Originally Posted by that tennis guy
I hope he's able to finish the year as #1 but if he doesn't and still wins three slams, I wouldn't really care.
Federer probably wouldn't either.
NO player has of course ever won 3 slams (been only done 5 times) in a season and not finish the year #1.
These are the only players who have won two slams and not finished #1:
Vilas and Borg were contending with a different rankings system where 2 years worth of play were taken into consideration.
Becker is the only one who with more or less the same type of rankings system we have now won two slams and did not finish the year #1. He made the SF's of RG and lost in the 4th round of the AO. Overall, he won 5 tournaments, was RU in 2 other tournaments and had 3 SF's.
Lendl was the overall #1 for the year. He won 10 titles and had 2 RU's. He won the AO, lost in the 4th round at RG, was a SFist at Wimby, and RU at the USO.