Number of tournaments by players

I would say that a notable player participates in at least 200 tournaments on the main level throughout his career. It is a simple calculation because an average career on the main level lasts around twelve years, during that time a player participates in more or less twenty tournaments a year. Below you can look at a list which depicts number of tournaments played by particular players in the Open era (included guys who began their careers in this era), there are included all ATP and Grand Slam events except World Team Cup. The choice of players is random, I focused on the last two decades but included also some very good  players born in the 60’s and 50’s. Fabrice “Magicien” Santoro is a solitary leader of the list, and very tough to overcome in the future. The unorthodox Frenchman debuted in 1989 (as sixteen year-old) to play his last tournament in 2010, he participated in a solid number of Challengers (74) and Davis Cup ties (10) as a singles player too. He leads in two other rankings: the most Grand Slam appearances (71) and the most defeats (444)… 158 players when I created the list, another have been adding in responses to the entry, the active ones in blue:

Updated in the end of 2012
438 – Fabrice Santoro (1972)
381 – Jimmy Connors (1952)
369 – John Alexander (1951)
361 – Vincent Spadea (1974)
349 – Jonas Bjorkman (1972)
348 – Francisco Clavet (1968), Marc Rosset (1970)
342 – Brian Gottfried (1952)
334 – Vijay Amrtitraj (1953), Goran Ivanisevic (1971)
333 – Javier Sanchez (1968)
332 – Guillermo Vilas (1952), Wayne Ferreira (1971)
327 – Rainer Schuettler (1976)
326 – Michael Chang (1972)
325 – Harold Solomon (1952), Tomas Smid (1956)
324 – Carlos Moya (1976)
321 – Ivan Lendl (1960), Andre Agassi (1970)
320 – Arnaud Clement (1977)
319 – Wojtek Fibak (1952)
312 – Nikolay Davydenko (1981)
310 – Thomas Enqvist (1974)
308 – Phil Dent (1950), Jakob Hlasek (1964), Thomas Muster (1967)
305 – Cedric Pioline (1969)
304 – Tim Wilkison (1959)
302 – Dominik Hrbaty (1978)
297 – Yevgeny Kafelnikov (1974)
296 – Jeff Tarango (1968)
295 – Roscoe Tanner (1951)
293 – Greg Rusedski (1973), Alex Corretja (1974)
292 – Mark Woodforde (1965), Guy Forget (1966)
291 – Ivan Ljubicic (1979)
288 – Emilio Sanchez (1965)
287 – Thomas Johansson (1975)
286 – Richard Fromberg (1970), Nicolas Lapentti (1976), Tommy Haas (1978), Mikhail Youzhny (1982)
282 – Stefan Edberg (1966)
281 – Andres Gomez (1960)
279 – Ramesh Krishnan (1961), Feliciano Lopez (1981)
278 – Kenneth Carlsen (1973)
277 – Brad Gilbert (1961)
276 – Tommy Robredo (1982)
275 – Juan Ignacio Chela (1979)
274 – Albert Costa (1975)
273 – Tim Henman (1974)
272 – Wally Masur (1963)
268 –  Eddie Dibbs (1951), Magnus Gustafsson (1967), Pete Sampras (1971), Jarkko Nieminen (1981)
267 – Sergi Bruguera (1971), Alberto Martin (1978)
266 – Jan Siemerink (1970), Richey Reneberg (1965)
265 – Juan Carlos Ferrero (1980)
264 – Raul Ramirez (1953), Bill Scanlon (1956), Roger Federer (1981)
263 – Sjeng Schalken (1976)
261 – Boris Becker (1967)
260 – Anders Jarryd (1961), Nicolas Kiefer (1977), Marat Safin (1980)
259 – Aaron Krickstein (1967), Jason Stoltenberg (1970), Jiri Novak (1975)
258 – Olivier Rochus (1981)
257 – John McEnroe (1959)
256 – Gianluca Pozzi (1965)
255 – Kim Warwick (1955), Andrei Pavel (1974), David Ferrer (1982)
254 – Ross Case (1951)
253 – Dick Stockton (1951)
251 – Jurgen Melzer (1981)
250 – Henri Leconte (1963), Paul Haarhuis (1966)
249 – John Lloyd (1954)
248 – Xavier Malisse (1980)
246 – Brian Teacher (1954), Victor Pecci (1955)
245 – Vitas Gerulaitis (1954), Kevin Curren (1958), Petr Korda (1968)
244 – Balazs Taroczy (1954), Andrei Chesnokov (1966)
241 – Karel Novacek (1965), Sebastien Grosjean (1978)
240 – Alexander Volkov (1967), Jim Courier (1970),  Albert Montanes (1980)
237 – Karol Kucera (1974)
236 – Stefan Koubek (1977),  Fernando Verdasco (1983)
235 – Geoff Masters (1950), Mark Edmondson (1954), Johan Kriek (1958), Marcelo Filippini (1967), Renzo Furlan (1970), Davide Sanguinetti (1972)
233 – Todd Woodbridge (1971)
232 – Jose Higueras (1953), Mats Wilander (1964),  Radek Stepanek (1978)
231 – Byron Black (1969),  James Blake (1979)
230 – Ronald Agenor (1964), Todd Martin (1970)
229 – Terry Moor (1952), John Fitzgerald (1960)
228 – Brad Drewett (1958)
226 – Tim Gullikson (1951), Younes El Aynaoui (1971), Bohdan Ulihrach (1975)
225 – Tom Gullikson (1951),  Magnus Larsson (1970), Felix Mantilla (1974), Max Mirnyi (1977) *
224 –  Jimmy Arias (1964),  Tomas Carbonell (1968), Guillaume Raoux (1970), Andrea Gaudenzi (1973), Lleyton Hewitt (1981),  Paul-Henri Mathieu (1982),  Andy Roddick (1982)
223 – Nicolas Massu (1979)
222 – Amos Mansdorf (1965)
221 – Bernard Mitton (1954), Richard Krajicek (1971), Andrei Medvedev (1974)
220 – Daniel Vacek (1971)
219 – Adriano Panatta (1950)
217 – Igor Andreev (1983)
216 – Hicham Arazi (1973), Fernando Vicente (1977)
215 – Erik Van Dillen (1951), Jaime Yzaga (1967)
214 – Hank Pfister (1953), Eliot Teltscher (1959), Yannick Noah (1960), Jordi Arrese (1964), Andreas Seppi (1984)
213 – Paul McNamee (1954), Diego Perez (1962), David Prinosil (1973), Mariano Zabaleta (1978)
211 – Sandy Mayer (1952), Thierry Tulasne (1963)
209 – Martin Damm (1970), Albert Portas (1973), Sargis Sargsian (1973), Christophe Rochus (1978)
208 – Carlos Costa (1966)
207 – Peter Fleming (1955),  Mardy Fish (1981)
206 – Alberto Berasategui (1973)
205 – Tim Mayotte (1960), Jonas Svensson (1966)
204 – Corrado Barazzutti (1953), Jan Gunnarsson (1962), Mark Philippoussis (1976),  Fernando Gonzalez (1980)
202 – Chris Lewis (1957), Andrei Cherkasov (1970), Fernando Meligeni (1971), Julien Benneteau (1981)
201 – Philipp Kohlschreiber (1983),  Tomas Berdych (1985)
200 – Scott Davis (1962), Arnaud Boetsch (1969), Michael Llodra (1980)
199 – Gustavo Kuerten (1976)
198 – Marcelo Rios (1975),  Nicolas Almagro (1985)
197 – Pat DuPre (1954)
196 – Russell Simpson (1954)
195 – Carl-Uwe Steeb (1967), Guillermo Canas (1977)
194 – Heintz Gunthardt (1959), Horst Skoff (1968), Gaston Gaudio (1978)
193 – David Wheaton (1969)
191 – John Sadri (1951), Mark-Kevin Goellner (1970),  Juan Monaco (1984)
190 – Jan-Michael Gambill (1977),  Ivo Karlovic (1979)
189 – Paradorn Srichaphan (1979)
188 – Slava Dosedel (1970), Richard Gasquet (1986),  Filippo Volandri (1981),  Robby Ginepri (1982)
186 – MaliVai Washington (1969), Patrick Rafter (1972), Agustin Calleri (1976)
183 – Bjorn Borg (1956),  Gilles Simon (1984)
182 – Derrick Rostagno (1965)
180 – Karim Alami (1973),  Janko Tipsarevic (1984)
179 – David Pate (1962), Michael Stich (1968), Jose Acasuso (1982)
177 – Victor Amaya (1954), Horacio de la Pena (1966)
176 – Colin Dowdeswell (1955)
175 – Buster Mottram (1955), Jeremy Bates (1962)
174 –  Dmitry Tursunov (1982)
173 – Billy Martin (1956), Robin Soderling (1984)
172 – David Nalbandian (1982)
171 – Magnus Norman (1976)
170 – Gene Mayer (1956), Luiz Mattar (1963), Martin Jaite (1964)
168 – Florian Mayer (1983),  Rafael Nadal (1986)
169 – Adrian Voinea (1974)
166 – Marcos Baghdatis (1985)
165 – Patrick McEnroe (1966), Stanislas Wawrinka (1985)
163 – Franco Squillari (1975)
162 – Christo van Rensburg (1962)
160 – Jose-Luis Clerc (1958)
159 – Bernd Karbacher (1967)
157 – Hyung Taik Lee (1976)
155 – Franco Davin (1970),
154 – Javier Frana (1966), Wayne Arthurs (1971)
150 – Omar Camporese (1968),  Gael Monfils (1986)
148 – Paolo Bertolucci (1951), Shlomo Glickstein (1958), Joakim Nystrom (1963)
147 – Andy Murray (1987)
146 – Antonio Zugarelli (1950)
145 – Jacco Eltingh (1970), Novak Djokovic (1987)
144 – Sam Querrey (1987)
143 – Taylor Dent (1981)
141 – Pat Cash (1965)
139 – Butch Walts (1955), Juan Aguilera (1962)
138 – Hans Gildemeister (1956), Guillermo Perez-Roldan (1969)
134 – Paul Annacone (1963), Marin Cilic (1988)
129 – Nicolas Escude (1976), Viktor Troicki (1986)
128 – Rolf Gehring (1955), Peter McNamara (1955), Mario Ancic (1984)
127 – Slobodan Zivojinovic (1963), Gilbert Schaller (1967)
124 – Gianni Ocleppo (1957)
121 – Alberto Mancini (1969)
120 – Ernests Gulbis (1988)
119 – Chip Hooper (1958), Marcel Granollers (1986)
118 – Vincent van Patten (1957)
117 – Miloslav Mecir (1964), Mariano Puerta (1978)
116 – Steve Denton (1956)
115 – Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (1985), Juan Martin del Potro (1988)
114 – Mikael Pernfors (1963), Guillermo Coria (1982)
111 – Henrik Sundstrom (1964)
110 – Mikael Tillstrom (1972)
108 – Henrik Holm (1968)
107 – Goran Prpic (1964)
106 – John Isner (1985)
89 – Kevin Anderson (1986), Robin Haase (1987)
84 – Jay Berger (1966)
82 – Alexandr Dolgopolov (1988)
73 – Kei Nishikori (1989)
66 – Kent Carlsson (1968), Martin Verkerk (1978)
55 – Joachim Johansson (1982)
49 – Bernard Tomic (1992)
47 – Milos Raonic (1990)
* He hasn’t played a tournament in singles since 2008.
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41 Responses to Number of tournaments by players

  1. Joca says:

    Thanks for this man

  2. V.H. says:

    Why didn’t you count Smid, J. Sanchez and Clavet?

  3. Joca says:

    This is SOOOO boring to count :) :) Clavet is on 348, tied 5th on the list

    1988 – 4
    1989 – 6
    1990 – 16
    1991 – 26
    1992 – 29
    1993 – 26
    1994 – 19
    1995 – 28
    1996 – 29
    1997 – 26
    1998 – 28
    1999 – 27
    2000 – 30
    2001 – 28
    2002 – 22
    2003 – 4

  4. V.H. says:

    You think there are more with 300+? Just wondering…

    I guess it would be easier to count if taking total number of career losses, minus no. of walkover losses and tournament wins. Round-robin messes up a little bit though

  5. Joca says:

    John Alexander, Javier Sanchez, Tomas Smid, Jaime Fillol Sr., Raymond Moore, Gottfried, Harold Solomon, Wojtek Fibak, Phil Dent, Vijay Amritraj, Tim Wilkison, Onny Parun, Emilio Sanchez, Jeff Borowiak, Ilie Nastase, Brad Gilbert, Ramesh Krishnan, Roscoe Tanner, Andres Gomez, Stan Smith are all above or around 300

    We can add them one by one together

    • Voo de Mar says:

      V.H. also Davis Cup and World Team Cup mess up…

      Very good idea Joca :) Tanner – 295

      1969: 1
      1970: 6
      1971: 9
      1972: 14
      1973: 28
      1974: 30
      1975: 25
      1976: 31
      1977: 27
      1978: 23
      1979: 20
      1980: 17
      1981: 22
      1982: 17
      1983: 13
      1984: 11
      1985: 1

  6. Voo de Mar says:

    Wojtek Fibak – 319

    1974: 9
    1975: 33
    1976: 34
    1977: 32
    1978: 32
    1979: 23
    1980: 26
    1981: 31
    1982: 28
    1983: 23
    1984: 23
    1985: 17
    1986: 12
    1987: 5
    1988: 1

  7. juan cristobal guzman says:

    Jaime Fillol buddy?

  8. Voo de Mar says:

    I don’t know Juan, I wanted to count only players who began their careers in the Open era, Fillil had begun before it.

  9. Voo de Mar says:

    Today added my first favorite player, Jonas Svensson – 205 tourneys:

    1983: 2
    1984: 2
    1985: 10
    1986: 20
    1987: 19
    1988: 22
    1989: 19
    1990: 20
    1991: 22
    1992: 23
    1993: 28
    1994: 17
    1995: 1

  10. Voo de Mar says:

    Benneteau added today, he played 179 tournaments before this year:

    2001: 1
    2002: 2
    2003: 7
    2004: 15
    2005: 17
    2006: 22
    2007: 27
    2008: 20
    2009: 28
    2010: 19
    2011: 21

  11. Voo de Mar says:

    Nishikori today – 54 tournaments after first five years at the main level:

    2007: 5
    2008: 12
    2009: 6
    2010: 9
    2011: 22

  12. bry17may says:

    I can’t believe that I never be grateful with this post is awesome
    I count the tournaments of something players more.

    Brian Gottfried – 342
    Ilie Nastase – 338
    Harold Solomon – 325
    Stan Smith – 298
    Andres Gomez – 281
    Manuel Orantes – 278
    Brad Gilbert -277
    Eddie Dibbs – 268
    Raul Ramirez – 264
    Tom Okker – 246
    Vitas Gerulaitis – 245
    Arthur Ashe – 236
    Ken Rosewall – 177
    John Newcombe – 170
    Jose-Luis Clerc – 160
    Rod Laver – 148

    Tomorrow I will count some more.

  13. Voo de Mar says:

    Thanks bry17may for your valuable contribution :) I’ve added these numbers except players who began their careers before the Open era, also Richey Reneberg with his 266 tournaments:

    1986: 3
    1987: 13
    1988: 19
    1989: 21
    1990: 25
    1991: 19
    1992: 20
    1993: 27
    1994: 24
    1995: 23
    1996: 26
    1997: 20
    1998: 15
    1999: 10
    2000: 1

  14. Voo de Mar says:

    Filippo Volandri added today who had played 167 tournaments prior to 2012:

    01: 2
    02: 2
    03: 16
    04: 22
    05: 27
    06: 25
    07: 25
    08: 20
    09: 3
    10: 6
    11: 19

    …and Jose Acasuso who announces retirement this week with 179 tournaments played:

    01: 12
    02: 18
    03: 18
    04: 16
    05: 27
    06: 21
    07: 18
    08: 24
    09: 21
    10: 3
    11: 1

  15. bry17may says:

    Here is some numbers more :)

    John Alexander – 369
    Vijay Amritraj – 334
    Tomas Smid – 325
    Emilio Sanchez – 288
    Robert Lutz – 276
    Anders Jarryd – 260
    Henri Leconte – 250
    Brian Teacher – 246
    Victor Pecci Sr. – 246
    Kevin Curren – 245
    Jan Kodes – 241
    Balazs Taroczy – 240
    Johan Kriek -235
    Jose Higueras – 232
    Adriano Panatta – 219
    Jimmy Arias – 217
    Eliot Teltscher – 214
    Sandy Mayer – 211
    Alberto Berasategui – 207
    Tim Mayotte – 205
    Cliff Richey – 193
    Gene Mayer – 170
    Martin Jaite – 170
    Joakim Nystrom – 148
    Guillermo Perez-Roldan – 138
    Tony Roche – 132

  16. Voo de Mar says:

    Great work bry17may! :)
    As previously – I’ve added these numbers except players who began their careers before the Open era, so excluded Lutz, Kodes, Richey and Roche.

    We have to add Javier Sanchez to the list, how many tournaments he played?

  17. bry17may says:

    Jaime Fillol – 334
    Bill Scanlon – 264
    Tom Gorman – 256
    Dick Stockton -253
    Marty Riessen – 252
    Andrei Chesnokov – 244
    Mark Cox – 232
    Roger Taylor – 215
    Thierry Tulasne – 211
    Carlos Costa – 208
    Peter Fleming – 207
    Corrado Barazzutti – 204
    Andrei Cherkasov – 202
    Scott Davis – 200
    Cliff Drysdale -197
    MaliVai Washington – 186
    Derrick Rostagno – 182
    Nikola Pilic – 174
    Paolo Bertolucci – 148
    Juan Aguilera – 139
    Hans Gildemeister – 138
    Paul Annacone – 134
    Peter McNamara – 128
    Alberto Mancini – 121
    Mariano Puerta – 117
    Steve Denton – 116
    Roy Emerson – 116
    Mikael Pernfors – 114
    Henrik Sundstrom – 111
    Alex Metreveli – 98
    Jay Berger – 84
    Kent Carlsson – 66

    Also there are some players than began their careers before Open Era, sorry by that :s

    PD: The ATP said than Alexander Volkov played his first tournament at six years old!, the ATP is worse than I was thinking

  18. Voo de Mar says:

    Very good that you mention older players, I just don’t add them to the list but it’s good to know how many tournaments they played in the OE.

    The error with Volkov is probably connected to Anatoli Volkov (b. 1948). I don’t know whether he is related to Alexander, maybe his father or uncle???

    Maybe some Russian visiting the blog knows it and will say…

  19. bry17may says:

    Phil Dent – 308
    Tim Wilkison – 304
    Onny Parun – 298
    Jeff Borowiak – 297
    Ramesh Krishnan – 279
    Wally Masur – 272
    Zeljko Franulovic – 265
    Kim Warwick – 255
    Ross Case – 254
    Andrew Pattison – 253
    Alexander Volkov – 240
    Mark Edmondson – 235
    Renzo Furlan – 235
    Marcelo Filippini – 235
    John Fitzgerald – 229
    Tim Gullikson – 226
    Amos Mansdorf – 222
    Jaime Yzaga – 215
    Hank Pfister – 214
    Jordi Arrese – 214
    Chris Lewis – 202
    Pat DuPre – 197
    Carl-Uwe Steeb – 195
    Horst Skoff – 194
    John Sadri – 191
    Agustin Calleri – 186
    Karl Meiler – 180
    David Pate – 179
    Victo Amaya – 177
    Buster Mottram – 175
    Luiz Mattar – 170
    Christo van Rensburg – 162
    Omar Camporese – 150
    Jacco Eltingh – 145
    Slobodan Zivojinovic – 128
    Gilbert Schaller – 127
    Chip Hooper – 119
    Sam Querrey – 119* Without 2012
    Francois Jauffret – 118
    Henrik Holm – 108
    Goran Prpic – 107
    Clark Graebner – 105
    Andres Gimeno – 92

    *With this all the Top 20’s and tennis players with more than 10 final are here :)

  20. Voo de Mar says:

    Interesting that Gullikson twins are separated only by one tournament :)

  21. bry17may says:

    Raymond Moore – 319
    Colin Dibley – 292
    Dick Crealy – 285
    Ismail El Shafei – 254
    John Lloyd – 249
    Geoff Masters – 235
    Olivier Rochus – 233
    Terry Moor – 229
    Brad Drewett – 228
    Charlie Pasarell – 227
    Bob Carmichael – 225
    Tomas Carbonell – 224
    Guillaume Raoux – 224
    Frew McMillan – 223
    Bernard Mitton – 221
    Sherwood Stewart – 220
    Georges Goven – 217
    Fernando Vicente – 216
    Erik Van Dillen – 215
    Paul McNamee – 213
    Diego Perez – 213
    Martin Damm – 209
    Sargis Sargsian – 209
    Christophe Rochus – 209
    Hans Kary – 206
    Allan Stone – 206
    Barry Phillips-Moore – 205
    Jan Gunnarsson – 204
    Russell Simpson – 196

    Here all the players with at least 200 losses so I believe than there aren’t more players with +200 tournaments :)

  22. Voo de Mar says:

    Wonderful job bry17may 😀 In the meantime I checked out Olivier Rochus, and I’ve got 239 not 233 :/

    00: 5
    01: 19
    02: 22
    03: 28
    04: 22
    05: 25
    06: 21
    07: 22
    08: 25
    09: 9
    10: 22
    11: 14

  23. Voo de Mar says:

    I’ve got a solid database for some players, others are counted just once, so possible mistakes are probable, in Rochus’s case it might be just 1 mistake in 5 seasons out of 11 he played, and suddenly there are more tournaments than should have been.

    Do you count on ATP website?

  24. Voo de Mar says:

    Are you sure you count also main level tournaments which appear as Challengers because aren’t linked?

    http://voodemar.com/?attachment_id=6475

  25. Voo de Mar says:

    Kevin Anderson – 62.

    07: 1
    08: 9
    09: 6
    10: 18
    11: 28

  26. Voo de Mar says:

    I would like to add numbers of these players: Alami, Davin, De La Pena, Dosedel, Dowdeswell, Frana, Gehring, Glickstein, Gunthardt, Kulti, Billy Martin, Matsuoka, Patrick McEnroe, Ocleppo, Tillstrom, Van Patten, Voinea, Walts & Zugarelli.

  27. bry17may says:

    I’m checking all the players and I have one question, Do you count the tournaments with a W/O in first round.

  28. Voo de Mar says:

    In some cases, probably yes.

  29. Voo de Mar says:

    bry17may

    I attach here your stats, may be helpful… http://www.mediafire.com/view/?uckr4nkikq74d9a
    (Update: Miami 2013)

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