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noeledmonds
02-05-2008, 06:55 AM
I thought that it would be interesting to compile a list of players that have beaten ATP number 1 players multiple times (while they were ranked number 1) at the grand slam tournaments only.

Nadal d. Federer FO 2007
Nadal d. Federer FO 2006
Nadal d. Federer FO 2005

Safin d. Federer AO 2005
Safin d. Roddick AO 2004

Philippoussis d. Agassi W 2003
Philippoussis d. Sampras AO 1996

Agassi d. Hewitt USO 2002
Agassi d. Sampras AO 1995

Kafelnikov d. Kuerten USO 2001
Kafelnikov d. Sampras FO 1996
Kafelnikov d. Agassi FO 1995

Sampras d. Agassi USO 1995
Sampras d. Courier USO 1992

Rafter d. Agassi W 2000
Rafter d. Sampras USO 1998

Courier d. Sampras FO 1994
Courier d. Edberg FO 1991

Becker d. Agassi W 1995
Becker d. Lendl W 1989
Becker d. Lendl USO 1989
Becker d. Lendl W 1988
Becker d. Lendl W 1986

Edberg d. Lendl W 1990
Edberg d. Lendl AO 1985

Wilander d. Lendl USO 1988
Wilander d. McEnroe FO 1985

Cash d. Lendl AO 1988
Cash d. Lendl W 1987
Cash d. Lendl AO 1987

Firstly I must admit that I was using ATP data for these players and the rankings were incomplete at times and non-existant before 1985. Secondly I was suprised (even given the limmits of the data) how few players had beaten two or more ATP number 1s at the grand slam tournaments.

Feel free to add to my list or comment on it. It would be great if someone had some of the rankings data from earlier in the open-era.

power_play21
02-05-2008, 07:05 AM
i believe nadal beat federer like 3 times at grand slams while federer was ranked number one.

also djokovic defeated federer at the AO...

noeledmonds
02-05-2008, 08:51 AM
i believe nadal beat federer like 3 times at grand slams while federer was ranked number one.

also djokovic defeated federer at the AO...

Nadal's French Open victories go without saying really but I have added him to the top of the list. I was really focusing on players who had beaten ATP ranked number 1s more than once at the grand slam tournaments, although I admit I did not make that clear in my orginal post. There are plenty of players (including Djokovic of course) of have beaten an ATP number 1 once at a grand slam tournament. After all every time a player ranked ATP number 1 loses at a grand slam there will be a player we could put on the list if we looked at single victories also.

AndrewD
02-05-2008, 11:36 AM
Borg d Connors Wimbledon 1977
Borg d Connors Wimbledon 1978

K.Curren d Connors Wimbledon 1983
K.Curren d J.McEnroe Wimbledon 1985

Moose Malloy
02-05-2008, 01:04 PM
Becker d. Agassi W 1995
Becker d. Lendl W 1989
Becker d. Lendl USO 1989
Becker d. Lendl W 1988
Becker d. Lendl W 1986

In another thread, I posted that Becker had 19 career wins over #1 players, which I believe is probably an open era record.

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=163682

here are some more multiple wins in majors over #1 players:

Tanner d Connors 1976 Wimbledon
Tanner d Borg 1979 USO

McEnroe d Borg 1980 USO
McEnroe d Borg 1981 Wimbledon

Lendl d McEnroe 1982 USO
Lendl d McEnroe 1984 FO

I believe we have them all covered, here is a link of all #1's week by week, since the creation of the computer ranking:

http://www.tennis28.com/rankings/weeks_No1.html

krosero
02-05-2008, 01:47 PM
Lendl d McEnroe 1982 USO
Lendl d McEnroe 1984 FOAnd Lendl defeated McEnroe at the 1985 USO

krosero
02-05-2008, 01:54 PM
Wilander d. Lendl USO 1988
Wilander d. McEnroe FO 1985Wilander also defeated #1-ranked Lendl in the 1983 AO final, held on Dec. 11. Per the rankings provided by Moose, that was the last day Lendl held the position before it turned over again to McEnroe (whom Wilander also beat anyway).

andreh
02-05-2008, 11:13 PM
In another thread, I posted that Becker had 19 career wins over #1 players, which I believe is probably an open era record.



...while not being able to hold the no 1 positions himself for more than 12 weeks. Sort of strange....

Mustard
12-29-2010, 01:54 PM
Matches in slams where the world number 1 has lost
1973 US Open R64: Andrew Pattison def. Ilie Nastase (6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4)
1974 French Open QF: Harold Solomon def. Ilie Nastase (6-4, 6-4, 0-6, 3-6, 6-4)
1974 Wimbledon QF: Ken Rosewall def. John Newcombe (6-1, 1-6, 6-0, 7-5)
1975 Australian Open F: John Newcombe def. Jimmy Connors (7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6)
1975 Wimbledon F: Arthur Ashe def. Jimmy Connors (6-1, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4)
1975 US Open F: Manuel Orantes def. Jimmy Connors (6-4, 6-3, 6-3)
1976 Wimbledon QF: Roscoe Tanner def. Jimmy Connors (6-4, 6-2, 8-6)
1977 Wimbledon F: Bjorn Borg def. Jimmy Connors (3-6, 6-2, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4)
1977 US Open F: Guillermo Vilas def. Jimmy Connors (2-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-0)
1978 Wimbledon F: Bjorn Borg def. Jimmy Connors (6-2, 6-2, 6-3)
1979 French Open SF: Victor Pecci def. Jimmy Connors (7-5, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3)
1979 Wimbledon SF: Bjorn Borg def. Jimmy Connors (6-2, 6-3, 6-2)
1979 US Open QF: Roscoe Tanner def. Bjorn Borg (6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6)
1980 US Open F: John McEnroe def. Bjorn Borg (7-6, 6-1, 6-7, 5-7, 6-4)
1981 Wimbledon F: John McEnroe def. Bjorn Borg (4-6, 7-6, 7-6, 6-4)
1982 Wimbledon F: Jimmy Connors def. John McEnroe (3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4)
1982 US Open SF: Ivan Lendl def. John McEnroe (6-4, 6-4, 7-6)
1983 French Open QF: Christophe Roger-Vasselin def. Jimmy Connors (6-4, 6-4, 7-6)
1983 Wimbledon R16: Kevin Curren def. Jimmy Connors (6-3, 6-7, 6-3, 7-6)
1983 US Open R16: Bill Scanlon def. John McEnroe (7-6, 7-6, 4-6, 6-3)
1983 Australian Open F: Mats Wilander def. Ivan Lendl (6-1, 6-4, 6-4)
1984 French Open F: Ivan Lendl def. John McEnroe (3-6, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 7-5)
1985 French Open SF: Mats Wilander def. John McEnroe (6-1, 7-5, 7-5)
1985 Wimbledon QF: Kevin Curren def. John McEnroe (6-2, 6-2, 6-4)
1985 US Open F: Ivan Lendl def. John McEnroe (7-6, 6-3, 6-4)
1985 Australian Open SF: Stefan Edberg def. Ivan Lendl (6-7, 7-5, 6-1, 4-6, 9-7)
1986 Wimbledon F: Boris Becker def. Ivan Lendl (6-4, 6-3, 7-5)
1987 Australian Open SF: Pat Cash def. Ivan Lendl (7-6, 5-7, 7-6, 6-4)
1987 Wimbledon F: Pat Cash def. Ivan Lendl (7-6, 6-2, 7-5)
1988 Australian Open SF: Pat Cash def. Ivan Lendl (6-4, 2-6, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2)
1988 French Open QF: Jonas Svensson def. Ivan Lendl (7-6, 7-5, 6-2)
1988 Wimbledon SF: Boris Becker def. Ivan Lendl (6-4, 6-3, 6-7, 6-4)
1988 US Open F: Mats Wilander def. Ivan Lendl (6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4)
1989 Australian Open R64: Ramesh Krishnan def. Mats Wilander (6-3, 6-2, 7-6)
1989 French Open R16: Michael Chang def. Ivan Lendl (4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3)
1989 Wimbledon SF: Boris Becker def. Ivan Lendl (7-5, 6-7, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3)
1989 US Open F: Boris Becker def. Ivan Lendl (7-6, 1-6, 6-3, 7-6)
1990 Wimbledon SF: Stefan Edberg def. Ivan Lendl (6-1, 7-6, 6-3)
1990 US Open R128: Alexander Volkov def. Stefan Edberg (6-3, 7-6, 6-2)
1991 Australian Open SF: Ivan Lendl def. Stefan Edberg (6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4)
1991 French Open QF: Jim Courier def. Stefan Edberg (6-4, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4)
1991 Wimbledon SF: Michael Stich def. Stefan Edberg (4-6, 7-6, 7-6, 7-6)
1991 US Open R32: Paul Haarhuis def. Boris Becker (6-3, 6-4, 6-2)
1992 Australian Open F: Jim Courier def. Stefan Edberg (6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2)
1992 Wimbledon R32: Andrei Olhovskiy def. Jim Courier (6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4)
1992 US Open SF: Pete Sampras def. Jim Courier (6-1, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2)
1993 French Open QF: Sergi Bruguera def. Pete Sampras (6-3, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4)
1993 US Open R16: Cedric Pioline def. Jim Courier (7-5, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4)
1994 French Open QF: Jim Courier def. Pete Sampras (6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4)
1994 US Open R16: Jaime Yzaga def. Pete Sampras (3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6, 7-5)
1995 Australian Open F: Andre Agassi def. Pete Sampras (4-6, 6-1, 7-6, 6-4)
1995 French Open QF: Yevgeny Kafelnikov def. Andre Agassi (6-4, 6-3, 7-5)
1995 Wimbledon SF: Boris Becker def. Andre Agassi (2-6, 7-6, 6-4, 7-6)
1995 US Open F: Pete Sampras def. Andre Agassi (6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5)
1996 Australian Open R32: Mark Philippoussis def. Pete Sampras (6-4, 7-6, 7-6)
1996 French Open SF: Yevgeny Kafelnikov def. Pete Sampras (7-6, 6-0, 6-2)
1996 Wimbledon QF: Richard Krajicek def. Pete Sampras (7-5, 7-6, 6-4)
1997 French Open R32: Magnus Norman def. Pete Sampras (6-2, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4)
1997 US Open R16: Petr Korda def. Pete Sampras (6-7, 7-5, 7-6, 3-6, 7-6)
1998 Australian Open QF: Karol Kucera def. Pete Sampras (6-4, 6-2, 6-7, 6-3)
1998 French Open R64: Ramon Delgado def. Pete Sampras (7-6, 6-3, 6-4)
1998 US Open SF: Patrick Rafter def. Pete Sampras (6-7, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3)
1999 French Open R64: Dominik Hrbaty def. Yevgeny Kafelnikov (6-4, 6-1, 6-4)
2000 French Open R64: Karol Kucera def. Andre Agassi (2-6, 7-5, 6-1, 6-0)
2000 Wimbledon SF: Patrick Rafter def. Andre Agassi (7-5, 4-6, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3)
2000 US Open R64: Arnaud Clement def. Andre Agassi (6-3, 6-2, 6-4)
2001 Australian Open R64: Greg Rusedski def. Gustavo Kuerten (4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 9-7)
2001 US Open QF: Yevgeny Kafelnikov def. Gustavo Kuerten (6-4, 6-0, 6-3)
2002 Australian Open R128: Alberto Martin def. Lleyton Hewitt (1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6)
2002 French Open R16: Guillermo Canas def. Lleyton Hewitt (6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 6-3)
2002 US Open SF: Andre Agassi def. Lleyton Hewitt (6-4, 7-6, 6-7, 6-2)
2003 Australian Open R16: Younes El Aynaoui def. Lleyton Hewitt (6-7, 7-6, 7-6, 6-4)
2003 French Open R32: Tommy Robredo def. Lleyton Hewitt (4-6, 1-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3)
2003 Wimbledon R16: Mark Philippoussis def. Andre Agassi (6-3, 2-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-4)
2003 US Open SF: Juan Carlos Ferrero def. Andre Agassi (6-4, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4)
2004 Australian Open QF: Marat Safin def. Andy Roddick (2-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-7, 6-4)
2004 French Open R32: Gustavo Kuerten def. Roger Federer (6-4, 6-4, 6-4)
2005 Australian Open SF: Marat Safin def. Roger Federer (5-7, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6, 9-7)
2005 French Open SF: Rafael Nadal def. Roger Federer (6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3)
2006 French Open F: Rafael Nadal def. Roger Federer (1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6)
2007 French Open F: Rafael Nadal def. Roger Federer (6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4)
2008 Australian Open SF: Novak Djokovic def. Roger Federer (7-5, 6-3, 7-6)
2008 French Open F: Rafael Nadal def. Roger Federer (6-1, 6-3, 6-0)
2008 Wimbledon F: Rafael Nadal def. Roger Federer (6-4, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 9-7)
2008 US Open SF: Andy Murray def. Rafael Nadal (6-2, 7-6, 4-6, 6-4)
2009 French Open R16: Robin Soderling def. Rafael Nadal (6-2, 6-7, 6-4, 7-6)
2009 US Open F: Juan Martin del Potro def. Roger Federer (3-6, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2)
2010 French Open QF: Robin Soderling def. Roger Federer (3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4)

Players who won slams when they were the world number 1
Jimmy Connors (1974 US Open)
Jimmy Connors (1976 US Open)
Jimmy Connors (1978 US Open)
Bjorn Borg (1980 French Open)
Bjorn Borg (1980 Wimbledon)
Bjorn Borg (1981 French Open)
John McEnroe (1981 US Open)
John McEnroe (1984 Wimbledon)
John McEnroe (1984 US Open)
Ivan Lendl (1986 French Open)
Ivan Lendl (1986 US Open)
Ivan Lendl (1987 French Open)
Ivan Lendl (1987 US Open)
Ivan Lendl (1990 Australian Open)
Jim Courier (1992 French Open)
Jim Courier (1993 Australian Open)
Pete Sampras (1993 Wimbledon)
Pete Sampras (1994 Australian Open)
Pete Sampras (1994 Wimbledon)
Pete Sampras (1996 US Open)
Pete Sampras (1997 Australian Open)
Pete Sampras (1997 Wimbledon)
Pete Sampras (1998 Wimbledon)
Pete Sampras (1999 Wimbledon)
Andre Agassi (2000 Australian Open)
Gustavo Kuerten (2001 French Open)
Lleyton Hewitt (2002 Wimbledon)
Roger Federer (2004 Wimbledon)
Roger Federer (2004 US Open)
Roger Federer (2005 Wimbledon)
Roger Federer (2005 US Open)
Roger Federer (2006 Australian Open)
Roger Federer (2006 Wimbledon)
Roger Federer (2006 US Open)
Roger Federer (2007 Australian Open)
Roger Federer (2007 Wimbledon)
Roger Federer (2007 US Open)
Rafael Nadal (2009 Australian Open)
Roger Federer (2010 Australian Open)
Rafael Nadal (2010 Wimbledon)
Rafael Nadal (2010 US Open)

Slams where the world number 1 did not participate
Ilie Nastase (1974 Australian Open)
Jimmy Connors (1975 French Open)
Jimmy Connors (1976 Australian Open)
Jimmy Connors (1976 French Open)
Jimmy Connors (1977 Australian Open - Jan)
Jimmy Connors (1977 French Open)
Jimmy Connors (1977 Australian Open - Dec)
Jimmy Connors (1978 French Open)
Jimmy Connors (1978 Australian Open)
Bjorn Borg (1979 Australian Open)
Bjorn Borg (1980 Australian Open)
John McEnroe (1981 Australian Open)
John McEnroe (1982 French Open)
John McEnroe (1982 Australian Open)
John McEnroe (1984 Australian Open)
Ivan Lendl (1990 French Open)
Pete Sampras (1999 Australian Open)
Pete Sampras (1999 US Open)
Gustavo Kuerten (2001 Wimbledon)
Rafael Nadal (2009 Wimbledon)

BTURNER
12-29-2010, 02:13 PM
I wish could do a similar thread for the ladies but frankly I am too exhausted to research.

Larrysümmers
12-29-2010, 02:18 PM
why didnt sampras play in the uso and AO in 99

Mustard
12-29-2010, 02:54 PM
why didnt sampras play in the uso and AO in 99

Sampras pulled out of the 1999 Australian Open, citing fatigue. He didn't play at the 1999 US Open because of a herniated disc in his back.

SusanDK
12-30-2010, 12:25 AM
Thanks so much, Mustard, this is very interesting.

I remembered that 1988 was the year of the Swedish GS (3 for Wilander and 1 for Edberg), but I didn't remember that Lendl was the #1 player going into all four, and that he only reached the final in one of them (lost two SFs and one QF).

Pat Cash and Boris Becker seemed to have Lendl's number in slams from that list.

Lendl was 11-10 H2H with Becker, yet Becker was 5-1 in slams against Lendl.

Also of interest was that Lendl was 5-3 H2H with Cash, and 6 of those 8 meetings were in slams, where they were even at 3-3, but Cash won each time that Lendl was #1.

Mustard
12-30-2010, 06:53 AM
My pleasure, SusanDK. I enjoyed researching all that. There is just one error in your post. Lendl did beat Cash at the 1983 Australian Open, a tournament during which Lendl was number 1 in the world.

SusanDK
12-30-2010, 09:04 AM
My pleasure, SusanDK. I enjoyed researching all that. There is just one error in your post. Lendl did beat Cash at the 1983 Australian Open, a tournament during which Lendl was number 1 in the world.

Oops, thanks for the correction!