Tennis is a global sport, and the reach is growing with each passing day. Therefore, many players are joining the sport with the aim to be there at the top and make some mind-blowing records.
There have been players who have achieved unbelievable feats in this sport. There are players who have been World No.1 for a very long time or have lifted some insane number of grand slams.
Today, we will see the list of the top 10 players with the longest winning streaks, which earned them a place in tennis history and these records can never be forgotten.
#10. Juan Martín del Potro
The Argentine Maestro made a winning streak of 23 games in the 2008 season. This streak not only bought fame and glory to him but also four ATP titles, like Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Stuttgart Open, Citi Open, and Los Angeles Open.
A lot of doors and opportunities opened for Del Porto after the streak, like getting his first chance to play in the Argentine national team for the Davis Cup. He also got promoted to Rank 13th, he was the first player outside the Top 10 to have the longest streak.
The Argentine could have made his way to a 24 winning streak. However, the British maestro Andy Murray broke the streak in the 2008 US Open quarterfinals. But the Argentine still has a record that will be remembered for a long time.
#9. Andy Murray
On Number 9 we have none other than Andy Murray, who halted Del Potro’s winning streak to 23 wins. The former World No.1 has a streak of 28 wins between 2016 and 2017.
Murray claimed 24 consecutive wins in 2016, which also earned him the ATP 1000 titles of Paris and Shanghai. Further, he even lifted the ATP Finals title. The 2016 season ended with his 24th victory at the ATP Finals. But as soon as the new season began, the Briton went ahead to claim another four consecutive victories prior to losing in the finals of the Doha Open. Therefore, Murray had a total of 28 consecutive wins.
#8. Rafael Nadal
When we are having a Top Ten list about some phenomenal performance in tennis, then how can we not expect to see the name of the ‘King of Clay’. Rafael Nadal holds a record of 32 consecutive wins in the year 2008.
Nadal’s 32 winning streak consists of the clay crowns of the Hamburg European Open and Roland Garros. The Spaniard even lifted the titles on the grass courts of Wimbledon and Queen’s Club Championship. He already won titles on clay and grass, so how could he leave the hard court, thus lifted the title in the 2008 Canada Open.
Nadal could have increased his winning streak to 33 wins. However, his Serbian rival Novak Djokovic put a brake on Nadal’s streak at the semifinals of the Cincinnati Masters that year.
#7. Thomas Muster
What a hilarious event we are witnessing on this Top 10 list, the man who has a longer winning streak than the ‘King of Clay’ is none other than ‘King of Clay’. Thomas Muster sat on the throne of the clay-court prior to Rafael Nadal.
The Austrian legend has the record for the longest winning streak of 35 games. In 1995, Muster wore the crown of the Italian Open, which also helped him claim this winning streak record. Further, he also got promoted to 10th place on the players ranking that year. Thus the 1995 season was phenomenal for Muster.
#6. Roger Federer
Roger Federer, the active legend of the sport, has countless records within his kit bag. The Swiss maestro has won 41 consecutive matches between the years 2006 and 2007.
In 2006, Federer won 29 matches, which included the US Open and ATP Finals title. The Swiss legend won the rest of the 12 matches in the initial days of 2007, even claiming the wins at the Australian Open and Doha Open. However, Roger’s outstanding streak ended after his loss in the first round of the 2007 Indian Wells.
#5. John McEnroe
If you are a tennis fan, then you must have heard the name of John McEnroe. The American great won 42 back-to-back matches in the 1983 season.
McEnroe faced a major loss at the Australian Open semifinals in 1983. However, the Former World No.1 made redeemed his loss at Australia in the rest of the tournaments that year. He lifted the titles at indoor events like Philadelphia, Madrid, and Dallas. He further won the Tournament of Champions which got him his 42nd consecutive win that year. However, his winning streak ended after a loss at the 1983 French Open.
#4. Novak Djokovic
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal of the ‘Big Three’ already appeared on this list. Therefore, how can the last Novak Djokovic not appear on this list? The Serbian maestro won 43 consecutive games in 2011.
In 2011, won ten titles on all three types of courts and further went ahead winning against his rivals Federer and Nadal. There is no doubt about 2011 being the most successful season for the current World No.1 and lifted the titles of Australia, Rome, Miami, Madrid, and Indian Wells, which resulted in his win streak. However, Federer put the brake on Djokovic’s winning streak.
Novak Djokovic’s 43-win match streak is still considered the longest winning streak in the modern era of tennis.
#3. Bjorn Borg
We are already in the Top 3 of this list of the longest winning streak and at third place is the Swedish legend Bjorn Borg with 43 Consecutive wins in 1978.
The Swedish legend lifted the titles at Milan and Rome prior to claiming the crowns of Grand Slam at France and Wimbledon that year. These victories contributed in his record 43-match win streak. The 1978 season was exceptional for the Swedish, as he not only won two Grand Slam and made an unforgettable record but also won against legends like Rod Laver, Tony Roche, and Cliff Drysdale.
#2. Ivan Lendl
Ivan Lendl, the Czech legend is ranking second on this Top 10 list with his 44 consecutive wins between 1981 and 1982.
Lendl is a well-known name in the history of tennis who pioneered a new aggressive baseline power style of playing in tennis. Thus a record-winning streak is another jewel in his rich and successful career. In 1981, the Czech pro lifted titles like Madrid, Barcelona, Basel, and Buenos Aires.
In 1982, his winning streak continued with winning the Volvo Masters and Delray Beach Open. However, the winning streak couldn’t way past the 44 wins because of the defeat to Yannick Noah at 1982 La Quinta.
#1. Guillermo Vilas
Guillermo Vilas, the Argentine legend is acing this list of ‘Top 10 Longest Winning Streak in the Tennis History’ with a 46-match win streak in 1977. His record is still unbeatable in the present day.
Vilas’ winning streak consists of titles at Kitzbuhel, Washington DC, Louisville, South Orange, and Columbus. He further won the 1977 US Open, which was the last American Grand Slam to take place on the outside clay court.
Aside from the longest winning streak, Guillermo also set a record back then of 53 consecutive wins on clay courts. Therefore, Vilas is also recognized as one of the best clay-court players in the sport’s history.
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