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post #15 of (permalink) Old 01-28-2013, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Current youngest slam winner

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Originally Posted by Naudio Spanlatine View Post
Hewitt was 20 when he won his first slam
Nadal was 19 when he won his first slam
Safin i think was 20 too.
Nole was 19 when he won his first slam

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Hewitt was surpassed as the youngest winner by Federer, 1 year and 9 months later

Safin was surpassed by Hewitt, exactly one year later.

Nadal was surpassed by Djokovic, 2 years and 8 months later, falling just short of my three year cutoff.

Djokovic, who was 20, not 19, was surpassed by del Potro 1 year and 8 months later.

Being a young winner is no guarantee someone born after you will not appear on the scene sooner rather than later.
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