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Roger and the Top Ten

12.12.2008 | Tennis

This year, Roger finished his seventh consecutive season as a player ranked amongst the Top Ten. Only 13 players have managed to do the same since the introduction of the ATP ranking in 1973. In total, 109 players have ended the year among the best ten players.


André Agassi and Jimmy Connors are the current record holders with 16 years in series, followed by Ivan Lendl (13) and Pete Sampras (12).


The ranking:


André Agassi : 16 times (1988-92, '94-96, '98-2005)

Jimmy Connors : 16 (1973-88)

Ivan Lendl : 13 (1980-92)

Pete Sampras : 12 (1990-2001)

Boris Becker : 11 (1985-92, '94-96)  

Stefan Edberg : 10 (1985-94)

John McEnroe : 10 (1978-85, '87, '89)  

Guillermo Vilas : 9 (1974-82)

Björn Borg : 8 (1974-81)

Michael Chang : 7 (1989, '92-97)  

Roger : 7 (2002-08)

Andy Roddick :  7 (2002-08)

Mats Wilander : 7 (1982-88)

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12/13/2008 | 06:43 AM
Roger, I couldn't be prouder!!! You are simply the best!! Can't wait to se all you accomplish in 2009! Sending love and best wishes your way!

love, Alison
12/13/2008 | 06:29 AM
All records are meant to be broken and you are doing a great job of that. We (fans) are looking forward to 2009 and more record breaking. Happy Holidays!
12/13/2008 | 06:16 AM
this is no surprise :) I always knew Roger had the CHAMPION within himself :) LOVE YOU SO MUCH. You are the best ROG. Really, you are the greatest champion of all time... no matter what.
I love you. You are the best. I wish you the best for next year, an
12/13/2008 | 05:51 AM
Roger we're all behind u. 2009 is closeby. Take all 4 grandslams so they rememba whose boss! MERRY CHRISTMAS N A HAPPY NEW YR to u and Mirka!
12/13/2008 | 05:39 AM
Dear Roger,

Always adding yourself to the record books! I can't wait to see you play again! I'm excited! Good luck with your preparations and I'll be cheering for you as always! :)

Your biggest fan,

12/13/2008 | 05:18 AM
Way to go RF!
I've said this a billion times, but
I'm so proud of you!
You are such an awesome athlete and an amazing person.
I could watch you play tennis for hours.
I'm so lucky to be your fan.
Congratulations! You are best in the biz.
12/13/2008 | 05:16 AM
I wish you the best in 2009!
You know, you are the best ever.
And I hope you win the Grand Slams again.
Thanks for giving us the opportunity to see a legend alive.
12/13/2008 | 03:53 AM
For a boy who dreamed to be consistent.... marvellous Roger. What an effort.
12/13/2008 | 03:07 AM
**** hkriko*** hola! How surprised I am... You've learned English very fast and very well. Hope to read you again soon. BsAs, I love the place. Been there twice. Lucky you. Oh! the tango etc.
12/13/2008 | 03:05 AM
u're not just the top ten, but at the TOP