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Re: Playing to seeds in Grand Slams

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Originally Posted by buzz View Post
Why is there no mention of how frequently the no1 seed won the tournament? (And in wich tournaments)
No real reason, I just hadn't thought of listing that.

In the 163 tournaments I've covered, 55 were won by the #1 seed.

13 AO (69, 77, 78, 79, 82, 90, 93, 94, 97, 00, 06, 07, 09)
11 RG (69, 71, 75, 78, 79, 80, 81, 86, 87, 92, 01)
13 USO (69, 74, 76, 77, 81, 84, 86, 87, 96, 04, 05, 06, 07)
18 W (68, 69, 72, 78, 79, 80, 84, 93, 94, 97, 98, 99, 00, 02, 04, 05, 06, 07)

Players who did it:
10 - Federer
9 - Sampras
8 - Borg
5 - Lendl, Laver
3 - Vilas, McEnroe
2 - Courier, Connors
1 - Kodes, Kuerten, Agassi, Kriek, Hewitt, Nadal, Smith, Gerulaitis

Some other little factoids I found while getting this data;

-The most successful #2s ever are Connors, Nadal and Federer, each with 4 GSs as #2, McEnroe, Lendl, Rosewall, Sampras and Agassi all have 3.

-Mats Wilander is the most successful #3 ever, winning 3 GSs as that seed.

- Only one player has one multiple Grand Slams at a seed lower than 3, Becker won twice as a #4.
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