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So it looks to me like he's just chasing Agassi, and needs another 13 weeks in the top 100. Wow. Just needs to stay healthy for a few months, and he'll get there.

He's already got 40 points for 2018.

The goal is around 600 or so ATP tour points for the year.
 

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Agassi had ranking points from 7.15.1985 to 8.27.2007. So 22 years, 6 weeks. 1150 weeks.
 

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Federer, 9.22.1997 to 1.14.2019.

So 21 years, 3 months and 3 weeks. 1108 weeks.

He is 42 weeks behind Agassi.
 

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Connors had ranking points from 4.28.1997 to 8.23.1973.

However he has a 2 month and 9 week gap, so it is not consecutive.


That is 23 years, 8 months, so 1222 weeks with a ranking point. Federer is 114 weeks behind.
 

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Federer/Djokovic/Nadal/Murray is also only 58 weeks shy of Connors/McEnroe/Borg/Lendl's total of 817 weeks. They have already broken the record for consecutive weeks at number one spread out among 4 players. The record for Five players stands at 837 weeks, Connors/McEnroe/Borg/Lendl/Wilander.
Currently they are 36 weeks shy of 817.
 

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Thanks for this info. As you know, Connors debuted on the ATP Tour in 1970, which was well before the computerized rankings began. I think he would certainly have had ranking points all of 1971, 1972, and 1973 and part of 1970 so if you add all of these additional weeks Federer would be even further behind. Connors also gets short-changed in weeks in the Top 10 and year end Top 10 rankings as he would probably have finished in the Top 10 in 1972 with a record of 73-24 and 6 titles in 1972.

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Connors had ranking points from 4.28.1997 to 8.23.1973.

However he has a 2 month and 9 week gap, so it is not consecutive.


That is 23 years, 8 months, so 1222 weeks with a ranking point. Federer is 114 weeks behind.
 

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Connors also gets short-changed in weeks in the Top 10 and year end Top 10 rankings as he would probably have finished in the Top 10 in 1972 with a record of 73-24 and 6 titles in 1972.
Given that he reached the Masters, I would guess that his win in Cincinnati is what propelled him into the top 10. That would be August of 1972, adding an additional 52 or so weeks to the record. However, Fed already has 37 weeks, so Federer would need just another 15 or so weeks in the top 10 to unseat Connors.
 

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@David T Hume

I decided to investigate this matter further. Connors was ranked at number 15, if we were to extrapolate the 1974 rules to 1972. According to Slasher who is the authority on these matters.

He did not reach world number 8 until April 30th of 1973. So that gives Connors an additional 4 months or 13 more weeks in the top 10. Which, isn't enough. Federer owns the record now.

Sorry for the incorrect information.

April 30th of 1973 (credit to Slasher here)

https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?cid=29ec224593d363f0&page=view&resid=29EC224593D363F0!153733&parId=29EC224593D363F0!407&app=Excel

You can find the 1973 records here. https://onedrive.live.com/?id=29EC224593D363F0!407&cid=29EC224593D363F0
 

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I think Federer has now tied Agassi with 1,019 weeks in the Top 100 (as of 4/1/19). He now holds all the "Most Weeks..." records that Litotes was tracking in the OP. It will be very interesting to see how many more weeks he will continue to add to his totals. Will he put them out of reach for many generations or will Djokovic or Nadal surpass him?

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Thanks for providing this additional data. It is somewhat surprising to me, but I trust the research that Slasher has done.

Thanks,

-David

@David T Hume

I decided to investigate this matter further. Connors was ranked at number 15, if we were to extrapolate the 1974 rules to 1972. According to Slasher who is the authority on these matters.

He did not reach world number 8 until April 30th of 1973. So that gives Connors an additional 4 months or 13 more weeks in the top 10. Which, isn't enough. Federer owns the record now.

Sorry for the incorrect information.

April 30th of 1973 (credit to Slasher here)

https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?cid=29ec224593d363f0&page=view&resid=29EC224593D363F0!153733&parId=29EC224593D363F0!407&app=Excel

You can find the 1973 records here. https://onedrive.live.com/?id=29EC224593D363F0!407&cid=29EC224593D363F0
 

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@David T Hume

I decided to investigate this matter further. Connors was ranked at number 15, if we were to extrapolate the 1974 rules to 1972. According to Slasher who is the authority on these matters.

He did not reach world number 8 until April 30th of 1973. So that gives Connors an additional 4 months or 13 more weeks in the top 10. Which, isn't enough. Federer owns the record now.

Sorry for the incorrect information.

April 30th of 1973 (credit to Slasher here)

https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?cid=29ec224593d363f0&page=view&resid=29EC224593D363F0!153733&parId=29EC224593D363F0!407&app=Excel

You can find the 1973 records here. https://onedrive.live.com/?id=29EC224593D363F0!407&cid=29EC224593D363F0
If we use Slasher's rankings, Connors was top 100 for 152 more weeks between 28/09/1970 and 27/08/1973 that means a total of 1115 weeks, Federer is currently 95 behind!, Fed will need to be Top 100 by 08/02/2021 to surpass him.
 

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I think he will get there (exceed 1,115 total weeks in Top 100) given that I predict Federer will reach 1,000 total weeks in the Top 10 (he is currently at 860 weeks as of 4/15/19).

Regards,

-David

If we use Slasher's rankings, Connors was top 100 for 152 more weeks between 28/09/1970 and 27/08/1973 that means a total of 1115 weeks, Federer is currently 95 behind!, Fed will need to be Top 100 by 08/02/2021 to surpass him.
 

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Cons. top 10 # Years
1. United States Jimmy Connors 788 1973–88
2. Switzerland Roger Federer 734 2002–16
Spain Rafael Nadal 2005–19
4. Czech/United States Ivan Lendl 619 1980–92
5. United States Pete Sampras 565 1990–01


The wait is finally over. I have been waiting for this day for almost 3 years. There were a couple of times when i felt it might not come. Injuries are a pain in the ...
But once Rafa hit rock bottom but didnt drop below 10th i knew he had this one. Specially after winning last 2 RG.
To be in this list to have to be 2 things. Damm good and damm lucky. While Federer was both. That decision to shutdown hurt him in this list and thats when i knew Rafa had a chance.

In 4 months Rafa will surpass Agassi in weeks in Top10
Nole will surpass Connors in weeks at number 2.
Federer will continue to loose diference to Nole at number 1 and Rafa number 2.
But will maintain the distance in the rest of the categories.
 

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Roger Federer is the first in open era to reach at least 200 weeks for every top 3 position. (310 x 1, 218 x 2, 200 x 3)
an amazing number over all the years but maybe also reached in the future by Nadal and/or Djokovic.
What an era is this.
 

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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



(*) = active

Updated for the week beginning December 31st 2018
Please have these stats updated . Its been almost an year :)
 

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That would be lovely Litotes. :) Thank you.
 
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