Tennis Stat of the Day
| Peter Klein |
How dominant is Roger Federer? Rafael Nadal has been #2 in the ATP rankings, behind Federer, for 98 consecutive weeks — the longest anybody has been #2 without reaching #1 in the modern era. (Thanks to NBC for providing the stat during today’s French Open men’s final.)
It’s an interesting metric. What firms have held the #2 spot in their industries (sales, market share, earnings, etc.) the longest without reaching #1? Anybody with Compustat data and a few hours to spare want to crank some numbers for us?