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Shark Bites: 600 Match Wins Club

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Roddick© Getty ImagesAndy Roddick recorded his 600th match win with victory in the Eastbourne semi-finals.

ATP stats and information guru Greg Sharko breaks down the key numbers behind Andy Roddick's 600 career wins.

600 Match Wins Club – Andy Roddick clinched his 600th tour-level match win on Friday in the Eastbourne semi-finals. The only other active player with at least 600 match wins is Roger Federer with 846. Here are the 19 players in the Open Era (since 1968) to accumulate 600 match wins:

PlayerCareer Match Wins
1. Jimmy Connors 1,242
2. Ivan Lendl 1,071
3. Guillermo Vilas 923
4. John McEnroe 875
5. Andre Agassi 870
6. Roger Federer 846
7. Stefan Edberg 806
8. Pete Sampras 762
9. Ilie Nastase 755
10. Boris Becker 713
11. Brian Gottfried 677
12. Michael Chang 662
13. Manuel Orantes 647
14. Stan Smith 642
15. Arthur Ashe 639
16. Thomas Muster 622
17. Yevgeny Kafelnikov 609
18. Bjorn Borg 608
19. Andy Roddick 600
20. Goran Ivanisevic 599

First-time No. 1 Players - Novak Djokovic has put together the fourth-longest run at No. 1 since making his debut atop the South African Airways ATP Rankings on July 4, 2011 following his first Wimbledon crown. Here are the players with the longest runs at No. 1 after taking over the top ranking for the first time:

First Held No. 1 Cons. Weeks in Debut
1. Roger Federer February 2, 2004 237+
2. Jimmy Connors July 29, 1974 160+
3. Lleyton Hewitt November 19, 2001 75+
4. Novak Djokovic July 4, 2011 53 (through second week of ’12 Wimbledon)
5. Rafael Nadal August 18, 2008 46+
6. Ilie Nastase August 23, 1973 40
7. Andre Agassi April 10, 1995 30+
8. Stefan Edberg August 13, 1990 24+
9. Mats Wilander September 12, 1988 20
10. Pete Sampras April 12, 1993 19+

Getting Better with Age (30-over in Top 100) - There were a record 37 players 30-over in main draw at Roland Garros. On the June 18 South African Airways ATP World Tour Rankings, there were 27 players in the Top 100. Last year 25 players 30-over finished in the Top 100, the most in the past 25 years. Here is a breakdown of 30-over players to finish in Top 100 in the past 10 years:

  No.
2012 27 (as of June 18)
2011 25
2010 15
2009 15
2008 13
2007 12
2006 11
2005 14
2004 16
2003 11
2002 11

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