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I thought I'd make a thread for some small stats which are rarely mentioned.


Federer currently, as we all know, hold the record for most weeks as #1. But what about most weeks in top-2, top-3, top-4, top-5 or top-10? I will give these lists here, so we can see if and when he takes any of these records.

Several of the numbers for players active in the 70s and early 80s are estimates as the rankings are not fully documented before 1985.

Most total weeks as #1
1) Roger Federer. 310
2) Pete Sampras.. 286
3) Ivan Lendl...... 270
4) Jimmy Connors. 263
5) Novak Djokovic. 232 (*)
6) Rafael Nadal.... 196
7) John McEnroe... 170
8) Björn Borg..... 110
9) Andre Agassi... 101
10) Lleyton Hewitt..80
11) Stefan Edberg.. 72
12) Jim Courier....58
13) Gustavo Kuerten..43
14) Andy Murray 41
15) Ilie Nastase.. 40

Most consecutive weeks as #1
1) Roger Federer. 237, 4/2-04 - 11/8-08
2) Ivan Lendl...... 157, 9/9-85 - 5/9-88
3) Novak Djokovic.122, 4/7-14 - 31/10-16
4) Pete Sampras.. 102, 15/4-96 - 23/3-98
5) Jimmy Connors. 84, 30/8-77 - 2/4-79
6) Lleyton Hewitt..75, 19/11-01 - 21/4-03
7) John McEnroe....58, 3/8-81 - 6/9-82
8) Rafael Nadal.... 56, 6/6-10 - 27/6-11
9) Andre Agassi...52, 13/9-99 - 4/9-00




Most total weeks top-2
1) Roger Federer. 528
2) Rafael Nadal.... 485 (*)
3) Jimmy Connors. 393
4) Ivan Lendl...... 381
5) Pete Sampras.. 376
6) Novak Djokovic. 363 (*)
7) John McEnroe... 314
8) Björn Borg..... 269
9) Andre Agassi... 189
10) Stefan Edberg.. 176

Most consecutive weeks top-2
1) Roger Federer. 346, 17/11-03 - 28/6-10
2) Novak Djokovic.325, 21/3-11 - 5/6-17
3) Jimmy Connors. 282, 3/6-74 - 22/10-79
4) Ivan Lendl...... 280, 8/4-85, 13/8-90
5) Rafael Nadal.... 212, 25/7-05 - 10/8-09
6) Pete Sampras.. 173, 12/2-96 - 7/6-99
7) Björn Borg.... 169, 5/6-78 - 5/10-81
8) John McEnroe....159, 18/4-83 - 21/4-86
9) Stefan Edberg...118, 9/7-90 - 28/9-92


Most total weeks top-3
1) Roger Federer. 704 (*)
2) Jimmy Connors. 594 (unofficial estimate, most likely total. Range is 589-598)
3) Rafael Nadal.... 542 (*)
4) Novak Djokovic. 512 (*)
5) Ivan Lendl...... 509 (unofficial estimate)
6) Pete Sampras.. 457
7) John McEnroe.. 372
8) Stefan Edberg.. 342
9) Björn Borg.... 326
10) Andy Murray...226

Most consecutive weeks top-3
1) Ivan Lendl...... 481, 12/7-82 - 15/7-91
2) Roger Federer. 433, 7/7-03 - 10/10-11
3) Novak Djokovic.399, 19/10-09 - 5/6-17
4) Pete Sampras.. 391, 18/5-92 - 8/11-99
5) Jimmy Connors. 378, 3/6-74 - 1/9-81 (wikipedia gives 507, 3/6-74 - 20/2-84, but this cannot be correct as Connors was 4th seed at 1981 US Open)
6) John McEnroe.. 363, 18/6-79 - 2/6-86
7) Rafael Nadal...243, 6/6-05 - 15/3-10
8) Stefan Edberg..225, 22/5-89 - 6/9-93
9) Björn Borg.... 192, 20/3-78 - 16/11-81


Most total weeks top-4
1) Roger Federer. 737 (*)
2) Jimmy Connors. 667
3) Rafael Nadal... 596 (*)
4) Ivan Lendl...... 541
5) Novak Djokovic.544 (*)
6) Pete Sampras.. 484
7) Andy Murray.. 407
8) John McEnroe.. 402
9) Boris Becker.. 392
10) Björn Borg.... 384
11) Andre Agassi. 378


Most consecutive weeks top-4
1) Jimmy Connors. 650, 15/10-73 - 31/3-86
2) Ivan Lendl...... 532, 8/6-81 - 12/8-91
3) Novak Djokovic.525, 9/7-07 - 24/7-17
4) Roger Federer. 522, 7/7-03 - 1/7-13
5) Pete Sampras.. 403, 24/2-92 - 8/11-99
6) Rafael Nadal... 399, 6/6-05 - 21/1-13
7) John McEnroe.. 378, 9/4-79 - 30/6-86
8) Björn Borg..... 336, 20/10-75 - 22/3-82


Most total weeks top-5
1) Roger Federer. 773 (*)
2) Jimmy Connors. 704
3) Rafael Nadal... 662 (*)
4) Ivan Lendl...... 565 (Wikipedia gives 524 weeks)
5) Novak Djokovic.555 (*)
6) Pete Sampras.. 511
7) Boris Becker... 476
8) Andre Agassi... 443
9) Stefan Edberg.. 434
10) John McEnroe... 430
11) Andy Murray....429
12) Björn Borg.... 392


Most consecutive weeks top-5
1) Jimmy Connors. 659, 24/9-73 - 5/5-86
2) Ivan Lendl...... 558, 18/5-81 - 20/1-92 (Wikipedia gives 524 weeks)
3) Roger Federer. 548, 17/2-03 - 12/8-13
4) Novak Djokovic. 535, 11/6-07 - 4/9-17
5) Rafael Nadal.... 522, 9/5-05 - 4/5-15
6) Pete Sampras.. 491, 27/1-92 - 18/6-01 (NB! ATP lists Sampras as 7th for week beginning 22/11-99, this is wrong, he was 5th)
7) John McEnroe.. 398, 20/11-78 - 30/6-86 (Wikipedia gives 392 weeks)
8) Bjorn Borg...... 392, 27/9-74 - 22/3-82
9) Stefan Edberg.. 373, 18/8-86 - 4/10-93
10) Andy Murray... 280, 8/9-08 - 20/1-14
11) Boris Becker.. 209, 4/7-88 - 29/6-92


Most total weeks top-10
1) Roger Federer. 845 (*)
2) Jimmy Connors. 816
3) Andre Agassi.. 747
4) Rafael Nadal... 715 (*)
5) Ivan Lendl...... 671
6) Pete Sampras.. 586
7) Boris Becker... 576
8) Novak Djokovic.580 (*)
9) John McEnroe.. 541
10) Stefan Edberg. 497
11) Andy Murray..494
12) Guillermo Vilas 493
13) Andy Roddick. 440

Most consecutive weeks top-10
1) Jimmy Connors. 788, 27/8-73 - 26/9-88
2) Roger Federer. 734, 14/10-02 - 31/10-16
3) Rafael Nadal... 715, 25/4-05 - 31/12-18 (*)
4) Ivan Lendl...... 619, 7/7-80 - 11/5-92 (Wikipedia gives 595 weeks)
5) Pete Sampras.. 565, 10/9-90 - 2/7-01
6) Novak Djokovic.555, 19/3-07 - 30/10-17
7) Stefan Edberg. 493, 9/9-85 - 13/2-95
8) Guillermo Vilas 487, 12/8-74 - 28/11-83
9) Boris Becker... 435, 8/7-85 - 8/11-93
10) Björn Borg..... 419, 3/6-74 - 7/6-82 (Wikipedia gives 445 weeks)
11) John McEnroe.. 415, 25/9-78 - 1/9-86 (Wikipedia gives 401 weeks)


Most total weeks top-25:
1) Roger Federer. 938 (*)
2) Andre Agassi.... 910
3) Jimmy Connors. 864
4) John McEnroe.. 766
5) Ivan Lendl....... 760
6) Rafael Nadal..718 (*)
7) Pete Sampras.. 694
8) Stefan Edberg. 656
9) Tomas Berdych. 652
10) Novak Djokovic.649 (*)
11) Boris Becker... 645
12) David Ferrer...620
13) Andy Murray.... 603
14) Guillermo Vilas 599
15) Andy Roddick.. 557


Most consecutive weeks top-25:
1) Roger Federer... 935, 5/2-01 - 31/12-18 (*)
2) Jimmy Connors. 864, 27/8-73 - 19/3-90
3) Ivan Lendl...... 758, 29/10-79 - 2/5-94
4) John McEnroe.... 730, 12/9-77 - 2/9-91
5) Rafael Nadal..... 718, 4/4-05 - 31/12-18 (*)
6) Pete Sampras.... 694, 26/2-90 - 9/6-03
7) Novak Djokovic.649, 31/7-06 - 31/12-18 (*)
8) Boris Becker..... 645, 17/6-85 - 20/10-97
9) David Ferrer.....617, 18/4-05 - 6/2-17
10) Andy Murray..... 603, 14/8-06 - 26/2-18
11) Stefan Edberg.... 593, 27/8-84 - 1/1-96
12) Andy Roddick..... 548, 20/8-01 - 13/2-12


Most total weeks top-50:
1) Roger Federer.. 976 (*)
2) Andre Agassi.... 960
3) Jimmy Connors.. 918
4) John McEnroe... 827
5) Ivan Lendl....... 801
6) Rafael Nadal... 787 (*)
7) Feliciano Lopez. 752 (*)
8) David Ferrer.... 730
9) Tomas Berdych.. 717
10) Guillermo Vilas 712
11) Pete Sampras... 710
12) Tommy Robredo.. 692
13) Tommy Haas..... 689
14) Stefan Edberg.. 688
15) Carlos Moya..... 666



Most consecutive weeks top-50
1) Roger Federer... 969, 12/6-00 - 31/12-18 (*)
2) Jimmy Connors... 873, 27/8-73 - 14/5-90
3) John McEnroe.... 827, 9/8-77 - 7/6-93
4) Ivan Lendl........ 801, 11/6-79 - 10/10-94
5) Rafael Nadal....727, 31/1-05 - 31/12-18 (*)
6) Pete Sampras.... 710, 29/1-90 - 1/9-03
7) David Ferrer....702, 7/2-05 - 16/7-18
8) Tomas Berdych.. 663, 31/10-05 - 9/7-18
9) Novak Djokovic. 656, 12/6-06 - 31/12-18 (*)
10) Boris Becker..... 651, 20/5-85 - 3/11-97
11) Andy Murray.... 642, 20/2-06 - 4/6-18
12) Stefan Edberg... 624, 26/3-84 - 4/3-96
13) Andy Roddick.... 616, 7/5-01 - 18/2-13
14) Michael Chang... 561, 22/8-88 - 17/5-99
15) Yevgeny Kafelnikov 523, 28/2-94 - 1/3-04


Most total weeks top-100:
1) Andre Agassi.. 1019
2) Roger Federer. 1006 (*)
3) Jimmy Connors. 963
4) Fabrice Santoro.943
5) Mikhail Youzhny 879
6) Feliciano Lopez 861 (*)
7) Ivan Lendl...... 852
8) David Ferrer...839
9) John McEnroe.. 835
10) Rafael Nadal... 820 (*)
11) Tommy Haas.... 783
12) Guillermo Vilas 779
13) Pete Sampras.. 767
13) Lleyton Hewitt. 767
15) Boris Becker... 762
16) Stefan Edberg.. 750



Most consecutive weeks top-100
1) Roger Federer... 1004, 11/10-99 - 31/12-18 (*)
2) Jimmy Connors.. 888, 27/8-73 - 3/9-90
3) Feliciano Lopez. 861, 8/7-02 - 31/12-18 (*)
4) Ivan Lendl...... 852, 6/11-78 - 6/2-95
5) John McEnroe.... 835, 4/7-77 - 28/6-93
6) David Ferrer... 839, 22/7-02 - 13/8-18
7) Rafael Nadal... 820, 21/4-03 - 31/12-18 (*)
8) Tomas Berdych..779, 2/2-04 - 31/12-18 (*)
9) Fernando Verdasco 774, 8/3-04 - 31/12-18 (*)
10) Mikhail Youzhny 756, 29/1-01 - 20/7-15
11) Stefan Edberg... 750, 25/4-83 - 1/9-97
12) Richard Gasquet.745, 18/4-05 - 31/12-18 (*)
13) Michael Chang... 735, 6/6-88 - 1/7-02
14) Pete Sampras... 734, 14/8-89 - 1/9-03
15) Carlos Moya.... 723, 25/9-95 - 27/6-09
16) Boris Becker... 708, 10/12-84 - 29/6-98



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Updated for the week beginning December 31st 2018
 

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Re: Fed stat trivia

Here is the total amount of weeks Fed has had in various positions:

1) 310
2) 218
3) 176 (*)
4) 33
5) 35
6) 31
7) 13
8) 13
9) 6
10) 9
11) 7
12) 10
13) 27
14) 13
15) 3
16) 9
17) 3
18) 5
19) 2
20) 2
21) 3
22) 2
23) 2
24) 4
25) 1
 

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Re: Fed stat trivia

And he has been ranked #7 for just 1 week.
That is true. He won't catch the present #7, Tomas Berdych, who has actually broken Andre Agassis old record for most weeks in this position. Agassi is unique in that he has at least 33 weeks in every top-10 position. This record I don't particularly want Fed to beat....
 

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Re: Fed stat trivia

That is true. He won't catch the present #7, Tomas Berdych, who has actually broken Andre Agassis old record for most weeks in this position. Agassi is unique in that he has at least 33 weeks in every top-10 position. This record I don't particularly want Fed to beat....
That would mean a lot more tennis from the big man:)
 

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Good point. But more important is that Federer takes the records for most weeks in top 2 ,3 5 etc. Top 10 will be hard with 5+ years to go.
I saw a list for most weeks in top-2, top-3, top-5 and top-10 on Wikipedia not long ago, but it has since been removed, for some reason. Does anyone still have it available? Anyway, from memory Ivan Lendl had 403 weeks in the top-2. At the moment Federer is in his 384th week, so if he can manage an additional 20 that will be enough for this record. 20 weeks from now takes us to Jan 14th. This is not only possible, but very probable indeed.

As for top-3 I remember Connors having well over 200 weeks in 3rd position, so that is going to be more difficult. And since Connors also had a lot of weeks as #4 and #5 this is not a record that is going to be broken anytime soon. Something to look forward to, then :)
 

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Re: Fed stat trivia

Thanks a lot, Apophis! I really appreciate it :D I was unaware of the possibility of finding old revisions. Not that old, by the way, listing #294 weeks as #1....but it only has 124 HC slam wins, so it is not updated as carefully as the new revision.
 

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Re: Fed stats - with most weeks in top-2, top-3, top-5, top-10 (post #1 and #2 update

Yes it is from 25 August. It was reverted because it was updated into the future. I'll restore it in the near future, although it is difficult to find a proper source. With tennis stats on wikipedia we are usually somewhere in between `original research' and `good sources', so usually additions stay until someone feels like deleting it, which is often hard to argue then
 

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Re: Fed stats - with most weeks in top-2, top-3, top-5, top-10 (post #1 and #2 update

Ah good to see you transformed this thread to offer the stats. :) Are you also adding the consecutive lists? ;)
 

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Re: Fed stats - with most weeks in top-2, top-3, top-5, top-10 (post #1 and #2 update

Ah good to see you transformed this thread to offer the stats. :) Are you also adding the consecutive lists? ;)
Consecutive lists are added in post #1.
 

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Re: Fed stats - with most weeks in top-2, top-3, top-5, top-10 (post #1 and #2 update

I have updated post #1 with more than the usual new week. Sampras' consecutive top-5 weeks has been expanded from 408 to 491. His ranking page on ATP gives 7th for week beginning 22/11-99, but this is wrong. He was 5th that week. His series thus stretches into 2001.

For players active in the 70s of early 80s some uncertainty exists, and different sources give different amount of weeks. Alternative (and credible) versions are given in paranthesis.
 

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I have now updated the stats in post #1 and #2 to include the week beginning Dec. 31st 2012, as there will be no ranking changes for Fed until then (and Nadal cannot exit the top-5). Fed passes Sampras for most total weeks in top-5 and ranks behind only Connors and Lendl. He is closing in on Lendl's record for most weeks in top-2 and also Lendl's second place for most weeks in top-3. Further advancements looks likely to follow :)
 

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I have now updated the stats in post #1 and #2 to include the week beginning Dec. 31st 2012, as there will be no ranking changes for Fed until then (and Nadal cannot exit the top-5).
there will be no ranking change for Fed until the 28th of january (after the Aus open) actually : he will stay number 2 until then at least

PS : according to my checkings, Lendl had at most 403 weeks in top-2 then Fed is already certain to be ahead of him at 406 minimum.
 

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there will be no ranking change for Fed until the 28th of january (after the Aus open) actually : he will stay number 2 until then at least

PS : according to my checkings, Lendl had at most 403 weeks in top-2 then Fed is already certain to be ahead of him at 406 minimum.
I know there has been uncertainty there. I got Lendl's 409 from Wikipedia and I have spotted errors there before, but I didn't have a realistic alternative of my own. Do you have an overview of Lendl's 403 weeks? Would be interesting to see :)
 

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I know there has been uncertainty there. I got Lendl's 409 from Wikipedia and I have spotted errors there before, but I didn't have a realistic alternative of my own. Do you have an overview of Lendl's 403 weeks? Would be interesting to see :)
I can't say I'm sure of my counting either but that's what I had estimated as a maximum (because the ATP didn't display rankings every week and they were often very tight with McEnroe and Connors) by looking at the ATP website last year.
That's the 403 weeks :

11th of january 1982 --> 13th of september 1982 : 35 weeks
28th of february 1983 --> 6th of june 1983 : 14 weeks
4th of july 1983 --> 24th of september 1984 : 64 weeks (with an uncertainty between th
15th of october 1984 --> 29th of october 1984 : 2 weeks
12th of november 1984 --> 10th of december 1984 : 4 weeks
18th of february 1985 --> 18th of march 1985 : 4 weeks
8th of april 1985 --> 20th of august 1990 : 280 weeks
 
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