As if ranking players of different eras isn't difficult enough, an international panel of experts is combining men and women and active and retired players. Good luck with all of that. In any case, Lindsay Davenport is ranked No. 43 and Michael Chang No. 100. Andre Agassi will be the third ex-Capital when the top 20 are revealed.
Davenport won six Grand Slam titles (three in singles and three in women's doubles) and an Olympic singles gold medal in singles and played on three Fed Cup championship teams for the United States. She was ranked No. 1 in singles and doubles.
Chang remains the youngest man to win a Grand Slam singles title after capturing the 1989 French Open at 17. He reached three other Grand Slam singles finals and played on one Davis Cup title team for the U.S.
Tennis Channel has broadcast three one-hour shows -- on Nos. 100-71, Nos. 70-41 and Nos. 40-21 -- this week. Nos. 20-11 will premiere Thursday at 4 p.m. PDT and Nos. 10-1 Friday at the same time (see the full schedule below).
Agassi played part-time for the Capitals from 2002, when they won their fifth of a record six WTT titles, to 2004. Chang competed part-time in 2009 and 2010.
Davenport has a long history with the Capitals. She earned WTT Female Rookie of the Year honors at 17 years old in 1993 and helped Sacramento win WTT crowns in 1997 and 1998. Davenport also played one match during the Capitals' 2007 championship season six weeks after giving birth to her first child. Now 35 with three children, she is scheduled to play for the Orange Country Breakers against the Capitals on July 24 at Sunrise Marketplace Stadium.
Chang was inducted in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2008, and Agassi joined him last year. Davenport undoubtedly will join them when she becomes eligible next year.
Here's Tennis Channel's top-100 schedule for the rest of the week (all times PDT):
Tonight -- Nos. 40-21 at 10 o'clock (repeat).
Thursday -- Nos. 100-71 at 1 p.m.; Nos. 70-41 at 2 p.m.; Nos. 40-21 at 3 p.m.; Nos. 20-11 at 4 p.m. (premiere), 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Friday -- Nos. 100-71 at noon; Nos. 70-41 at 1 p.m.; Nos. 40-21 at 2 p.m.; Nos. 20-11 at 3 p.m.; Nos. 10-1 at 4 p.m. (premiere), 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Following are Tennis Channel's No. 100 through 41:
|100 - Michael Chang, Male, USA|
|99 - Ann Haydon Jones, Female, GBR|
|98 - Henry Bunny Austin, M, GBR|
|97 - Pat Cash, M, AUS|
|96 - Manuel Orantes, M, ESP|
|95 - Thomas Muster, M, AUT|
|94 - Andy Roddick, M, USA|
|93 - Nicola Pietrangeli, M, ITA|
|92 - Svetlana Kuznetsova, F, RUS|
|91 - Shirley Fry Irvin, F, USA|
|90 - Bill Johnston, M, USA|
|89 - Dorothea Lambert Chambers, F, GBR|
|88 - Amelie Mauresmo, F, FRA|
|87 - Mary Pierce, F, FRA|
|86 - Tony Wilding, M, NZL|
|85 - Yannick Noah, M, FRA|
|84 - Norman Brookes, M, AUS|
|83 - Jan Kodes, M, CZE|
|82 - Yevgeny Kafelnikov, M, RUS|
|81 - Vic Seixas, M, USA|
|80 - Marat Safin, M, RUS|
|79 - Gabriela Sabatini, F, ARG|
|78 - Ashley Cooper, M, AUS|
|77 - Molla Mallory, F, USA|
|76 - William Renshaw, M, GBR|
|75 - Pauline Betz Addie, F, USA|
|74 - Tony Roche, M, AUS|
|73 - Jaroslav Drobny, M, CZE|
|72 - Gottfried Von Cramm, M, GER|
|71 - Maria Sharapova, F, RUS|
|70 - Patrick Rafter , M, AUS|
|69 - Louise Brough , F, USA|
|68 - Helen Hull Jacobs , F, USA|
|67 - Fred Stolle , M, AUS|
|66 - Bobby Riggs , M, USA|
|65 - Pancho Segura , M, ECU|
|64 - Ellsworth Vines , M, USA|
|63 - Lleyton Hewitt , M, AUS|
|62 - Hana Mandlikova , F, CZE|
|61 - Neale Fraser , M, USA|
|60 - Virginia Wade , F, GBR|
|59 - Margaret Osborne Dupont, F, USA|
|58 - Alice Marble , F, USA|
|57 - Jennifer Capriati , F, USA|
|56 - Stan Smith, M, USA|
|55 - Gustavo Kuerten, M, BRA|
|54 - Manuel Santana, M, ESP|
|53 - Tracy Austin, F, USA|
|52 - Jack Crawford, M, AUS|
|51 - Doris Hart, F, USA|
|50 - Tony Trabert, M, USA|
|49 - Ilie Nastase , M, ROM|
|48 - Frank Sedgman, M, AUS|
|47 - Jean Borotra, M, FRA|
|46 - Henri Cochet, M, FRA|
|45 - Kim Clijsters, F, BEL|
|44 - Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, F, ESP|
|43 - Lindsay Davenport, F, USA|
|42 - Jim Courier, M, USA|
|41 - Guillermo Vilas, M, ARG|