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"SLAMS"=majors...#1.Rosewall [23], #2.Laver [19].>> #6.FED [12]

Most major singles titles, including major professional titles before the open era
The three professional tournaments (Wembley Pro, French Pro, U.S. Pro) until 1967 are sometimes referred as the professional Grand Slam tournaments by tennis historians as Robert Geist in "DER GRÖSSTE MEISTER Die denkwürdige Karriere des australischen Tennisspielers Kenneth Robert Rosewall" or Raymond Lee in his "Greatest Player of All time: A Statistical Analysis" article [1].


ROSEWALL, Ken: 23 major singles titles
Grand Slam tournaments (8 titles)
Australian Championships (excluding professionals): 1953, 1955
Australian Open (amateurs and professionals): 1971, 1972
French Championships (excluding professionals): 1953
French Open (amateurs and professionals): 1968
U.S. Championships (excluding professionals): 1956
U.S. Open (amateurs and professionals): 1970
Major professional tournaments before the open era began (15 titles)
U.S. Pro: 1963, 1965
French Pro: 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966
Wembley Pro: 1957, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963


LAVER, Rod: 19 major singles titles
Grand Slam tournaments (11 titles)
Australian Championships (excluding professionals): 1960, 1962
Australian Open (amateurs and professionals): 1969
French Championships (excluding professionals): 1962
French Open (amateurs and professionals): 1969
Wimbledon (excluding professionals): 1961, 1962
Wimbledon (amateurs and professionals): 1968, 1969
U.S. Championships (excluding professionals): 1962
U.S. Open (amateurs and professionals): 1969
Major professional tournaments before the open era began (8 titles)
U.S. Pro: 1964, 1966, 1967
French Pro: 1967
Wembley Pro: 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967


GONZALES, Pancho: 14 major singles titles
Grand Slam tournaments (2 titles)
U.S Championships (excluding professionals): 1948, 1949
Major professional tournaments before the open era began (12 titles)
U.S. Pro: 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961
Wembley Pro: 1950, 1951, 1952, 1956


SAMPRAS, Pete: 14 major singles titles
Grand Slam tournaments (14 titles)
Australian Open (amateurs and professionals): 1994, 1997
Wimbledon (amateurs and professionals): 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
U.S. Open (amateurs and professionals): 1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2002


TILDEN, Bill: 13 major singles titles
Grand Slam tournaments (10 titles)
U.S. Championships (excluding professionals): 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1929
Wimbledon (excluding professionals): 1920, 1921, 1930
Major professional tournaments before the open era began (3 titles)
French Pro: 1934
U.S. Pro: 1931, 1935
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Re: "SLAMS"=majors...#1.Rosewall [23], #2.Laver [19].>> #6.FED [12]

yeah....everyone likes to say how Rod laver did the calender twice, but he did MUCH more than that. and poor Rosewall doesn't even get mentioned these days.

those were the times when Australia was king in tennis.

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Re: "SLAMS"=majors...#1.Rosewall [23], #2.Laver [19].>> #6.FED [12]

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yeah....everyone likes to say how Rod laver did the calender twice, but he did MUCH more than that. and poor Rosewall doesn't even get mentioned these days.
those were the times when Australia was king in tennis.

yeah Rosewall is the most underated champion ever
...
one unlucky mark against Rosewall was the fact that he never won Wimbledon [though he reached the final 4-times]
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#Connors & Agassi`s longevity is always praised
but what about Rosewall
won AO aged 37yrs
USO & Wimby finalist aged 39yrs
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Re: "SLAMS"=majors...#1.Rosewall [23], #2.Laver [19].>> #6.FED [12]

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yeah Rosewall is the most underated champion ever
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one unlucky mark against Rosewall was the fact that he never won Wimbledon [though he reached the final 4-times]
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#Connors & Agassi`s longevity is always praised
but what about Rosewall
won AO aged 37yrs
USO & Wimby finalist aged 39yrs

5 most underrated guys!

Rosewall
Vilas
Wilander
Lendl
Courier


All never win Wimbledon
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