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RECORD for Consecutive sets won in the Open Era

NYCtennisfan
10-26-2006, 08:09 PM
This is a pretty comprehensive list. There may be a few who got a 20 set winning streak going that I didn't catch, but the big ones should be covered here.


Consecutive Sets Won


50---Jimmy Connors---Mar.-June 1976
Palm Springs, Denver WCT, Las Vegas, Nottingham, Wimbledon

44---Jimmy Connors---Feb-Mar 1974
Little Rock, Birmingham, Salisbury, Hampton, Salt Lake City

43---Ivan Lendl---Aug-Oct 1985
US Open, Stuttgart Outdoor, Tokyo Indoor, Sydney Outdoor

37---John McEnroe---Oct.-Nov. 1982
DC, Sydney, Tokyo, Wembley, DC

35---John McEnroe---Feb.-May 1984
DC, Madrid, Brussels, Dallas WCT, Forrest Hills

34---Bjorn Borg---Jun-Sep 1979
Wimbledon, Bastad, Montreal/Tornonto, US Open

32---Guillermo Coria---July 2003
Stuttgart, Kitzbuhel, Sopot

32---Ivan Lendl---Feb.-Mar. 1986
Boca West (H), Milan (Carpet), Fort Myers (H), Chicago (Carpet)

31---Roger Federer---Nov. 2006-Feb. 2007
TMC 2006, Ausralian Open, Dubai

31---Bjorn Borg---Mar.-Apr. 1980
DC, Nice, Monte Carlo, Las Vegas, Nations Cup

31---John McEnroe---Jun-Aug 1984
Wimbledon, DC, Montreal/Toronto

30---Roger Federer---Nov 2004-Jan 2005
TMC Houston (2004), Doha, Australian Open

29---Ivan Lendl---Mar.-Apr. 1989
Scottsdale, Key Biscayne, Tokyo Outdoor

29---John McEnroe---Sept.-Nov 1983
DC, Sydney Indoor, Wembley, Australian Open

28---Roger Federer---June 2008
Halle, Wimbledon

28---Roger Federer---May-June 2005
Hamburg, Roland Garros

28---Rafael Nadal--May-June 2010
Madrid, RG, Queen's

28---Ivan Lendl---Aug. 1987-Sept. 1987
Montreal/Toronto, US Open

28---Bjorn Borg---May-Jun. 1980
Roland Garros, Wimbledon

28--- Manuel Orantes---July-Aug. 1975
Bastad-Indianapolis-Louisville

28----Juan Martin Del Potro---July-Aug. 2008
Stuttgart-Kitzbuhel-Los Angeles-Washington

27---Rafael Nadal---April-May. 2007
TMS Monte Carlo, Barcelona, TMS Roma

27---Ivan Lendl---Sept.-Nov. 1989
Bordeaux, Sydney Indoor, Stockholm

27---Guillermo Vilas---July-Sept. 1977
South Orange, Columbus, US Open

27---Thoms Muster---Aug. 1993
Kitzbuhel, Umag, San Marino

26---Jimmy Connors---Sept-Nov 1975
Bermuda, DC, Mau

26---Bjorn Borg---Jun-Aug. 1976
Wimbledon. Boston

26---Stefan Edberg---June 1991
Queen's, Wimbledon

25---John McEnroe---May 1984
Forrest Hills, World Team Cup, Roland Garros

25---John McEnroe---Feb-Apr 1985
Houston, Milan, Chicago

25---Andre Agassi---July-Aug. 1998
DC, Washington, Los Angelas, Montreal/Toronto

24---Roger Federer---Oct 2006
Tokyo, TMS Madrid, Basel

24---Ivan Lendl---Apr. 1983
Houston WCT, Hilton Head WCT, Dallas WCT

24---Bjorn Borg---Mar.-June 1977
Nice, Monte Carlo WCT, Denver, Wimbledon

24---Bjorn Borg---Oct. 78-Jan 79
Tokyo Indoor, Stockholm, Richmond WCT

24---Rafael Nadal---May 2008-
Hamburg, Roland Garros, Queen's

23---Roger Federer---June 2004
Halle, Wimbledon

23---Rafael Nadal---April-May 2012
Miami, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Madrid
23---John McEnroe---Aug-Sept 1985
Stratton Mountain, Montreal/Toronto, US Open

23---Jimmy Connors---Oct-Nov 1978
US Open, Sydney Indoor, Tokyo Outdoor

23---Lleyton Hewitt---Aug-Sept 2004
Long Island, US Open

23---Andy Roddick---June 2004
Queen's, Wimbledon

22---John McEnroe---Oct 1980-Nov. 1980
Brisbane, Sydney Indoor, Stockhol

22---Jose-Luis Clerc July-Aug 1980
Indianapolis, South Orange

22---Jose-Luis Clerc July 1981
Boston, Washington, North Conway

22---Bjorn Borg---May 1978
Roma, Roland Garros

22---Guillermo Vilas---Jul-Aug- 1975
Hilversum, Washington, Indianapolis

22---Guillermo Vilas---May 1980
Roma, Roland Garros

22---Rafael Nadal---April-May-2008
Davis Cup, Monte Carlo, Roma

21---Richard Gasquet---Sept.-Oct 2007
USO, Mumbai, Tokyo

21---Roger Federer---Jan. 2006
Doha, Australian Open

21---Roger Federer---June 2006
Halle, Wimbledon

21---Jimmy Connors---June 1983
Queen’s, Wimbledon

21---Ivan Lendl---May 1885
World Team Cup, Roland Garros

21---Guillermo Vilas---Oct..-Nov- 1977
Tehran, Bogota, Santiago

21---Guillermo Vilas---May 1982
World Team Cup, Roland Garros

21---Guillermo Vilas---July 1982
Boston, Kitzbuhel, North Conway

21---Andre Agassi---Mar.-May 1995
DC, Tokyo Outdoor, Atlanta

21---Stan Smith---June 1971
Queen’s, Wimbledon

21---Ivan Ljubicic---Oct. 2005
Metz, Vienna, Madrid

20---Guillermo Vilas---Aug. 1974
Montreal/Toronto, Boston

20---Pete Sampras---June-Aug 1997
Wimbledon, Cincy

20---Jimmy Connors---Nov. 76-Jan 77
Wembley, Birmingham WCT, Philadelphia WCT

20---Jimmy Connors---Oct 77-Jan 78
Maui, Sydney Indoor, Perth, Masters

20---Jimmy Connors---Aug 1979
Indianapolis, Stowe, US Open

20---Stefan Edberg---Aug-Sept 1991
US Open, Sydney

RonE
10-26-2006, 08:18 PM
Our resident MTF statistician :worship:

Thanks for that :yeah:

52 consecutive sets won by Lendl :eek:

It never ceases to amaze me how much people underrated Ivan when he actually holds so many records many of which I think will never be broken.

NYCtennisfan
10-26-2006, 08:21 PM
Our resident MTF statistician :worship:

Thanks for that :yeah:

52 consecutive sets won by Lendl :eek:

It never ceases to amaze me how much people underrated Ivan when he actually holds so many records many of which I think will never be broken.

:)

Lendl's streak was on Hard, Carpet, Hard, Carpet, Clay, and Clay. Amazing. :)

tennisgal_001
10-26-2006, 08:21 PM
Our resident MTF statistician :worship:

Thanks for that :yeah:

52 consecutive sets won by Lendl :eek:

It never ceases to amaze me how much people underrated Ivan when he actually holds so many records many of which I think will never be broken.

Pretty fascinating record there for Lendl I agree, but he'll always be overlooked simply because it's the big ones that really matter. Anything else is just a welcome additive.

NYCtennisfan
10-26-2006, 08:25 PM
Streaks of 20 or more: these guys basically make up the entire list:

Federer-8
Connors-8
Lendl-7
JMAC-7
Borg-7
Vilas-7

NYCtennisfan
10-26-2006, 08:27 PM
Others who might have done it but I didn't check: Magnus Norman, Forget, Korda, Sandy Mayer, and Yannick Noah.

NYCtennisfan
10-26-2006, 08:28 PM
Interesting to see Pete with only one such streak. Goes to show you he did just enough to win and didn't seem to try too hard in getting those wins.

DrJules
10-26-2006, 09:22 PM
Lendl yet again.

Discuss a record and the name Lendl more often than not appears.

Ernham
10-26-2006, 09:27 PM
I really expected Borg to hold this. But didn't he always skip the AO? Probably had something to do with it.

KaxMisha
10-26-2006, 09:36 PM
I really expected Borg to hold this. But didn't he always skip the AO? Probably had something to do with it.

How would skipping a tournament affect this?

Ernham
10-26-2006, 09:40 PM
How would skipping a tournament affect this?

Hah. Cause I read the title completely wrong. Good catch. (skipping the AO would actually be HELPFUL in obtaining this statistic.)

MisterQ
10-26-2006, 09:52 PM
Fascinating to see Coria so far up the list! And Sampras with only one streak near the bottom.

Ernham
10-26-2006, 09:54 PM
And Sampras with only one streak near the bottom.

Not strange at all. Sampras was very "human" on clay/slow courts.

MisterQ
10-26-2006, 10:15 PM
Not strange at all. Sampras was very "human" on clay/slow courts.

True, but most of these streaks took place within just 2-4 tournaments. With that serve, I would have expected Sampras to have more streaks on grass and fast hardcourt.

stebs
10-26-2006, 10:25 PM
Federer this year with the final set of Halle plus 20 sets of Wimbledon before Nadal got a set. That should be in there as 21.

NYCtennisfan
10-26-2006, 11:49 PM
Federer this year with the final set of Halle plus 20 sets of Wimbledon before Nadal got a set. That should be in there as 21.

Good catch Stebs and it has been updated. :)

NYCtennisfan
10-26-2006, 11:55 PM
True, but most of these streaks took place within just 2-4 tournaments. With that serve, I would have expected Sampras to have more streaks on grass and fast hardcourt.

Agree. The thing was that he would not return all that well and lose a TB here and there and the streak would stop Interestingly enough, he didn't even have that many streaks over 15. :eek:

NYCtennisfan
10-27-2006, 07:43 PM
Federer keeps his current streak going but barely.

RonE
10-27-2006, 07:58 PM
Yes that was a close one!

At the rate he is going I don't see this streak lasting too much longer.

marcRD
10-27-2006, 08:08 PM
Missing>

Roger federer between Hamburg 2005 to RG semifinal against Nadal>28 straight sets on clay

NYCtennisfan
10-27-2006, 08:32 PM
Missing>

Roger federer between Hamburg 2005 to RG semifinal against Nadal>28 straight sets on clay

Thanks. It will be updated.

That tennis kid
10-27-2006, 09:17 PM
Roddick has a 23 set streak from 2004. 7 at Queen's and 16 at Wimbledon.

NYCtennisfan
10-27-2006, 09:18 PM
Roddick has a 23 set streak from 2004. 7 at Queen's and 16 at Wimbledon.

Thanks. It will be updated. :)

That tennis kid
10-27-2006, 09:24 PM
Ljubicic has a 21 set streak from last year. 6 at Metz, 11 at Vienna and 4 at Madrid.

That tennis kid
10-27-2006, 10:04 PM
Edberg had a 26 set streak in 1991 (10 at Queen's and 16 at Wimbledon) and a 20 set streak also in 1991 (14 at US Open and 6 at Sydney)

NYCtennisfan
10-28-2006, 01:14 AM
Edberg had a 26 set streak in 1991 (10 at Queen's and 16 at Wimbledon) and a 20 set streak also in 1991 (14 at US Open and 6 at Sydney)

How could I overlook that Edberg streak on grass? Good find. :) It ended with Stich winning 3 straight TB'ers against Edberg. Edberg wound up out of the tournament without losing serve in that match.

Purple Rainbow
10-28-2006, 03:00 PM
Thus ended the streak at 24.

That tennis kid
10-28-2006, 06:00 PM
Thus ended the streak at 24.

Which streak? Edberg's?

Queen's (10)

R32 Boetsch, Arnaud (FRA) 125 6-4 6-3
R16 Stoltenberg, Jason (AUS) 103 6-4 6-4
Q Cash, Pat (AUS) 77 6-3 6-4
S Washington, MaliVai (USA) 80 6-4 6-2
W Wheaton, David (USA) 25 6-2 6-3

Wimbledon (16)

R128 Rosset, Marc (SUI) 34 6-4 6-4 6-4
R64 Pate, David (USA) 110 6-2 6-2 6-3
R32 Van Rensburg, Christo (RSA) 111 6-1 6-3 6-2
R16 McEnroe, John (USA) 17 7-6(4) 6-1 6-4
Q Champion, Thierry (FRA) 90 6-3 6-2 7-5
S Stich, Michael (GER) 7 6-4 6-7(5) 6-7(5) 6-7(2)

That tennis kid
10-28-2006, 06:11 PM
John McEnroe in 1982 had a 37 set streak from October to November

Davis Cup SF vs. Australia - 4
Sydney - 11
Tokyo - 10
Wembley - 11
Davis Cup Final vs. France - 1

Purple Rainbow
10-28-2006, 06:29 PM
Which streak? Edberg's?

Federers of course.

NYCtennisfan
10-28-2006, 10:18 PM
Federers of course.

Comes to an end at 24 and starts a new one at 1. :)

neme6
01-22-2007, 07:47 PM
dating back to the his match against Roddick at the Master's cup 06, Roger has now won 21 straight sets and still counting.

DrJules
01-22-2007, 07:49 PM
Yet another thread which proves that Lendl historically vastly underated.

stebs
01-22-2007, 08:06 PM
Federer has now had 7 of these streaks.

Snowwy
01-22-2007, 08:13 PM
Yet Coria still has the longest of active playerrs I believe :)

stroszek
01-22-2007, 08:44 PM
28- Manuel Orantes, July-August 1975
Bastad-Indianapolis-Louisville

NYCtennisfan
01-26-2007, 12:02 AM
Updated.

El Legenda
01-26-2007, 12:08 AM
21---Ivan Ljubicic---Oct. 2005
Metz, Vienna, Madrid


Vamos Ivan :)

NYCtennisfan
01-28-2007, 11:02 AM
Federer with 30 consecutive sets won now which ties his personal best. Only six players have ever won 30 consecutive sets in the Open Era: Lendl, Connors, McEnroe, Borg, Coria, and Federer.

Voo de Mar
01-28-2007, 11:12 AM
Federer with 30 consecutive sets won now which ties his personal best. Only six players have ever won 30 consecutive sets in the Open Era: Lendl, Connors, McEnroe, Borg, Coria, and Federer.

Coria's achievement is amazing because in those 32-sets-streak nobody had a set point against him (only two sets have been 7-5)! Federer on his 30-sets-streak won four sets 7-5 and five sets in a tie-break (saved 5 set points: 3 against Roddick and 2 against Gonzalez).

marcRD
01-28-2007, 12:10 PM
Coria's achievement is amazing because in those 32-sets-streak nobody had a set point against him (only two sets have been 7-5)! Federer on his 30-sets-streak won four sets 7-5 and five sets in a tie-break (saved 5 set points: 3 against Roddick and 2 against Gonzalez).

Yes, but Coria didnt play anyone in the top 25. Federer had to play praticaly only top 25 players (Blake, Nadal, Roddickx2, Gonzalez, Ljubicic, Robredo, Djokovic, Youzhny).

DrJules
01-28-2007, 05:31 PM
In classical Lendl fashion he did not manage to win a grand slam without losing a set. Lendl was a rarity; a great player who probably played his best tennis outside grand slams.

NYCtennisfan
01-28-2007, 05:37 PM
In classical Lendl fashion he did not manage to win a grand slam without losing a set. Lendl was a rarity; a great player who probably played his best tennis outside grand slams.

Indeed, except for some of the RG and USO's in the mid 80's. He won RG and the USO while dropping only a TB set making him one of the few players to win a slam without losing a set outright i.e. not in a TB. Federer has done that the past two Wimbledons.

NYCtennisfan
03-03-2007, 04:35 PM
Federer's consecutive sets won streak came to an end in Dubai in the very first match.

NYCtennisfan
05-28-2007, 05:46 AM
Nadal with a great streak of 27 in a row stopped short by Davydenko in Roma.

NYCtennisfan
10-06-2007, 10:06 AM
Richard up on the list at 21 with a little help with the USO withdrawal. Still, winning 21 sets in a row on the ATP tour is a fantastic achievement.

CmonAussie
10-06-2007, 10:54 AM
Richard up on the list at 21 with a little help with the USO withdrawal. Still, winning 21 sets in a row on the ATP tour is a fantastic achievement.


i don`t think Richard should qualify~~ due to the USO withdrawal.. a `WD` is effectively a loss, so all streaks end right there;)

NYCtennisfan
10-06-2007, 05:47 PM
i don`t think Richard should qualify~~ due to the USO withdrawal.. a `WD` is effectively a loss, so all streaks end right there;)

Well, Borg is on the list several time and he withdrew from a lot of matches. :)

stebs
10-06-2007, 06:46 PM
i don`t think Richard should qualify~~ due to the USO withdrawal.. a `WD` is effectively a loss, so all streaks end right there;)

A WD means you lose the match, doesn't mean you lost a set though does it?

DrJules
10-06-2007, 07:07 PM
A WD means you lose the match, doesn't mean you lost a set though does it?

I am not sure, but I believe winning streaks ignore withdrawls on the grounds that you did not play the match.

stebs
10-06-2007, 07:17 PM
I am not sure, but I believe winning streaks ignore withdrawls on the grounds that you did not play the match.

It's up to whoever takes the time to compile the list when it comes to losing matches but on losing specific sets I don't think you can end the streak with a WD really.

elessar
10-06-2007, 07:57 PM
It's up to whoever takes the time to compile the list when it comes to losing matches but on losing specific sets I don't think you can end the streak with a WD really.

Federer's win against Haas at this year's wimbledon didn't count for his grass streak because Haas gave a W/O, I don't see why a W/O should then count against Richard.

NYCtennisfan
10-06-2007, 09:14 PM
None of the lists I compile are "official" but they're usually pretty accurate-- you usually see the stats pop up later on T.V. but you read it here first. :)

I'm sure I've missed a few players who have won 20 sets in a row.

NYCtennisfan
05-04-2008, 09:04 PM
Nadal gets to 22 sets in a row before losing one to Ferrer. If he had beaten Ferrer in straights, he could've stretched this out to over 30 looking at his draw in Rome.

NYCtennisfan
05-04-2008, 09:07 PM
It was also 31 straight sets won on clay dating back to the last two sets of the RG final against Roger.

Dancing Hero
05-04-2008, 09:20 PM
Great stats, interesting reading. I like being reminded of all those 80's players and the tournaments they played back then.

stebs
05-05-2008, 10:48 AM
18 of the top 19 are all guys who can say they are in the echelon of the greats with many slams to their name. The other guy being Guille Coria, a special acheivement.

NYCtennisfan
05-05-2008, 01:39 PM
18 of the top 19 are all guys who can say they are in the echelon of the greats with many slams to their name. The other guy being Guille Coria, a special acheivement.

Indeed. Winning 8 straight sets on tour is difficult enough, especially in the TMS era, so 20 in a row or more is a real achievement.

NYCtennisfan
05-05-2008, 01:40 PM
Gasquet and Ljubo are also on the list. :)

thrust
05-05-2008, 02:13 PM
Interesting to see Pete with only one such streak. Goes to show you he did just enough to win and didn't seem to try too hard in getting those wins.

Interesting stats, thanks! Pete still has 14 Slams, Borg-11, Connors, Lendl, Agassi-8. Pete also has more weeks at #1 than anyone, therefore, I would say he tried very hard to win as much as he did.

thrust
05-05-2008, 02:14 PM
Gasquet and Ljubo are also on the list. :)

Surprising stats for two rather insignificant players.

NYCtennisfan
06-12-2008, 02:41 AM
Nadal with a current streak of 24 straight sets won.

If he beats Kei in straight sets, he will be tied for the 23rd longest streak in the Open Era with 26 straight sets.

Johnny Groove
06-12-2008, 02:45 AM
Nadal with a current streak of 26 straight sets which is the tied for the 23rd longest streak in the Open Era.

If he beats Kei in straight sets, he will be tied for the 19th longest streak.

Its only 24 :shrug:

NYCtennisfan
06-12-2008, 02:47 AM
Its only 24 :shrug:

You're right...I had the Monaco finals' result in my head for some reason.

Fedex
06-12-2008, 02:51 AM
Streaks of 20 or more: these guys basically make up the entire with Federer making some inroads.

Connors-8
Lendl-7
JMAC-7
Borg-7
Vilas-7

Federer now has 7 such streaks, which ties him for second all time.

NYCtennisfan
06-12-2008, 02:54 AM
Streaks of 20 or more: these guys basically make up the entire with Federer making some inroads.

Connors-8
Federer-7
Lendl-7
JMAC-7
Borg-7
Vilas-7

:)

Kolya
06-12-2008, 04:18 AM
Coria 32... impressive...

Knightmace
06-12-2008, 05:45 AM
52 is pretty awesome.

Lendl is awesome

JediFed
06-30-2008, 05:49 PM
Federer now tied for number one with Connors.

Connors-8
Federer-8
Lendl-7
JMAC-7
Borg-7
Vilas-7

22 so far for Federer.

NYCtennisfan
06-30-2008, 06:35 PM
20 in a row again. Well done Fed.

JediFed
06-30-2008, 07:43 PM
Only Fed I believe has a streak on grass, hard and clay of over 25 sets. He now has 2 on grass, 1 on clay. Lendl doesn't have a grass streak, and Mac lacks clay. Bjorn lacks a hard court run, and Connors lacks clay.

amirbachar
06-30-2008, 07:48 PM
Who won a GS without losing a set?

fast_clay
07-01-2008, 12:00 AM
52...

how invincible would you feel...?

Fedex
07-01-2008, 12:22 AM
This was a rather quiet streak for Fed, yet impressive nonetheless.

Will Federer win his second slam without dropping a set? 12 down, 9 to go.

JediFed
07-01-2008, 01:11 AM
NYC Tennis fan:

5(2) + 4(3) = ? ;)

JediFed
07-02-2008, 05:17 PM
25 now! :D

First man to have streaks of 25 on Clay, Grass and Hard.

FedFan_2007
07-02-2008, 05:23 PM
Rafa won 23 in a row from Hamburg SF to QF of Queens.

Quadruple Tree
07-02-2008, 05:25 PM
He lost a set to Federer in the Hamburg finals and he dropped a set against Kei Nishikori in the second round of Queen's.

JediFed
07-04-2008, 02:40 PM
Roger at 28 now. GO Roger!

NYCtennisfan
05-10-2009, 05:55 AM
Nadal currently sitting at 19 sets in a row.

TennisViewer531
05-10-2009, 08:12 AM
and since Madrid's a claycourt event, I'm thinking that the streak will continue :)