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Action Jackson 01-02-2004 08:16 AM

Best 5 Set Records Active Players Only. Robredo leads
 
This might be useless to some people, but I have decided to post some of the best current 5 set records.

The criteria that I have used is that they have played a minimum of 10 5 setters and they have a 60 per cent or better winning percentage.


Code:

Rank:                Win        Loss        Percentage

Robredo            13        4        76.47
Nadal                16        5        76.19
Muller                9        3        75.00
Djokovic        18        7        72.00
Kohlschreiber        14        6        70.00
Murray                14        6        70.00
Dolgopolov        7        3        70.00
Cilic                16        7        69.57
Tipsarevic        18        8        69.23
F.Lopez                17        8        68.00
Ferrer                18        9        66.67
Berdych                16        8        66.67
Baghdatis        12        6        66.67
Istomin                8        4        66.67
Nieminen        17        9        65.38
Monfils                11        6        64.71
Tsonga                9        5        64.29
Simon                12        7        63.16
Hewitt                31        19        62.00
Tursunov        11        7        61.11
Youzhny                18        12        60.00
Stakhovsky        6        4        60.00



If there are any other current players that I have missed out, post away but they must have played at least 10 5 setters and have 60 % or better winning ratio.

WyverN 01-02-2004 09:04 AM

Re: Best 5 Set Records
 
Sampras deserves a mention with a 33-15 record

Action Jackson 01-02-2004 09:14 AM

Re: Best 5 Set Records
 
Yes, it's an outstanding record but he has retired and this was done for players currently.

On that record he would be equal with Lapentti and El Ayanoui, but because he won more matches he would have been placed first of that group.

azza 01-02-2004 09:45 AM

Re: Best 5 Set Records
 
Philippoussis is like 5-0 in 5 sets This year :banana:

Action Jackson 01-02-2004 09:55 AM

Re: Best 5 Set Records
 
Thanks for that Azza, I knew there would be a few that I would forget.

I have made the adjustment and he moves the great Koubek down to number three.

azza 01-02-2004 10:15 AM

Re: Best 5 Set Records
 
Omg Is Mark Philippoussis the Poo :lol: :rolls:

Action Jackson 01-02-2004 10:15 AM

Re: Best 5 Set Records
 
The Poo has actually won 10 out of 11 of his last 5 set matches, that is very impressive.

WyverN 01-02-2004 10:18 AM

Re: Best 5 Set Records
 
Yes it is especially considering he has a reputation for being mentally fragile

Action Jackson 01-02-2004 10:21 AM

Re: Best 5 Set Records
 
Very true Wyver.

Happy 2004 to you anyway, the fun has just begun.

WyverN 01-02-2004 10:23 AM

Re: Re: Best 5 Set Records
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GeorgeWHitler
Very true Wyver.

Happy 2004 to you anyway, the fun has just begun.

Happy 2004 to you to, the fun doesn't officially begin until January 17th

Action Jackson 01-02-2004 10:24 AM

Re: Best 5 Set Records
 
Well like any competitors in any event they need warm up and this will be no different. The points scale is fair, and I will have to check again the countback rules, but I think we agreed on these.

Speaking of past players I don't think anyone will beat this great 5 set record. The underrated Bjorn Borg 23-4 and with a winning percentage of 85.18, that is magnificent.

WyverN 01-02-2004 10:27 AM

Re: Re: Best 5 Set Records
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GeorgeWHitler
Speaking of past players I don't think anyone will beat this great 5 set record.

Bjorn Borg 23-4 and with a winning percentage of 85.18, that is very impressive.

Yes Borg was amazing, I wish he did not retire so early, if he had played for another 5-6 years I don't think there would be any debates about the "best player of all time".

Action Jackson 01-02-2004 10:36 AM

Re: Best 5 Set Records
 
It was sad that he retired so early, but if his heart wasn't in it, then that was the best for him. If he played for another 3 years, then he might have won a US Open, I think he definitely could have won 2 more FOs.

He is truly respected and revered in Sweden and especially by Guga ( the bowing at the FO ceremony) and Roger worships him as well.

I mean if it wasn't him the world wouldn't have seen Edberg, Wilander or the other Swedish players. Tennis used to be a snobby, yuppie sport in Sweden until he came along, the success and the federation built excellent tennis centres throughout the country to inspire the next generation.

WyverN 01-02-2004 10:43 AM

Re: Re: Best 5 Set Records
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GeorgeWHitler
I mean if it wasn't him the world wouldn't have seen Edberg, Wilander or the other Swedish players. Tennis used to be a snobby, yuppie sport in Sweden until he came along, the success and the federation built excellent tennis centres throughout the country to inspire the next generation.

The amazing thing is that Borg started playing tennis almost by accident

Action Jackson 01-02-2004 11:01 AM

Re: Best 5 Set Records
 
Yes, that is how some of the best stories happen. I wonder if he ever beat the wall that he used to hit up against?


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