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Number 1 with the fewest titles.

Diprosalic
04-14-2010, 12:11 PM
Obviously Roger did it last year with only 4 titles (Madrid, FO, Wimby, Cincny) this has to be a minus record?

who else had the fewest titles at any point and at the end of the year.

coffeenomore
04-14-2010, 01:16 PM
I have another question. How often has it happened in history of tennis that being No.4 or higher someone couldn't managed to win a single title during 11 months?:eek:

New Balls Please
04-14-2010, 01:54 PM
I have another question. How often has it happened in history of tennis that being No.4 or higher someone couldn't managed to win a single title during 11 months?:eek:

Off the top of my head: Safin in 2002 only managed to win the last tournament of the year (Paris) despite being ranked in the top 3 for most of the year. Maybe also Davydenko in 2007 (Moscow).

n8
04-14-2010, 02:16 PM
Sampras 1998. Finished world number one but only won four titles and only one big one (Wimbledon but no Masters' Series). As well as Wimbledon, he won Philadelphia, Atlanta and Vienna.

n8
04-14-2010, 02:23 PM
I have another question. How often has it happened in history of tennis that being No.4 or higher someone couldn't managed to win a single title during 11 months?:eek:

Hewitt 2005. Won Sydney in mid January and didn't win another title for the whole year but still finished at number 4.

zoparrat
04-14-2010, 04:30 PM
Rios - when he became No. 1 following winning Miami on March 29 1998 had 4 titles (and no grand slam): Monte Carlo(Apr97), Auckland(Jan98), Indian Wells(Mar98), Miami(Mar98)

Kolya
04-14-2010, 04:51 PM
Doesn't Rafter have the least career ATP titles out of any world No. 1 players?

Nathaliia
04-14-2010, 06:50 PM
Doesn't Rafter have the least career ATP titles out of any world No. 1 players?
But at least he is the coolest dude among them all. You can't have love and... titles.

marcRD
04-14-2010, 06:57 PM
Sampras 1998. Finished world number one but only won four titles and only one big one (Wimbledon but no Masters' Series). As well as Wimbledon, he won Philadelphia, Atlanta and Vienna.

That was one hell of a mug year and I usually dont even use this expression.

Ububub
04-14-2010, 08:01 PM
Would the OP berate Roger's "only" having 4 titles if they were AO, RG, SW19 and USO? I know they all can't be the Serbian Open.

Frederick16
04-14-2010, 08:42 PM
Obviously Roger did it last year with only 4 titles (Madrid, FO, Wimby, Cincny) this has to be a minus record?

who else had the fewest titles at any point and at the end of the year.

haha 4 titles 6000 points... eat your heart out rest of the top 10 :D

Diprosalic
04-15-2010, 05:10 PM
Would the OP berate Roger's "only" having 4 titles if they were AO, RG, SW19 and USO? I know they all can't be the Serbian Open.

wth? i just thought it's cool rather than berate him. i'm obviously a roger fan (check my country flag ;) ). i didn't thought that anyone else accomplished that.

paseo
04-15-2010, 06:22 PM
Sampras 1998. Finished world number one but only won four titles and only one big one (Wimbledon but no Masters' Series). As well as Wimbledon, he won Philadelphia, Atlanta and Vienna.

Strong era, indeed.

Persimmon
04-15-2010, 09:06 PM
Sampras 1998. Finished world number one but only won four titles and only one big one (Wimbledon but no Masters' Series). As well as Wimbledon, he won Philadelphia, Atlanta and Vienna.

:o

laurie-1
04-15-2010, 09:20 PM
:o

he barely finished number 1 that year and never finished number 1 again.

In 1999 Sampras won 5 titles including Wimbledon, Cincinnati (Masters) plus the end of year ATP World Championships.

So in 1999 he won more titles than 1998, and bigger titles than 1998, but only finished number 3 in the world at the end of that year.....That's because Agassi won two slams that year and got to 3 finals. So 1999 was a much more competitive year than 1998.

DJ Soup
04-15-2010, 09:37 PM
haha 4 titles 6000 points...

the crux of the biscuit ITT

andy neyer
04-15-2010, 11:43 PM
That was one hell of a mug year and I usually dont even use this expression.

I disagree. 1998 was a good year for tennis. Just because there wasn't a dominant player doesn't mean the players were bad.

n8
04-16-2010, 12:58 AM
I'm forgetting my favourite player. Carlos Moya became number one in March 1999 having won only two titles in the previous year (Monte Carlo and Roland Garros) and no titles for over nine months.