Re: Were the 2012 GS winners the luckiest in the Open Era?
A player who's already been in 4 slam finals with multiple wins over his main rivals is not "lucky" finally to win a slam. You might as well say Lendl was lucky to win R.G. 1984. He needed something to go his way & he duly benefited from a McEnroe choke, but if anything he was unlucky to have to contest slam finals against Borg, Wilander, Connors, & McEnroe in the 1st place, just as Murray was unlucky to have Fed & Djoker in his first 5 finals. It's been said before but bears repeating: Fed had Flip, Rafa Puerta, Djoker Tsonga in their first finals.
"There is no such thing as 'the world'." - Enoch Powell.