Re: Who else besides Lendl and Laver have lost in every GS final?
I fail to understand this thread. Just how can being runner-up to all majors be an embarrasment? If a hypothetical player were to win each of the 4 majors 4 times, yet loose a fifth time on all four, he would make both this list and top the list of GS winners with 16 wins. As for a player who won 3 majors but never bagged the other, his having made it to 1 or more final on that slam (even if he lost them) would certainly be better than never having reached the final. Lendl lost finals at his weakest tournament (Wimbledon), but Connors or Sampras never even made it to the final at theirs(RG); now there you have a posible cause for embarrasment for a top player. And an argument to say that Lendl was a better all-round player than either of the other two.
Besides, winning a tournament once is great, but the doubt may arise whether it was a fluke. If that player has been RU one or more times before, the chance the win was a stroke of good luck diminishes. Example: Federer in RG much better to win 1/4 finals than 1/1 final) or Rafa in Wimbledon (1 out of 3).