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Old 12-09-2012, 06:25 PM   #978
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Default 1983 non-sanctioned events

In the other thread we were talking about how Connors won only 4 official events in 1983, but 9 non-sanctioned events.

That gives him 13 titles of every kind, which puts him past Wilander's official total of 9 titles. Depending on whether Wilander won any non-sanctioned events, it's possible that Connors leads the year with 13 titles of every kind.

He won one Slam event (USO). So did McEnroe (Wimbledon), and so did Wilander (AO).

So if they each had one Slam victory, do Connors' 13 titles put him in the #1 spot for the year?

We usually think of either McEnroe or Wilander as the #1 this year, but we've almost never talked about the non-sanctioned events, and Connors won a ton of them in '83. McEnroe and Lendl each won only 1 non-sanctioned event, and each man won 7 official titles.

Here are the lists of non-sanctioned events:

Connors -

McEnroe -

Lendl -

Wilander's Wikipedia page is here: It does not say whether Mats played non-sanctioned events, but we know he played at least two, and lost to Connors in both of them (Newport Beach and Beaver Creek).
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