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British career highs


Thought some of you might be interested in the following table, which shows the career highs of all Brits who are currently ranked, when they first hit those highs, how long it's been since they hit them, where they are ranked now and how much this means they have dropped since hitting their career high.


 


The table is sorted by career high then by current ranking.


 


39 of the 59 players below have hit their career highs this year (the easiest way to find them is to look for players with nothing in the y column under "How long?"), but many of them have dropped quite alarmingly since.


 


Edit: I've removed the table from this post because Rob has done a better job of formatting it below.



-- Edited by steven at 12:15, 2006-11-29

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steven wrote:



 


 


Edit: not sure what went wrong here - the table below was set to be in Courier font so that the columns lined up, but when I post, it switches back to Verdana ... even if I then edit it and change it back to Courier again.


 


Annoying, isn't it.  That's why you need to use the

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tags:   What makes it even worse is that if you change the fonts inside the post, it messes up the tags as well.  Here's the table formatted (I had to cut ~& paste the text to and from notepad to lose the formatting:


 


Player            Career high First time  How long?   Now Dropped
Henman, Tim             4     08 Jul 2002 4 y   4 m   39    -35
Rusedski, Greg          4     06 Oct 1997 9 y   1 m   190   -186
Murray, Andy            16    11 Sep 2006       2 m   17    -1
Lee, Martin             94    11 Mar 2002 4 y   8 m   301   -207
Bogdanovic, Alex        114   16 Oct 2006       1 m   121   -7
Delgado, Jamie          121   20 Aug 2001 5 y   3 m   510   -389
Parmar, Arvind          137   26 Jun 2000 6 y   5 m   332   -195
Bloomfield, Richard     196   06 Nov 2006       -     215   -19
Mackin, Alan            213   13 Sep 2004 2 y   2 m   269   -56
Sherwood, David         214   25 Jul 2005 1 y   4 m   709   -495
Marray, Jonathan        215   25 Apr 2005 1 y   7 m   257   -42
Goodall, Joshua         244   11 Sep 2006       2 m   246   -2
Childs, Lee             251   21 Jun 2004 2 y   5 m   404   -153
Baker, Jamie            278   17 Apr 2006       7 m   315   -37
Auckland, James         282   06 Feb 2006       9 m   385   -103
Smith, Matthew          295   09 Jan 2006       10 m  619   -324
Fleming, Colin          365   14 Aug 2006       3 m   558   -193
Flanagan, Ian           503   11 Oct 2004 2 y   1 m   656   -153
Bamford, Neil           555   09 Jan 2006       10 m  705   -150
Hutchins, Ross          559   07 Aug 2006       3 m   692   -133
Slabinsky, Alexander    573   24 Jul 2006       4 m   800   -227
Phillips, Morgan        591   14 Aug 2006       3 m   606   -15
Burn, Tom               611   03 Oct 2005 1 y   1 m   999   -388
Rushby, Tom             652   09 Oct 2006       1 m   666   -14
Kennaugh, Andrew        689   15 May 2006       6 m   755   -66
May, James              718   19 Jun 2006       5 m   1023  -305
Irwin, Richard          730   27 Feb 2006       9 m   970   -240
Roberts, Simon          747   03 Oct 2005 1 y   1 m   1535  -788
Blake, Myles            756   17 Jul 2006       4 m   851   -95
Kasiri, Miles           768   31 Jan 2005 1 y   10 m  1324  -556
Eaton, Chris            774   20 Nov 2006       -     774   0
Brewer, David           811   04 Apr 2005 1 y   7 m   861   -50
Murray, Jamie           834   22 May 2006       6 m   1148  -314
Lalji, Naim             849   08 Dec 2003 2 y   11 m  1086  -237
Searle, Rob             885   23 Oct 2006       1 m   894   -9
Ward, James             907   23 Oct 2006       1 m   911   -4
Miotto, Alex            921   16 Oct 2006       1 m   924   -3
Fulford-Jones, Amadeus  933   20 Feb 2006       9 m   1109  -176
Harston, Simon          950   28 Aug 2006       3 m   1535  -585
Brooks, Richard         1036  05 May 2003 3 y   6 m   1191  -155
Connolly, Ross          1051  27 Nov 2006       -     1051  0
Wire, Richard           1085  18 Sep 2006       2 m   1139  -54
Seator, Edward          1109  27 Nov 2006       -     1109  0
Cox, Daniel             1139  27 Nov 2006       -     1139  0
Greenland, Thomas       1156  07 May 2001 5 y   6 m   1324  -168
Wright, Alan            1179  07 Aug 2006       3 m   1535  -356
Kalaitzis, Konstantinos 1232  28 Aug 2006       3 m   1248  -16
Cavaday, Nick           1408  10 May 2004 2 y   6 m   1535  -127
Peel, Nikki             1413  20 Sep 2004 2 y   2 m   1535  -122
Corrie, Edward          1417  27 Nov 2006       -     1417  0
Dee, Robert             1466  16 May 2005 1 y   6 m   1535  -69
Atkinson, Iain          1510  22 May 2006       6 m   1535  -25
Thornley, Sean          1510  22 May 2006       6 m   1535  -25
Childs, Simon           1532  23 Oct 2006       1 m   1535  -3
Bradshaw, Tim           1532  23 Oct 2006       1 m   1535  -3
Allinson, Edward        1532  23 Oct 2006       1 m   1535  -3
Illingworth, Matthew    1532  23 Oct 2006       1 m   1535  -3
Hewitt, Tim             1532  30 Oct 2006       1 m   1535  -3
Evans, Daniel           1535  27 Nov 2006       -     1535  0


 



For comparison, the career highs of those who have been influencing GB tennis in one way or another in the past few years (coaches, commentators, DC captains, etc) are as follows - let me know if I've missed someone!



11 Roger Taylor (1973)
14 Mark Cox (1977)
21 John Lloyd (1978)
54 Jeremy Bates (1995)
80 Mark Petchey (1994)
80 Andrew Castle (1988)
126 Chris Bailey (1989)
162 Barry Cowan (2000)

.. and the influential ex-players from overseas:

4 Brad Gilbert (1990)
12 Paul Annacone (1986)
25 Peter Lundgren (1985)



-- Edited by steven at 12:05, 2006-11-29




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Ah, forgot the 'pre' tags. I'll delete my table at the top and just leave yours. Thank you

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Too much messing about is required to format tables like the one above on here, but if anyone is interested in a year-end update to the career high table, you can find one at:


http://simserver.dyndns.org/btz/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=1378&PN=1



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So taking inspiration from one of Steven's stat pages, and in light of all the career high successes that are happening at the moment, i though i'd post a "refresh" the career high's table.  

Players have been included based on a somewhat arbitrary criteria: either they've achieved a singles CH of 200 or higher since 1990 or they've held an ATP ranking (single or double) since 2021 (hence why Tim is on the list along with Ken, but why for example Andrew Castle isn't).

If you spot someone is missing let me know.

Green against a name means they have a singles ranking as of 2022 (grey means they don't).  And since there wasn't enough space to allow all active players to be displayed (hence why it stops at 626), the separate table on the right includes all the players who've achieved a recent CH.

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Good stuff, Aber. Good to have all such CH info and to highlight new CHs.

I had actually recently thought of doing something similar myself, well on lesser scale more concentrating on updates of new CHs from active players. What put it on the back burner for now for me was us still being in the transitional covid rankings period and hence some CHs that I would maybe call a bit dodgy eg. Jodie with her old counters, and more particularly not having old counters coming off early in the year, meaming that her official current ranking / CH is well ahead of a ranking based on the last 12 months.

But now that you've set this up it's certainly worth continuing with and I will take an interest, indeed immediately compare it with the much shorter list of CHs I did put together recently 



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Thanks for this aberdaberdonian. 3 players this highlighted to me.

Martin Lee - reached top 100 and yet how many people really remember him? Wed die for that now.

Alex Bog- so much maligned and yet his ranking high stands up against most that have come since

Arvind - ditto to Alex to an extent and yet also a trailblazer for non white players at a time when, frankly, it was pretty tough for anyone from a non white background to make it in British tennis.

And what are all these 3 doing now for careers- well as they did, I cant see they made money for life so assume they moved into further careers ?

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Boggo dared to be GB #1 during a period when there wasn't much backing him up

So what more logical than for folk to take out their frustration at the state of GB men's tennis then to repeatedly malign the guy that had made himself our best. I felt very sorry for him.



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I'm not sure Boggo was ever #1? Surely Tim passed the baton onto Andy?

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To answer Jon's question Arv commentates, Martin is director of Living Tennis at Bisham Abbey and Boggo has disappeared without a trace.

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I'm not sure Boggo was ever #1? Surely Tim passed the baton onto Andy?


 Yes you are no doubt right. I hadn't thought that one through. I guess it was more that he was one of our highest ranked  for a long time and dared say to lose WC R1 matches at Wimbledon to much higher ranked playets.



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@indiana, great minds and all that winksmile

When putting it together, while i recognised most of the names from the 90s, there were a few that totally passed me by....Chris, Danny, Andrew....

If someone had asked me who they were i would have probably plumped for footballers or actors or local tv news presenters. smile



-- Edited by Aberdaberdonian on Thursday 10th of February 2022 11:24:36 PM

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wolf wrote:

To answer Jon's question Arv commentates, Martin is director of Living Tennis at Bisham Abbey and Boggo has disappeared without a trace.


 https://www.westchasetennis.com/meet-the-team

this is up to date as of 2021, I think, and has Boggo as running/joint running some tennis academy/lesson place in Florida 



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Chris Wilko beat Goran at Queens and also lost to Edberg in a great effort at Wimbledon.

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He commentates on ESPN

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