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Old 10-27-2012, 11:24 AM   #272
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Federer has a chance to tie a little-mentioned record if he wins Basel. 30 match wins in a row on indoor HC. Here we only count indoor HC, not indoor carpet, which of course was the most prevalent indoor surface for a long time. The current unofficial list goes like this:

1) Ivan Lendl 30 (Basel 1980 (5), Stuttgart 1981 (5), Basel 1981 (5), Vienna 1981 (5), Cologne 1981 (5), GER/TCH DC 1981 (2), TCH/PAR DC 1983 (1), Sydney 1983 (2) - lost in QF)
2) Roger Federer 28 (WFT 2010 (5), SUI/POR DC 2011 (1), Basel 2011 (5), Paris 2011 (5), WTF 2011 (5), Rotterdam 2012 (4), Basel 2012 (3 so far)
3) Jimmy Connors 24 (Sydney 1977 (5), Sydney 1978 (5), Tulsa 1979 (5), Rotterdam 1981 (5), Stockholm 1981 (4) - lost SF)
4) John McEnroe 23 (Stockholm 1978 (6), Stockholm 1979 (6), Sydney 1980 (5), Sydney 1981 (5), Brussels 1982 (1) - lost QF)
4) McEnroe 23 (USA/AUS DC 1983 (2), Sydney 1982 (5), Sydney 1983 (5), Stockholm 1984 (5), Stockholm 1985 (5), Memphis 1987 (1) - lost R16)

If anyone can think of another player with a 20+ stretch of indoor HC wins, let me know
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