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Titles on all inhabited continents?

Tommy_Vercetti
02-02-2010, 09:58 PM
I remember last year that Tiger finally managed to win a title on every continent except Antarctica of course. Has anyone done it in tennis? I'm guessing maybe a few.

CmonAussie
02-02-2010, 10:08 PM
...
Vilas
Connors
Laver

Tommy_Vercetti
02-02-2010, 11:48 PM
Yes on Vilas and Laver. I don't think Connors ever won a title in South America. Mexico and the Caribbean are part of North America.

Getta
02-02-2010, 11:55 PM
well, in Europe students are taught of six continents, where North and South America are combined to form a single continent of America.

Tommy_Vercetti
02-02-2010, 11:58 PM
well, in Europe students are taught of six continents, where North and South America are combined to form a single continent of America.

I'm sorry to hear that. You have my condolences. I hope you find another school soon.

Getta
02-03-2010, 12:11 AM
I'm sorry to hear that. You have my condolences. I hope you find another school soon.

congrats on meeting your personal standards.

as for myself, thumbs up to failure.

Caio_Brasil
02-03-2010, 12:14 AM
Yes on Vilas and Laver. I don't think Connors ever won a title in South America. Mexico and the Caribbean are part of North America.

That's not an unanimity actually. Caribbean countries can also be qualified as part of Central America, that's the way I learned it.

Tommy_Vercetti
02-03-2010, 12:17 AM
Yes and Central America is part of North America. Any titles in or to the east of Colombia if we actually have to discuss what South America is.

I'm actually type of outs these six regions of the world so we don't have a 10 page argument on the definition of continent.

- North America
- South America
- Europe
- Africa
- Asia
- Australia

Echoes
02-03-2010, 12:39 AM
Connors won an invitational or exo event in Asuncion, Paraguay. That's all I've seen from him in South America.

Sjengster
02-03-2010, 12:56 AM
Agassi, Schalken and Canas all won on five continents more recently, in fact Agassi's first career title and Schalken's last were both on hardcourts in Brazil, sixteen years apart. They both missed one in Africa, Canas one in Australasia.

Getta
02-03-2010, 12:57 AM
...
Vilas
Connors
Laver

Guillermo Vilas in the same year (1977), the only player to achieve such a feat.

Sjengster
02-03-2010, 01:00 AM
Tsonga stands a reasonable chance of getting five, given that he's already got titles in Asia and Africa, but South America is unlikely considering his preferred surfaces.

If Ferrer were to somehow hit a rich vein of form in the next few weeks and win both Jo'burg and one of the SA events he'd have five too, but that's just as unlikely.

Tommy_Vercetti
02-03-2010, 02:44 AM
So Laver and Vilas are the only two who managed it on all six?

Chip_s_m
02-03-2010, 04:42 AM
Fernando Gonzales has them all but Africa. No reason he couldn't pick off Casablanca or Johannesburg should he choose to play.

MurrayFan1
02-03-2010, 10:56 AM
I think your mum won this!?

Matchu
10-10-2011, 10:39 PM
I was researching through Juan Carlos Ferrero's career and found that he had won at least one title on every continent except for Oceania and interestingly North America. His titles are as stands:

Africa (1) - Casablanca 2009
Asia (2) - Dubai 2001, Hong Kong 2002
Europe (11) - Majorca 1999, Estoril 2001, Barcelona 2001, Rome 2001, Monte Carlo 2002, Monte Carlo 2003, Valencia 2003, Roland Garros 2003, Madrid 2003, Umag 2010, Stuttgart 2011
North America (0) - USO RU 2003, Cincinnati 2006, Acapulco 2010
Oceania (0) - Sydney RU 2003, Auckland RU 2008
South America (2) - Costa do Sauípe 2010, Buenos Aires 2010

Also impressively if you consider the Middle East and Asia as two different regions JCF meets that as well:

Asia (1) - Hong Kong 2002
Middle East (1) - Dubai 2001

Got me thinking has anyone in the open era of tennis achieved this feat? Considering there hasn't been many tournaments in Africa (and Asia to an extent as well). I'm sure someone on MTF can give me the names of players who have achieved this.

VolandriFan
10-10-2011, 10:54 PM
I'm pretty sure Federer is missing South America and Africa.

Matchu
10-10-2011, 10:58 PM
Guillermo Canas got very close but that Oceania title seems to allude all the ones that get close:

Africa (1) - Casablanca 2001
Asia (2) - Chennai 2001, Shanghai 2004
Europe (2) - Stuttgart 2004, Umag 2004
North America (1) - Toronto 2002
Oceania (0) -
South America (1) - Costa do Sauípe 2007

Henry Chinaski
10-10-2011, 11:00 PM
Thomas Muster:

North America: Miami
Asia: Dubai
Africa: Casablanca
Oceania: Adelaide
Europe: shitloads
South America: Bogota

Interestingly completed the set with the last 2 titles of his career (Miami and Dubai), depending on how you count Mexico.

VolandriFan
10-10-2011, 11:01 PM
Moya had all but Africa.

emotion
10-10-2011, 11:01 PM
Nadal is very close. There are only 2 African tournaments though

n8
10-10-2011, 11:02 PM
Moya has all but Oceania and Africa (and Middle East). I really wish he got an Oceania title as he made four finals.

This thread shows why Nadal should play Casablanca (Africa his only missing).

Ilovetheblues_86
10-10-2011, 11:11 PM
Guga Kuerten

Europe- Roland Garros
North America- Cincinatti/Miami
central? acapulco?
South America- Brasil Open
Asia- none st petersburg?
Africa- none
Oceania- Auckland

Bad Religion
10-10-2011, 11:11 PM
As far as I know America is one continent. Then, South America - North America and Central America are subcontinent. Unless everybody is wrong here in South America

out_here_grindin
10-10-2011, 11:14 PM
Tsonga is missing only South America I believe. He grabbed that Joburg title

Mountaindewslave
10-10-2011, 11:19 PM
As far as I know America is one continent. Then, South America - North America and Central America are subcontinent. Unless everybody is wrong here in South America

North and South America are different continents matee...

Matchu
10-10-2011, 11:21 PM
Tsonga is missing only South America I believe. He grabbed that Joburg title

Tsonga is missing three of six continents:

Africa (1) - Johannesburg 2009
Asia (2) - Bangkok 2008, Tokyo 2009
Europe (3) - Paris 2008, Marseille 2009, Metz 2011
North America (0) -
Oceania (0) -
South America (0) -

North America and Oceania are possible but I doubt he'll win a South American title.

Pirata.
10-10-2011, 11:31 PM
As far as I know America is one continent. Then, South America - North America and Central America are subcontinent. Unless everybody is wrong here in South America

Lots of schools teach it differently, but in the US, there are seven: North America [which includes Central America], South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania and Antarctica. I've heard that elsewhere, its taught that the Americas to be a single continent, or that Europe and Asia [Eurasia] are a single continent.

Guess it just depends on where you live.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/77/Continental_models.gif/800px-Continental_models.gif

shuhrat
10-10-2011, 11:48 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATP_World_Tour_records

# Winning an ATP singles title on the most continents in a single season:

1. Guillermo Vilas: 5 (South America, North America, Europe, Asia and Africa) in 1977
2. Jimmy Connors: 4 (Australia, Europe, North America and Africa) in 1974
= Björn Borg: 4 (Australia, Europe, South America and North America) in 1974
= John Newcombe: 4 (Australia, Europe, North America and Asia) in 1974
= John McEnroe: 4 (Australia, Europe, North America and Asia) in 1982
= Vitas Gerulaitis: 4 (Australia, Europe, North America and Africa) in 1982
= Ivan Lendl: 4 (Australia, Europe, North America and Asia) in 1985 and 1990
= Boris Becker: 4 (Australia, Europe, North America and Asia) in 1985
= Stefan Edberg: 4 (Australia, Europe, North America and Asia) in 1987 and 1991
= Pete Sampras: 4 (Australia, Europe, North America and Asia) in 1993 and 1994
= Marcelo Ríos: 4 (Australia, Europe, North America and Asia) in 1998
= Lleyton Hewitt: 4 (Australia, Europe, North America and Asia) in 2001
= Roger Federer: 4 (Australia, Europe, North America and Asia) in 2004, 2006 and 2007
= Rafael Nadal: 4 (South America, North America, Europe, Asia) in 2005
= Novak Djokovic: 4 (Australia, Europe, North America and Asia) in 2008 and 2011

abraxas21
10-11-2011, 12:28 AM
Lots of schools teach it differently, but in the US, there are seven: North America [which includes Central America], South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania and Antarctica. I've heard that elsewhere, its taught that the Americas to be a single continent, or that Europe and Asia [Eurasia] are a single continent.

Guess it just depends on where you live.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/77/Continental_models.gif/800px-Continental_models.gif

in south america it is taught that it is a single continent called america


in fact, the etymology of the name america meant to refer to the whole of "the americas" as a single continent named america

v-money
10-11-2011, 12:42 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATP_World_Tour_records

# Winning an ATP singles title on the most continents in a single season:

1. Guillermo Vilas: 5 (South America, North America, Europe, Asia and Africa) in 1977
2. Jimmy Connors: 4 (Australia, Europe, North America and Africa) in 1974
= Björn Borg: 4 (Australia, Europe, South America and North America) in 1974
= John Newcombe: 4 (Australia, Europe, North America and Asia) in 1974
= John McEnroe: 4 (Australia, Europe, North America and Asia) in 1982
= Vitas Gerulaitis: 4 (Australia, Europe, North America and Africa) in 1982
= Ivan Lendl: 4 (Australia, Europe, North America and Asia) in 1985 and 1990
= Boris Becker: 4 (Australia, Europe, North America and Asia) in 1985
= Stefan Edberg: 4 (Australia, Europe, North America and Asia) in 1987 and 1991
= Pete Sampras: 4 (Australia, Europe, North America and Asia) in 1993 and 1994
= Marcelo Ríos: 4 (Australia, Europe, North America and Asia) in 1998
= Lleyton Hewitt: 4 (Australia, Europe, North America and Asia) in 2001
= Roger Federer: 4 (Australia, Europe, North America and Asia) in 2004, 2006 and 2007
= Rafael Nadal: 4 (South America, North America, Europe, Asia) in 2005
= Novak Djokovic: 4 (Australia, Europe, North America and Asia) in 2008 and 2011

I guess Villas has done it on 6 continents as well, considering he won AO the following 2 years.

lalaland
10-11-2011, 12:47 AM
Simon:

North America: Indianapolis 08
Asia: Bangkok 09
Africa: Casablanca 08
Oceania: Sydney 11
Europe: Marseille 07, Bucharest 07-08, Metz 10, Hamburg 11
South America: none (he doesn't play any tournament in S. America)

Bad Religion
10-11-2011, 12:56 AM
South America: none (he doesn't play any tournament in S. America)

Fortunately for us in South America that mug doesn´t play here

lalaland
10-11-2011, 01:40 AM
Fortunately for us in South America that mug doesn´t play here

Yes, most non-claycounters doesn't play the S. American swing, Federer, Djokovic, Murray... Very fortunately for you indeed.
You must be jumping for joy to see Almagro and Robredo there every year. Well, good for you.

Pirata.
10-11-2011, 02:15 AM
Yes, most non-claycounters doesn't play the S. American swing, Federer, Djokovic, Murray... Very fortunately for you indeed.
You must be jumping for joy to see Almagro and Robredo there every year. Well, good for you.

:haha:

MuzzahLovah
10-11-2011, 02:31 AM
As far as I know America is one continent. Then, South America - North America and Central America are subcontinent. Unless everybody is wrong here in South America

No one in North America wants to be attached to you guys, so we are taught North and South America are separate continents, with Central America and the Caribbean as sub-regions of North America.

Eurasia is sometimes thought of as one continent, but more often we are taught they are separate continents, here in the United States.

Caesar1844
10-11-2011, 03:26 AM
The Olympic flag shows 5 inhabited continents (so, a six continent system), with the Americas being regarded as a single unit.

I believe that is the most common definition in the non-Anglophone world, whilst Anglophone countries split the Americas to get 7 continents.

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
10-11-2011, 04:13 AM
how is antarctica even a continent really
isn't it the south pole +1
the real stat should be how many countries

Matchu
10-11-2011, 11:29 AM
Thought I would analyse the top 4 and see how close they are (Only going to mention the first title they win in each continent).

Djokovic:

Africa -
Asia - Shanghai 2008
Asia Asia - Shanghai 2008
Asia Middle East - Dubai 2009
Europe - Amersfoort 2006
North America - Miami 2007
Oceania - Adelaide 2007
South America -

Nadal:

Africa -
Asia - Beijing 2005
Asia Asia - Beijing 2005
Asia Middle East - Dubai 2006
Europe - Sopot 2004
North America - Acapulco 2005
Oceania - Australian Open 2009
South America - Costa do Sauipe 2005

Federer:

Africa -
Asia - Dubai 2003
Asia Asia - Bangkok 2004
Asia Middle East - Dubai 2003
Europe - Milan 2001
North America - Houston Masters Cup 2003
Oceania - Sydney 2002
South America -

Murray:

Africa -
Asia - Doha 2008
Asia Asia - Bangkok 2011
Asia Middle East - Doha 2008
Europe - St Petersbug 2007
North America - San Jose 2006
Oceania -
South America -

Silver.
10-11-2011, 12:22 PM
Yes, most non-claycounters doesn't play the S. American swing, Federer, Djokovic, Murray... Very fortunately for you indeed.
You must be jumping for joy to see Almagro and Robredo there every year. Well, good for you.

:worship:

The Magician
10-11-2011, 12:36 PM
Need a tournament in Antarctica. Only way we'll get a fast surface is if the ATP is forced to play on ice :p Then let's see Nadull try and complete this feat.

Caesar1844
10-11-2011, 02:13 PM
I doubt any of the top players will ever get the full set. The SA Open and Casablanca are awful tournaments for timing. The former is the week immediately after the Australian Open, and the latter is the week immediately after Miami.

You have to be pretty crap (or pretty young) to want to play them.

Getta
10-11-2011, 02:27 PM
I was researching through Juan Carlos Ferrero's career and found that he had won at least one title on every continent except for Oceania and interestingly North America. His titles are as stands:

Africa (1) - Casablanca 2009
Asia (2) - Dubai 2001, Hong Kong 2002
Europe (11) - Majorca 1999, Estoril 2001, Barcelona 2001, Rome 2001, Monte Carlo 2002, Monte Carlo 2003, Valencia 2003, Roland Garros 2003, Madrid 2003, Umag 2010, Stuttgart 2011
North America (0) - USO RU 2003, Cincinnati 2006, Acapulco 2010
Oceania (0) - Sydney RU 2003, Auckland RU 2008
South America (2) - Costa do Sauípe 2010, Buenos Aires 2010

Also impressively if you consider the Middle East and Asia as two different regions JCF meets that as well:

Asia (1) - Hong Kong 2002
Middle East (1) - Dubai 2001

Got me thinking has anyone in the open era of tennis achieved this feat? Considering there hasn't been many tournaments in Africa (and Asia to an extent as well). I'm sure someone on MTF can give me the names of players who have achieved this.

there's already a thread about this, why create another one?

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=9591978

please, use the f*cking search button

xdrewitdajx
10-11-2011, 04:07 PM
yeah, how dare you.

Pirata.
10-11-2011, 05:55 PM
Jo'burg is no longer a tournament anymore, I think?

abraxas21
10-11-2011, 06:09 PM
No one in North America wants to be attached to you guys

racist society, imo

yesh222
10-11-2011, 07:17 PM
Does anyone complete the set if we count Challengers and exhos?