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1.  Jimmy Connors 15 years 02 months
2.  Ivan Lendl    12 years 04 months
3.  Pete Sampras  10 years 10 months
4.  [b]Roger Federer 09 years 06 months[/b]
5.  Stefan Edberg 09 years 06 months
6.  Bjorn Borg    08 years 06 months
7.  Guillermo Vilas 08 years 05 months
8.  Boris Becker  08 years 03 months
9.  John McEnroe  07 years 08 months
[b]10. Raphael Nadal 06 years 08 months[/b]
 
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Roger is finally starting to catch up to some of legends here.
 

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Passes Johnny Mac at 7 years 9 months consecutive in the top 10. Shouldn't have a problem passing Vilas and Becker, leaving him behind Edberg, Sampras, Lendl and Connors.

This is sort of the ultimate longevity measure.
 

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Nice to see. I can't imagine Federer dropping out of the top 10 except for retirement or grave injury.

In January 2011 Federer can beat Sampras' record for most weeks in the top 2 (non-consecutive).
 

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Another year passes. Grandpa Fed still in the top 10. Will likely pass Edberg, leaving only Connors, Lendl and Sampras as those who have had longer careers at the very top of tennis.
 

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Surprise surprise.. Rafael Nadal 25th April 2005 - 23th May 2011 ... some 6 years I would say
 

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I suppose I should add him when I get around to it.
 

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Take your time, just like on two other threads
 

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He's not going anywhere is he? ;)
 

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I would love to see consecutive weeks at top 5, feels more relevant. You can kind of sneak by beeing top 10, but top 5 requires constantly beeing at a very high level. Take how Roddick has been sneaking in the outside realm of the top 10 for almost a decade now.
 

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Roddick is profoundly underrated. He's got 10 semis and only 1 slam, which is unprecedented.
 

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I would love to see consecutive weeks at top 5, feels more relevant. You can kind of sneak by beeing top 10, but top 5 requires constantly beeing at a very high level. Take how Roddick has been sneaking in the outside realm of the top 10 for almost a decade now.
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Jimmy Connors  659	Sep 24, 1973 - May 05, 1986
Ivan Lendl     588	Oct 20, 1980 - Jan 20, 1992
[B]Roger Federer  431	Feb 17, 2003 - May 23, 2011[/B]
Pete Sampras   408	Jan 27, 1992 - Nov 22, 1999
John McEnroe   398	Nov 20, 1978 - Jun 30, 1986
Bjorn Borg     383	Sep 27, 1974 - Jan 22, 1982
Stefan Edberg  373	Aug 18, 1986 - Oct 04, 1993
[B]Rafael Nadal   315	May 09, 2005 - May 23, 2011[/B]
Boris Becker   209	Jul 04, 1988 - Jun 29, 1992
Mats Wilander  205	Apr 18, 1983 - Mar 16, 1987
 

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Roger is number 1 in that stat in the ATP tour era.

He just passed Sampras in February. No man since Lendl has lasted that long in the top 5. Connors had a 12 year run.
 

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Nadal Power, your numbers are wrong.

22.11.1999 7 Sampras.

Sampras was ranked at 7 in November 22nd 1999. So his streak was snapped, and Roger has the longest streak of the ATP tour era.
 

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Top 5

1. Jimmy Connors 12 years 07 months
2. Ivan Lendl 10 years 00 months
4. Roger Federer 8 years 05 months
3. Bjorn Borg 8 years 03 months
5. Pete Sampras 7 years 11 months
6. John McEnroe 7 years 06 months
7. Stefan Edberg 7 years 02 months
8. Rafael Nadal 6 years 03 months
9. Novak Djokovic 4 years 02 months
10. Boris Becker 4 years 00 months

This is the correct table. Borg will get through to '83 and I will update the 10 table reflect Borg's extra time.

I strongly caution against using weeks, because rankings were not done every week back in the day and implies a precision which doesn't exist.
 

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1. Jimmy Connors 12 years 07 months
2. Ivan Lendl 10 years 00 months
3. Roger Federer 9 years 02 months
4. Bjorn Borg 8 years 03 months
5. Pete Sampras 7 years 11 months
6. John McEnroe 7 years 06 months
7. Stefan Edberg 7 years 02 months
8. Rafael Nadal 7 years 02 months
9. Novak Djokovic 4 years 11 months
10. Boris Becker 4 years 00 months

Fed moves up the list. Only 3 years 10 months behind Connors. :D
 

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Fed moving up the ten as well. This is now 9 years he has spent in the top 10. With his win in the tour finals, odds are good for him to see a decade. :worship:
 
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