How the Big Four dominate the records of active players

by thriding

The retirements of Ferrero and Roddick this autumn further increase the Big Four’s relative dominance of the lists of achievements of active players.

Since Murray reached no.4 in September 2008 there have only been 14 weeks when another player has been in the top 4: Soderling for 11 weeks, Del Potro for 3 weeks.

In all categories the Big Four dominate effortlessly, with only 3 acheivements equal to theirs – or to be more accurate, equal to Murray:

  1. Hewitt’s 2 Grand Slam titles: 2001 US Open, 2002 Wimbledon
  2. Del Potro’s 1 Grand Slam title: 2009 US Open
  3. Hewitt’s 28 career titles

Lleyton Hewitt is currently world number 100 and aged 31, but has reiterated as recently as this July that he has no plans for retirement. He also won the YEC in 2001 and 2002

Another player that comes close to Murray’s achievements is Davydenko. He has won 3 Masters titles, and 21 titles in total (against Murray’s 8 Masters and 24 total titles). Davydenko also won the 2009 YEC, which puts him level with Djokovic who won in 2008. Neither Nadal nor Murray have won the YEC, but they both have Olympic Gold Medals.

Grand Slam titles

  1. Federer – 17
  2. Nadal – 11
  3. Djokovic – 5
  4. Hewitt – 2
  5. Murray – 1
  6. Del Potro – 1

Grand Slam final appearance

  1. Federer – 24
  2. Nadal – 16
  3. Djokovic – 9
  4. Murray – 5
  5. Hewitt – 4
  6. Soderling – 2
  7. Baghdatis – 1
  8. Berdych – 1
  9. Del Potro – 1
  10. Nalbandian – 1
  11. Tsonga – 1

Masters titles

  1. Federer – 21
  2. Nadal – 21
  3. Djokovic – 12
  4. Murray – 8
  5. Davydenko – 3
  6. Hewitt – 2
  7. Nalbandian – 2
  8. Berdych – 1
  9. Haas – 1
  10. Robredo – 1
  11. Soderling – 1
  12. Tsonga – 1

Total number of titles (qualification: Top 20 or 5+)

  1. Federer – 76
  2. Nadal – 50
  3. Djokovic – 31
  4. Hewitt – 28
  5. Murray – 24
  6. Davydenko – 21
  7. Ferrer – 16
  8. Haas – 13
  9. Almagro – 12
  10. Del Potro – 11
  11. Nalbandian – 11
  12. Blake – 10
  13. Simon – 10
  14. Cilic – 8
  15. Tsonga – 8
  16. Youzhny – 8
  17. Berdych – 7
  18. Querrey – 7
  19. Fish – 6
  20. Gasquet – 6
  21. Monaco – 6
  22. Isner – 5
  23. Stepanek – 5
  24. Verdasco – 5
  25. Kohlschreiber – 4
  26. Raonic – 3
  27. Tipsarevic – 3
  28. Wawrinka – 3
  29. Dolgopolov – 2
  30. Nishikori – 1

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