Who has the Longest Winning Streaks in Men's Tennis?
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Longest Winning Streaks in Men's Tennis
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In the Men's Tennis Game it is extremely hard for any player to record a high number of consecutive wins. This is because of the incredible competition in the game which prevents just one player from being an absolutely dominant force. In the current era of the big 3, it is hard for one of them to shine, but rather all 3 of them shining at the same time. This makes us wonder who has the longest winning streaks in the mens game.
1. Guillermo Vilas - 1977 - 46 Consecutive Match Wins
- Guillermo Vilas was one of the best players of all time, and the best year of his career can be considered to be 1977. Vilas has the longest winning streaks in the men's game, winning 46 consecutive matches and winning both the French Open and the US Open. Vilas is not as remembered as other players, however, he should get more respect for his accomplishments on the tennis court.
2. Ivan Lendl - 1981-1982 - 44 Consecutive Match Wins
- In the months following the US Open in 1981, Ivan Lendl was a dominant force on a tennis court. Lendl, one of the best players ever, won 7 titles in his incredible win streak and showed us what he was capable of doing. This win streak put Lendl on the map and it allowed him to play with more confidence which helped him win big titles later on in his career.
3. Novak Djokovic - 2010-2011 - 43 Consecutive Match Wins
- Novak Djokovic has had an incredible career. The Serb is still at the peak of his game, and looking back at his 2010-2011 season shows us his incredible longevity. Djokovic reached 43 consecutive match wins by the beginning of 2011, and he won numerous titles along the way, including winning the 2010 Davis Cup for Serbia. Djokovic eventually lost top Federer in the French Open Semi-Finals, but he showed us what he was capable of.
4. Bjorn Borg - 1978 - 43 Consecutive Match Wins
- Bjorn Borg is an incredible story of a tennis player. Borg could have cemented his name as the best tennis player of all time, ahead of Federer, Djokovic and Nadal if he had played past his 26th birthday. Borg was a dominant force on all surfaces, and in 1978, he won 43 straight matches in which he won both the French Open and Wimbledon.
5. John McEnroe - 1984 - 42 Consecutive Match Wins
- John McEnroe was an extremely fun player to watch. In 1984, McEnroe began the year by winning the Masters tournament and numerous titles as he won 42 consecutive matches. McEnroe was a player who took every loss extremely personally and hated not giving his all on the court. McEnroe was a dominant player in his time, it is just unfortunate that he did not play in our era as he could have challenged some of the best players at the moment.
6. Roger Federer - 2006-2007 - 41 Consecutive Match Wins
- 2006 Roger Federer was the best version of Federer. Federer was just absolutely dominant in 2006, only losing 5 matches in 2006 and then going on a tear, winning 41 consecutive matches, even going into 2007. Federer's forehand was incredible in those years and he just did not seem to have any issues in destroying whoever was on the opposite side of the court to him.