Top 10 Achievements Of The Year

Best Of 2011

2011 season is over. Many of the achievements obtained by the players. Of course, it became its own record for active players who appear on the competition series this year. Here are 10 best achievement according to the ATP World Tour:

Number 1 – Djokovic’s 41-0 Start

DjokovicThe tennis world may have thought they’d seen it all in an era defined by the record-shattering dominance of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, only to witness Novak Djokovic emerge as an invincible force to start 2011. Through the first five-plus months of the season, the Serbian proved to be unbeatable, building a 41-0 start unparalleled since John McEnroe’s effort back in 1984.

Number 2 – Djokovic’s Three Grand Slam Crowns

In 2011, Djokovic escaped the company of the 24 men in the ‘One-Slam Wonder’ club and joined the elite ranks of Rod Laver (1969), Mats Wilander (1974), Roger Federer (2004, 2006, 2007) and Rafael Nadal (2010) as winners of three Grand Slam titles in a season.

Number 3 – Djokovic’s Record Five Masters 1000 Titles

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal had set a new record for the number of ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles won in a single season when they each claimed four during the 2005 season, a feat accomplished by Federer again the following year. In 2011, Novak Djokovic went one better, winning five ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles – in five straight appearances.

Number 4 – Nadal’s Monte-Carlo Streak & Record-Tying Roland Garros Triumph

Rafael Nadal’s 2011 clay campaign began and ended on high notes. The Spaniard, who claimed all three clay-court ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and Roland Garros titles the previous season, extended his reign at the Monte-Carlo Country Club to a record seventh straight year and captured a record-equalling sixth Roland Garros title.

Number 5 – Bryans’ Record Weeks At No. 1

Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan continued to add to their legacy in 2011, as they clinched the year-end No. 1 team ranking for a record seventh time in nine seasons. They claimed eight tour-level titles to take their team total to an Open Era record 75, and also equalled Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde’s record haul of 11 Grand Slam team titles by winning the Australian Open and Wimbledon.

Number 6 – Federer’s Record Sixth Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Titles

“It feels very special, indeed,” said Federer, who also tied Ivan Lendl’s record 39 match wins at the tournament. “I’ve been trying to sort of block it out for the entire tournament, the entire time I’ve been here in London. I just tried to recuperate from Basel and Paris and hopefully get through the round robin stages. So now it’s finally sort of reality that I’ve been able to win six [Barclays ATP] World Tour Finals. It’s an amazing feeling. I know it’s one of my greatest accomplishments.”

Number 7 – 800 Wins For Nestor & Federer

No active player had 800 match wins to his name coming into the 2011 ATP World Tour season, but by the end of the year, two had reached the milestone: Daniel Nestor and Roger Federer.

Number 8 – Murray’s Asian Swing Hat Trick

Andy Murray reigned supreme in Asia, completing a title sweep of the tournaments in Bangkok, Tokyo and Shanghai over a three-week span to overtake Roger Federer at No. 3 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings.

Number 9 – Del Potro’s Comeback

Del Potro survived a dramatic comeback match in January at Sydney, surviving match point before overcoming Feliciano Lopez in a third set tie-break, and then began his rapid ascent in the South African Airways ATP Rankings with a 23-4 run over the next few months. Back-to-back semi-finals at San Jose and Memphis and the title win in Delray Beach (d. Tipsarevic) pushed him back into the Top 100 by the end of February.

Number 10 – Raonic & Nishikori’s High Ranks

Youngsters Milos Raonic and Kei Nishikori, each past winners of the Newcomer Of The Year award, can claim bragging rights as the best men’s players to emerge from their respective home countries of Canada and Japan after setting new bars in the South African Airways ATP Rankings.

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