federer: weeks at #1

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  1. grizzly4life

    grizzly4life Professional

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    simple question,

    i see federer set this new record for weeks in a row at #1.... but wasn't sampras at #1 much longer consecutively (evidently not, but i thought so). wondering about lendl too.

    thanks in advance!!!
     
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  2. TENNIS_IS_FUN

    TENNIS_IS_FUN Professional

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    ........no
     
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  4. ACE of Hearts

    ACE of Hearts G.O.A.T.

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    I wonder when he will have his number 1 spot interrrupted in the future, any guesses?Barring injury or not defending his titles, does anyone think he can get it to 200 weeks?
     
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  5. driger

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    i'll in 2009
     
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  6. grizzly4life

    grizzly4life Professional

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    thanks, and thanks to others...

    here's a cut and paste.....

    Only four players have held the No. 1 spot for more than 100 consecutive weeks:

    1. Roger Federer (161) since February 2004
    2. Jimmy Connors (160) between 1974 and 1977
    3. Ivan Lendl (157) between 1985 and 1988
    4. Pete Sampras (102) between 1996 and 1998

    for some reason, i thought sampras and lendl were closer to 5 years. although this is almost 3 years, so they all did a long time. fed will be amazing. he'll do the 5 years.
     
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  7. psamp14

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    i think most likely he will stay #1 for consecutive weeks for the rest of 2007...so pile on the weeks
     
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  8. samej07

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    Sampras was the year end number 1 for 6 consecutive years. i think that during the last few years he had a few spots during the clay season where he lost his #1 rank for a couple of weeks, but he always got it back by the end of the season.
     
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  9. BlackSheep

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    A fed continues to break the record books.
     
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  10. LarougeNY

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    Not only 07, 08 as well IMO. I think he might win the gold in Bejing as well.
     
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  11. psamp14

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    well right now i'd say until federer is 28 or 29 even...his pace right now is just setting himself to simply build upon his cushion

    the guy takes a month off...three times a year...incredible
     
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  12. caulcano

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    Agree. Baring any injuries, he's not gonna lose the #1 in 2007 & 2008. Even if FEDs loses a bit more in 2008, he'll still win at least 1 GS & play fairly well in the others to maintain his #1 spot.
     
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  13. avmoghe

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    Yeah, people keep saying "Sampras was number 1 for six straight years!!", always forgetting the "year-end" part. Sampras was number 1 for less than two *straight* years.
     
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  14. whistleway

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    Yeah that is realistic. Right now, he has been #1 for 161 consecutive weeks. Probably sometime around RG 09, he might lose his consecutive run. And might finish '08 as #1. So, somewhere between 240 and 280 weeks sounds reasonable, assuming he doesn't get injured and young guns don't get some great momentum going into a slam.

    It just seems so easy to think that all is well in Federer land. Who knows what the future holds..
     
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