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I can't remember why I did this now - thought it might be interesting to see though. This graph shows all of the defeats of players ranked #1 since 13/08/1990 by the ranking of the opponent who beat them. (I chose that date for ease of finding ATP ranking records and also because there is a clean cut of between those ranked #1 before this time and those that held the #1 ranking thereafter.)



The graph lists opponent rankings only to #100 for clarity. The following data is omitted:

2 defeats by players ranked #101
1 defeat by a player ranked #110
2 defeats by players ranked #114
1 defeat by a player ranked #139
1 defeat by a player ranked #157
1 defeat by a player ranked #161
1 defeat by a player ranked #178
1 defeat by a player ranked #193
1 defeat by a player ranked #205
1 defeat by a player ranked #238

Additionally, Pete Sampras lost by walk-over 4 times while he was #1. I have not included this data.

If you have any comments, questions or interpretations, feel free to post a reply! :wavey:
 

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Re: Little Stat 2: Defeats of #1-Ranked Players by Opponent Ranking

11 of the 23 wins by #2 are Nadal's from Federer :lol:
 

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Re: Little Stat 2: Defeats of #1-Ranked Players by Opponent Ranking

I had it as 10 on my spreadsheet but i rechecked it and you're right, so it's 11 from 24 :D
 

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Re: Little Stat 2: Defeats of #1-Ranked Players by Opponent Ranking

i'm confused to where the chart is....
 

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Re: Little Stat 2: Defeats of #1-Ranked Players by Opponent Ranking

Sorry, Twitpic is a poor place to dump images. Now using Photobucket! :D
 

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Sorry, Twitpic is a poor place to dump images. Now using Photobucket! :D
hmm this is interesting to look at although it does seem fairly consistant as far as that the #1 ranked player loses to higher ranked players and lower ranked players in a proportion that would be expected. very cool though thanks
 

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Re: Little Stat 2: Defeats of #1-Ranked Players by Opponent Ranking

As Arakasi said, 11 of the wins are from Nadal beating Federer. 5 of them are from Djokovic beating Nadal this year? One from Federer beating Nadal last year at WTF and once from Madrid the year before. That makes 18. So number two only beat number one 6 times between 1990 and 2005? Wow.

Also watch out #1, #28 has some wrongs to right.
 

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Re: Little Stat 2: Defeats of #1-Ranked Players by Opponent Ranking

thanks for the stat collection.
2 defeats by players ranked #101
1 defeat by a player ranked #110
2 defeats by players ranked #114
1 defeat by a player ranked #139
1 defeat by a player ranked #157
1 defeat by a player ranked #161
1 defeat by a player ranked #178
1 defeat by a player ranked #193
1 defeat by a player ranked #205
1 defeat by a player ranked #238
who are these players?
 

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Re: Little Stat 2: Defeats of #1-Ranked Players by Opponent Ranking

2 defeats by players ranked #101
1 defeat by a player ranked #110
2 defeats by players ranked #114
1 defeat by a player ranked #139
1 defeat by a player ranked #157
1 defeat by a player ranked #161
1 defeat by a player ranked #178
1 defeat by a player ranked #193
1 defeat by a player ranked #205
1 defeat by a player ranked #238
Can you tell me what were those matchs please? I'm curious to know which number 1 lost to players outside the top 100, and especially outside top 200.
 

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Re: Little Stat 2: Defeats of #1-Ranked Players by Opponent Ranking

Here you go!

Code:
[B]World #1		Opponent		Ranking	Score			Competition		Year[/B]
Andre Agassi		Jiri Vanek		#101	4-6 RET			Atlanta R16		2000
Roger Federer		Richard Gasquet		#101	7-6(1), 2-6, 6-7(8)	Monte Carlo QF		2005
Pete Sampras		Grant Stafford		#110	7-5, 5-7, 4-6		London/Queen's R32	1993
Thomas Muster		Nicolas Pereira		#114	6-7(4), 4-6		Miami R64		1996
Gustavo Kuerten		Flavio Saretta		#114	6-4, 4-6, 2-6		Costa Do Sauipe R32	2001
Pete Sampras		Patrick Rafter		#139	6-7(6), 7-6(3), 6-7(5)	Indianapolis QF		1993
Jim Courier		Diego Perez		#157	6-3, 6-7(5), 2-6	Kitzbuhel R32		1992
Thomas Muster		Sandon Stolle		#161	1-6, 6-3, 6-7(0)	Dubai R32		1996
Lleyton Hewitt		Francisco Clavet	#178	4-6, 4-6		Miami R64		2003
Jim Courier		Andrei Olhovskiy	#193	4-6, 6-4, 4-6, 4-6	Wimbledon R32		1992
Pete Sampras		Karim Alami		#205	6-3, 2-6, 4-6		Doha R32		1994
Stefan Edberg		Daniel Nestor		#238	6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 4-6	Davis Cup WG 1R		1992
 

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Re: Little Stat 2: Defeats of #1-Ranked Players by Opponent Ranking

Richard Gasquet ranked 101 beating JesusFed :drool:
Best tennis moment of all times.
 

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Very good thread. This makes interesting reading.

Number 6 and 7 have had more wins than 3, 4 and 5.. by some distance from 4 and 5 as well. Wouldn't have expected that. Might have something to do with Sampras and Agassi being ranked around there in the latter stages of their careers (Agassi was pretty much everywhere in the middle of his career actually)
 

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Nestor:worship:
 

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Pipsy, Kuerten wasn't number one in 1996 when he lost to Saretta, you can't count it, no?
Sorry, that was erroneous. It should say 2001. It can therefore still be counted :)
 

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Ok thanks you very much Pipsy for those stats, very intersting. I was too lazy to check although I was wondering to read that Saretta was alraedy playing in 1996! (it seemed to me that it was later).
 

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no.1 always beats himself, or at least that's what we've been led to believe during the Fedal era.

Nice compilation of stats! :D
 
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