The records of the ATP circuit remain unchanged in 2017
Despite the great tennis quality registered during the season, none of the records of the ATP circuit have been able to be outpaced. A campaign starring Rafa Nadal regaining the leadership of the ranking, a condition that he has previously enjoyed three times: 2008, 2019 and 2013. Despite the great moments of the year, there are still many records that remain unchanged.
The player from Manacor has signed the longest winning streak of the season by not losing any of the 17 matches he played between April 19 and May 19, but that figure has nothing to do with the established in 1977 by Guillermo Vilas, of 46 consecutive victories. The same goes for the "prize money": Rafa has achieved the record of 2017 exceeding 12 million dollars but is far from the more than 21 won by Novak Djokovic two years ago.
The tennis player who has won more titles this season has been Roger Federer, with seven, a mark that is again far from the 16 obtained by Vilas in 1977. The same happens with the younger champions: Alexander Zverev and Andrey Rublev share the first position of 2017 at 19 years of age and 9 months but do not exceed the record of Aaron Krickstein, who in 1983 lifted a trophy at 16 years old and 2 months.
The story is repeated with the oldest champion. This year it was Victor Estrella but not surpassing Pancho González, who in 1972 won in Des Moines at 43 years old and 9 months. The Dominican has another great achievement to his name in 2017: the one of champion with worse ranking, when winning in Quito ranked 156.
Another fact to highlight is the number of aces in a single match. The John Isner holds an absolute record in the legendary and unattainable duel of Wimbledon 2010 against Nicolas Mahut, when he connected 113 aces. This year he has also signed the most aces in a match (45), precisely in Wimbledon and, surprisingly, ending in defeat. The figure, obviously, has nothing to do with the one of seven years ago.
From the perspective of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, Rafa Nadal has exceeded his own record by achieving the tenth title, a record that coincides with the other two tournaments in which the Majorcan has always been a hero: Monte Carlo and Roland Garros. The percentage of victories has also improved (94.6%) since his win loss record is 53- on the court that bears his name.