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Old 05-19-2010, 04:15 PM   #16
newmark401
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"Great research! So, Nadal's winning streak on Clay should have a note at the end ('in the open era')."

Yes. I counted fifty wins in a row on clay for Tony Wilding in 1914 alone, as he won all eleven clay court singles events he took part in, starting with the Carlton Club (1st Meeting) in France at the beginning of January, and finishing at the World Hard Court Championships in Paris at the beginning of June.

At one point that year Wilding won seven clay court singles titles in seven weeks. Factor in his clay court tournament wins from the years 1911-13, when he also probably didn't lose on the surface, and you have a very long winning streak indeed.

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