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Some trivia I found interesting:
Federer and Djokovic are even in head to head matches 20-20.
Djokovic's career prize money is $82M vs $92M for Federer even though Djokovic's only has 54 career titles vs Federer's 86. See Fedder-vs-Djokovic at ATPWorldTour.com

Djokovic has passed Nadal with 155 weeks at #1 and is closing in on McEnroe (#5) who had 170 weeks at #1. Tops are Federer (302 weeks), Sampras, Lendl & Connors.
Nadal is still ahead of Djokovic with 14 Grand Slam titles (#3) vs 9.
Federer is #1 and Sampras is tied with Nadal.

My favorite player is still Ken Rosewall , 8 grand slam wins. Born 11/2/34 exactly 10 years before me, 5'-7". Won the Australian Open at age 37 and was in the finals of the U.S. Open vs Connors at age 38. His slice backhand was the best of his era. (Connors reached the semifinals of the 1991 US Open at the age of 39)


Current Rankings

See ATP Rankings and WTA for current data.


Men
Weeks at No. 1
2.. Roger Federer (SWI) 302
1. Pete Sampras (USA) 286
3. Ivan Lendl (CZE) 270
4. Jimmy Connors (USA) 268
5. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 183
65. John McEnroe (USA) 170
7. Rafael Nadal (SPA) 141
8. Bjorn Borg (SWE) 109
9. Andre Agassi (USA) 101
10. Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) 80
11. Stefan Edberg (SWE) 72
12. Jim Courier (USA) 58
Women
Weeks at No. 1
1
Steffi Graff (GER) 377
2
Martina Navratilova (CZE) 332
3
Chris Evert-Lloyd (USA) 260
4 Serena Williams (USA) 255
5
Martina Hingis (CZE) 209
6
Monica Seles (YUG) 178
7
Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 117
8
Lindsay Davenport (USA) 98
9
Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 67
10
Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 51
11
Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 39
12
Dinara Safina (RUS) 26
13
Tracy Austin (USA) 21
14
Maria Sharapova (RUS) 21
List of WTA number 1 ranked players - Wikipedia
Most Singles Grand Slam Wins - Men
17 Roger Federer (SWI)
14 Pete Sampras (USA)
14 Rafael Nadal (SPA)
12 Roy Emerson (AUS)
12 Novak Djokovic (SRB)
11 Bjorn Borg (SWE)
11 Rod Laver (AUS)
10 Bill Tilden  (USA)
 8 Jimmy connors (USA)
 8 Ivan Lendl (CZE)
 8 Fred Perry (ENG)
 8 Ken Rosewall (AUS)
 8 Andre Agassi (USA)
 7 John McEnroe (USA)
 7 Mats Wilander (SWE)
 7 John Newcombe (AUS)
Most Singles Grand Slam Wins - Women
24 Margaret Smith-Court (AUS)
22 Steffi Graf (GER)
22 Serena Williams (USA)
19 Helen Wills Moody (USA)
18 Martina Navratilova (CZE)
18 Chris Evert-Lloyd (USA)

12 Billie Jean King (USA)
 9 Monica Seles (YUG)
 9 Maureen Connolly (USA)
 
Best Matches:
2008 Wimbledon final - Nadal d. Federer 6-4, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 9-7, Many say it is the best match in the history of tennis.
2012 Australian Open Final - Novak Djokovic d. Rafael Nadal 5-7 6-4 6-2 6-7 7-5
1980 Wimbledon final - Bjorn Borg d. John McEnroe 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-7, 8-6
  In a fourth set tie-breaker that lasted 20 minutes, McEnroe saved five match points and won 18–16.
2001 US Open Quarterfinals - Pete Sampras d. Andre Agassi 6-7, 7-6, 7-6, 7-6
1991 US Open Fourth Round - On his 39th birthday, Jimmy Connors d. 24-year-old Aaron Krickstein.
  With a bad back and a bad wrist, Jimmy Connors still outlasted the younger, healthier Aaron Krickstein in a four-hour, 41-minute marathon to advance to his 16th US Open Quarterfinal.
1970 Wimbledon final - Margaret Court d. Billie Jean King 14-12, 11-9
2003 Australian Open final - Serena Williams d. Venus Williams 7-6, 3-6, 6-4, completing a sweep of the slams.
See:
Top 10: Tennis Matches - AskMen
My Favourite Womens Tennis Matches: tennisfan.wordpress.com
The 20 Greatest Matches In Wimbledon History - Business Insider The Greatest Tennis Matches of All Time, 2012, Steve Flink: Amazon.com: Books


In the 3 years from 2012-2015 the winner's take went up 61%.
Novak Djokovic's career prize money is $82M vs $92M for Federer even though Djokovic's only has 54 career titles vs Federer's 86.
See Athletes Earnings

Most stats below as of 2011 unless otherwise noted.
- Players who won the "Grand Slam"
(All four Grand Slam tournaments in one calendar year):
Don Budge (1938), Rod Laver (1962, 1969)
- Players who won the "Career Grand Slam":
Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Andre Agassi,
Don Budge, Roy Emerson, Rod Laver, Fred Perry.

Longest time between first and last Grand Slam
Sampras 13 yrs, Agassi 12 yrs, Connors 10 yrs, Rod Laver 10 yrs.

- Calendar-year Grand Slams
Maureen Connolly (USA), Margaret Court (AUS), Steffi Graf (GER)
Non calendar-year Grand Slams
The 2015 US Open winner will get over $3 million. Martina Navratilova (CZE), Serena Williams (USA)
- Career Grand Slams
Doris Hart (USA), Shirley Fry, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert (USA), Martina Navratilova (USA), Maria Sharapova (RUS)

Longest time between first and last Grand Slam
Margaret Smith 14 yrs, Martina Navratilova 13 yrs, Chris Evert-Lloyd 13 yrs, Steffi Graf 13 yrs, Billy Jean King 10 yrs


Longest Winning Streaks

1 Guillermo Vilas (Argentina) 46 (1977)
2 Ivan Lendl (Czechoslovakia) 44 (1981-82)
3 John McEnroe (U.S.) 42 (1984)
4 Roger Federer (Switzerland) 41 (2007)
5 Björn Borg (Sweden) 38 (1979-80)

Open Era Title Leaders
1
Martina Navratilova (CZE) 167
2
Chris Evert-Lloyd (USA) 154
3
Steffi Graf (GER) 107
4
Margaret Smith-Court (AUS) 92
5
Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS) 68
6
Billie Jean King (USA) 67
7
Virginia Wade (ENG) 55
8
Monica Seles (YUG) 53
9
Lindsay Davenport (USA) 54
10
Martina Hingis (CZE) 43
10
Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 43
12
Serana Williams (USA) 37
13
Venus Williams (USA) 35
14
Kim Clijsters (BEL) 34
15
Conchita Martinez (ESP) 33
16
Tracy Austin (USA) 30
16
Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario (ESP) 29

Titles in the Open Era thru June 2011
1
Jimmy Connors (USA) 109
2
Ivan Lendl (CZE) 94
3
Roger Federer (SWI) 82
4
John McEnroe (USA) 77
5
Pete Sampras (USA) 64
5
Rafael Nadal (SPA) 64
6
Björn Borg (SWE) 62
7
Guillermo Vilas (ARG) 62
8
Andre Agassi (USA) 60
9
IIlie Năstase (ROM) 57
12
Novak Djokovic (SRB) 50
10
Boris Becker (GER) 49
12
Rod Laver (AUS) 47
13
Thomas Muster (AUT) 44
14
Stefan Edberg (SWE) 41
15
Stan Smith (USA) 39
16
Michael Chang (USA) 34
17
Arthur Ashe (USA) 33
12
Mats Wilander (SWE) 33

Women

Grand Slam Wins

Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon & U.S. Open

Men
- Players who won the "Grand Slam" (All four Grand Slam tournaments in one calendar year): Don Budge (1938), Rod Laver (1962, 1969)
- Players who won the "Career Grand Slam": Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Andre Agassi, Don Budge, Roy Emerson, Rod Laver, Fred Perry.
Small Slam (3 of 4):
Jimmy Connors, Mats Wilander, Boris Becker and Pete Sampras never won the French Open.
Ivan Lendl never won Wimbledon
Manuel Santana never won the Australian
2 of 4:
Bjorn Borg never won the Australian or U.S. Open
John McEnroe never won the Australian or French
Jim Courier never won Wimbledon or the U.S. Open

Women
* Calendar-year Grand Slams
Maureen Connolly (USA), Margaret Court (AUS), Steffi Graf (GER)
* Non calendar-year Grand Slams
Martina Navratilova (CZE), Steffi Graf (GER), Serena Williams (USA)
Career Grand Slams
Doris Hart (USA), Shirley Fry, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert (USA), Martina Navratilova (USA), Maria Sharapova (RUS)

Longest time between first and last Grand Slam
Sampras 13 yrs, Agassi 12 yrs, Connors 10 yrs
Margaret Smith 14 yrs, Martina Navratilova 13 yrs, Steffi Graf 13 yrs, Billy Jean King 10 yrs,

Women

Grand Slam Winners

YearAustralianFrenchWimbledonU.S. Open
2016Novak DjokovicNovak Djokovic
2015Novak DjokovicStan WawrinkaNovak DjokovicNovak Djokovic
2014Stan WawrinkaRafael NadalNovak DjokovicMarin Cilic
2013Novak DjokovicRafael NadalAndy MurryRafael Nadal
2012Novak DjokovicRafael NadalRoger FedererAndy Murry
2011Novak DjokovicRafael NadalNovak DjokovicNovak Djokovic
2010Roger FedererRafael NadalRafael NadalRafael Nadal
2009Rafael NadalRoger FedererRoger FedererJuan Martin del Potro
2008Novak DjokovicRafael NadalRafael NadalRoger Federer
2007Roger FedererRafael NadalRoger FedererRoger Federer
2006Roger FedererRafael NadalRoger FedererRoger Federer
2005Marat SafinRafael NadalRoger FedererRoger Federer
2004Roger FedererGaston GaudioRoger FedererRoger Federer
2003Andre AgassiJuan Carlos FerreroRoger FedererAndy Roddick
2002Thomas JohannsonAlbert CostaLleyton HewittPete Sampras
2001Andre AgassiGustavo KuertenGoran IvanisevicLleyton Hewitt
2000Andre AgassiGustavo KuertenPete SamprasMarat Safin
1999Yevgeny KafelnikovAndre AgassiPete SamprasAndre Agassi
1998Petr KordaCarlos MoyaPete SamprasPatrick Rafter
1997Pete SamprasGustavo KuertenPete SamprasPatrick Rafter
1996Boris BeckerYevgeny KafelnikovRichard KrajicekPete Sampras
1995Andre AgassiThomas MusterPete SamprasPete Sampras
1994Pete SamprasSergi BrugueraPete SamprasAndre Agassi
1993Jim CourierSergi BrugueraPete SamprasPete Sampras
1992Jim CourierJim CourierAndre AgassiStefan Edberg
1991Boris BeckerJim CourierMichael StichStefan Edberg
1990Ivan LendlAndres GomezStefan EdbergPete Sampras
1989Ivan LendlMichael ChangBoris BeckerBoris Becker
1988Mats WilanderMats WilanderStefan EdbergMats Wilander
1987Stefan EdbergIvan LendlPat CashIvan Lendl
1986Stefan EdbergIvan LendlBoris BeckerIvan Lendl
1985Mats WilanderMats WilanderBoris BeckerIvan Lendl
1984Mats WilanderIvan LendlJohn McEnroeJohn McEnroe
1983Johan KriekYannick NoahJohn McEnroeJimmy Connors
1982Johan KriekMats WilanderJimmy ConnorsJimmy Connors
1981Brian TeacherBjorn BorgJohn McEnroeJohn McEnroe
1980Guillermo VilasBjorn BorgBjorn BorgJohn McEnroe
1979Guillermo VilasBjorn BorgBjorn BorgJohn McEnroe
1978Vitas GerulaitisBjorn BorgBjorn BorgJimmy Connors
1977Roscoe TannerGuillermo VilasBjorn BorgGuillermo Vilas
1976Mark EdmondsonAdriano PanattaBjorn BorgJimmy Connors
1975John NewcombeBjorn BorgArthur AsheManuel Orantes
1974Jimmy ConnorsBjorn BorgJimmy ConnorsJimmy Connors
1973John NewcombeIlie NăstaseJan KodesJohn Newcombe
1972Ken RosewallAndres GimenoStan SmithIlie Nastase
1971Ken RosewallJan KodesJohn NewcombeStan Smith
1970Arthur AsheJan KodesJohn NewcombeKen Rosewall
1969Rod LaverRod LaverRod LaverRod Laver
1968Bill BowreyKen RosewallRod LaverArthur Ashe
1967Roy EmersonRoy EmersonJohn NewcombeJohn Newcombe
1966Roy EmersonTony RocheManuel SantanaFred Stolle
1965Roy EmersonFred StolleRoy EmersonManuel Santana
1964Roy EmersonManuel SantanaRoy EmersonRoy Emerson
SeeWomen's Grand Slam Title Winners at ESPN

Rivalries:
Laver vs. Rosewall, McEnroe vs. Connors, McEnroe vs. Borg, Sampras vs. Agassi, Federer vs. Nadal, Nadal vs. Djokovic.
Martina Navratilova vs Chris Evert, Venus and Serina Williams

Fastest Serves:
fastest individual serves recorded since 1991
PlayerMPHKMHTournament
Andy Roddick (USA)1552492004 Davis Cup (BLR)
Greg Rusedski (GBR)149239.71998 Indian Wells
Taylor Dent (USA)1452332004 US Open

See:
Current: ATP Rankings for men and WTA Tour and Women's Rankings at ESPN.
Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon & U.S. Open
Tennis Records and Statistics
Number 1 ranked players at wikipedia.org
Dr.Tarek Ahmed Said's tennis page
Tennis History (men), Women at ESPN
US Open
Tennis Court Surfaces

last updated 13 Sep 2015