|07-16-2012, 07:21 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2005
Players that have lost and regained #1 the most
The following link has the breakdown of world #1's in the open era:
The interesting bit to me is how many times some players lost and regained the world number 1 - those with 5 or more include:
Consc WeeksJohn McEnroe
I also added the longest consecutive streak in weeks that they held the top spot. Interestingly, McEnroe held it for just 1 week on 7 different ocassions losing it to Borg, Connors, Lendl; each of which would hold it for a short period and relinquish back to Mc.
I realize that there's allot of back and forth about the strength of eras. Nonetheless, Federer's 237 consecutive weeks to me is allot more impressive feat than the 287 total, particularly in light of the fact that Connors is second behind him with 160.