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The first and the last matches of great players

Greg-Pete fan
02-23-2007, 06:56 PM
The first and the last matches (in ATP Tour) of great players

Of course in singles :)

PETE SAMPRAS

First: Philadelphia 1988 (1R) vs Sammy Giammalva Jr 4-6,3-6
Last: U.S. Open 2002 (final) vs Andre Agassi 6-3,6-4,5-7,6-4


ANDRE AGASSI

First: La Quinta 1986 (1R) vs John Austin 6-4,6-2
Last: U.S. Open 2006 (3R) vs Benjamin Becker 5-7,7-6(4),4-6,5-7


BORIS BECKER

First: Cologne 1983 (1R) vs Sandy Mayer 6-3,4-6,4-6
Last: Wimbledon 1999 (4R) vs Patrick Rafter 3-6,2-6,3-6


STEFAN EDBERG

First: Geneva 1982 (1R) vs Jairo Velasco Jr 6-3,2-6,0-6
Last: Davis Cup 1996 (final) vs Cedric Pioline 3-6,4-6,3-6


JIMMY CONNORS

First: U.S. Open 1970 (1R) vs Mark Cox 2-6,4-6,2-6
Last: Atlanta 1996 (1R) vs Richey Reneberg 2-6,6-3,1-6


JOHN McENROE

First: South Orange 1976 (1R) vs Barry Philipps-Moore 6-0,6-2
Last: Rotterdam 1994 (1R) vs Magnus Gustafsson 2-6,6-7(5)

Greg-Pete fan
02-23-2007, 07:11 PM
IVAN LENDL

First: Roland Garros 1978 (1R) vs Jose-Luis Clerc 3-6,0-6,3-6
Last: U.S. Open 1994 (2R) vs Bernd Karbacher 4-6,6-7(5),0-1, ret


MATS WILANDER

First: Bastad 1980 (1R) vs Jan Kallquist 6-4,6-4
Last: Beijing 1996 (1R) vs Martin Damm 4-6,3-6


MICHAEL CHANG

First: Rye Brook 1987 (1R) vs Jim Pugh 1-6,6-3,0-6
Last: U.S. Open 2003 (1R) vs Fernando Gonzalez 3-6,5-7,7-5,4-6


BJOERN BORG

First: San Francisco 1972 (2R) vs Roscoe Tanner 3-6,3-6
Last: Moscow 1993 (1R) vs Alexander Volkov 6-4,3-6,6-7(7)


PATRICK RAFTER

First: Brisbane 1991 (1R) vs Andrei Chesnokov 4-6,1-6
Last: Davis Cup 2001 (final) vs Sebastien Grosjean 6-3,7-6(6),7-5


JIM COURIER

First: Boston 1987 (1R) vs Barry Moir 6-0,1-6,0-6
Last: Key Biscayne 2000 (2R) vs Thomas Enqvist 7-6(5),3-6,4-6

Greg-Pete fan
02-23-2007, 07:24 PM
PAT CASH

First: Adelaide 1981 (1R) vs Chris Lewis 3-6,1-6
Last: Stuttgart-indoor 1997 (1R) vs Andrei Medvedev 2-6,2-6


GUY FORGET

First: Rome 1982 (1R) vs Francisco Gonzalez 6-4,6-3
Last: Key Biscayne 1997 (1R) vs Tommy Haas 6-7(3),5-7


MICHAEL STICH

First: Munich 1989 (1R) vs Tomas Smid 6-4,6-3
Last: Wimbledon 1997 (SF) vs Cedric Pioline 7-6(2),2-6,1-6,7-5,4-6


TODD MARTIN

First: Newport 1990 (1R) vs Jeff Tarango 1-6,6-3,6-2
Last: U.S. Open 2004 (1R) vs Fabrice Santoro 6-4,4-6,4-6,5-7


HENRI LECONTE

First: Roland Garros 1980 (1R) vs Hans Simonsson 0-6,6-3,6-7,0-6
Last: Rosmalen 1996 (1R) vs Kenneth Carlsen 5-7,2-6


GORAN IVANISEVIC

First: Wimbledon 1988 (1R) vs Amos Mansdorf 3-6,2-6,6-1,1-6
Last: Wimbledon 2004 (3R) vs Lleyton Hewitt 2-6,3-6,4-6

Greg-Pete fan
02-23-2007, 07:45 PM
YANNICK NOAH

First: Roland Garros 1977 (1R) vs Brian Fairlie 1-6,3-6,7-6,7-6,2-6
Last: Marseille 1996 (1R) vs Guy Forget 6-4,3-6,3-6


YEVGENY KAFELNIKOV

First: San Marino 1992 (1R) vs Ronald Agenor 1-6,2-6
Last: St.Petersburg 2003 (2R) vs Mikhail Youzhny 2-6,2-6


RICHARD KRAJICEK

First: Sydney 1991 (1R) vs Marc Rosset 6-3,6-2
Last: St.Hertogenbosch 2003 (1R) vs Olivier Mutis 4-6,6-7(4)


CEDRIC PIOLINE

First: Nice 1989 (1R) vs Henri Leconte 5-7,6-4,3-6
Last: Basel 2002 (1R) vs Tim Henman 1-6,4-6


MARC ROSSET

First: Geneva 1988 (1R) vs Tore Meinecke 6-1,2-6,2-6
Last: St.Petersburg 2004 (1R) vs Greg Rusedski 4-6,3-6


ANDRES GOMEZ

First: Munich 1979 (1R) vs John James 7-6,6-1
Last: Coral Springs 1993 (1R) vs Mikael Pernfors 6-4,3-6,4-6

Voo de Mar
02-23-2007, 08:06 PM
Rafter's beginning is interesting. He lost first seven matches :)

Greg-Pete fan
02-23-2007, 08:13 PM
BRAD GILBERT

First: San Juan 1981 (1R) vs Charles Owens 6-7,6-3,4-6
Last: Key Biscayne 1995 (1R) vs Todd Woodbridge 6-7(5),5-7


SERGI BRUGUERA

First: Barcelona 1988 (1R) vs Horacio De La Pena 4-6,3-6
Last: Barcelona 2002 (2R) vs Guillermo Canas 7-5,3-6,3-6


THOMAS MUSTER

First: Kitzbuhel 1984 (1R) vs Jeff Borowiak 6-2,6-3
Last: Roland Garros 1999 (1R) vs Nicolas Lapentti 6-2,1-6,2-6,6-7(4)


ALEX CORRETJA

First: Barcelona 1992 (1R) vs Sergio Casal 6-2,6-7(3),7-5
Last: Estoril 2005 (1R) vs Feliciano Lopez 7-6(1),6-7(4),4-6


ALBERTO COSTA

First: Barcelona 1993 (1R) vs Olivier Delaitre 3-6,6-3,5-7
Last: Barcelona 2006 (3R) vs Juan Carlos Ferrero 1-6,7-5,5-7


MIROSLAV MECIR

First: Bordeaux 1983 (1R) vs Loic Courteau 2-6,6-0,6-2
Last: Wimbledon 1990 (2R) vs Stefan Edberg 2-6,3-6,2-6


PETR KORDA

First: Cologne 1985 (1R) vs Lawson Duncan 3-6,4-6
Last: Queens Club 1999 (1R) vs Boris Becker 4-6,4-6


ANDREI MEDVEDEV:

First: Moscow 1990 (1R) vs Alexander Volkov 4-6,3-6
Last: St.Petersburg 2001 (2R) vs Stefan Koubek 6-7(3),2-6


MAGNUS LARSSON

First: Boston 1988 (1R) vs Johan Alven 6-4,6-4
Last: Copenhagen 2003 (2R) vs Radek Stepanek 4-6,6-1,1-6


ALBERTO BERASATEGUI

First: Casablanca 1992 (1R) vs Franco Davin 6-4,2-6,6-2
Last: Barcelona 2001 (1R) vs Alex Calatrava 6-2,5-7,3-6

Greg-Pete fan
02-23-2007, 08:14 PM
Rafter's beginning is interesting. He lost first seven matches :)

Yes, but Connors performance in 1995 was incredible... In Halle he reached quarterfinal:worship:

Did Rusedski end his career? His last match took place in november 2006... Do you know something about it?

Voo de Mar
02-23-2007, 08:41 PM
Yes, but Connors performance in 1995 was incredible... In Halle he reached quarterfinal:worship:

Did Rusedski end his career? His last match took place in november 2006... Do you know something about it?

I saw that tournament in Halle and all matches of Connors :)
I'm not sure but Rusedski probably will finish his career at this year Wimbledon.

Greg-Pete fan
02-23-2007, 08:41 PM
GUILLERMO VILAS

First: Cincinnati 1970 (1R) vs Zan Guerry 6-1,3-6,1-6
Last: Bordeaux 1992 (1R) vs German Lopez 4-6,6-3,0-6


WAYNE FERREIRA

First: Queens Club 1990 (1R) vs David Wheaton 1-6,4-6
Last: Davis Cup 2005 (1R) vs Rainer Schuettler 1-6,2-6,4-6


MARCELO RIOS

First: Davis Cup 1993 (1R) vs Andrew Sznajder 6-4,4-6,4-6,4-6
Last: Roland Garros 2003 (1R) vs Mario Ancic 1-6,0-1, ret


THOMAS ENQVIST

First: Munich 1989 (1R) vs Andres Vysand 1-6,2-6
Last: Lyon 2005 (2R) vs Mario Ancic 7-6(4),6-7(5),4-6


KEVIN CURREN

First: U.S. Open 1978 (1R) vs Dale Collings 6-4,6-1
Last: Durban 1993 (1R) vs Kevin Ullyett 3-6,0-6


MAGNUS NORMAN

First: Stockholm 1992 (1R) vs Derrick Rostagno 1-6,2-6
Last: Shanghai 2003 (QF) vs Jiri Novak 1-2,ret


JIRI NOVAK

First: Prague 1993 (1R) vs Christian Miniussi 2-6,7-6(6),7-6(5)
Last: Basel 2006 (2R) vs David Ferrer 6-2,3-6,3-6


FELIX MANTILLA

First: Prague 1994 (1R) vs Alex Corretja 6-3,4-6,3-6
Last: U.S. Open 2005 (1R) vs Guillermo Coria 6-7(5),1-6,3-6

Greg-Pete fan
02-23-2007, 08:59 PM
I saw that tournament in Halle and all matches of Connors :)
I'm not sure but Rusedski probably will finish his career at this year Wimbledon.

I think that Henman will do the same:)

ExcaliburII
02-25-2007, 04:03 PM
Clerc?

Deathless Mortal
02-26-2007, 01:03 PM
No one started and finished with win.

Voo de Mar
02-26-2007, 10:09 PM
No one started and finished with win.

Only Sampras finished his career with win :)

ltaravilse
02-27-2007, 09:10 AM
BJOERN BORG

First: San Francisco 1972 (2R) vs Roscoe Tanner 3-6,3-6
Last: Moscow 1993 (1R) vs Alexander Volkov 6-4,3-6,6-7(7)

How could he start his career in he 2R? (was it a walkover in the first round?)

MIROSLAV MECIR

First: Bordeaux 1983 (1R) vs Loic Courteau 2-6,6-0,6-2
Last: Wimbledon 1990 (2R) vs Stefan Edberg 2-6,3-6,2-6

MICHAEL STICH

First: Munich 1989 (1R) vs Tomas Smid 6-4,6-3
Last: Wimbledon 1997 (SF) vs Cedric Pioline 7-6(2),2-6,1-6,7-5,4-6

Why did they play for such few years?

Kolya
02-27-2007, 09:34 AM
Mecir had a lot of back injuries so he retired early.

Very sad, it would have been nice to see him play more in the 90's.

Voo de Mar
02-27-2007, 01:20 PM
How could he start his career in he 2R? (was it a walkover in the first round?)

According to atptennis.com Borg played first match in career in 1971 not 1972...

Stockholm Open, Sweden
GP, 1-Nov-71, I, Hard , Draw: 64
1 Franulovic, Zeljko (CRO) 6-4 3-6 3-6

Voo de Mar
02-27-2007, 01:24 PM
Greg probably made this thread based on tenniscorner.net ->here results to year 1979 are incomplete :( atptennis.com is a better source albeit there are also mistakes...

Greg-Pete fan
02-27-2007, 03:16 PM
Greg probably made this thread based on tenniscorner.net ->here results to year 1979 are incomplete :( atptennis.com is a better source albeit there are also mistakes...

Yes,you are right. I based on tenniscorner.net:) and mistakes are possible.

Greg-Pete fan
02-27-2007, 03:19 PM
Why did they play for such few years?

I really don`t know. I can`t understand why Stich retired after Wimbledon 1997.

Action Jackson
02-27-2007, 03:23 PM
Injuries and a loss of motivation with Stich.