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aaziz
01-09-2011, 10:01 PM
in 7 weeks, ie total no. of weeks as top two player in the world

sampras => 376 weeks
federer ==> 370 weeks

Wilander Fan
01-09-2011, 10:20 PM
in 7 weeks, ie total no. of weeks as top two player in the world

sampras => 376 weeks
federer ==> 370 weeks

Cmon...that's not a record, that's trivia.

Valdez737
01-09-2011, 10:32 PM
Fed got in the bag and he takeing weeks at 1

fed_rulz
01-09-2011, 11:05 PM
Cmon...that's not a record, that's trivia.

agreed :).

aaziz
01-09-2011, 11:43 PM
Cmon...that's not a record, that's trivia.

what is the meaning of trivia

LameTennisPlayer
01-09-2011, 11:51 PM
what is the meaning of trivia

i think he really means trivial....

tacou
01-10-2011, 12:32 AM
nah its trivia just an irrelevant fact. who spent the most # of weeks between the 4 and 7 spot??

Andres
01-10-2011, 02:00 AM
Plus, I'm not sure that's a record either. Someone should check Jimmy Connors, and see how many weeks he spent as either #1 or #2.

Rhino
01-10-2011, 02:10 AM
in 7 weeks, ie total no. of weeks as top two player in the world

sampras => 376 weeks
federer ==> 370 weeks

I knew Federer was better than Sampras and this will finally prove it.

Sentinel
01-10-2011, 03:29 AM
I thought Hafa, I mean Ralph, ooops i mean Rafa was the greatest #2 ever.



Like 150,000 years at #2.


(hey, just leg pulling as always).

Manus Domini
01-10-2011, 03:32 AM
The record to really break is Pancho's 10 consecutive years at #1

christinamaniac7
01-10-2011, 03:50 AM
This is not called record-breaking mate!!

dandelion_smiley
01-10-2011, 04:41 AM
The record to really break is Pancho's 10 consecutive years at #1

Pancho who?

You srsly comparing tennis in the 40's/50's to the competitive tennis we have now?

Wilander Fan
01-10-2011, 04:59 AM
what is the meaning of trivia

I mean its kind of interesting but its not exactly something you need to have written on your tombstone.

Totai
01-10-2011, 05:06 AM
Cmon...that's not a record, that's trivia.

I think aaziz just wants to stick it to samprass fans...

mental midget
01-10-2011, 05:52 AM
Cmon...that's not a record, that's trivia.

trophies, and trivia.

Cup8489
01-10-2011, 05:57 AM
The record to really break is Pancho's 10 consecutive years at #1

No official record of that.. just the opinions of people.. sorry..

dandelion_smiley
01-10-2011, 06:36 AM
I detested the American and hope that Federer (or Nadal for that matter) scrub him off all his records.

The last big record Sampras posses are the 7 Wimbledon titles. I hope Fed wins Wimbledon this year and leaves Sampras with nothing, just with some "shares"

vive le beau jeu !
01-10-2011, 12:10 PM
Plus, I'm not sure that's a record either. Someone should check Jimmy Connors, and see how many weeks he spent as either #1 or #2.
i agree... i suspect lendl and connors could have more top 2 weeks than this ! ;)

bolo
01-10-2011, 12:17 PM
RECORD! :)

Rippy
01-10-2011, 12:18 PM
Not exactly a "record" is it?

Manus Domini
01-10-2011, 03:30 PM
Pancho who?

You srsly comparing tennis in the 40's/50's to the competitive tennis we have now?

yeah, why wouldn't I?

No official record of that.. just the opinions of people.. sorry..

opinions of the other players on tour...

flyinghippos101
01-10-2011, 03:56 PM
http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx120/flyinghippos101/1574576278_842b8978b1.jpg

nikdom
01-10-2011, 04:03 PM
Cmon...that's not a record, that's trivia.

With your permission, wilanderfan, I'm gonna use this as my signature. Sounds like the right answer to many fan boi threads here on tw.

zapvor
01-10-2011, 07:42 PM
yea i am hoping fed wins more wimbys

Markov
01-11-2011, 05:28 AM
According to the ATP website Lendl only has 280 consecutive weeks in the top 2 (although there are some weeks missing from his ranking history from the early 80s, so he might have something like 300 weeks, but might also have less than 280). He has been top 3 for 497 weeks in a row, though, which probably puts him pretty high on the "best of all-time" list for that stat. It's hard to find out Connors' stats since the ranking information from the 70s is very scarce. It is, however, quite safe to say that he has the record for having been the most consecutive weeks ranked in the top 5. Possibly even in the top 2.

This is getting way too trivial now. :)

Wilander Fan
01-11-2011, 07:18 AM
With your permission, wilanderfan, I'm gonna use this as my signature. Sounds like the right answer to many fan boi threads here on tw.

Permission granted!

Wilander Fan
01-11-2011, 07:21 AM
I detested the American and hope that Federer (or Nadal for that matter) scrub him off all his records.

The last big record Sampras posses are the 7 Wimbledon titles. I hope Fed wins Wimbledon this year and leaves Sampras with nothing, just with some "shares"

Why the hate for Sampras? He was boring but he wasnt particularly irritating like Agassi.

vive le beau jeu !
01-11-2011, 11:03 AM
According to the ATP website Lendl only has 280 consecutive weeks in the top 2 (although there are some weeks missing from his ranking history from the early 80s, so he might have something like 300 weeks, but might also have less than 280). He has been top 3 for 497 weeks in a row, though, which probably puts him pretty high on the "best of all-time" list for that stat. It's hard to find out Connors' stats since the ranking information from the 70s is very scarce. It is, however, quite safe to say that he has the record for having been the most consecutive weeks ranked in the top 5. Possibly even in the top 2.

This is getting way too trivial now. :)
if we trust our usual secret informer (http://www.tennis28.com/rankings/cons_weeks_top5etal.html), connors has indeed the record for the most consecutive weeks in the top 5, and with a comfortable margin:
Jimmy Connors 659 [Sep 24, 1973 May 05, 1986]
Ivan Lendl 588 [Oct 20, 1980 Jan 20, 1992]
Pete Sampras 491 [Jan 27, 1992 Jun 18, 2001]
Roger Federer 411 [Feb 17, 2003 Dec 27, 2010]
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]
Rafael Nadal 295 [May 09, 2005 Dec 27, 2010]
Boris Becker 209 [Jul 04, 1988 Jun 29, 1992]
Mats Wilander 205 [Apr 18, 1983 Mar 16, 1987]
(since the creation of the ATP rankings in 1973)

dandelion_smiley
01-11-2011, 11:19 AM
Why the hate for Sampras? He was boring but he wasnt particularly irritating like Agassi.

I hated the way he relied on his serve most of the time. Agassi was sort of the people's champion, might as well be a different attitude cause I was around 12-14 at the time when watching the 2.

That doesn't mean of course that I'm going to say bad stuff about Sampras, he was a great champion but never my type. The only thing I like(d) about him is his service motion.

TMF
01-11-2011, 11:38 AM
I hated the way he relied on his serve most of the time. Agassi was sort of the people's champion, might as well be a different attitude cause I was around 12-14 at the time when watching the 2.

That doesn't mean of course that I'm going to say bad stuff about Sampras, he was a great champion but never my type. The only thing I like(d) about him is his service motion.

He also has good taste in women you know. Thatís one thing heís better than Agassi & Federer. :)

Bridgette Wilson > Mirka & Graf

Markov
01-11-2011, 11:50 AM
if we trust our usual secret informer (http://www.tennis28.com/rankings/cons_weeks_top5etal.html), connors has indeed the record for the most consecutive weeks in the top 5, and with a comfortable margin:

(since the creation of the ATP rankings in 1973)

Thanks for showing that website. I'm a noob at this stuff :)

dandelion_smiley
01-11-2011, 12:08 PM
He also has good taste in women you know. Thatís one thing heís better than Agassi & Federer. :)

Bridgette Wilson > Mirka & Graf

I actually like Mirka more than Bridgette, (this has nothing to do with me being a Fedfan if you asked) she's more natural, I wouldn't mind going out with Bridgette, tho (hope Pete doesn't read this haha)

timnz
01-11-2011, 02:09 PM
I would have thought that either Connors or Lendl had more weeks overall (not consecutive but overall) as number 1 or 2 than Sampras.

hoodjem
01-11-2011, 02:30 PM
in 7 weeks, ie total no. of weeks as top two player in the world

sampras => 376 weeks
federer ==> 370 weeksSampras was no 2? Who was no. 1?

Wilander Fan
01-12-2011, 09:14 AM
He also has good taste in women you know. Thatís one thing heís better than Agassi & Federer. :)

Bridgette Wilson > Mirka & Graf

Nonono...I take Graf with those legs and that ***.

Lion King
01-12-2011, 09:20 AM
Are you gonna come up with more trivia to prop up Fed? And does he really need it?

dandelion_smiley
01-12-2011, 11:37 AM
Sampras was no 2? Who was no. 1?

Agassi was no 1 for the bigger part of 1995, then again in 1999-2000

There have been lots of 1-week-at-no-1 journeymen like Rios, Rafter, Muster, Moya during Pete's time

veroniquem
01-12-2011, 11:42 AM
if we trust our usual secret informer (http://www.tennis28.com/rankings/cons_weeks_top5etal.html), connors has indeed the record for the most consecutive weeks in the top 5, and with a comfortable margin:

(since the creation of the ATP rankings in 1973)
And why on earth would you stop Nadal's count on December 27th? You're cheating him out of 3 weeks already...

dandelion_smiley
01-12-2011, 12:59 PM
And why on earth would you stop Nadal's count on December 27th? You're cheating him out of 3 weeks already...

haha like you care

vive le beau jeu !
01-12-2011, 10:04 PM
And why on earth would you stop Nadal's count on December 27th? You're cheating him out of 3 weeks already...
oh my... i'm sincerly apologizing for this scandalous outrage ! :rolleyes:

but well, if there is somebody that should not complain about cheating, it has to be the nadal ! ;)
and if it makes you feel better... note that your dear roger has been cheated out of 3 weeks too. :)