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Top 101 Grand Slam Players of the Open Era--Post US Open Update

Henry Kaspar
09-14-2010, 05:12 PM
.... compiled by first computing a points-based ranking and then making adjustments (for poorly attended tournaments, successes in the pre-open era that count towards this list (!), etc.)

Note: top 5 are interchangeable, or at least top 2. Nadal I have now at #7 (from #13 at the beginning of the year), one more slam and he is #6. Active players are bold.

Like all lists and rankings, this one has to be taken with a grain of salt.

1 Rod Laver
2 Roger Federer
3 Pete Sampras
4 Bjorn Borg
5 Ken Rosewall
6 Ivan Lendl
7 Rafael Nadal
8 Jimmy Connors
9 Andre Agassi
10 John McEnroe

11 Mats Wilander
12 Boris Becker
13 Stefan Edberg
14 John Newcombe
15 Jim Courier
16 Guillermo Vilas
17 Arthur Ashe
18 Ilie Nastase
19 Jan Kodes
20 Lleyton Hewitt

21 Marat Safin
22 Pat Rafter
23 Stan Smith
24 Gustavo Kuerten
25 Yevgeni Kafelnikov
26 Andy Roddick
27 Michael Chang
28 Goran Ivanisevic
29 Tony Roche
30 Andres Gimeno

31 Novak Djokovic
32 Michael Stich
33 Pat Cash
34 Vitas Gerulaitis
35 Roscoe Tanner
36 Sergi Bruguera
37 Juan Carlos Ferrero
38 Johann Kriek
39 Carlos Moya
40 Richard Krajicek

41 Manuel Orantes
42 Thomas Muster
43 Petr Korda
44 Yannick Noah
45 Adriano Panatta
46 Miroslav Mecir
47 Todd Martin
48 Cedric Pioline
49 Thomas Johansson
50 Andy Murray

51 Alex Corretja
52 Albert Costa
53 Kevin Curren
54 Juan M. Del Potro
55 Andres Gomez
56 Mark Philippoussis
57 Robin Soderling
58 Manuel Okker
59 David Nalbandian
60 Henri Leconte

61 Alex Metreveli
62 Harold Solomon
63 Mark Edmondson
64 Tim Henman
65 Brian Teacher
66 Sebastian Grosjean
67 Nikolay Davydenko
68 Fernando Gonzalez
69 Raul Ramirez
70 Gaston Gaudio

71 Tommy Haas
72 Brian Gottfried
73 Phil Dent
74 Andrei Medvedev
75 Marcelo Rios
76 Guillermo Coria
77 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
78 Dick Crealy
79 Tim Mayotte
80 Magnus Norman

81 Tomas Berdych
82 Zeljko Franulovic
83 Marcos Bagdhatis
84 Patrick Proisy
85 Onny Parun
86 Steve Denton
87 Jonas Bjorkman
88 Eddie Dibbs
89 Victor Pecci
90 Rainer Schuettler

91 Thomas Enqvist
92 Arnaud Clement
93 Kim Warwick
94 John Alexander
95 Roger Taylor
96 Cliff Richey
97 Clark Graebner
98 Wayne Ferreira
99 Tom Gorman
100 Greg Rusedski
101 Niki Pilic

Everko
09-14-2010, 05:25 PM
Rios is low no?

Murray ahead of Del Potro?

born_on_clay
09-14-2010, 05:27 PM
Rios is low no?

Murray ahead of Del Potro?

+1

careergrandslam
09-14-2010, 05:30 PM
1)federer
2)laver
3)sampras
4)nadal
5)borg

Henry Kaspar
09-14-2010, 05:34 PM
Rios is low no?

Murray ahead of Del Potro?

Rios: the list is purely slam based, Rios didn't do much at the slams.

Murray vs. del Potro: 0W-2F-2S-2Q vs. 1W-0F-1S-2Q. So it comes down to: is one GS (JMdP) title worth more than 2 (lost) finals and another semifinal (AM).

I guess this can be seen either way. There is a margin of error, certainly between #50 and #54.

CCBH
09-14-2010, 05:37 PM
I disagree with Lendl being ahead of Rafa. The career Grand Slam easily vaults him higher. I know Lendl was incredibly consistent, but Rafa has had several open-era records himself.

guga2120
09-14-2010, 05:39 PM
Do Federer, Agassi, Rafa, Laver get extra points b/c they won all of them, or would Federer's score be the same if he had 5 Australians, and no Roland Garros title?

Henry Kaspar
09-14-2010, 05:43 PM
I disagree with Lendl being ahead of Rafa. The career Grand Slam easily vaults him higher. I know Lendl was incredibly consistent, but Rafa has had several open-era records himself.

Can certainly be argued. I for my part am hesitant to "overpromote" in the heat of the moment. Stats wise it is still 9W-2F (Rafa) vs. 8W-11F (Lendl).

Anyway, the point is probably mute in the longer-term, as Rafa seems set to win enough titles soon to pull away with any metric.

Sapeod
09-14-2010, 05:45 PM
Murray at no.50 :yeah:

Death of tennis at no.7 :o

Henry Kaspar
09-14-2010, 05:46 PM
Do Federer, Agassi, Rafa, Laver get extra points b/c they won all of them, or would Federer's score be the same if he had 5 Australians, and no Roland Garros title?

No extra points, but then there is judgement involved in there as well. One could make a point for putting Agassi ahead of Connors, based on what you just wrote. But then, Connors won slams on 3 surfaces too (US Open when it was still played on sand).

UsD.AnDreS
09-14-2010, 05:53 PM
Isn't Hewitt active,no?;)

FormerRafaFan
09-14-2010, 06:01 PM
Murray at no.50 :yeah:

Death of tennis at no.7 :o

Death of tennis just won his 9th slam yesterday and got his career grand slam.

How many slams does Murray have?

Henry Kaspar
09-14-2010, 08:32 PM
Isn't Hewitt active,no?;)

Yes ;)

out_here_grindin
09-16-2010, 02:21 AM
Interesting stuff. I wonder how much this would differ from a best player of all time list

Priam
09-16-2010, 02:39 AM
How many points is Roger behind Rocket Rod?

emotion
09-16-2010, 02:42 AM
Clement, you fucking legend

River
09-16-2010, 02:51 AM
I tought Roddick was gonna be around in the top 20.

...then I really counted, lmao. It's almost inssane how many in the top 20 got in so many finals, SF... just second week stats alone. Goddamn.