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Old 10-31-2009, 01:11 AM   #8
jean pierre
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Tennis WORLD NO. 1
Male Singles Player (by year)

1877—Gore
1878—Hadow
1879—Hartley
1880—Hartley
1881—W. Renshaw
1882—W. Renshaw
1883—W. Renshaw
1884—W. Renshaw
1885—W. Renshaw
1886—W. Renshaw
1887—W. Renshaw/Lawford
1888—E. Renshaw
1889—W. Renshaw/Hamilton
1890—Hamilton/Pim
1891—Lewis/Baddeley/Pim
1892—E. Renshaw/Baddeley
1893—Pim
1894—Pim
1895—Pim
1896—Baddeley
1897—R.F. Doherty
1898—R.F. Doherty
1899—R.F. Doherty
1900—R.F. Doherty
1901—Larned
1902—H.L. Doherty
1903—H.L. Doherty
1904—H.L. Doherty
1905—H.L. Doherty
1906—H.L. Doherty
1907—Brookes
1908—Larned
1909—Larned
1910—Larned
1911—Wilding
1912—Wilding
1913—Wilding
1914—McLoughlin
1915—
1916—
1917—
1918—
1919—Patterson/Johnston
1920—Tilden
1921—Tilden
1922—Tilden/Johnston
1923—Tilden
1924—Tilden
1925—Tilden
1926—Lacoste
1927—Lacoste
1928—Cochet
1929—Cochet
1930—Cochet
1931—Tilden/Vines
1932—Vines
1933—Crawford
1934—Perry
1935—Perry/Vines
1936—Perry/Vines
1937—Perry/Vines(5)/Budge
1938—Budge
1939—Budge
1940—Budge
1941—Perry/Riggs/Kovacs
1942—Budge
1943—Riggs/Kovacs
1944—Kovacs/Riggs
1945—Riggs
1946—Riggs
1947—Riggs(6)/Kramer
1948—Kramer
1949—Kramer
1950—Kramer/Segura
1951—Kramer
1952—Gonzales/Segura/Sedgman
1953—Kramer(6)/Segura(3)
1954—Gonzales
1955—Gonzales
1956—Gonzales
1957—Gonzales
1958—Gonzales/Sedgman(2)
1959—Gonzales/Hoad
1960—Gonzales(8 )/Rosewall
1961—Rosewall
1962—Rosewall
1963—Rosewall
1964—Laver
1965—Laver
1966—Laver
1967—Laver
1968—Laver
1969—Laver
1970—Laver
1971—Laver(8 )/Rosewall(5)/Newcombe
1972—Newcombe/Smith
1973—Nastase
1974—Connors
1975—Connors/Ashe
1976—Connors/Borg
1977—Connors/Borg/Vilas
1978—Connors/Borg
1979—Borg
1980—Borg(5)
1981—McEnroe
1982—Connors(6)
1983—McEnroe
1984—McEnroe(3)
1985—Lendl
1986—Lendl
1987—Lendl
1988—Wilander
1989—Becker/Lendl
1990—Edberg/Lendl(5)
1991—Edberg(2)
1992—Courier
1993—Sampras
1994—Sampras
1995—Sampras
1996—Sampras
1997—Sampras
1998—Sampras(6)
1999—Agassi
2000—Kuerten
2001—Hewitt
2002—Hewitt(2)
2003—Roddick
2004—Federer
2005—Federer
2006—Federer
2007—Federer
2008—Nadal
2009—Federer(5)

I post this separately here for convenience. I post it also primarily for discussion, illumination, and enlightenment--not because it is definitive or proclamatory.

In 1977, Vilas is the N°1. No doubt about that : he won 2 GS (+ 1 Final), 16 tournaments, 46 matches consecutively. ATP's computer was absurd at this time !!
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