BEST OF 2012
2012 By The Numbers... Federer, Haas Lead Veterans
By The Numbers
by Greg Sharko|
ATPWorldTour.com 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
|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)|
|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
|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
|21 yrs.,12 days||Milos Raonic||Chennai|
|21 yrs., 1 month||Milos Raonic||San Jose|
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|
|Rafael Nadal||Monte-Carlo, Barcelona, Roland Garros|
|Juan Martin del Potro||Estoril|
|John Isner||Newport, Winston-Salem|
Stay tuned for part three tomorrow.