OE: the best summer seasons

KG1965

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The great continence of Medvedev gives me the opportunity and the curiosity to understand what were the best summer seasons since 1968, inspired by a poster (YetAnotherFedFan) that reminds me of Nadal's 2013.

Period: from post Wimbly to US Open included.
 
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KG1965

Legend
2013: NADAL
W Rogers Cup
W Cincy
W Us Open


2019: MEDVEDEV
F Washington
F Rogers Cup
F Cincy

work in progress..
 
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KG1965

Legend
2007 FEDERER
F Rogers Cup
W Cincy
W Us Open

2004 FEDERER
W Gstaad
W Rogers Cup
W Us Open

1997 RAFTER
F New Haven
F Long Island
W Us Open

1998 RAFTER
W Canada open
W Cincy
W Long Island

W Us Open
 
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KG1965

Legend
1982 LENDL
W Washington
W North Conway
F Canada Open
W Cincy
F US Open


1985 LENDL
F Stratton Mountain
W Indianapolis
F Canada Open
W Us Open

1987 LENDL
W Washington
W Canada Open
W Us Open
 

KG1965

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1978 CONNORS
W Washington
W Indianapolis
W Stowe
W Us Open

1976 CONNORS
W North Conway
W Washington
W Indianapolis
W Us Open
 

KG1965

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1981 CLERC
W Boston
W Washington
W North Conway
W Indianapolis

1972 NASTASE
F Baastad
W Dusseldorf
W Canada Open
W South Orange
W Us Open
 

Xavier G

Professional
1978 CONNORS
W Washington
W Indianapolis
W Stowe
W Us Open

1976 CONNORS
W North Conway
W Washington
W Indianapolis
W Us Open

KG, Jimmy had a great summer season in 1976. He lost to Raul Ramirez in the Boston QF and Borg won that tournament, so his summer spell that year goes something like this:

W Washington
W North Conway
W Indianapolis US Clay Courts
QF Boston US Pro Champs
W US Open

Still a phenomenal summer.
 

KG1965

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1970 LAVER
W Tennis Champions Classic (NY)
W Louisville
W Bretton Woods
W Canada Open
W Forth Worth
W South Orange

1969 LAVER
W Boston

W St. Louis
W Binghampton
W Forth Worth
W Baltimore

W Us Open
 
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KG1965

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KG, Jimmy had a great summer season in 1976. He lost to Raul Ramirez in the Boston QF and Borg won that tournament, so his summer spell that year goes something like this:

W Washington
W North Conway
W Indianapolis US Clay Courts
QF Boston US Pro Champs
W US Open

Still a phenomenal summer.
Yes, thanks.
 

KG1965

Legend
I will do a further research but I think that with the addition of Roddick 2003 (Towney) we are quite at the end.

It will be necessary to give value to the individual tournaments to establish which were the best summers, even if some considerations must be made (the current champions do not have available many tournaments and some of the tournaments of the past are small.
 

KG1965

Legend
It's almost impossible to compare the early OE years with the last 15.
Now in the summer few tournaments are played compared to that period and it is obvious that it is more complicated for Fedr, Rafa and Nole to win 3 big titles while it was easier for the old champions to win 3 or> 3 because they participated in a greater number of events. The best summers seem to have been anyway:
Nadal 2013,
Federer 2004 and 2007,
Roddick 2003,
Rafter 1998
Agassi 1995,
Lendl 1982 and 1987,
Clerc 1981,
Jimbo 1976 and 1978,
Nastase 1972,
Laver 1969 and 1970.


I would like to go into detail a little to understand better.
 

KG1965

Legend
Reflection 1:
the first reflection focuses on Borg, McEnroe, Sampras and Djokovic.

The 4 ATGs don't have sensational numbers in this part of the year.

Borg for an essentially calendar problem. The Swede played many indoor tournaments in the first part of the year, then concentrated on tournaments on red clay, then on Wimbly and arrived in the summer always unloaded.
This did not prevent him from winning the US Pro three times in Boston but he played few tournaments and with no first-level results.

McEnroe and Sampras had perhaps the focus essentially on Flushing Meadows and between Wimbledon and US Open they did not always offer exciting results despite tournaments being played on their favorite surface.

Djokovic plays a smaller number of tournaments than Borg but has a schedule similar to Swedish. In the sense that at the beginning of the year and up to Wimbledon it has an excellent performance then in the summer it has less good results.
 

KG1965

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From the 90s the continuity of Agassi 1995 is scary but slips on the most important final in NY.

Federer 2004 and 2007 have made enormous results but perhaps the top 3 are:

1) Roddick 2003,
2) Rafter 1998
3) Nadal 2013.
 
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KG1965

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In 80s ... Clerc 1981 and Lendl 1982 retrace the summer of Agassi 1985, they are almost unbeatable but lose at Flushing Meadows.

Perhaps the summer of Lendl 1987 is the best.

Which remains slightly below
1) Roddick 2003,
2) Rafter 1998
3) Nadal 2013.
 
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Third Serve

Hall of Fame
In 80s ... Clerc 1981 and Lendl 1982 retrace the summer of Agassi 1985, they are almost unbeatable but lose at Flushing Meadows.

Perhaps the summer of Lendl 1987 is the best.

Which remains slightly below
1) Roddick 2003,
2) Rafter 1998
3) Nadal 2003.
Don't you mean Nadal 2013?
 

KG1965

Legend
From 1968 to 1979 there are 5 extraordinary summers.
Nasty's 1972 is very consistent but in addition to the triumph at All Us Open in the big title in Canada the other 3 are small titles.
Connors' two summers (76 + 78) are definitely better and are similar: Washington and Indy were the best big titles in the summer and it all culminated with success in NY.
The difference is in the fourth title: Stowe (1978) was very small, while North Conway (76) was very good.
Also in 1976 Jimmy lost in the quartefinals to Boston.
I don't know which is the best American summer. 1976 has slightly better results but in 1978 he is unbeaten (4 titles out of 4).
 
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KG1965

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It closes with Laver.

In 1970 "Rocketman" wins the excellent and rich Tennis Champions Classic (NY) + 5 more but Forth Worth and South Orange are small and fail to use.

Probably 1969 is better where the australian champion wins 7 titles including US Pro and Open.
 
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KG1965

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As I wrote before, it is difficult to compare the summer of 2013 with the summer of 1969, we simply remembered the most impressive for important results or for unbeaten run.

And it is a pleasure to see that Roddick and Rafter provided a continuity of performance and truly important results for a summer.
 

urban

Legend
Summer of 69 was pretty impressive overall. Tarantino just made a movie about it. Rocket was flying high with a 31 unbeaten streak, including Wim an USO, Pele scored his 1000th goal, Apollo reached the moon, Summer of Love was going on on the West Coast, Manson and his family were pretty active,
 

DSH

Hall of Fame
1970 LAVER
W Tennis Champions Classic (NY)
W Louisville
W Bretton Woods
W Canada Open
W Forth Worth
W South Orange


1969 LAVER
W Boston
W St. Louis
W Binghampton
W Forth Worth
W Baltimore

W Us Open
That is Crazy!
:eek::oops:
Laver is THE GOAT!
(y)
 
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