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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 | 09:36 PM
Part 3 of 4 :

3- Being nervous under pressure ( at times and against certain players):
Overall in 2008 , we all saw the ice cool Federer play with nerves of steel even in the toughest of moments.

However , there were times when he completely lost h
12/13/2008 | 09:31 PM
Part 2 of 4 :

1- Inability to play well on the big points :

He had a low percentage of break point conversion , when he had the opportunity to break he would blow it .

If he was able to get the break he needed , he would probably get broken again
12/13/2008 | 09:28 PM
Dear Fans ,

Today I will be discussing the 3rd key to Roger's success in 2009 ( in my humble opinion ):

Strong mentality Saturday Dec 13.2008

Part 1 of 4 :

Mental toughness is what gives an athlete that "edge" in competition , it enables hi
12/13/2008 | 07:51 PM
The backhand, as commented on, that other greats say now that it is like Rosewall's, etc., I always thought to be extremely beautiful to watch, and effective, very effective. The -handed bakchand just can't compare to it--it may pack at times more power,
12/13/2008 | 07:40 PM
These are very impressive numbers, but the greatest achievement is your individual play and your domination of the game, and your inimitable and unique genius, and the feat of being-at-one with playing tennis and your inner self, expressed in every stroke
12/13/2008 | 06:20 PM
kewl roger....
just come back and get beack ur titles and ur pos€ition
12/13/2008 | 05:58 PM
Congratulations Roger!

Your accomplishments during your career are simply astonishing. May you be blessed with continued success, good health, and a future of endless memorable experiences.

Happy Holidays to you, Mirka, your friends and family.

12/13/2008 | 05:07 PM
Dear Roger,

Another winning statistic...we hope that you will continue to create many more of them in 2009 and beyond..:)
12/13/2008 | 05:06 PM
Congratulations dear Roger!

I wish you more season to finish in the Top Ten !!!!

All the best
Ewa
12/13/2008 | 04:44 PM
we all are counting on u. for all the majors. make a statement to those little shit guy who calls u finish