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Shark Bites: Big Three In SFs; Longest Win Streaks

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ATP stats and information guru Greg Sharko looks at the numbers behind the stories of the ATP World Tour.

BIG THREE IN SEMIFINALS -- The Mutua Madrid Open marked the 19th time since 2007 Roland Garros that Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer reached the semi-finals of the same event. Of those 19 events, one of the three went on to win the title on 17 occasions.

Player

No.

Titles Breakdown

Rafael Nadal

6

2 Grand Slams, 4 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events

Novak Djokovic

6

1 Grand Slam, 5 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events

Roger Federer

5

2 Grand Slams, 2 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, 1 ATP World Tour Finals title

Other

 

 

Juan Martin del Potro

1

1 Grand Slam

Andy Murray

1

1 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event


DJOKOVIC'S TRIPLE TREAT -- By defeating Rafael Nadal in the Madrid final, Novak Djokovic became the first player to claim three straight victories over both Nadal and Roger Federer in the same season. The chart below highlights players who have defeated either Nadal or Federer three successive times in one year.

Player

Streak Against

No.

Year

David Nalbandian

Federer

3

2003

Rafael Nadal

Federer

4

2006

Rafael Nadal

Federer

4

2008

Andy Murray

Federer

3

2008

Juan Martin del Potro

Nadal

3

2009

Novak Djokovic

Nadal

3

2009

Novak Djokovic

Federer

3

2011

Novak Djokovic

Nadal

3

2011


LONGEST WINNING STREAKS -- Djokovic's victory in Madrid moved the Serbian up to ninth place for the longest winning streak in ATP World Tour history. The chart below shows the Top 10 all-time win streaks and the player's age when the run ended.

Player

Consecutive Wins

Age

Guillermo Vilas

46

25

Ivan Lendl

44

22

John McEnroe

42

25

Bjorn Borg

41

23

Roger Federer

41

25

Bjorn Borg

35

22

Roger Federer

35

24

Thomas Muster

35

27

Novak Djokovic

34*

23

Rafael Nadal

32

22

*Streak still active

MASTERS OF 1000s -- Djokovic became the eighth player since 1990 to win at least three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events in one season. Nadal has pulled it off five times, and he and Federer share the record for most Masters 1000 titles in a year with four. Read below to see which other players have accomplished the milestone.

Year

Player

ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Titles

1990

Stefan Edberg

Indian Wells, Cincinnati, Paris

1994

Pete Sampras

Indian Wells, Miami, Rome

1995

Thomas Muster

Monte-Carlo, Rome, Essen*

1998

Marcelo Rios

Indian Wells, Miami, Rome

2002

Andre Agassi

Miami, Rome, Madrid

2004

Roger Federer

Indian Wells, Hamburg, Toronto

2005

Rafael Nadal

Monte-Carlo, Rome, Montreal, Madrid

2005

Roger Federer

Indian Wells, Miami, Hamburg, Cincinnati

2006

Roger Federer

Indian Wells, Miami, Toronto, Madrid

2007

Rafael Nadal

Indian Wells, Monte-Carlo, Rome

2008

Rafael Nadal

Monte-Carlo, Hamburg, Toronto

2009

Rafael Nadal

Indian Wells, Monte Carlo, Rome

2010

Rafael Nadal

Monte Carlo, Rome, Madrid

2011

Novak Djokovic

Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid

*Held in Essen for one year before moving to Stuttgart in 1996

- With assistance from Matt Fitzgerald

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