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Old 04-06-2012, 02:59 PM   #83
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He's inactive, but Tomas Zib managed an 18-match losing streak from New Haven 2005 (l. to Ferrer) to Valencia 2006, where he beat Pavel in the opening round. I seem to recall I made a thread about it at the time as he was so close to Spadea's record, but I might have underestimated it by one....

But here's one player who's still very much active in doubles, as he's done rather better there than in singles: the greatest Wimbledon quarter-finalist of all time, Andre Sa, lost 16 straight matches from Lyon 2002 (l. to Grosjean 0 and 1) up to Queens 2003, where he very appropriately snapped the losing streak once he stepped back on his beloved grass, beating Elseneer.
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