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Youngest players to achieve 50 ATP finals in Open era

TennisOnWood
01-08-2010, 05:27 PM
Rafael Nadal will play his 48th ATP final tomorrow so it will be nice to know which players are youngest who achieved 50 finals in career

I will try to calculate for few best Open Era players but there is very good statistic guys here so hope I will get some help ;)

V.H.
01-10-2010, 02:47 PM
24 players with 50 singles finals:

Nadal came 6th at 23 y.o. reaching his 50th final, of course it was on clay...
YOUNGEST REACHING 50th FINAL:


Finals Final #50 Date Birth years days
Borg 89 Rome 22.05.1978 06.06.1956 21 8020
Lendl 146 Naples WCT 14.10.1982 07.03.1960 22 8256
Connors 163 Wimbledon 23.06.1975 02.09.1952 22 8329
McEnroe 108 Queen's 07.06.1982 16.02.1959 23 8512
Wilander 59 Australian Open 11.01.1988 22.08.1964 23 8542
Nadal 52 Rome 26.04.2010 03.06.1986 23 8728
Becker 77 Rotterdam 02.03.1992 22.11.1967 24 8867
Sampras 88 San Jose 12.02.1996 12.08.1971 24 8950
Edberg 77 Sydney Indoor 01.10.1990 19.01.1966 24 9021
Chang 58 Hong Kong 07.04.1997 22.02.1972 25 9176
Vilas 104 Johannesburg WCT28.11.1977 17.08.1952 25 9234
Federer 85 Dubai 03.03.2007 08.08.1981 25 9338
Nastase 95 Toronto WCT 17.02.1974 19.07.1946 27 10075
Orantes 66 Madrid 11.10.1976 05.02.1949 27 10110
Agassi 90 Miami 16.03.1998 29.04.1970 27 10183
Gerulaitis 55 Johannesburg 22.11.1982 26.07.1954 28 10346
Muster 55 Stuttgart 15.07.1996 02.10.1967 28 10514
Newcombe 53 Australian Open 21.12.1974 23.05.1944 30 11169
Gottfried 51 Wembley 14.11.1982 27.01.1952 30 11249
Smith 57 Denver 20.02.1978 14.12.1946 31 11391
Okker 54 Paris Indoor 27.10.1975 22.02.1944 31 11570
Ashe 66 Wimbledon 23.06.1975 05.07.1943 31 11676
Laver 69 Palm Desert WCT 31.03.1974 09.08.1938 35 13018
Rosewall 52 New York WCT 17.09.1977 02.11.1934 42 15660



Roddick has 48 and will probably be the next to join the group. If he reaches two more finals before August he will be in front of Agassi, which I think is impressive!

Purple Rainbow
01-13-2010, 11:18 AM
21. Ashe............66 (13th).....Wimbledon......................23.6.197 5......5.7.1943.......27
22. Laver............69 (12th).....Palm Desert WCT............31.3.1974......9.8.1938.......25
23. Rosewall.....52 (22nd).......T.C. New York WCT.........17.9.1977......2.11.1934.....42

Nadal...........48 (24th)..........................

Nadal is 23 years old, he cannot beat top 4 on this list. If he reaches 50 before US Open 2010 he will come 5th.

If someone tells me how to make a table I can make this without "......"

Ashe was 31 and Laver 35.
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TennisOnWood
01-13-2010, 11:54 PM
According to ATP,Borg is on 87 finals (63/24) but we agree that 50th final was Rome 1978

About Lendl,I think he played his 50th final in Milan 1983

Trouble with Connors is that even on ATP website data is not accurate so he can be in range of 158-163 finals :confused:

I got same result for McEnroe but again on ATP site we can find 110 finals in Match record profile :confused:

Hope we can get some help about this two Americans


For Pistol Pete its o.k,88 finals and San Jose as 50th


I will see about the rest tomorrow but thanks for the list,its going to be easier now to make this list :)

V.H.
01-14-2010, 02:29 PM
I know there's some errors about my list, but that's because ATP list changes itself. Some tournaments are counted at one list, but not at another. Then many players who played in the 70's and late 60's will have others number in other sources. I tried to make my list according to the ATP website (Titles/finals at player profile)

Thx, now I made a table =)

I've corrected Ashe and Laver. I calculated in my head and got it wrong :p

TennisOnWood
01-14-2010, 02:45 PM
Yeah,ATP website needs to be our base but even there we can see different numbers.. sure,most trouble with players and tournaments from the 70es

I'm sure we can make the list until Rafa's 50th final.. maybe we can have table by that time too :p

V.H.
05-01-2010, 05:14 PM
Nadal just reached his 50th final in Rome. He came 6th. The table has been updated!

TennisOnWood
05-02-2010, 12:45 AM
I was really looking up for this achievement since January.. fantastic to be on the list with 5 legends in under 24 category