Which record in tennis will least likely be broken?

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  1. FedExpress117

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    I'd have to go with Federer winning two different slams 5 times in a row (US Open from 2004-2008, and Wimbledon from 2003-2007). Then there's Rafa's winning a Masters Series title 8 years in a row (Monte Carlo). But with this upcoming RG, we could see someone win the same Grand Slam 9 times, which would be just outrageous.
     
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  2. reaper

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    I think Matosevic's record for most consecutive first round defeats will stand the test of time.
     
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    The Matosevic record of most consecutive first round grand slam defeats without ever having won a Grand Slam match. (To clarify).
     
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    Nadal's RG records wiil never be even approached.
     
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    Bernard Tomic's record for losing the shortest ever completed best of 3 set ATP tour match should stand the test of time.
     
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    Federer reaching 18 finals out of 19 Grand Slam tournaments from 2005 WM to 2010 AO, only missing out on the 2008 AO, where he was knocked out in the semi-final by eventual champion Djokovic.

    I know this is a somewhat contrived record, but I doubt it'll be going anywhere anytime soon.
     
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  7. reaper

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    Isner vs Mahut for the longest set and longest match. Can't see anyone breaking that.
     
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  8. MonkeyBoy

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    It's easy to think that from our circumstance but people probably all thought the same thing when Sampras won his seventh Wimbledon, and that was matched in 12 years.
     
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  9. Wynter

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    Hewitt's world's youngest number one,
     
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  10. MonkeyBoy

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    Who was the youngest to win a major… wasn't it Wilander at 17.2 or something. Yeah, that ain't gonna be broken any time soon LOL
     
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    Roger Federer

    - 5 consecutive Us Open wins
    - 7 consecutive Wimbledon Finals
    - 33 consecutive finals won in a row (slams, masters & other tourneys)

    Rafael Nadal

    8 French Open wins
    81 consecutive clay court match wins

    Novak Djokovic

    7 consecutive finals matches won against Nadal lol
     
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  12. Mainad

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    Michael Chang is the youngest ever male player to win a Slam. He was 17 years and 4 months when he won the 1989 French Open.

    Martina Hingis is the youngest person of either sex to win a Slam. She was 15 years and 9 months when she won the women's doubles with Helena Sukova at 1996 Wimbledon. The following year she became the youngest person in the Open Era to win the Australian Open and Wimbledon and become world #1.

    IMO those records are unlikely ever to be broken.
     
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    The Rocket's 2 CYGS.
     
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    Sam Querrey --> 10 aces in a row
     
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    akind, of course. We even could claim that Laver won three Grand Slams in adding his 1967 Pro Grand Slam (more worthy than his 1962 amateur GS).
     
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  16. piece

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    Think this should be 24 in a row, from Vienna 2003 through Bangkok 2005.
     
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  17. MonkeyBoy

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    In other sports:

    Donald Bradman: 20 year career 99.94% batting average
    Jahangir Khan: 555 consecutive match wins

    Those two sure as **** aren't being broken in the next conceivable five centuries. They make Nadal's 81 consecutive clay wins look like child's play.
     
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    Isner/Mahut...especially if they implement a 5th set tiebreaker at the first 3 slams (I hope not).
     
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  19. helloworld

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    Sampras' 6 straight years number 1 will stay for a very long time.
     
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    Roger Federer's 237 consecutive weeks at No. 1 will be very hard to top!
     
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    Isners 113 aces against ma-hut-hut.

    And McEnroes total titles from singles and doubles.
     
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  22. TMF

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    Chris Evert 34 slam finals.

    Federer 24 consecutive wins in the final.
     
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    nadals roland garros crowns
     
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    Weeks at number 2 from the second greatest player ever.
     
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    I think Rod Laver's ~200 titles deserves a mention.
     
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  26. TMF

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    160 consecutive weeks at #2 is also the least likely to be broken, because the best player would have to sustain at least 160 consecutive weeks at #1. Two players have to be consistently be ahead of the entire field.
     
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    rocket rod laver achieving the grand slam twice 1962, 1969,

    also he won 3 pro majors in 1967 plus the Wimbledon pro so that's 3 grand slams in amateur/pro/open era.
     
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  28. TMF

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    But most of his wins was before the open era, or non-ATP events.

    It's not possible to win 200 ATP events today. There's too many matches per event, and too physically demanding.
     
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    Which is why it'll probably never be broken. The era wasn't specified.
     
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    As poor as Matosevic's slam record is, it is not actually the worst ever.

    He has lost in the first round of slams 12 times without ever winning a match.

    However, there is a guy who lost in the first round 17 times without ever winning a match!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Antonio_Marin
     
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    How many is that? Federer had a streak of 11 (followed by another 6-7 that same year), I believe.
     
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    Well, the record of 'most-lost-TB's-in-a-row' appears to be on the verge of getting equalled. Just a very short matter of time and it will get broken. ;)

    EDIT: oops, it's already broken. Wow what an achievement. Haase will reach at least a streak of 20+ I predict. :lol:
     
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    Graf's golden slam.
     
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  35. vive le beau jeu !

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    but doesn't vince ain't afraid of ya spadea have this record with 21 consecutive losses on the tour ?
     
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  36. BobbyOne

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    Mr.Lob, Rod Laver has won at least 200 singles and about 140 doubles titles!
     
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    Spadea's losses were simply losses in general. The aforementioned players simply lost in consecutive first rounds of slams.
     
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    Graf's golden slam. Laver's 2 calendar slams. Federer's 23 consecutive slam semi-final run.
     
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    Boris Becker's record youngest ever to win Wimbledon at age 17.
     
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  40. smoledman

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    Many unbreakable records.
     
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    We'll see. That's what everyone says before they get broken.
     
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  42. stringertom

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    Do you think anyone else will ever win 11 out of 16 slams in a four-year period???
     
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    Equally we could claim he only won one "true" CYGS since the pre open era ones can often be discounted for a number of reasons which people often omit to consider (lame competition, small draws, half the best players not even playing etc).
     
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    I think the records least likely to be broken are the ones that won't be able to be broken due to changes in the tennis schedule or general landscape of the sport.

    For example, I think Rafa's Masters 1000 record (whatever it ends at) will not be broken because the levels of tennis tournaments change all the time. Masters tournaments didn't exist until 1990. I wouldn't be surprised to see them replaced with another type of tournament shortly after the current round of players retire.

    Conversely, I think the record for grand slam singles titles (whether that ends up being with Federer or Nadal after they retire) is the most likely to be broken. Given how the surfaces are rapidly being homogenized and with all the talk of a 5th slam being added, it won't take much more than a player who's game is conducive to the homogenized surface to beat 17, 18, or 20ish majors.
     
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    Suzanne Lenglen

    Remembering that the current 4 majors have only been the majors of tennis since 1924/1925..... the youngest winner of a Tennis Major was Suzanne Lenglen who won the World Hard Court Championship (WHCC) in 1914 - she turned 15 during the tournament. The WHCC was one of the officially recognized majors by the ILTF. Lenglen's achievement I think will stand the test of time.
     
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    Apparently some lunatic's gone on a tear and won himself 17 grand slam titles. Can't see that one ever being broken.
     
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    In the Open era Mack reigns supreme.
     
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    Well as we saw today, all records can break :(
     
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    Martina Navratilova's career 167 singles titles.
     
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    One record that will probably NEVER be broken is held by Jimmy Connors. He has the unique distinction of winning the US Open singles on three different surfaces: grass ('74), clay ('76), & hardcourt ('78, '82, '83). Unlikely that the USO will go back to either grass or clay. Highly unlikely that the court surface will change twice (again) in a short time period.
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