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Goodbye Kafelnikov

WyveN
03-09-2004, 09:03 AM
Yevgeny Entered the top 50 on 2/28/94, leaves after 523 weeks, just over 10 years. He had
topped the list, which is now led by Britians TimHenman:


402 Henman since 7/8/96
318 Agassi since 2/16/98
260 Grosjean since 3/29/99
254 Hewitt since 5/10/99
235 Ferrero since 9/20/99

Chloe le Bopper
03-09-2004, 09:37 AM
:sad:

Billabong
03-09-2004, 12:33 PM
Thanks for the info WyveN... that's sad news :sad:...

armaniman
03-09-2004, 12:42 PM
Seems like only yesterday he was in the aussie open final against agassi.

Fair play to Henman with his rankings consistency, I didnt realise he topped the list.

CmonAussie
03-09-2004, 01:09 PM
*#*I don't know why but I feel a little meloncholy to hear about Kafelnekov's great run coming to an end!!!
>> He was the guy I loved to hate & maybe you grow to like your enemies somehow.
#(@_@) The Russian seemed so arrogant & aloof and always putting his foot in it but you've got to admire what he achieved over the years.
Ofcourse we expected him to retire last year but it's too his credit that without any great results he still managed to stay in the Top 50~~>> just long enough to claim the 10year anniversary benchmark.
It was great that Russia won the Davis Cup in 02 especially after Kafelnekov had worked so hard to them in the Finals in 94-95, but sad that he couldn't have the last laugh because he lost his singles & doubles match^ instead Safin carried the team in the end.
Oh well atleast YK will have plenty of $$$ to keep him happy in his retirement, plus the Aussie Open, French Open Trophies & Olympic Gold Medals to show his grandchildren.

Who can I love to hate now?!? Maybe Roddick? But Duckboy is actually good for the game isn't he?!?

Yonge
03-09-2004, 01:10 PM
:sad: I wish he at least had a farewell tour like Michael Chang, competing for the last time at his favourite tournaments. :sad:

G'bye Yevgeny and congrats on a great career :worship:

Bubble
03-09-2004, 01:25 PM
:sad: I wish he at least had a farewell tour like Michael Chang, competing for the last time at his favourite tournaments. :sad:



I second that...

Really sad to see a player of his stature departs quietly like that... :sad:
But that's Kafelnikov, the way he is....

TheBoiledEgg
03-09-2004, 01:34 PM
:sad: to see Zhenya go :( :(

how did u work those weeks out ??


cos Andre has been in Top 10 alot more than that.
He was in TOp 10 in 1988.

CmonAussie
03-09-2004, 01:35 PM
Actually Kafelnikov has surprised me; obviously he's more modest than I gave him credit for~ if he'd done the farewell tour like Chang(actually Michael's farewell tour was nearly 4-years 2000-03) then Yevgeny would be using up spots that perhaps younger more motivated rivals deserved...!
* I respect the way YK has decided to depart but I do hope they give him a special presentation at RG & the Moscow tournament-->> atleast I'd like to hear him do a speech again.

alfonsojose
03-09-2004, 02:32 PM
That Chang farewell tour was really sad. He should retire before. I hopeYegeny doesn't do that

jtipson
03-09-2004, 02:36 PM
how did u work those weeks out ??

cos Andre has been in Top 10 alot more than that.
He was in TOp 10 in 1988.

I think this was only consecutive weeks, not total weeks.

MisterQ
03-09-2004, 02:38 PM
:sad: to see Zhenya go :( :(

how did u work those weeks out ??


cos Andre has been in Top 10 alot more than that.
He was in TOp 10 in 1988.

I think we're talking about consecutive weeks. Andre fell to No. 141 in 1997.

It is a bit sad to see Yevgeny leaving without much fanfare after such a good career. 10 straight years in the Top 50 is impressive.

sigmagirl91
03-09-2004, 03:33 PM
Yes, impressive. So sad to see him leave on such a quiet note. Best of luck to him in retirement.

TheBoiledEgg
03-09-2004, 05:18 PM
I dont think Grosjean has been longer in top 10 than Hewitt for consecutive weeks or not.

Sjengster
03-09-2004, 05:25 PM
True, but it does say Top 50, not Top 10. Come on Henman, stick it out for another couple of years and you'll break the record!

TheBoiledEgg
03-09-2004, 05:27 PM
top 50....... aha, i knew i was missing something :o

Havok
03-09-2004, 05:28 PM
what was the last even he played:scratch:

TheBoiledEgg
03-09-2004, 05:32 PM
last match last October.

but if you can COUNT off season for weeks at #1
then its the same deal.

dont matter if u played or not.

Sjengster
03-09-2004, 05:33 PM
Appropriately enough it was in a Russian tournament against a fellow countryman - the second round of St. Petersburg last year, where he got thrashed 2 and 2 by Youzhny. His last win was in the previous round against longtime pigeon Kiefer, who irony of ironies is now starting to make something of a comeback.

WyveN
03-09-2004, 09:35 PM
:sad: to see Zhenya go :( :(

how did u work those weeks out ??


cos Andre has been in Top 10 alot more than that.
He was in TOp 10 in 1988.

I was talking about consecutive weeks in top 50



Consecutive Weeks in Top 10
Agassi 250
Ferrero 93
Federer 75
Moya 74
Roddick 72
Coria 44
Schuettler 41
Nalbandian 28
Hewitt 4
Henman 2


Consecutive Weeks in Top 5
Agassi 80
Ferrero 74
Federer 57
Roddick 32
Coria 32

croat123
03-09-2004, 09:51 PM
Goran was in the top 20 (possibly top10, not sure) from 1991 to 1998 :) (and 2001 and soon to be 2004)