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post #7 of (permalink) Old 01-28-2013, 05:45 PM
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Re: Current youngest slam winner

Originally Posted by Litotes View Post
Juan Martin del Potro has now been the youngest slam winner for well over three years, and this looks set to continue for a while. He is now one of the players to have this distinction for the longest. How much longer will he remain the youngest slam winner? Borg looks within reach, could he even beat Chang?

Here is an overview of slam winners that have been youngest for three years or more (Open Era only):

Michael Chang: FO 1989 to FO 1996 - 7 years
Björn Borg: FO 1974 to USO 1979 - 5 years 4 months
Boris Becker: W 1985 to RG 1989 - 3 years 11 mounts
Juan Martin del Potro: USO 2009 to ? - 3 years 8 months (to FO 2013) and counting
Gustavo Kuerten: FO 1997 to USO 2000 - 3 years 4 months
Mats Wilander: FO 1982 to W 1985 - 3 years 1 month
Interesting. If Del Potro hadn't won the USO in 2009, Djokovic would pretty much be a lock to beat Chang here.

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