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Old 01-17-2004, 09:46 PM   #16
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*updated to include a double success for the Dominator and Hewitt's 20th career title, tying him with fellow baseline grinder Brad Gilbert - is it too early to say that he is easily the most successful of the New Balls?*
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*is it too early to say that he is easily the most successful of the New Balls?*

Great List
Yeah i think it's to early to say he's the most succesful of the new balls... Mnay ohters better than him at this point... Like Federer, Roddick, Ferrero, Nalbandian and so on...
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Old 01-27-2004, 06:39 PM   #18
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Yes, but in terms of career achievements he is easily the most successful - success does not equal present quality. Let's wait until one of the three players out of the four you mentioned wins this AO, then they'll be close - in fact, only Ferrero might actually surpass Hewitt in overall career achievement if he takes the title, given that he has been to no. 1 before and has more TMS titles.
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Yes, but in terms of career achievements he is easily the most successful - success does not equal present quality. Let's wait until one of the three players out of the four you mentioned wins this AO, then they'll be close - in fact, only Ferrero might actually surpass Hewitt in overall career achievement if he takes the title, given that he has been to no. 1 before and has more TMS titles.
I wouldn't think so. Hewitt still has won two TMC's (bigger than TMS) and ended two years at #1. That plus his higher titles count still would give him a significant lead over Ferrero.
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Nice list to have around. Thanks Sjengster!

btw, think Andre will catch Pete in titles? It's certainly mathematically possible, but if he retires soon it won't happen...

Yes he definitely can. An extra exceptional year, or two good years should do it.
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*updated for title number 12 and GS title number 2 for Federer - he's slowly gaining ground on Hewitt...*
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*updated to include newest February wins - Hewitt's first European indoor title, in fact his first European title on a surface other than grass, Coria's revenge over Moya in Buenos Aires and title no. 1 for Johansson the Younger*
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*updated to include newest February wins - Hewitt's first European indoor title, in fact his first European title on a surface other than grass, Coria's revenge over Moya in Buenos Aires and title no. 1 for Johansson the Younger*
Now that's an interesting fact, Sjengst... I was hoping Juanqui w take that title... a good one!!

Thanks for the update.
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Thank you for the list and the updates--very convenient to have the information easily available.

A small correction: Wayne Ferreira has 15 titles. You are missing L.A. 2003.
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Why, I never realised - thanks for the information. It's corrected.
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Sjengster, you listed 19 titles for Guga but the number there is 18.
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Sjengster, you listed 19 titles for Guga but the number there is 18.
Other way round, I think you'll find. Anyway, it's been changed. Anyone got any more, huh?
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Actually, I just realised that your way of putting it amounts to the same thing - basically, I'm quibbling over semantics. However you say it, I had Kuerten with 18 titles and then listed 19 afterwards, so it's been fixed. Phew!
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*updated to include a second home title for Kuerten that takes him to the big 20, and a third win of the year for Hrbaty - in the space of two months, he's doubled his career titles*
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*updated for March victories - Cousin Vinny finally gets on the board after a 10-year career, Federer is the first successful defender of Dubai and Moya racks up a second title from four finals this year*
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