present)
136 Boris Becker
104 Stefan Edberg
90 Pete Sampras
88 Andre Agassi
80 Rafael Nadal
67 Mats Wilander
60 Ivan Lendl
52 Andy Roddick
50 Jim Courier
49 Michael Chang

(as of January 29, 2007)

Nadal & Chang are the only #2s above to never reach #1.

shotgun
02-07-2007, 06:28 PM
No doubt that Nadal in terms of results is the best player in the last 20 years not to have reached the no. 1 in the rankings.

TennisGrandSlam
02-08-2007, 10:19 AM
No doubt that Nadal in terms of results is the best player in the last 20 years not to have reached the no. 1 in the rankings.

Nadal 2005 can supress

Connors 1977 :o (In fact Nadal 2005 << Vilas 1977)
JMac 1982-83
Edberg 1990-91
Courier 1992
Sampras 1996-98
Agassi 1999
Guga 2000
C,mon 2001-02
A-Rod 2003

for NO.1

SaltoKlose
02-11-2007, 11:34 AM
Poor Nadal, he has a fairly big gap between him and the others below him.

He may drop from No.2 after the European clay court season.

alessandro
02-09-2008, 02:14 PM
No doubt that Nadal in terms of results is the best player in the last 20 years not to have reached the no. 1 in the rankings.

I agree with the other poster about Vilas :)

However Nadal is very very talented but not like Vilas in the sense that Vilas is THE clay king!

And Pete Sampras was like always no.1 & 2? He's 3rd in weeks at no.2!!

Snowwy
02-09-2008, 09:57 PM
Nadal must be approaching the most weeks ever at the number two spot.

stebs
02-11-2008, 05:22 PM
Two weeks from it I think.

JediFed
02-13-2008, 03:22 AM
Wow, beating Boris. That would suck for Nadal. We've never had a 3 year period where number 1 and 2 were the same.

No, he's not that close. This week which ends in a few days will be week number 133 for Nadal as number 2, which he first got July 25, 2005. He will tie the record on March 7th and break it March 14th.

January 25th is week 130

February 2nd is week 131

February 9th is week 132

February 16th is week 133.

February 23rd is week 134.

March 1st is week 135

March 8th is week 136 (To tie)

March 15th is week 137 (To break).

JediFed
02-13-2008, 03:44 AM
It's possible he could lose number two if Djokovic wins in Indian Wells and in Dubai, and he defends his points at Rotterdam, but only if Nadal loses early in both.

JediFed
02-15-2008, 06:33 PM
Nadal just clinched this with Djokovic's decision to withdraw from Rotterdam. Congrats Nadal! :wavey: Most weeks ever at number 2!

JediFed
03-12-2008, 10:10 PM
Nadal will get it officially NEXT WEEK!

CONGRATS NADAL for most weeks ever at number 2.

buzz
03-27-2008, 04:43 PM
At least he is a legendary No2, congrats!! (and a legendary clay king of cours;))

JediFed
03-27-2008, 07:45 PM
No matter what happens from now on he's got the record.

It would be interesting if he stays number 2 until the end of June. That would mean 3 years without a change in the rankings between number 1 and number 2!

groundstroke
07-08-2008, 11:05 AM
Nadal has to be closing in number 1 now.