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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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12/15/2008 | 07:34 PM
Great achievement, Roger. Congratulations!

Love forever,

takeko
12/15/2008 | 06:46 PM
Just one word,

..Beautiful..

:)(:
12/15/2008 | 05:07 PM
hey Roger :D

i miss tennis! i miss you in action...also miss the other guys in action. can't wait for january! gosh! so near yet it feel so long...

all the best to you! take it easy and have fun :p

Sheel
12/15/2008 | 02:52 PM
nice roger!!! im sure u will have many years to hold on to that!!! u r the best of all!!!

we miss you roger!!! cant wait for the tennis season to start next month!!! a fresh start!!!

we love you, stay happy and healthy!!!

ps. i can still feel y
12/15/2008 | 01:31 PM
I Love You champion !
We are sure that you can win
Simply , because you are the best.
Take care and have a nice holidays ;)
I Love yoou
Kiss
Moroccan-Fan
12/15/2008 | 01:20 PM
Go boy...
12/15/2008 | 12:19 PM
Roger has the passion to eclipse what Ivan Lendl did. Go Roger!!!

***eeee***: Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Part 3 was well written, and I agree that Roger has to improve his mental toughness on the big points to stay on top of his opponents. Look
12/15/2008 | 11:49 AM
Roger, I believe you are the best player forever! Go!Go!Go!
Best wishes from China!
12/15/2008 | 09:52 AM
My X-Mas wish this year is a great Season for Roger Federer.
2009 will be his year, you'll see.
12/15/2008 | 09:05 AM
I WILL STAY BY YOU AS LONG AS POSSIBLE

MUCH LOVE...