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Old 02-05-2012, 11:43 AM   #136
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This list tracks those players who remain active since Roger's slam participation streak began in AO 2000 - 12 years ago.

There are now only 11 remaining of the 128 player draw. 4, Okun, Dupuis, Rochus and Vanek are all at risk of dropping off. In spite of the attrition - those remaining have actually improve their standing.

Notable changes - JCF has recovered to 47. Crazy Ivan is the only remaining non-Roger seed. There has always been at least one of these folks seeded - last year it was Llodra at 30, who has dropped. Haas has recovered to being slam eligible again.

Dupuis has crashed out to 1204 - only 4 RPS, but his drop date is not until September of this year.

Ivan Ljubicic - STILL ACTIVE - (32)
Michael Llodra - STILL ACTIVE - (43)
Juan Carlos Ferrero - STILL ACTIVE - (47)
Lleyton Hewitt - STILL ACTIVE - (131)
Rainer Schuttler - STILL ACTIVE - (132)
Arnaud Clement - STILL ACTIVE - (164)
Tommy Haas - STILL ACTIVE - (170)

Noam Okun - STILL ACTIVE - (1024) [May 23rd, 2012] (6 RP)
Antony Dupuis - STILL ACTIVE - (1204) [September 10th, 2012] (4 RP)
Christophe Rochus - STILL ACTIVE - (1502) [July 23rd 2012] (1 RP)
Jiri Vanek - STILL ACTIVE - (1503) [June 4th 2012] (1 RP)

Vanek - has not played since last June.
Rochus - has not played since last July.
Okun has not played singles since last Mary.

As amazing as it may seem - Dupuis, who was born in '73 - one of the oldest of the generation ahead of Roger is still active, playing in October. Closing in on his 40th birthday.

Also notable is Bastl who is also active - but zeroed.
Jan Michael Gambill - ZEROED
George Bastl - ZEROED
Joseph Sirianni - ZEROED
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:03 PM   #137
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I would like to add for consideration a few more to the list of "almosts"

- Another FO would make him the only person with "career double slam" WOW
- One more clay title would make him the only person to win 10 titles on clay, grass and hard (now he is tied at 9 with Connors)
- Although he has the most slam finals appearances he does not have the honor of owning the most "won or lost to the eventual winner" in slams. he is at 28 vs. Lendl at 31. Astoundingly Lendl lost to the eventual champ 23 times!!! i do think this is an important milestone if he can ever reach it
- Did we put in here Olympic singles gold??? OK obvious but still
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:00 AM   #139
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Oh yeah one more:
- Nadal has him beat for winning 2 slams each on clay, grass and hard. Fed needs another FO to match him
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:53 PM   #140
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Ties Sampras for most ATP500 titles won (12).
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Speculation -

Does Fed add some more tournaments now? Does he play Hamburg and Monte Carlo?

He's got Halle - that's an ATP tour 250, and another slot for an ATP 500.

Does the Olympics count as an extra tournament on the slot?

Right now he's got a zero for one of the ATP tour 1000, and two zeros, for his last two countable tournaments, one 500 and one 250.
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I thought it would be interesting to mention that Roger’s first round win over Llodra in Dubai featured the 75th occasion in which he dished out a bagel at the main tour level.

His win in the final is the 5th time he was won in Dubai and it is the 6th tournament at which he has at least 5 victories (the others being the 6 World Tour Finals titles, 6 Wimbledon titles, 5 US Open titles, 5 Basel titles and 5 Halle titles).

The match against Murray was his 102nd final, and the straight sets win gave him his 72nd title and 50th on a hard court (52nd outdoors).

I’ve noted from Pipsy’s thread that Federer has now spent 500 weeks in the top 10.

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February 17th of 2013 will be 10 years in the top 5. The last one to achieve this was Lendl.

He's had the best run since Sampras' 10 years 10 months in the top ten, missing a week at 7, which is best in the modern tour era.

Lendl was in the top 5 for just a little over 10 years consecutively. Connors had a run from September 26th of 1973 to May 5th of 1986 in the top 5, a span of 12 years 7 months, which is the open-era record.
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Ties Sampras for most ATP500 titles won (12).
5 Basels + 5 Dubais + 2 Rotterdams + Tokyo = 13
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I would like to add for consideration a few more to the list of "almosts"

- Another FO would make him the only person with "career double slam" WOW
- One more clay title would make him the only person to win 10 titles on clay, grass and hard (now he is tied at 9 with Connors)
- Although he has the most slam finals appearances he does not have the honor of owning the most "won or lost to the eventual winner" in slams. he is at 28 vs. Lendl at 31. Astoundingly Lendl lost to the eventual champ 23 times!!! i do think this is an important milestone if he can ever reach it
- Did we put in here Olympic singles gold??? OK obvious but still
I think he needs a clay master title in Rome or MC,that would mean winning 8 different masters 1000 events
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Does the Olympics count as an extra tournament on the slot?

Right now he's got a zero for one of the ATP tour 1000, and two zeros, for his last two countable tournaments, one 500 and one 250.
only one zero for his optional results, which would be gone after Tokyo if he played one more ATP500 tournament or Monte-Carlo, but I really don't think he will, then this zeropointer will stay in his ranking.

Davis cup 25 points will replace Monte-Carlo after Monte-Carlo is gone, then if he plays Halle (which he's supposed to do), his points in Halle will replace his Davis cup 25 points.

Then the Olympics will replace the worst of Halle and Doha 90 points.

Honestly if he does well in RG, I would prefer him to skip Halle (after all Nadal and Djokovic will be there then the tournament won't miss Roger too much) because last year he was not fit enough for the end of Wimbledon imo. And Halle is nearly useless as far as the rankings are concerned.
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only one zero for his optional results, which would be gone after Tokyo if he played one more ATP500 tournament or Monte-Carlo, but I really don't think he will, then this zeropointer will stay in his ranking.

Davis cup 25 points will replace Monte-Carlo after Monte-Carlo is gone, then if he plays Halle (which he's supposed to do), his points in Halle will replace his Davis cup 25 points.

Then the Olympics will replace the worst of Halle and Doha 90 points.

Honestly if he does well in RG, I would prefer him to skip Halle (after all Nadal and Djokovic will be there then the tournament won't miss Roger too much) because last year he was not fit enough for the end of Wimbledon imo. And Halle is nearly useless as far as the rankings are concerned.
I agree that rankings-wise it would be best for him to play Monte Carlo and skip Halle but given that he has a lifetime contract at Halle and upset the tournament director after he pulled out last year, I can't see him changing his schedule.
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Then the Olympics will replace the worst of Halle and Doha 90 points.
So there's no need for him to play another tournament other than what's on his schedule. Good to know.

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Honestly if he does well in RG, I would prefer him to skip Halle (after all Nadal and Djokovic will be there then the tournament won't miss Roger too much) because last year he was not fit enough for the end of Wimbledon imo. And Halle is nearly useless as far as the rankings are concerned.
Halle is grass, he needs more grass wins to pass Hewitt - if he gets to play 3 grass tournaments this year, it's probably for the best for him to play Halle.

I would like to see him play Monte Carlo, if for nothing else, to get rid of that zero.
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5 Basels + 5 Dubais + 2 Rotterdams + Tokyo = 13
Basel wasn't ATP500 the first 3 times he won it. He won Viena 2 times though = 12.
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His win over Raonic in Indian Wells marked his 75th consecutive victory over players ranked outside the top 20.
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