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Stats about Grand Slam champions: from Edmondson to Ivanisevic

Australian Mark Edmondson won his first Grand Slam title in his 5th career event! The most tournaments (305) had played Ivanisevic before he finally won his first GS title. Both players Edmondson & Ivanisevic have been something more in common. It was their first and the last Grand Slam triumph and both are the lowest ranked Slam winners: Edmondson - No. 212, Ivanisevic - No. 125.



I've counted only players who began career in the Open Era:
(in some cases a little mistake is possible)


5 - Edmondson, Mark (Australian Open 1976)
20 - Kuerten, Gustavo (Roland Garros 1997)
22 - Wilander, Mats (Roland Garros 1982)
23 - Chang, Michael (Roland Garros 1989)
24 - Becker, Boris (Wimbledon 1985)
40 - Borg, Bjorn (Roland Garros 1974)
42 - Nadal, Rafael (Roland Garros 2005)
45 - Sampras, Pete (US Open 1990)
51 - Stich, Michael (Wimbledon 1991)
52 - McEnroe, John (US Open 1979)
52 - Edberg, Stefan (Australian Open 1985)
55 - Djokovic, Novak (Australian Open 2008)
63 - Connors, Jimmy (Australian Open 1974)
64 - Roddick, Andy (US Open 2003)
67 - Courier, Jim (Roland Garros 1991)
67 - Hewitt, Lleyton (US Open 2001)
68 - Safin, Marat (US Open 2000)
73 - Kriek, Johan (Australian Open 1981)
76 - Cash, Pat (Wimbledon 1987)
76 - Moya, Carlos (Roland Garros 1998)
87 - Kafelnikov, Yevgeny (Roland Garros 1996)
92 - Ferrero, Juan Carlos (Roland Garros 2003)
93 - Noah, Yannick (Roland Garros 1983)
99 - Bruguera, Sergi (Roland Garros 1993)
100 - Agassi, Andre (Wimbledon 1992)
102 - Federer, Roger (Wimbledon 2003)
105 - Rafter, Patrick (US Open 1997)
118 - Krajicek, Richard (Wimbledon 1996)
119 - Gaudio, Gaston (Roland Garros 2004)
121 - Vilas, Guillermo (Roland Garros 1977)
123 - Lendl. Ivan (Roland Garros 1984)
136 - Teacher, Brian (Australian Open 1980)
137 - Tanner, Roscoe (Australian Open 1977)
165 - Johansson, Thomas (Australian Open 2002)
201 - Costa, Albert (Roland Garros 2002)
204 - Muster, Thomas (Roland Garros 1995)
213 - Korda, Petr (Australian Open 1998)
226 - Gomez, Andres (Roland Garros 1990)
305 - Ivanisevic, Goran (Wimbledon 2001)

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Re: Stats about Grand Slam champions: from Edmondson to Ivanisevic

Great stuff there Voo de Mar

Wilander played a lot of events just for a 17 yr old.

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Re: Stats about Grand Slam champions: from Edmondson to Ivanisevic

wow, i didn't realize agassi had quite a way to go before lifting his first slam trophy.
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Re: Stats about Grand Slam champions: from Edmondson to Ivanisevic

Fatastic work, Voo de Mar!

It's strange that Kuerten had only played 20 tournaments when he won the FO in 1997 when he was (already?) almost 21 years old.
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Re: Stats about Grand Slam champions: from Edmondson to Ivanisevic

Finnaly, some sensable thread. Can you give us statistics for AO only? I'm interested.
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Fatastic work, Voo de Mar!

It's strange that Kuerten had only played 20 tournaments when he won the FO in 1997 when he was (already?) almost 21 years old.
He had been playing mostly in the Challengers before he won Roland Garros for the first time. At that time had 34 Challengers on his account

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Finnaly, some sensable thread. Can you give us statistics for AO only? I'm interested.
I think it's unnecessary because I've written in the first post where a player won his first GS title.

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5 - Edmondson, Mark (Australian Open 1976)
20 - Kuerten, Gustavo (Roland Garros 1997)
22 - Wilander, Mats (Roland Garros 1982)
23 - Chang, Michael (Roland Garros 1989)
24 - Becker, Boris (Wimbledon 1985)
40 - Borg, Bjorn (Roland Garros 1974)
42 - Nadal, Rafael (Roland Garros 2005)
45 - Sampras, Pete (US Open 1990)
51 - Stich, Michael (Wimbledon 1991)
52 - McEnroe, John (US Open 1979)
52 - Edberg, Stefan (Australian Open 1985)
55 - Djokovic, Novak (Australian Open 2008)
63 - Connors, Jimmy (Australian Open 1974)
64 - Roddick, Andy (US Open 2003)
67 - Courier, Jim (Roland Garros 1991)
67 - Hewitt, Lleyton (US Open 2001)
68 - Safin, Marat (US Open 2000)
73 - Kriek, Johan (Australian Open 1981)
76 - Cash, Pat (Wimbledon 1987)
76 - Moya, Carlos (Roland Garros 1998)

87 - Kafelnikov, Yevgeny (Roland Garros 1996)
92 - Ferrero, Juan Carlos (Roland Garros 2003)
93 - Noah, Yannick (Roland Garros 1983)

99 - Bruguera, Sergi (Roland Garros 1993)
100 - Agassi, Andre (Wimbledon 1992)
102 - Federer, Roger (Wimbledon 2003)
105 - Rafter, Patrick (US Open 1997)
118 - Krajicek, Richard (Wimbledon 1996)
119 - Gaudio, Gaston (Roland Garros 2004)

121 - Vilas, Guillermo (Roland Garros 1977)
123 - Lendl. Ivan (Roland Garros 1984)
136 - Teacher, Brian (Australian Open 1980)
137 - Tanner, Roscoe (Australian Open 1977)
165 - Johansson, Thomas (Australian Open 2002)

201 - Costa, Albert (Roland Garros 2002)
204 - Muster, Thomas (Roland Garros 1995)
213 - Korda, Petr (Australian Open 1998)
226 - Gomez, Andres (Roland Garros 1990)
305 - Ivanisevic, Goran (Wimbledon 2001)

AO & FO produce about the same amount of `one slam wonders`, whilst USO produces none [except A.Rod]
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Re: Stats about Grand Slam champions: from Edmondson to Ivanisevic

Its easy to understand why the FO has produced so many one GS winners, for many years it has been quite open.

AO, probably because its the 1st GS of the season and the top players are not in tip top shape.

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AO & FO produce about the same amount of `one slam wonders`, whilst USO produces none [except A.Rod]
Looking at the issue this way we can say that USO is the hardest event to win

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You can see from this list that there's no clear pattern as to what type of player peeks early.

Grand Slam Season as of 2008:

Australian Open
Roland Garros
JOKE SLAM
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Looking at the issue this way we can say that USO is the hardest event to win
I wonder why that is.....any speculation?
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I wonder why that is.....any speculation?
Probably the top players are fully prepared and fitter. Some players are slightly drained by the US Open.

Just a theory...

Maybe the top players just dominate on hard court.

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