Streaks... Records?

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  1. West Coast Ace

    West Coast Ace G.O.A.T.

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    I noticed two things (first one everyone probably knows who follows tennis at all):

    Rafa has beaten (knocked out) Fed at the last 4 French Opens.

    In the '04 Summer Hardcourt season, Roddick defeated Kiefer 3 straight weeks - Indy, TMS Canada, Cincy.

    Are these records? Where would we look to find out?
     
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  2. Moose Malloy

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    This is a record. Only one other time in the open era have 2 players faced each other at the same major 4 years in a row(Courier-Agassi at the '89-'92 FO. Courier won 3 of those meetings)

    There was a thread on this topic a while back, don't know how to find it.
    But Enqvist beat Goran in 4 straight weeks in '95(Montreal, LA, Cincinnati, Indy), so its not a record.
     
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  3. West Coast Ace

    West Coast Ace G.O.A.T.

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    Thanks. Great memory.
     
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  4. Chadwixx

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    I think lendl had quite a streak vs gilbert (from his book). It was like 18-1, not sure if there was a more dominate head to head in the game for a large number of matches played.

    Connors (i think) made an amusing comment like "no one beats me 7 times in a row" so thats maybe one too.
     
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  5. Carlo Giovanni Colussi

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    Kenneth Robert Rosewall beat Rodney George Laver 4 times in a row in the French Pro and in final each time from 1963 to 1966
     
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  6. Carlo Giovanni Colussi

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    Laver led Ashe in head-to-head meetings 18-0 before Ashe won his first match in March 1974 at the WCT Aetna World Cup, a pro team event opposing Australia and the USA when the Davis Cup wasn't open to contract pro players (first meeting between both players = US amateur, Forest Hills 1959, 1st round). Moreover Laver and Ashe couldn't meet from 1963 to 1967 because Laver was a pro and Ashe a pseudo amateur. So Laver's win-loss record could have been even more impressive.

    Ashe explained that Laver's strong stroke, his backhand return, was directed towards Arthur's weakness, the forehand volley, making Ashe a loser almost each time.
     
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