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Old 07-26-2010, 01:14 PM   #212
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Ilie Nastase, 42-21 in 5-sets matches (66.7%)
his record might be incomplete... result databases tend to be more unsure when we come back in time like this !

EDIT:
see the following thread, where a 42-23 record is mentionned (but without any match list)
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showt...p?p=6353435#10

Roland Garros 1966, R64: J.Kodes 6-3 5-7 5-7 6-4 6-1
Roland Garros 1967, R64: Contet 4-6 2-6 6-4 6-1 6-3
Davis Cup 1968, ROM vs DEN: W Jorgen ULRICH (DEN) 6-2 11-9 4-6 4-6 6-4
Rome 1968, R64: Toci 6-0 6-3 3-6 1-6 6-2
Barranguilla 1969, SF: W Mark COX (GBR) 7-5 6-0 5-7 5-7 6-4
Barranguilla 1969, F: W Jan KODES (TCH) 6-4 6-4 8-10 2-6 6-3

RG 1969, R128: L Stanley MATTHEWS (GBR) 3-6 6-0 6-0 4-6 6-8
W 1969, R128: W Tom GORMAN (USA) 6-3 4-6 6-3 6-8 6-4
Davis Cup 1969, ROM vs IND: W Jaidip MUKERJEA (IND) 6-2 6-4 4-6 4-6 6-1
USO 1969, R128: W Ian CROOKENDEN (NZL) 4-6 6-4 4-6 6-3 6-0

Davis Cup 1969, USA vs ROM: L Stan SMITH (USA) 6-4 6-4 4-6 1-6 9-11
U.S. National Indoor Champ's 1970, F: W Cliff RICHEY (USA) 6-8 3-6 6-4 9-7 6-0
Davis Cup 1970, ROM vs IRI: W Taghi AKBARI (IRI) 10-8 6-0 6-8 5-7 6-3
Rome 1970, SF: Pilic 4-6 1-6 6-1 7-5 6-2
W 1970, R64: W Cliff RICHEY (USA) 7-5 1-6 2-6 6-4 6-3
W 1970, R32: W Terry RYAN (RSA) 6-3 6-1 6-8 4-6 6-1
Hamburg 1970, QF: W Zeljko Franulovic (CRO) 8-10 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-2

Munich 1970, SF: L Niki PILIC (YUG) 6-4 6-2 3-6 1-6 4-6
Salisbury 1971, F: Graebner 6-2 6-1 4-6 2-6 2-6
Macon 1971, F: Franulovic 4-6 5-7 7-5 6-3 6-7
Hampton 1971, SF: Franulovic 1-6 6-0 6-2 5-7 7-5
Brussels outdoor 1971, QF: W Bob CARMICHAEL (AUS) 6-1 4-6 6-4 2-6 6-2
Brussels outdoor 1971, SF: W Boro JOVANOVIC (YUG) 8-10 6-1 3-6 6-4 6-2
W 1971, R128: W Ray KELDIE (AUS) 1-6 6-1 6-3 4-6 10-8
Wembley 1971, F: W Rod LAVER (AUS) 3-6 6-3 3-6 6-4 6-4
Madrid 1972, SF: W Jan KODES (TCH) 3-6 6-7 7-6 7-6 6-3

W 1972, F: L Stan SMITH (USA) 6-4 3-6 3-6 6-4 5-7
USO 1972, R64: W Roger TAYLOR (GBR) 7-5 6-2 6-7 2-6 7-6
USO 1972, F: W Arthur ASHE (USA) 3-6 6-3 6-7 6-4 6-3
Masters 1972, F: W Stan SMITH (USA) 6-3 6-2 3-6 2-6 6-3
Florence Classic 1973, F: W Adriano PANATTA (ITA) 6-3 3-6 0-6 7-6 6-4
Rome 1973, SF: W Paolo BERTOLUCCI (ITA) 6-2 3-6 6-3 3-6 6-0

Davis Cup 1973, USA vs ROM: L Stan SMITH (USA) 7-5 2-6 3-6 6-4 3-6
USO 1973, R64: L Andrew PATTISON (ZIM) 7-6 6-2 3-6 4-6 4-6
Paris indoor, F: W Stan SMITH (USA) 4-6 6-1 3-6 6-0 6-2
RG 1974, QF: L Harold SOLOMON (USA) 4-6 4-6 6-0 6-3 4-6
USO 1974, R64: W Roy BARTH (USA) 6-7 6-1 4-6 6-1 6-2
USO 1974, R32: L Roscoe TANNER (USA) 6-4 7-6 5-7 4-6 4-6
Madrid 1974, F: W Bjorn BORG (SWE) 6-4 5-7 6-2 4-6 6-4
Masters 1974, F: L Guillermo VILAS (ARG) 6-7 2-6 6-3 6-3 4-6
Hamburg 1975, SF: L Manuel ORANTES (ESP) 5-7 4-6 6-2 7-6 5-7
W 1975, R64: L Sherwood STEWART (USA) 6-8 8-6 2-6 6-1 3-6
USO 1975, R16: W Raul RAMIREZ (MEX) 6-4 5-7 6-0 6-7 6-3
Paris indoor 1975, SF: L Arthur ASHE (USA) 6-2 7-6 3-6 3-6 4-6
WCT Challenge Cup (USA) 1976, SF: W Bjorn BORG (SWE) 6-1 3-6 4-6 6-3 6-4
WCT Challenge Cup (USA) 1976, F: W Arthur ASHE (USA) 6-3 1-6 6-7 6-3 6-1
USO 1976, R16: W Roscoe TANNER (USA) 7-5 6-7 1-6 7-6 6-4
RG 1977, R64: W Tim GULLIKSON (USA) 6-3 3-6 4-6 6-2 6-1
RG 1977, R32: W Karl MEILER (GER) 7-6 3-6 6-1 6-7 6-1

RG 1977, QF: L Brian GOTTFRIED (USA) 6-4 6-3 2-6 2-6 3-6
W 1977, R64: W Andrew PATTISON (ZIM) 7-9 3-6 7-5 8-6 6-3
Davis Cup 1977, FRA vs ROM: L Francois JAUFFRET (FRA) 6-3 6-0 4-6 3-6 1-6
Barcelona 1978, F: L Balazs TAROCZY (HUN) 6-1 5-7 6-4 3-6 4-6
WCT Challenge Cup (Jamaica) 1978, F: W Peter FLEMING (USA) 2-6 5-6 6-2 6-4 6-4
Davis Cup 1979, ROM vs SWE: W Stefan SIMONSSON (SWE) 7-9 5-7 7-5 6-3 6-3
Davis Cup 1980, GBR vs ROM: W John FEAVER (GBR) 7-5 8-6 2-6 2-6 6-4
W 1980, R64: W Dick STOCKTON (USA) 4-6 6-2 5-7 6-2 6-2

W 1981, R128: L Sandy MAYER (USA) 4-6 6-4 6-4 4-6 4-6
USO 1981, R128: L Mel PURCELL (USA) 6-3 3-6 4-6 6-3 3-6
Davis Cup 1982, CHI vs ROM: W Belus PRAJOUX (CHI) 1-6 9-7 6-4 6-8 6-2
RG 1982, R64: L Guy FORGET (FRA) 1-6 7-5 4-6 6-1 7-9
USO 1982, R32: W Johan KRIEK (USA) 4-6 7-6 6-7 6-3 6-2
USO 1983, R128: L Peter FLEMING (USA) 6-7 4-6 6-2 6-2 6-7


Notes:
- first time i see somebody losing a match despite giving a double-bagel to his opponent !
- more importantly, the quantity of best-of-5 matches in the "good old times" is simply amazing. they should really bring back some best-of-5 finals on the tour (at least for the final of the year-end masters, please !)
- moose, it seems they now corrected the result of the final for the 1974 masters

Quote:
Originally Posted by Justin Side View Post
So Lendl has the most 5 set wins and matches played in the Open Era. Interesting. I figured Connors would have played the most.
i was hoping to 'beat' lendl with nastase... missed, but not by much !

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