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Old 05-05-2012, 01:41 PM   #22
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My favorite was Agassi (especially on outdoor hard) but Federer is certainly the most consistent and the one with the best results. # of titles on hard court:

1- Federer: 51 (slams: 9)
2- Agassi: 46 (6)
3- Connors: 43 (3)
4- Sampras: 36 (7)
5- Lendl: 29 (5)
6- Edberg: 23 (2)
7/8- McEnroe/Djokovic: 22 (4)
9- Chang: 22 (0)
10- Roddick: 20 (1)

One has to remark though that at the time of Connors/Lendl there were not that many events on hard: lots of grass, clay, carpet. The extensive use of hard is relatively recent. Even AO/USO were played on grass (or clay) for a number of years in open era. Also AO was not a popular slam for a while, a lot of top players skipped it.

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