Open Era only:
- All players who managed to win at least 3 slams have won the USO except Borg (obviously), Kuerten (3 slams), Courier (4 slams) and Kuerten (3 slams)
Kuerten is the only player in this category who failed to reach the final
- If you look at Roland Garros, there're Sampras, Connors, McEnroe, Edberg, Becker, Djokovic, Newcombe and Ashe, which it makes 8 players, 5 of them failed to reach the final.
- In Wimbledon, there're Lendl, Wilander, Vilas, Courier and Kuerten = 5 players, 3 of them failed to reach the final.
Now if we look at the players who made at least 4 slam finals, it's even worse:
- Every players of the Open Era who reached at least 4 slams final played a final in the USO except Ivanisevic (still a semi).
- In the French, the list is still huge: Sampras, Connors, Becker, Ashe, Hewitt, Rafter, Safin, Roddick, Chang
- In Wimbledon: Wilander, Vilas, Safin, Chang
I don't include the AO in this equation for obvious reasons.
If you look at the past 5 winners, there're Federer, Del Po, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray, all in a row, before the swiss, it was Rafter, Agassi, Safin, Hewitt, Sampras, Roddick, all in a row too.
Seems like it's the slam the most homogeneous (well, we knew it already but still)
There's a new USO champion each year seens 2008, so the conclusion of this is clear:
Gasquet will be the 2013 USO champion