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Old 09-26-2012, 10:06 AM   #1576
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Thanks for the stats, Masterclass.

By the way, Connors holds the record for most weeks in top-5 in a row since the creation of the ATP rankings : 659 weeks, that is 12 years and 7 months from the 24th of september 1973 to the 12th of may 1986, that is he went out of the top-5 only at 33 years and 8 months old ( http://www.tennis28.com/rankings/con..._top5etal.html )

Fed will reach 10 years in a row on the 17th of february 2013.

33 years and 8 months years old for Fed would be in april 2015.

659 weeks would be reached on the 5th of october 2015.

I think every Fedfan would be extremely happy if Fed stayed in the top-5 for that long, which would mean he would still be in the top-competition

If Connors did it, one can hope Fed can do it as well, although it's a huge goal.

More reasonably, Lendl's 588 weeks consecutive would be reached on the 26th of may 2014.

I have to say that's the best I wish for him, more than any other goal like winning slams or else that number of titles record which means hardly anything for me.
Thanks for this. Do you have the dates for Lendl's consecutive run in the top 5? If we can verify it is 588, I'll edit it on Wikipedia. Wiki has it at 524 weeks.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:11 AM   #1577
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Thanks for this. Do you have the dates for Lendl's consecutive run in the top 5? If we can verify it is 588, I'll edit it on Wikipedia. Wiki has it at 524 weeks.
I didn't make these stats : they come from the link on tennis28 in my post
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if old legs has any since, he will skip shanghai, vulture basel, and attempt to defend paris and Year End Championships. he needs those indoor points these days, they are the source of his resurgence

djokovic has the Year End No 1 sealed up, more or less by virtue of simply playing tournaments
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:18 AM   #1579
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Thanks for this. Do you have the dates for Lendl's consecutive run in the top 5? If we can verify it is 588, I'll edit it on Wikipedia. Wiki has it at 524 weeks.
20/10-80 - 20/1-92 according to the site. Rankings in the very start of the 80s (and the 70s) are somewhat inconclusive (they weren't published every week) that is why Wiki only has 524 weeks.
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Rankings in the very start of the 80s (and the 70s) are somewhat inconclusive (they weren't published every week)
yes that's why the supposed record of Lendl's 409 weeks in the top-2 looks very generous to me. I had counted maximum 403 and might have been less around 390 imo (Fed already has 394 weeks guaranteed)
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Whether he'll have the motivation and desire to do it is a separate issue though.

I just saw this on Twitter.

Is Fed trolling his fans
good, i dont get a good vibe from Fed playing over there

would rather he came back in Basel fresh like last year and do another Basel-Paris-London treble
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playing 3 weeks in a row might be a tough ask though...we'll see
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Federer can win his matches in Basel something like 6-2, 6-3 in less than hour in every round. It still takes some freshness off him, but it`s not that impossible for him to stay on top for 3 weeks in a row as someone suggests.
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It still takes some freshness off him, but it`s not that impossible for him to stay on top for 3 weeks in a row as someone suggests.
yes, but I think he will give too much priority to success in the WTF to play Bercy : the WTF is a tough competition where you need to be very good from the start and playing Bercy just before (which means playing 4 matches from thursday to sunday if you get to the final) is certainly not good to be in good form on, let's say, tuesday in the WTF.
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Not at all. Look at the rankings breakdown of low top 10 players. Even at 40 Federer will be able to do that easily. I'd go as far as saying that Federer's year of WTF qualification depend solely on his health and motivation, he's far too good to stop being a top player before he calls it a day.
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I just saw this on Twitter.

Is Fed trolling his fans
We clearly know the source for that : René Stauffer is Fed's main biographer and knows him and Luthi very well.

What was the exact source for the confirmation before ?
The organisation only or also a Fedteam source ?
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Federer can win his matches in Basel something like 6-2, 6-3 in less than hour in every round. It still takes some freshness off him, but it`s not that impossible for him to stay on top for 3 weeks in a row as someone suggests.
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yes, but I think he will give too much priority to success in the WTF to play Bercy : the WTF is a tough competition where you need to be very good from the start and playing Bercy just before (which means playing 4 matches from thursday to sunday if you get to the final) is certainly not good to be in good form on, let's say, tuesday in the WTF.
something has to give coz he cant blow of two straight Masters 1000 events, it would kill all hopes of staying #1 for foreseeable future
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yes, but I think he will give too much priority to success in the WTF to play Bercy : the WTF is a tough competition where you need to be very good from the start and playing Bercy just before (which means playing 4 matches from thursday to sunday if you get to the final) is certainly not good to be in good form on, let's say, tuesday in the WTF.
Well, if he plays Shanghai - yes, I think you are right and Fed won`t appear in France. But skiping Asia means for me last year shedule once again. We will see, personally I`m not sure which variant I like more.
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Well, if he plays Shanghai - yes, I think you are right and Fed won`t appear in France. But skiping Asia means for me last year shedule once again. We will see, personally I`m not sure which variant I like more.
Anyway it can't be last year's schedule : playing 3 weeks in a row would be completely different from what he could do last year with one week to rest between Bercy and the WTF, which was perfect conditions to be able to win both of them.
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look at Muzza's schedule:

Tokyo, Shanghai, Basel, Paris, London
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