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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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12/14/2008 | 06:33 PM
Roger Fans:

Seven straight years in the Top Ten is great, but also Roger has now been 6 straight years in the Top Two, which is a better description of his dominance. I wonder where this stands among the tennis greats in this ranking?

The big quest
12/14/2008 | 04:42 PM
ciao roger you are the best!!! i love you
12/14/2008 | 04:28 PM
Your the champ Roger!
The greatest of all time, just sight for the french open cause I know it´s reachable

Come ROGER!!!!!

;-)
12/14/2008 | 04:24 PM
I totally agree angelIT we have already seen the very best and Roger will come down in history as the most artistic tennis player.I'm sure he'll produce some amazing tennis in 2009!
Come on Roger, can't wait for the Aussie Open!
12/14/2008 | 02:43 PM
congrats Roger!
great going! I hope u are no.1 by next year by winning all the 4 grand slam titles. so all the best!
best wishes from Amina.
12/14/2008 | 01:47 PM
Y.O.U..A.R.E..T.H.E..B.E.S.T!!!!!!!!<3 <3 <3 <3
12/14/2008 | 01:39 PM
go roger you can beat the recored of andre and jimmy we're rooting 4 ay :)
12/14/2008 | 01:30 PM
YOU ARE THE BEST ROGER
GO GO GET NUMBER 1 BACK
12/14/2008 | 01:24 PM
you are the best roger.
we belive you,we love you & we support you for ever.