Re: There is no finish line...
It's the end of a successful week for Roger with title #73 from final #103. He wins Indian Wells for the 4th time, which is a record. It has been noted that he is tied in 1st place for the most Masters 1000 tournaments won (19, alongside Nadal) although he has the record for the most appearances in the final (31, compared to Rafa's 29). Needless to say he extended his lead in the most Masters 1000 semifinals reached (he has 42, Nadal has 40).
The victory in the finals was his 14th hard court Masters 1000 title, which puts him alone above Agassi's 13. He extended his record of most hard court tournaments won, with 51 now. In fact in the Open Era he is the only player to have won more than 50 tournaments on a single surface.
He also took a step towards regaining the #2 ranking, which he just needs to hold for 1 more week to surpass Sampras' mark of 376 weeks. As JediFed noted, we have entered his 449th week in the top 3 (having spent 285 weeks as #1, 91 weeks as #2 and 73 (and counting) weeks at #3.
And yes as it has been noted, he currently holds the record for the most Grand Slam tournaments won (outright record holder with 16), most World Tour Final tournament wins (outright record holder with 6), most Masters 1000 tournament wins (ties Nadal with 19) and most ATP 500 tournament wins (ties Sampras with 12). He is the only person to hold or share the record number of tournament wins in all 4 of these categories concurrently.
Also I forgot to mention after his spell at Rotterdam and Dubai that he now holds the outright record for the number of ATP 500 finals reached (he has participated in 16 finals, Becker is 2nd with 14 and Sampras / Nadal are tied on 13).
Last edited by ApproachShot : 03-19-2012 at 02:27 PM.