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2012 By The Numbers... Federer, Haas Lead Veterans

By The Numbers

Federer, Haas© Getty ImagesIn the oldest final on the ATP World Tour, 34-year-old Tommy Haas beat 30-year-old Roger Federer in Halle. takes a look at the 2012 season by the numbers. In part two we celebrate the achievements of the supposed “veterans” on the ATP World Tour and recognise this season’s repeat winners. 

Age No Object
In a game that showcases tremendous athleticism and endurance, it may come as a surprise that players in their mid-20s upwards enjoyed greater success on tour than their younger counterparts. Here we showcase the winners by age this season and the youngest and oldest finals on the ATP World Tour.

Winners By Age

21 2
22 1
23 6
24 9
25 9
26 7
27 6
28 7
29 6
30 11
31 1
34 1

Youngest Finals

Tokyo Kei Nishikori (22) d. Milos Raonic (21)
Los Angeles Sam Querrey (24) d. Ricardas Berankis (22)
San Jose Milos Raonic (21) d. Denis Istomin (25)

Oldest Finals

Halle Tommy Haas (34) d. Roger Federer (30)
Hamburg Juan Monaco (28) d. Tommy Haas (34)
Sydney Jarkko Nieminen (30) d. Julien Benneteau (30)

Age was no object for many players on the ATP World Tour in 2012. In the year-end Top 100 of the South African Airways ATP Rankings, there were 28 players aged 30 and over. Thirteen tour-level titles were won by “veteran” players, highlighted by a 34-year-old Tommy Haas triumphing over then-30-year-old Roger Federer in the Gerry Weber Open final. Only Milos Raonic was successful in the bracket of players aged 21 and under.

30 & Over Winners

Age Player Tournament
34 yrs, 2 months Tommy Haas Halle
31 yrs., 11 days Roger Federer Cincinnati
30 yrs., 11 months Roger Federer Wimbledon
30 yrs., 9 months Jurgen Melzer Memphis
30 yrs., 9 months Roger Federer Madrid
30 yrs., 7 months Roger Federer Indian Wells
30 yrs., 7 months David Ferrer Paris
30 yrs., 6 months Roger Federer Dubai
30 yrs., 5 months Roger Federer Rotterdam
30 yrs., 5 months Jarkko Nieminen Sydney
30 yrs., 6 months David Ferrer Valencia
30 yrs., 3 months David Ferrer Bastad
30 yrs., 2 months David Ferrer ‘s-Hertogenbosch

21 & Under Winners

Age Player Tournament
21 yrs.,12 days Milos Raonic Chennai
21 yrs., 1 month Milos Raonic San Jose

Repeat Winners
Seventeen titles were retained by their 2011 victors this season, none more notably than Rafael Nadal, who won the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters trophy for the eighth year in a row and reigned at Roland Garros for the third straight year, seventh overall.

David Ferrer Auckland, Acapulco
Novak Djokovic Australian Open, Miami, Toronto (Montreal in ’11)
Nicolas Almagro Sao Paulo (Costa do Sauipe in ’11), Nice
Milos Raonic San Jose
Pablo Andujar Casablanca
Rafael Nadal Monte-Carlo, Barcelona, Roland Garros
Juan Martin del Potro Estoril
John Isner Newport, Winston-Salem
Robin Haase Kitzbuhel
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Metz

Stay tuned for part three tomorrow.

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