ATP 5-set Records (five set)

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  1. Gizo

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    Lapentti's 5 set record at 30-16 was pretty amazing. Only 5 players in the open era won more 5 setters, Nastase, Lendl, Sampras, Becker and Hewitt, and of all those are guys were of course way more talented than him, winning multiple grand slam titles and holding the world no.1 ranking. So that just goes to show what an incredible fighter he was.

    Plus he holds the record for the most victories in 5 set matches in the Davis Cup, with 13 wins in 5 setters in the competition.
     
  2. BGod

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    Pleasant surprise as I knew he wasn't a choker but didn't know exactly how often he pulled it out.

    This more than anything should be the criticism against Roger's GOAT status. For I can't really defend this even though much of these were outside his prime the epic losses are just a tad much for me when comparing his victories. On the one hand, he didn't let a match go to 5 in his prime, but on the other, he shouldn't have lost so many "set takes match" scenarios. It gets worse when you look at some of the 5 set matches he DID pull out, like needing 16 games to beat Roddick. Ugh.

    You look at this and have to feel sorry for Andre that he didn't get the draws Federer got. So many of these were to guys just in the zone that day, and half to Pistol Pete.
     
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    Baghdatis improves further.. 14/7

    Yannick Noah played 121 grand slam matches and had 50 five setters ?
     
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    You were going pretty good for the first half of this, up to "set takes match" scenarios, but the second half you just lost it altogether. The not so subtle dig at Roddick is certifiably stupid, and no match that someone wins in 5 sets can be a shot against their legacy. Then the Agassi part and the linking with Federer about strength of draws is unnecessary, especially considering Federer beat Agassi in a 5 setter at the USO of all places.
     
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    noah's 50 five-setters:
    • 29 in grand slam
    • 10 in davis cup
    • 3 in bo5 finals of "regular tournaments"
    • 8 in key biscayne (when they had bo5 matches in all the rounds)
     
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  7. Adv. Edberg

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    Doesn't say much though. The top 3's 5-setters are usually within the top 3 so a lot harder to win them. The Dog likes to do 5 setters in the first round against qualifiers.
     
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    I wonder what his five set record was before he turned, say, 28. I expect him to lose almost every five setter these days, no matter who he's playing (see Gulbis last year). He needs to win matches in 3 or 4 sets.
     
  9. Tenez!

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    It's all in the thread.
    He was 20-16 right after RG'10, he's now 23-19. That's 3-3 since turning 29.
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    Apart from RG, Fed has only lost slam finals in 5 sets. Others might use that against him, but I can't. It highlights how hard he is to put away. No meek 3 or 4 set losses.
     
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    In fact I've started counting myself on the ATP site, and I can find he's 5-3 since AO 2012! Sadly it doesn't give easy access to Davis Cup results (though I don't know of any 5-setters there anyway).
    There's definitely something missing in this count.
     
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    Querrey is 3-10 : 23%
     
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    A triflingly small matter, but I think Connors had a 27th 5 set victory in a '75 DC rubber versus Mexico (see http://www.tennisabstract.com/cgi-bin/player.cgi?p=JimmyConnors&f=ACareerqqP5). So he's at 27-17 (if you count the Chang match)
     
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    Wanted to bump this. Anybody have an updated list?
     

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