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prostaff1
02-13-2007, 10:06 PM
As of Feb. 12, 2007, 42% (42 players) of the players in the men's Top 100 have losing records in singles. Four players (4%) are exactly even- so that means only 54 of the world's best players have a winning record, in singles.
The only redeeming quality is that most of the guys in the top 50 have a winning record or even.

Michael Russell, Gimelstob, Sanguinetti and Mahut are minus 182 combined!

drakulie
02-13-2007, 10:11 PM
I wonder what the numbers would look like 10 years ago. Could you post those?

Max G.
02-13-2007, 10:40 PM
Makes sense. People in the top 100 play against mostly people in the top 100 - on average, their records should be about even. (Or, rather, the ATP only counts win-loss records for tournaments that are high enough level to admit only near-top-100 players. )

Hops
02-14-2007, 01:11 AM
As of Feb. 12, 2007, 42% (42 players) of the players in the men's Top 100 have losing records in singles. Four players (4%) are exactly even- so that means only 54 of the world's best players have a winning record, in singles.
The only redeeming quality is that most of the guys in the top 50 have a winning record or even.

Michael Russell, Gimelstob, Sanguinetti and Mahut are minus 182 combined!


yeah, these so-called top professionals had a combined record of 127-127 at the Australian Open. That's just terrible, you'd think they would step it up for a major. They should all retire.

bluetrain4
02-14-2007, 01:19 AM
It makes perfect sense. To have a winning record at a tournament, you have to go at least 2-1 against other top competition. The bottom half of the top 100 will often lose first round, sometimes win a round to go 1-1, occasionally make it further, primarily in smaller tournaments.

There really is no way for the majority of the top 100 to have winning records.