the week after you win a tournament... [Archive] -

the week after you win a tournament...

10-12-2006, 05:59 PM don't have much chance.

Player--------Tourn. won--Next Tourn.---Result---Lost to(rank)

Serra----------Adelaide-----Sydney-----2nd round---Tursunov(55)
Blake----------Sydney---------AO-------3rd round---Robredo(19)
Nieminen-------Auckland-------AO-------3rd round---Nalbandian(4)
Murray---------San Jose-----Memphis-------QF-------Soderling(87)
Stepanek-------Rotterdam-----Dubai-----2nd round---Henman(49)
Massu---------C. do Sauipe--Acapulco---2nd round---Daniel(88)
Fish-----------Houston-----Bermuda CH-----QF------Hernandez(122)
Nadal---------Monte Carlo--Barcelona----WINNER-----------------
Nalbandian-----Estoril-------Rome---------SF-------Federer (1)
O. Rochus-------Munich-------Rome------1st round---Baghdatis(20)
Nadal-------------RG-------Queen's C.-----QF-------Hewitt(13)
Gasquet--------Nottingham--Wimbledon---1st round---Federer(1)
Gasquet---------Gstaad-----Stuttgart---1st match---Marach(96)
Philippoussis---Newport---Indianapolis-1st round---Lee(98)
Davydenko--------Sopot------Toronto----1st round---Malisse(41)
Clement--------Washington---Toronto----2nd round---Ljubicic(4)
Federer---------Toronto----Cincinnati--2nd round---Murray(21)
Davydenko------New Haven----US Open-------SF-------Federer(1)
Tursunov--------Mumbai-------Tokyo-----2nd match---Lee(57)
Djokovic---------Metz-------Vienna-----2nd round---Wawrinka(44)

I didn't include tournaments that started mid-week
(IW and Miami).

10-12-2006, 06:00 PM
These are just the winners who played the very next week.

10-12-2006, 06:22 PM
In 2003, Coria won Stuttgart, Kitzbuhel and Sopot in consecutive weeks. :)

Oh, and he did it without dropping a set.

And now he is not even in the top 80.

10-12-2006, 06:26 PM
Although you're right, it's not as bad as I expected. Most of those early losses are explainable. Half of the time some random loser all of a sudden wins a tournament and doesn't know how to handle it and loses R1 next week like he always does. And the other half are losses against better players (Nalbandian, Federer, Ljubicic). And then we have some stupid losses like Fededer against Murray (although 7th match in 8 days) and Gasquet against Marach (can't think of any reason whatsoever here).

10-12-2006, 10:01 PM
Interesting, I wonder what the records are for those who made finals but did not win. Do they face early exits as well? You would assume, if the reason for loss was being tired from played through all of the previous week..

10-13-2006, 09:03 AM
In 2003, Coria won Stuttgart, Kitzbuhel and Sopot in consecutive weeks. :)

Oh, and he did it without dropping a set.

Those were the days. :)

Now he can't get a 1st serve in for consecutive matches. :rolleyes: