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SquintyOstrich

For some context on Medvedev's achievement, he is only the 27th man to get to #1. In that time, there have been around 49 different men's slam champions. Only one guy has ever made it to #1 without winning a slam, but 23 have won slams without ever getting to #1, including several multiple-time slam champions. Really elite stuff getting to #1. Congrats to Medvedev!


jolammy

Interestingly enough there have been exactly 27 WTA number 1s as well.


lostinsp_a_ce

Who's that one guy?


SquintyOstrich

Marcelo Rios got to #1 and never won a slam. Also, Ivan Lendl got to #1 before winning a slam, but ultimately won 8.


PratiKo

He won Grand Slam Cup, though, which was a Top 16 performers of Grand Slams during a year, defeating Agassi in the finals with a very [highlights](https://youtu.be/XxF6LVscYTY) worthy game. Edit: that year, 1998, Ríos also played the finals of AO against Petr Korda, who was later that year sanctioned for doping in Wimbledon.


SquintyOstrich

Sure. No knock on Rios. But he never won a slam, which is all I was saying.


PratiKo

Sure, just adding on your comment. Cheers!


justchewingtherag

Interesting too that since 04, atp have had only 4 #1s while wta has had 17, but overall, both wta and atp have each had 27 #1s since rankings started, with meddy included. For so long, particularly in Navratilova-Evert and then Graf years, WTA was the portrait of consistency at the very top


roamiedumbass

>71 Grand Slams >11 Different Men’s Grand Slam Champions that sums up how insane these past eighteen years have been


shegotofftheplane

10 Olympics?


hojbjerfc

2004(6 days after fed took #1) 2006,2008,2010,2012,2014,2016,2018,2021,2022


shegotofftheplane

Oh you meant Olympics in general. I thought you meant in the context of tennis aka just the tennis ones


FreeGums

Don't know why you're counting winter Olympics. Tennis can't be played outdoors in the winter


hojbjerfc

I also mentioned world cups. This was just to show time passed


Reasonable_Stuff_123

Tennis needs to be a winter Olympics sport with an ice court.


ifethereal

Will someone think of the poor ball kids drying the court!


Puckingfanda

>17 Different WTA #1’s Surprisingly, despite this both tours have had the same number of #1s in total: 27. Though, the ATP rankings were introduced 2 years before the WTA rankings.


PhoenixGamer34

Interesting statistic