Open Era tennis records – men's singles

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The Open Era is the current era of professional tennis. It began in 1968 when the Grand Slam tournaments allowed professional players to compete with amateurs, ending the division that had persisted since the dawn of the sport in the 19th century. The first open event was the 1968 British Hard Court Championships held in April,[1] followed by the inaugural open Grand Slam event, the French Open, a month later.[2]

Note the following:

  • Unless otherwise sourced, all records are based on data from the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP),[3] the International Tennis Federation (ITF),[4] and the official websites of the four Grand Slam tournaments.
  • All rankings-related records are based on ATP Rankings, which began in 1973.
  • The names of active players appear in boldface for their career totals, currently active streaks, and in-progress season totals.

Grand Slam tournaments[edit]

Career totals[edit]

Consecutive records[edit]

Spanning consecutive events

Spanning non-consecutive events

Consecutive per year totals

Per event career totals[edit]

Won at least 3 titles

Reached at least 5 finals

Match wins

Match record (minimum 20 wins)

Per event consecutive records[edit]

Titles

Matches won

Sets won

Per court type career totals[edit]

Match wins

Match record (minimum 20 wins)

Career achievements[edit]

Agassi and Nadal also achieved a Career Golden Slam, and Agassi a Career Super Slam.

# Won the tournament without losing a set
3 Sweden Björn Borg 1976 Wimbledon, 1978 French Open, 1980 French Open
Spain Rafael Nadal 2008 French Open, 2010 French Open, 2017 French Open
2 Switzerland Roger Federer 2007 Australian Open, 2017 Wimbledon
1 Australia Ken Rosewall 1971 Australian Open
Romania Ilie Năstase 1973 French Open

Calendar year achievements[edit]

All 4 quarterfinals Year
Australia Rod Laver 1969
Australia Tony Roche
Australia John Newcombe
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 1983
United States John McEnroe 1985
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (2) 1987
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (3) 1988
Sweden Mats Wilander
Sweden Stefan Edberg 1991
United States Pete Sampras 1993
United States Andre Agassi 1995
United States Andre Agassi (2) 2001
All 4 quarterfinals Year
Switzerland Roger Federer 2005
Switzerland Roger Federer (2) 2006
Switzerland Roger Federer (3) 2007
Switzerland Roger Federer (4) 2008
Spain Rafael Nadal
Switzerland Roger Federer (5) 2009
Switzerland Roger Federer (6) 2010
Spain Rafael Nadal (2)
Serbia Novak Djokovic
Switzerland Roger Federer (7) 2011
Spain Rafael Nadal (3)
Serbia Novak Djokovic (2)
United Kingdom Andy Murray
All 4 quarterfinals Year
Switzerland Roger Federer (8) 2012
Serbia Novak Djokovic (3)
United Kingdom Andy Murray (2)
Spain David Ferrer
Serbia Novak Djokovic (4) 2013
Spain David Ferrer (2)
Serbia Novak Djokovic (5) 2014
United Kingdom Andy Murray (3)
Serbia Novak Djokovic (6) 2015
Switzerland Stan Wawrinka
United Kingdom Andy Murray (4) 2016
Spain Rafael Nadal (4) 2018

All tournaments[edit]

Career totals[edit]

Titles, finals, semifinals[edit]

Matches played, won, win rate[edit]

Playing top 10 ranked opponents[edit]

Per court type career totals[edit]

Titles

Matches won

Match win rate

Per event career totals[edit]

Note that Grand Slams are in boldface, and ties are listed chronologically.

Per year cumulative records[edit]

Note: M/Y is average number of matches per year during the streak

Single season records[edit]

Win streaks[edit]

Consecutive matches won on each court type

Consecutive sets won on each court type

Titles won and finals reached across consecutive tournaments played

Consecutive wins in tournament finals and against top 10 opponents

Year-end championships[edit]

The year-end championships (YECs) listed here are the most prestigious tournaments after the Grand Slams. There have been three prominent YECs in the Open Era, each involving only top performers for the given year.

(1970–present) This is a combination of the YECs for two separate tours: the ITF Grand Prix that ran until 1989 and the ATP Tour that replaced it. For record-keeping purposes, the ATP has incorporated the entire history of the ITF Masters Grand Prix alongside its ATP Finals tournament; thus they are both listed as "ATP" here. In total, these YECs have been held at numerous venues around the globe and played on several surfaces (indoor hard courts since 2006).

(1971–89) The WCT Finals, as the YEC for the World Championship Tennis tour, was held in Dallas, Texas and played on indoor carpet courts.

(1990–99) The Grand Slam Cup (GSC) was an ITF event for the top performers in the year's Grand Slam events. It was held in Munich, Germany and played on indoor carpet courts.

Note that WCT and GSC events are specifically indicated in the Overall titles table.

Overall totals[edit]

ATP totals[edit]

WCT totals[edit]

Masters tournaments[edit]

(1970–present)

These are a collection of 9 annual tournaments that are the most important after the Grand Slams and the year-end championships. They have existed in two phases, first as the Super Series of ITF's Grand Prix tour. When the ATP Tour began in 1990 they became the Super 9 and then the Masters; their official name is now the ATP World Tour Masters 1000.

Career totals[edit]

Titles per court type

Achievements per the 9 event slots

Consecutive records[edit]

These streaks span consecutive events.

Single season records[edit]

Olympic tournaments[edit]

Tennis became an official Olympic sport in 1988, so there have been eight events in the Open Era. Andy Murray has won two titles,[11] while Fernando González and Juan Martín del Potro, with one silver and bronze medal each, are the only other players to have won more than one singles medal.

ATP Rankings achievements[edit]

ATP Rankings began in August 1973. These weekly rankings determine tournament eligibility and seedings. At the end of each year they also become the official ATP season rankings.

Total weeks as of 17 September 2018 with currently-ranked players in boldface[12]

Top 4 #
1. Switzerland Roger Federer 722
2. United States Jimmy Connors 669
3. Spain Rafael Nadal 581
4. Serbia Novak Djokovic 528
5. Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 510

Cons. top 4 #
1. United States Jimmy Connors 651
2. Serbia Novak Djokovic 525
3. Switzerland Roger Federer 522
4. Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 501
5. United States Pete Sampras 403

Top 5 #
1. Switzerland Roger Federer 758
2. United States Jimmy Connors 706
3. Spain Rafael Nadal 647
4. Serbia Novak Djokovic 539
5. Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 524

Cons. top 5 #
1. United States Jimmy Connors 659
2. Switzerland Roger Federer 548
3. Serbia Novak Djokovic 535
4. Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 524
5. Spain Rafael Nadal 522

Year-end totals through 2017

Other achievements Player Record
Earliest to clinch year-end No. 1 Switzerland Roger Federer September 2004
Switzerland Roger Federer September 2006
Spain Rafael Nadal September 2010
Serbia Novak Djokovic September 2015
Youngest No. 1 Australia Lleyton Hewitt 20y 9m (2001)
Youngest year-end No. 1 Australia Lleyton Hewitt 20y 10m (2001)
Youngest top 10 United States Aaron Krickstein 17y 0m (1984)
Youngest year-end top 10 United States Michael Chang 17y 9m (1989)
Oldest No. 1 Switzerland Roger Federer 36y 10m (2018)
Oldest year-end No. 1 Spain Rafael Nadal 31y 6m (2017)
Oldest top 10 Australia Ken Rosewall 42y 1m (1976)
Oldest year-end top 10 Australia Ken Rosewall 41y 1m (1975)

Prize money[edit]

Note the following:

  • Prize money has increased throughout the era, in some cases greatly in a short time span. For example, the Australian Open winner received $916,000 in 2004 and $3,164,000 in 2018.
  • Career totals include doubles prize money, which is negligible for all of the listed players.
Career Prize money Ending
1. Serbia Novak Djokovic $119,110,890 2018
2. Switzerland Roger Federer $117,773,812 2018
3. Spain Rafael Nadal $103,251,975 2018
4. United Kingdom Andy Murray $61,024,985 2018
5. United States Pete Sampras $43,280,489 2002
6. Switzerland Stan Wawrinka $31,534,297 2018
7. Spain David Ferrer $31,284,696 2018
8. United States Andre Agassi $31,152,975 2006
9. Czechoslovakia Tomáš Berdych $28,931,999 2018
10. Germany Boris Becker $25,080,956 1999

Single season Prize money Year
1. Serbia Novak Djokovic $21,146,145 2015
2. United Kingdom Andy Murray $16,349,701 2016
3. Spain Rafael Nadal $15,864,000 2017
4. Spain Rafael Nadal $14,570,935 2013
5. Serbia Novak Djokovic $14,250,527 2014
6. Serbia Novak Djokovic $14,130,464 2016
7. Switzerland Roger Federer $13,054,856 2017
8. Serbia Novak Djokovic $12,803,737 2012
9. Serbia Novak Djokovic $12,619,803 2011
10. Serbia Novak Djokovic $12,447,947 2013

Miscellaneous[edit]

Youngest and oldest title winners