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Did Andy Murray have one of the shortest stays at world no.2 in recent history?

2003
10-09-2009, 09:19 PM
Was thinking that with the Fedall era we have been used to world no 2 being world no 2 for a very long time.

Does anyone know who the last player was to have a stay at world no 2 shorter than Murrays?

Sapeod
10-09-2009, 09:21 PM
magnus norman, tommy haas??

don't really know...

he had a short one though.

Certinfy
10-09-2009, 09:22 PM
He'll regain the number 2 ranking somewhere in his career tho ;)

Nathaliia
10-09-2009, 09:24 PM
Ljuba? I think he was the "real number 2" for some time but from what I recall it wasn't for too long.

Certinfy
10-09-2009, 09:27 PM
Ljuba? I think he was the "real number 2" for some time but from what I recall it wasn't for too long.Ljubicic never got to number 2...

Nacho
10-09-2009, 09:49 PM
I think Alex Corretja was ranked #2 for 2 weeks in february 1999

it's interesting he was also quite close to reaching #1... only 200 points away from pete

Sapeod
10-09-2009, 09:52 PM
He'll regain the number 2 ranking somewhere in his career tho ;)
agreed. he'll get no.1 as well sometime in the future.

jcempire
10-09-2009, 10:41 PM
who cares more about No 2?

Nathaliia
10-09-2009, 10:51 PM
Ljubicic never got to number 2...
You're too young to remember he called himself a "real number 2" ;)

n8
10-09-2009, 11:43 PM
Since 1999 all the players to have peaked at 2 weren't there very long.
Corretja = 2 weeks (1999)
Murray = 4 weeks (2009)
Haas = 6 weeks (2002 - 2 stints)
Norman = 6 weeks (2000)

tennischick
10-10-2009, 03:09 AM
dunno but it's kind of embarrassing. :-(

sportsbag
10-10-2009, 09:47 AM
Doesn't matter how long it was, it's still longer than Djokovic up to now.

Clydey
10-10-2009, 10:55 AM
dunno but it's kind of embarrassing. :-(

Only on MTF would it be suggested that a player should be embarrassed for being considered the 2nd best player in the world, however briefly it might have been.

born_on_clay
10-10-2009, 01:09 PM
Only on MTF would it be suggested that a player should be embarrassed for being considered the 2nd best player in the world, however briefly it might have been.

True, but this is MTF :angel:

Burrow
10-10-2009, 02:32 PM
Doesn't matter how long it was, it's still longer than Djokovic up to now.

Who cares? He's won a Grand Slam.

FiBeR
10-10-2009, 03:26 PM
Since 1999 all the players to have peaked at 2 weren't there very long.
Corretja = 2 weeks (1999)
Murray = 4 weeks (2009)
Haas = 6 weeks (2002 - 2 stints)
Norman = 6 weeks (2000)

1 Masters Series
1 MM prior to a GS
1 GS

:o he was #2 for 3 tournaments :rolls:

Could go to #4 though :p

Dont worry fans! Murray is capable of getting as far as he wants :) and this Fedal era is pretty much over so everything is open. Forget about the last 5-6 years domination logic..

arm
10-10-2009, 03:30 PM
Only on MTF would it be suggested that a player should be embarrassed for being considered the 2nd best player in the world, however briefly it might have been.

So true... I freakin' wish it had been Nole no matter how long it was. :shrug:

HarryMan
10-10-2009, 04:02 PM
It could have been very short but Murray has a lot of talent and he will surely be getting to that position again (perhaps even being the world's best player). He has too much talent and so will have a lot more chances if he stays healthy.

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
10-10-2009, 07:01 PM
Who cares? He's won a Grand Slam.

doesn't count, Fed had mono, Joker only won because Federer was 5% :p

safin-rules-no.1
10-10-2009, 07:02 PM
Murray = fail

Sapeod
10-10-2009, 07:09 PM
Murray = fail
You = fail

BTW, change your username. It's very outdated.

timafi
10-10-2009, 07:54 PM
DUH!:rolleyes:
he had ZERO business ranked world#"2" in the bloody frigging place so the sooner he went down the ranking;the better:shrug:

Snowwy
10-10-2009, 08:43 PM
doesn't count, Fed had mono, Joker only won because Federer was 5% :p

Injuries are a part of the sport, maybe someday you will realise this, they don't have to be excuses.

DUH!:rolleyes:
he had ZERO business ranked world#"2" in the bloody frigging place so the sooner he went down the ranking;the better:shrug:

And why did he not deserve it?

2003
10-11-2009, 01:11 AM
And why did he not deserve it?

Cause he's a

(8) Mug pusher, mug pusher, mugpusher mugpusher;

He push's n shoves and plays defensive tennis..

Hail to king murray, king murray, man. (8)

Would make a good song, in the mold of "hail to the busdriver". It's a good hum :wavey:

(8) The brit media over hyped him, Cillic floor mop wiped him, hail to king murray, mugray king man. (8)

star
10-11-2009, 01:21 AM
Most players never even get near the number 2 ranking. I think Murray will be a top ranked player for some time.

It's amazing the bashing players take even when they play at an elite level for a long period of time.

Marc23
10-11-2009, 02:33 AM
Who cares? He's won a Grand Slam.

A Grand Slam and the Masters Cup...I would prefer those two than number 2 ranking!