another sampras record likely to be broken

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  1. aaziz

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    in 7 weeks, ie total no. of weeks as top two player in the world

    sampras => 376 weeks
    federer ==> 370 weeks
     
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  2. Wilander Fan

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    Cmon...that's not a record, that's trivia.
     
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  3. Valdez737

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    Fed got in the bag and he takeing weeks at 1
     
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  4. fed_rulz

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    agreed :).
     
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  5. aaziz

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    what is the meaning of trivia
     
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  6. LameTennisPlayer

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    i think he really means trivial....
     
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  7. tacou

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    nah its trivia just an irrelevant fact. who spent the most # of weeks between the 4 and 7 spot??
     
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  8. Andres

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    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.
     
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    I knew Federer was better than Sampras and this will finally prove it.
     
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    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).
     
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  11. Manus Domini

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    The record to really break is Pancho's 10 consecutive years at #1
     
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  12. christinamaniac7

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    This is not called record-breaking mate!!
     
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  13. dandelion_smiley

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    Pancho who?

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

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

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    I think aaziz just wants to stick it to samprass fans...
     
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  16. mental midget

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    trophies, and trivia.
     
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  17. Cup8489

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

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    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"
     
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  19. vive le beau jeu !

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    i agree... i suspect lendl and connors could have more top 2 weeks than this ! ;)
     
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  20. bolo

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    RECORD! :)
     
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    Not exactly a "record" is it?
     
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    yeah, why wouldn't I?

    opinions of the other players on tour...
     
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    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.
     
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    yea i am hoping fed wins more wimbys
     
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    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. :)
     
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  27. Wilander Fan

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    Permission granted!
     
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  28. Wilander Fan

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    Why the hate for Sampras? He was boring but he wasnt particularly irritating like Agassi.
     
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  29. vive le beau jeu !

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    if we trust our usual secret informer, 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)
     
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  30. dandelion_smiley

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    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.
     
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    He also has good taste in women you know. That’s one thing he’s better than Agassi & Federer. :)

    Bridgette Wilson > Mirka & Graf
     
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  32. Markov

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

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    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)
     
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    Are you sure?

    I would have thought that either Connors or Lendl had more weeks overall (not consecutive but overall) as number 1 or 2 than Sampras.
     
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  35. hoodjem

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    Sampras was no 2? Who was no. 1?
     
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  36. Wilander Fan

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    Nonono...I take Graf with those legs and that ass.
     
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    Are you gonna come up with more trivia to prop up Fed? And does he really need it?
     
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  38. dandelion_smiley

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    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
     
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  39. veroniquem

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    And why on earth would you stop Nadal's count on December 27th? You're cheating him out of 3 weeks already...
     
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  40. dandelion_smiley

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    haha like you care
     
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  41. vive le beau jeu !

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    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. :)
     
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