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Postby tasmanian tiger » Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:18 pm

i'm sure no one would know this offhand before either researching it or reading the same article i just read, but this is just too f#@%ing funny: Djokovic just became the 17th youngest player to be ranked in the top 10. who was the youngest??????????
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Postby Morgan Z » Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:15 am

One of Krickstein, Wilander and Chang, I guess. :?
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Postby anttik » Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:41 am

The youngest player reaching Top 10 was Aaron Krickstein (13-aug-84) and Michael Chang was the second youngest in the following list

http://www.tennis28.com/rankings/RM_Top10.html

...but Mats Wilander is not in this list.
Can anybody tell how old Wilander was when he reached Top10?

...and Novak Djokovic is 13th in this list.
So there are 4 top players missing in this list.

I supose this list starts counting players since 1984??
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Postby anttik » Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:51 am

So this very interesting Ranking Milestone - list

http://www.tennis28.com/rankings/RM_help.html

has counted Top10 players since June 1984.

What about between 1973 and June 1984?
Does anybody knows yougest Top10 players then: Wilander etc.
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Postby anttik » Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:27 am

Mats Wilander was #7 in the end of 1982 when he was about 18y 4m old

http://stevegtennis.com/rankings/yearend/s1982.txt

Wilander won Roland Garros 1982 when he was 17y 9m 15d.
Was his ranking after that in Top10?

So maybe Wilander was the 4th youngest in Top10 after Krickstein, Chang and Becker?

One young player in Top10 in 1983 was Jimmy Arias.
He won 4 GP-tournaments in 1983 and was in UsOpen semifinal when he was only 19y 3wk old. So he was younger than Djokovic in Top10.
In the end of 1983 Arias was #6

http://stevegtennis.com/rankings/yearend/s1983.txt
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Postby anttik » Tue Apr 03, 2007 5:04 am

So I continued my research :)

Bjorn Borg was 18 years when he won Roland Garros in 1974.
His ranking before Roland Garros was then #8

Just before Roland Garros Borg won GP-tournament in Rome
- so it's very believable that Borg reached Top10 first time after Rome.

At the end of 1974 Borg was already #3

http://stevegtennis.com/rankings/yearend/s1974.txt
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Postby zikmat » Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:20 am

What about this list found there :
http://www.tennisnews.com/exclusive.php?pID=18975

TEENAGERS (18) IN ATP TOP 10 RANKINGS

Since the inception of the ATP Rankings on Aug. 23, 1973, there have been 18 teenagers to rank in the Top 10. Half of them went on to rank No. 1. Djokovic is the latest addition to this impressive list.



Age Broke into Top 10 Career High

Krickstein, Aaron (USA) 17 years, 11 days 6 (February 26, 1990)

Chang, Michael (USA) 17 years, 3 months 2 (September 9, 1996)

Becker, Boris (GER) 17 years, 7 months 1 (January 28, 1991)

Wilander, Mats (SWE) 17 years, 10 months 1 (September 12, 1988)

Borg, Bjorn (SWE) 17 years, 11 months 1 (August 23, 1977)

Agassi, Andre (USA) 18 years, 1 month 1 (April 10, 1995)

Medvedev, Andrei (UKR) 18 years, 9 months 4 (May 16, 1994)

Nadal, Rafael (ESP) 18 years, 10 months 2 (July 25, 2005)

Arias, Jimmy (USA) 18 years, 11 months 5 (June 25, 1984)

Ivanisevic, Goran (CRO) 19 years, 11 days 2 (July 4, 1994)

Sampras, Pete (USA) 19 years, 29 days 1 (April 12, 1993)

Edberg, Stefan (SWE) 19 years, 1 month 1 (August 13, 1990)

Hewitt, Lleyton (AUS) 19 years, 2 months 1 (November 19, 2001)

Cash, Pat (AUS) 19 years, 3 months 4 (May 9, 1988)

Carlsson, Kent (SWE) 19 years, 5 months 6 (September 19, 1988

McEnroe, John (USA) 19 years, 7 months 1 (March 3, 1980)

Djokovic, Novak (SRB) 19 years, 9 months 7 (April 2, 2007)
Roddick, Andy (USA) 19 years, 11 months 1 (November 3, 2003)

... and we should add
Murray, Andy (UK) 19 years,11 months 1 (April 16, 2007)

So then they are 19 players under 20 y.o to have reached the top ten.
Bon Tennis !
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Re: Crazy Trivia Question

Postby bobtully » Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:09 am

You are sure about that list?
I remember Wilander was a little bit older when he got in.

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