VdM’s eBook

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Paraphrasing the title of Woody Allen’s movie – Everything you always wanted to know about the tennis Open era (but were afraid to ask)…
Here is the Big 3S: “my world” of the history of men’s tennis (1968-2012; click on the picture to go to my second site).
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Stories

360 pages of comprehensive summary of the last 44 years in men’s tennis,  depicted in 1293 Stories! Month by month, year by year… You can find there the description of:

all major finals
– all Davis Cup finals
– all changes at the top of the ATP ranking
– all the most dramatic and perverse matches
– all the most important records
– all the most intriguing “head to heads”
– all the most important changes in tennis rules
– the first and last matches of the most notable players in the Open era… and many more! I did not restrict myself only to the main level, I have analyzed and inserted in my book also juniors, seniors and exhibition events, qualifying tournaments at all levels, Challengers, Satellites and Futures!

Stats

130 pages of the most interesting statistics! Statistical summary of the years 1980-2010:
– who won the most tournaments?
– who had the longest winning streak?
– which players won their first titles?
– who won the longest final?

If you want to know the answers to these questions, considering particular seasons, you should check Stats! You will find they are more than what you expect 😉
I have also included here the most interesting statistics of the Open era (1968-2010):
– longest matches

– double bagels
– aces, etc.
I have to admit I have been mainly concentrated on singles but there are doubles stats included as well!

Scorelines

Almost 4000 pages (yes! 4 thousand – I’m right) of singles Scorelines of years 1980-2010, approximately 150 thousand scores (!!!), divided into three parts:

Part I (1980-1989)
Part II (1990-1999)
Part III (2000-2010)

Someone may say: “Ok, I can go to the official ATP or ITF website to find these scores“, but in my compilation you will find things which are unavailable elsewhere:

– the number of particular tournaments in a year
– the number of titles for particular players
– scorelines of tie-breaks before 1991
(ok, unfortunately you won’t find all tie-break scorelines there, but still 90% more than the ATP offers on their website for the period 1980-1990!)

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23 Responses to VdM’s eBook

  1. Wanaro Evernden says:

    I’m wrong or i don’t see Guy Forget with 11 titles on your free Report.
    Xcuse my poor English
    I’m french…

  2. Voo de Mar says:

    Hi Wanaro

    Merci :)

    You’re right, I don’t know how this could happen but the whole project is huge and some names can be missing here or there :/ Forget will be obviously added to the FR and Stats.

    And don’t worry about your English, you can post on my blog in French anytime you want. French is my 7th language but there’s a chance for me to learn some new words 😉

  3. Wanaro Evernden says:

    Indispensable !

  4. Wanaro Evernden says:

    Longest tie-breaks (at least 32 points):
    Rotterdam 2010, 1R: Michael Berrer d. Araud Clement 7-6(16), 4-6, 6-4

    Araud : Arnaud

  5. Wanaro Evernden says:

    * Matches with four tie-breaks.
    1971 – Stanley Matthews beat D.Richard Russell 6-7, 6-7, 7-6, 7-6, 6-3 first round US Open

    • Wanaro Evernden says:

      Davis Cup
      Paul Capdeville / John Isner : 6-7(5), 6-7(2), 7-6(3), 7-6(5), 6-4 !
      Dommage for Simon, lead 6-0, 3-0 : final score 6-0, 6-2, 6-3.

  6. Wanaro Evernden says:

    Longest winning streaks
    Kent Carlsson (1988)
    * Carlsson during the streak gave one walkovers.

    It’s better to mentionned for all the players (like Borg) who have a w/o on his series.
    What do you think about this ?

  7. Voo de Mar says:

    Yes Wanaro, you’re right. Thanks for corrections :)

  8. Wanaro Evernden says:

    stats 1968 – 2010
    1996 Piline = Pioline
    First time winners : Carretero

  9. Voo de Mar says:

    I see you’re a very careful reader 😛

  10. Ivan Muhov says:

    Actually, everything is perfect here, man. The Guy Forget information is also there; you haven’t missed it. This French guy just has to read more carefully. Great stuff, by the way. Many thanks for this great encyclopaedia!

  11. Ivan Muhov says:

    By the way, mentioning Guy Forget, I think that you should include in the Stories section what he did in 1994: he was missing from the ATP circiut for 1 year and 3 months due to an injury, and had descended to number 1135 in ATP rankings. When he returned in April, he reached the 1/4-finals at Wimbledon, played the final in Gstaad, reached a few semi-finals and 1/4-finals, and at the end of the year he was already in the top 50; and by April 1995 he was already in the top 20 again, where he was when this injury befell him, in March 1993. This is the biggest comeback ever done by a male tennis player. I think it should be mentioned. Cheers.

  12. Voo de Mar says:

    I’ve mentioned that Forget advanced to the quarter-finals as a lowest ranked player (Wimbledon ’94). Thanks for suggestions Ivan :) For me as an author it’s a problem which sentences should be added to a story and which removed because I want to deliver the most important events in my opinion, simultaneously avoiding a potential accusation that I prefer some players over the others.

    I’m convinced that Forget’s story in 1994 should be included to a book about the best players in the Open era :)

  13. Wanaro Evernden says:

    1975 Bournemouth, QF: Patrick Proisy d. Ilie Nastase 4-5 def.
    1975 Washington, QF: Cliff Richey d. Ilei Nastase 7-6, 6-5 def. : ILIE
    1975 Stockholm, rr: Arthur Ashe d. Ilie Nastase 1-6, 7-5, 4-1 def.

  14. bry17may says:

    In the Free Report, I found some mistakes

    I don’t see the next players

    Gaston Gaudio [8]
    Guillermo Cañas [7]
    Dominik Hrbaty, Dmitry Tursunov* [6]
    Paradorn Srichaphan [5]
    Mariano Zabaleta, Mariano Puerta, Bohdan Ulihrach, Fernando Vicente, Mario Ancic [3]
    Shuzo Matsuoka, Peter Wessels, Derrick Rostagno, Daniele Bracciali, Jerome Haehnel, Leander Paes, Max Mirnyi, Rajeev Ram, Ricardo Mello, Santiago Ventura, Wesley Moodie[1]

    *He had 6 in the end of 2010, he won a tournament this year.

    • Voo de Mar says:

      Thanks, I haven’t any idea why they’re missing. It was a year ago, perhaps I was too tired to check all the details many times :(

      • bry17may says:

        Sorry, if I bother so much. I find some differences between Media Guide and your list of winners. If I am wrong tell me :)

        Name [Free Report, Media Guide]

        Bjorn Borg [62-63]
        Sandy Mayer [10-11]
        Guillermo Coria [8-9]
        Andres Gimeno [6-7]
        Tom Okker [13-31!]

        And I see David Sanchez twice(one like he have 2 titles, and the other like he have 1 title)

        Good day!

        • Voo de Mar says:

          Probably it’s connected to Media Guide errors, because I used Media Guide at the end of 2010 to prepare this part of “Stats” and “Free Report”. “Stats” and “Scorelines” I treat as a bonus to “Stories” therefore I didn’t count title of every player separately, just trusted in this what Media Guide offered at the end of 2010.

  15. Voo de Mar says:

    In my book is written that Borg in London (February 1974) won his first title, he did it in Auckland a month before. My mistake is probably connected to the fact that ATP hadn’t Auckland in Borg’s activity once, now it’s included. Unfortunately there are mistakes on the ATP website which make confusion :(

    • bry17may says:

      Well I’m checking in the ATP page and I think that they added recently some tournaments in their ATP Result Archive and activities of players.

      By Example:

      Jimmy Connors: Now in the Result archive have 109 titles like in the Media Guide, but the ATP added Nottingham 1976 and this tournament is not in the Media Guide. Instead of is the WCT in Puerto Rico. S:

      I hope ATP have the same stats than the next Media Guide

  16. statsman says:

    USA F1 FUTURES – PLANTATION, FL
    PLANTATION OPEN MEN’S $10,000 FUTURES
    07 January – 13 January 2013
    Clay – Outdoor
    Qualifying Singles Draw (128)
    3rd Round

    Benjamin BALLERET (MON) [8] d. Guillaume COUILLARD (MON)
    7-6(36-34) 6-1

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