Originally Posted by Naudio Spanlatine
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
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.