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RECORD for SLAM titles won without having to play a 5th set: Nadal adds to total

NYCtennisfan
02-17-2007, 09:17 PM
Conventional wisdom says that if you want to win a slam, you have to win 5 set matches. For example, Sampras, Borg, Connors, Agassi, Edberg, Becker, and Wilander have 60 slam titles between them. 40 of those titles were won while having to play a 5 set match somewhere along the line. Federer seems to be an exception along with Nadal so far.

Slams won without having to play a 5th set:

Roger Federer: 10

Wimbledon: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
US Open: 2005, 2006, 2007
Australian Open: 2004, 2007, 2010

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 40 total sets lost /16 slam wins

Rafa Nadal: 6

Roland Garros: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
USO: 2010

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 24/10

Ivan Lendl: 6

US Open: 1985, 1986, 1987
Roland Garros: 1986
Australian Open: 1989, 1990

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 17/8

Pete Sampras: 5

US Open: 1993, 1995
Wimbledon:: 1994, 1999, 2000

5-setters played in slam wins:

Wimbledon: 4
US Open: 4
Australian Open: 3

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 47/14

Bjorn Borg: 5

Wimbledon: 1976
Roland Garros: 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 32/11

Jimmy Connors: 5

US Open: 1974, 1976, 1982, 1983
Wimbledon: 1975
Australian Open:

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 28/8


J.P. McEnroe: 4

US Open: 1979
Wimbledon: 1981, 1983, 1984

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 18/7

Novak Djokovic: 3

Australian Open: 2008, 2011
Wimbledon 2011

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 6/3


Jim Courier: 3

Australian Open: 1992, 1993
Roland Garros: 1992

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 11/4

Andre Agassi: 2

Australian Open: 1995, 2003

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 30/8

Ken Rosewall: 2***

Australian Open: 1971
US Open: 1970

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 8/4
***Only played 5 matches to win the title

Guillermo Vilas: 2

Roland Garros; 1977
US Open: 1977

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 9/3

Mats Wilander: 1

Roland Garros: 1985

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 33/7

Boris Becker: 1

Wimbledon: 1986

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 28/6

Stefan Edberg: 1

US Open: 1991

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 30/6

Yevgeny Kafelnikov: 1

Roland Garros: 1996

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 9/2

Carlos Moya: 1

Roland Garros: 1998

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 5/1


Patrick Rafter: 1

US Open: 1997

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 8/2


Arthur Ashe: 1***

Australian Open: 1970

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 12/3
***Only played 5 matches

Ilie Nastase: 1

Roland Garros: 1973

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 7/2

John Newcombe: 1***

Australian Open: 1972

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 19/5
***Only played 5 matches at the AO


Roscoe Tanner: 1

Australian Open: 1977

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 3/1

Bill Bowrey: 1***

Australian Open: 1968

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 1/1
***Only played 4 matches

Brian Teacher: 1

Australian Open: 1980

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 3/1

Sergi Bruguera: 1

Roland Garros: 1994

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 5/2

Yanick Noah: 1

Roland Garros: 1983

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 1/1

Andres Gomez: 1

Roland Garros: 1990

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 1/1

Pat Cash: 1

Wimbledon: 1987

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 1/1

Richard Krajicek: 1

Wimbledon: 1996

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 1/1


Had to play a 5th set in all of their slam wins:

Hewitt (2), Safin (2), Guga (3), Stich (1), Ivanisevic (1), Roddick (1), Chang (1), Gaudio (1), Stan Smith (2), Costa (1), Ferrero (1), Rod Laver (4), Jan Kodes (3), Mark Edmundson (1), Tojo (1), Korda (1), Johan Kriek (2), Andres Gimeno (2),
Thomas Muster (1), Panatta (1), Gomez (1), Orantes (1)

NYCtennisfan
02-17-2007, 09:49 PM
Becker had to play a 5th set in 5 of his 6 slam wins
Edberg had to play a 5th set in 5 of his 6 slam wins
Sampras had to play a 5th set in 9 of his 14 slam wins
Agassi had to play a 5th set in 6 of his 8 slam wins

DrJules
02-17-2007, 10:10 PM
Conventional wisdom says that if you want to win a slam, you have to win 5 set matches. For example, Sampras, Borg, Connors, Agassi, Edberg, Becker, and Wilander have 60 slam titles between them. 20 of those titles were won without having to play a 5 set match somewhere along the line. Federer seems to be an exception along with Nadal so far.

Slams won without having to play a 5th set:

Roger Federer: 8

Wimbledon: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
US Open: 2005, 2006
Australian Open: 2004, 2007

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 21 sets lost /10 slam wins (2.1 sets lost per GS)

Ivan Lendl: 6

US Open: 1985, 1986, 1987
Roland Garros: 1986
Australian Open: 1989, 1990

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 17/8 (2.125 sets lost per GS)

Pete Sampras: 5

US Open: 1993, 1995
Wimbledon:: 1994, 1999, 2000

5-setters played in slam wins:

Wimbledon: 4
US Open: 4
Australian Open: 3

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 47/14 (3.357 sets lost per GS)

Bjorn Borg: 5

Wimbledon: 1976
Roland Garros: 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 32/11 (2.909 sets lost per GS)

Jimmy Connors: 5

US Open: 1974, 1976, 1982, 1983
Wimbledon: 1975
Australian Open:

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 28/8 (3.5 sets lost per GS)


J.P. McEnroe: 4

US Open: 1979
Wimbledon: 1981, 1983, 1984

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 18/7 (2.571 sets lost per GS)

Jim Courier: 3

Australian Open: 1992, 1993
Roland Garros: 1992

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 11/4 (2.75 sets lost per GS)

Andre Agassi: 2

Australian Open: 1995, 2003

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 30/8 (3.75 sets lost per GS)

Ken Rosewall: 2***

Australian Open: 1971
US Open: 1970

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 8/4 (2 sets lost per GS)
***Only played 5 matches to win the title

Guillermo Vilas: 2

Roland Garros; 1977
US Open: 1977

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 9/3 (3 sets lost per GS)

Rafa Nadal: 2

Roland Garros: 2005, 2006

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 7/2 (3.5 sets lost per GS)

Mats Wilander: 1

Roland Garros: 1985

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 33/7 (4.714 sets lost per GS)

Boris Becker: 1

Wimbledon: 1986

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 28/6 (4.667 sets lost per GS)
Stefan Edberg: 1[/B]

US Open: 1991

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 30/6 (5 sets lost per GS)

Yevgeny Kafelnikov: 1

Roland Garros: 1996

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 9/2 (4.5 sets lost per GS)

Carlos Moya: 1

Roland Garros: 1998

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 5/1


Patrick Rafter: 1

US Open: 1997

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 8/2 (4 sets lost per GS)


Arthur Ashe: 1***

Australian Open: 1970

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 12/3 (4 sets lost per GS)
***Only played 5 matches

Ilie Nastase: 1

Roland Garros: 1973

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 7/2 (3.5 sets lost per GS)

John Newcombe: 1***

Australian Open: 1972

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 19/5 (3.8 sets lost per GS)
***Only played 5 matches at the AO


Roscoe Tanner: 1

Australian Open: 1977

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 3/1

Bill Bowrey: 1***

Australian Open: 1968

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 1/1
***Only played 4 matches

Brian Teacher: 1

Australian Open: 1980

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 3/1

Sergi Bruguera: 1

Roland Garros: 1994

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 5/2 (2.5 sets lost per GS)

Yanick Noah: 1

Roland Garros: 1983

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 1/1

Andres Gomez: 1

Roland Garros: 1990

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 1/1

Pat Cash: 1

Wimbledon: 1987

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 1/1

Richard Krajicek: 1

Wimbledon: 1996

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 1/1


Had to play a 5th set in all of their slam wins:

Hewitt (2), Safin (2), Guga (3), Stich (1), Ivanisevic (1), Roddick (1), Chang (1), Gaudio (1), Stan Smith (2), Costa (1), Ferrero (1), Rod Laver (4), Jan Kodes (3), Mark Edmundson (1), Tojo (1), Korda (1), Johan Kriek (2), Andres Gimeno (2),
Thomas Muster (1), Panatta (1), Gomez (1), Orantes (1)

I suppose the most surprising is how many sets Sampras lost per grand slam win. Incredible figures by Rosewell who won his 8 grand slams either side of his 12 year exclusion in the middle of his career owing to being a professional. Borg conceded a lot of sets considering 3 of his 11 grand slams were won without losing a set. How many US Open / Australian Open matches were best of three sets if any.

NYCtennisfan
02-17-2007, 10:32 PM
I suppose the most surprising is how many sets Sampras lost per grand slam win. Incredible figures by Rosewell who won his 8 grand slams either side of his 12 year exclusion in the middle of his career owing to being a professional. Borg conceded a lot of sets considering 3 of his 11 grand slams were won without losing a set. How many US Open / Australian Open matches were best of three sets if any.

Few in there for Wilander, Edberg, the late 70's/early 80's AO winners like Teacher, etc. Borg also had some two set wins in slams along with Connors and the other earlier players.

R.Federer
02-18-2007, 05:51 AM
There is another interesting statistic, which is number of slam finals in which the player was taken to a fifth.

I believe Federer, Hewitt, Roddick and Nadal have never been in the fifth set in a Slam Final. Many of the others have, but particularly if you look at multiple slam winners.

NYCtennisfan
06-16-2007, 06:34 AM
Nadal wins a third slam without having to play a 5th set.

jitterbug
06-16-2007, 06:56 AM
Roger Federer: 8

Wimbledon: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
US Open: 2005, 2006
Australian Open: 2004, 2007

Total sets lost in all Slam wins: 21 sets lost /10 slam wins

Federer def Baghdatis in the 2006 Australian Open in 4 sets, def Hewitt in the 2004 US Open in 3 sets :wavey:

NYCtennisfan
06-16-2007, 07:04 AM
Federer def Baghdatis in the 2006 Australian Open in 4 sets, def Hewitt in the 2004 US Open in 3 sets :wavey:

Neither of those went to 5 sets...

FedFan_2007
06-16-2007, 07:05 AM
Just goes to underscore how dominant TMF has been.

jitterbug
06-16-2007, 07:22 AM
Neither of those went to 5 sets...

Err, I know. That's why I suggested them, since your list was about slam victories without having to play a fifth set, and those tournaments were missing from the list.

Greenday
06-16-2007, 07:25 AM
I guess he is talking abt the entire tournament...not just the final

jitterbug
06-16-2007, 07:28 AM
I guess he is talking abt the entire tournament...not just the final

Thanks for the explanation :D

NYCtennisfan
09-17-2007, 03:31 AM
Bump