Tennis Number 1’s

About a week ago, Roger Federer won his seventh Wimbledon title, which ties Pete Sampras, and his 17 Grand Slam title overall, extending that record even further.  Less (more?) importantly, Mr. Federer regains the ranking of number 1 in the word by the slimmest of margins (11075 to 11000) over Novak Djokovic.  Here is my updated plot of the 19 players who have reached number 1 since 1990.  Notably (still) absent is Mr. Andy Murray.  But as he said himself after his Wimbledon defeat: “I’m getting closer.”

Note: This graph has been updated as it originally included Andy Murray and Benjamin Becker instead of Boris Becker.  I apologize for the mistake.



Posted on July 17, 2012, in Math Pictures, R, Sports, Tennis. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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