Nadal losing less than 6 games per match in the FO

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  1. icazares

    icazares Rookie

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    Nadal lost a total of 41 games in the entire French Open 2008, so his average was better than 6 games per match. Is this the all time record? Does anybody know?
     
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  2. Rhino

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    I think Borg did better than that at the french one year when he lost like 1 game in the semis and 3 in the final or something like that.

    EDIT: I checked it, Borg lost 30 games in RG 1978
     
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  3. Rhino

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    Also, in the womans game (I know it's only best of 3) check Steffi Graf during the French in 1988:
    R1 - 6-0, 6-4
    R2 - 6-1, 6-0
    R3 - 6-0, 6-1
    R4 - 6-1, 6-3
    QF - 6-0, 6-1
    SF - 6-3, 7-6 (vs Gabriela Sabatini)
    F - 6-0, 6-0 (!!)

    crazy!
     
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  4. TheNatural

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    Nadal has now beaten the world #1 , 11 times ALL WHILE Federer was ranked #1. Is this another record?

    Has anyone else beaten a #1 that many times WHILE they were ranked #1?
     
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  5. Benhur

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    I think Lendl may have been the closest to do that. His 1985 US Open win over McEnroe was his 12th, and at that point Lendl became number 1, but I am not sure if all 11 previous wins had taken place while Mac was number one.
     
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  6. veroniquem

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    How many times did agassi beat Sampras while Sampras was #1? It could have been close to 11.
     
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  7. luckyboy1300

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    i do believe this included a triple-bagel
     
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  8. TheNatural

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    I just counted them. Agassi only beat Sampras 6 times WHILE sampras was #1.

    98 - 2 times
    95 - 3 times
    94 - 1 time


     
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