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One Slam Wonder Club

its.like.that
01-27-2009, 12:52 PM
Not sure if there is a thread covering this topic already, but here is the list in any case:



Fred Alexander
Wilmer Allison
Malcolm Anderson
Jozsef Asboth
Marcel Bernard
William Bowrey
Pat Cash (WIM 1987)
Michael Chang
William Clothier
Albert Costa (RG 2002)
Sven Davidson
Novak Djokovic (AO 2008)
John Doeg
Mark Edmondson
Bob Falkenburg
Juan Carlos Ferrero (RG 2003)
Gastón Gaudio (RG 2004)
Rhys Gemmell
Vitas Gerulaitis (AO 1977)
Andres Gimeno
Andres Gomez (RG 1990)
Spencer Gore
John Gregory
Frank Hadow
William Hamilton
John Hartley
John Hawkes
Henner Henkel
Fred Hovey
Joseph Hunt
Goran Ivanišević (WIM 2001)
Thomas Johansson (AO 2002)
Arthur Larsen
Algernon Kingscote
Richard Krajicek (WIM 1996)
Petr Korda (AO 1998)
Herbert Lawford
Francis Lowe
Harold Mahoney
Vivian McGrath
Ken McGregor
Chuck McKinley
Edgar Moon
Carlos Moyá (RG 1998)
Thomas Muster (RG 1995)
Yannick Noah (RG 1983)
Arthur O’Hara Wood
Manuel Orantes
Rafael Osuna
Dinny Pails
Adriano Panatta
James Parke
Ernie Parker
Yvon Petra
Ernest Renshaw
Horace Rice
Tony Roche
Andy Roddick
Michael Stich (WIM 1991)
Roscoe Tanner
Brian Teacher (AO 1980)
Holcombe Ward
Sidney Wood
Beals Wright

JediFed
01-27-2009, 12:57 PM
I'd add Andy Roddick, but at least he still has a chance of winning another. :angel:

marcRD
01-27-2009, 01:05 PM
No one is more of a "one slam wonder" than Thomas Johansson.

Mateya
01-27-2009, 01:06 PM
What da f**k is this thread talking about? :confused: :retard:

You better add Gaudio, Costa, Johansson and other mugs to this list...and not Djoker who is only 21 years old and can win many more GS. + it was not a wonder, he is still No.3.

rafa_maniac
01-27-2009, 01:07 PM
No one is more of a "one slam wonder" than Thomas Johansson.

Albert Costa :confused:

its.like.that
01-27-2009, 01:08 PM
I'd add Andy Roddick, but at least he still has a chance of winning another. :angel:

No he doesn't.

Caerula Sanguis
01-27-2009, 01:08 PM
Chang

Nathaliia
01-27-2009, 01:08 PM
People at least remember (mhh, should remember) Costa's spectacular comebacks from 0-2 :lol:

ToJo was nothing spectacular :rolleyes:

Diprosalic
01-27-2009, 01:09 PM
one slam wonder at 21. you guys are pathetic

Arkulari
01-27-2009, 01:09 PM
Chang, Moya, Ferrero, Gaudio, Ivanisevic, Gómez, Gimeno, Muster, Costa, Krajicek, Cash...

its.like.that
01-27-2009, 01:10 PM
People at least remember (mhh, should remember) Costa's spectacular comebacks from 0-2 :lol:

ToJo was nothing spectacular :rolleyes:

Dlouhy is nothing special and neither is Djokovic.

Only difference is one has a slam and one doesn't.

:)

marcRD
01-27-2009, 01:10 PM
Albert Costa :confused:

Naah, Costa beat some good players on his way to the final. Best player Johansson beat on his way to the final was Jiri Novak in the semifinals, that match went to 5 sets. In the final Safin beat himself.

Diprosalic
01-27-2009, 01:12 PM
I'd add Andy Roddick

the guy was in 3 other finals (where he only got beat by peak federer) and many SF. yeah he only won 1 but thats far away from a 1 slam wonder

its.like.that
01-27-2009, 01:13 PM
one slam wonder at 21. you guys are pathetic

Chang was a one slam wonder at the age of 17.

Kolya
01-27-2009, 01:22 PM
Johansson is the guy I forget is a GS champion :lol:

its.like.that
01-27-2009, 01:22 PM
yeah he only won 1 but thats far away from a 1 slam wonder

:confused:

Read this sentence to yourself again.

Xristos
01-27-2009, 01:31 PM
Andrew Roddick.

Nathaliia
01-27-2009, 01:32 PM
Dlouhy is nothing special and neither is Djokovic.

Only difference is one has a slam and one doesn't.

:)
Dlouhy has 3 slam finals though :)

Diprosalic
01-27-2009, 01:39 PM
:confused:

Read this sentence to yourself again.

there is the word "wonder" in there. both djoko and roddick proved they deserve the win. and djoko is probably going to win another one soon. :zzz:

its.like.that
01-27-2009, 02:00 PM
there is the word "wonder" in there. both djoko and roddick proved they deserve the win. and djoko is probably going to win another one soon. :zzz:

How have Djokovic and Roddick proved that they "deserve" the win more than anybody else on this list? :confused:

And I doubt it.

Johnny Groove
01-27-2009, 02:02 PM
How have Djokovic and Roddick proved that they "deserve" the win more than anybody else on this list? :confused:

And I doubt it.

Well Roddick has reached 3 slam finals since his slam win and a shit load of SF's :shrug:

its.like.that
01-27-2009, 02:12 PM
Well Roddick has reached 3 slam finals since his slam win and a shit load of SF's :shrug:

So what?

:confused:

its.like.that
01-30-2009, 12:48 AM
Roddick moves one step closer to lifetime status.

kobulingam
01-30-2009, 01:57 AM
Djokovic has a monoslam (mono refers both to the fact that it's his only slam, and the fact that he won it because of the EBV virus helping him).

GlennMirnyi
01-30-2009, 02:07 AM
the guy was in 3 other finals (where he only got beat by peak federer) and many SF. yeah he only won 1 but thats far away from a 1 slam wonder

:confused:

Read this sentence to yourself again.

:haha: :haha: :haha:

MIMIC
01-30-2009, 02:24 AM
So if you don't defend your first slam at age 21, you're a "One Slam Wonder"? This forum needs to be purged of idiots who think like this :retard:

bjurra
01-30-2009, 02:50 AM
To me, a one-slam-wonder is a player who has achived little apart from his GS-victory. Gomez and Johansson are typical one-slam-wonders.

Roddick may be a mug compared to Rafa/Nole/Murray/Fedex and Nole is a jerk but they are no one-slam-wonders.

xargon
01-30-2009, 02:54 AM
So if you don't defend your first slam at age 21, you're a "One Slam Wonder"? This forum needs to be purged of idiots who think like this :retard:

Pete the great did not get a second GS until 3 years after his first so I guess he would have been on this list too.

~*BGT*~
01-30-2009, 04:01 AM
Andy is not a one slam wonder. :o A OSW is a player who wins a slam out of NOWHERE!! He was not expected to win, was never in contention to win, and never won anything of note before or after the win. So how can Andy or Djokovic -- players who are in the top ten (Andy has been in the top 10 for 7 straight years less 3 weeks in 2006), have made GS finals, have won multiple MS events and who are still in contention for grand slams -- be considered OSW? :retard:

Wow, some of y'all are smoking some good :smoke:

Henry Kaspar
01-30-2009, 04:12 AM
Edit

drf716
01-30-2009, 04:17 AM
No one is more of a "one slam wonder" than Thomas Johansson.

yeah! that is so true!!! but it's marat's fault f him

Henry Kaspar
01-30-2009, 04:21 AM
A few stats for the open era. Below are the "one-slam wonders" in a closer sense: all these players have one grand slam title but otherwise never reached another GS final. Specifically, apart from their title, the advanced never beyond...

Round 4:
Gaston Gaudio (FO 1994)

The quarterfinals:
Brian Teacher (AO 1980)
Andres Gomez (FO 1990)

The semifinals
Mark Edmondson (AO 1976)
Adriano Panatta (FO 1976)
Yannick Noah (FO 1983)
Thomas Muster (FO 1995)
Richard Krajicek (WB 1996)
Thomas Johannson (AO 2002)
Albert Costa (FO 2002)

By contrast, Andy Roddick has actually one of the strongest records of all one-slam winners. Others with strong records are Michael Chang, Goran Ivanisevic, Vitas Gerulaitis, Michael Stich, Pat Cash, Juan Carlos Ferrero.

JimmyV
01-30-2009, 04:23 AM
To me a one slam wonder is someone like Guadio, who only made it past the 4th round of a slam during his title run and never even made it to the final of a masters event.

While someone like Roddick may fit the category, he's a player who has finished the year as #1, reached three other slam finals and 5 slam semi's, won numerous masters events and been in the top 10 for seven straight years. Players like Chang and Goran also fit this bill. Chang is even in the hall of fame.

I don't really know where I'm going with this, I just don't think players like these should be lumped into the same category.

RagingLamb
01-30-2009, 04:48 AM
Based on that list, here are the number of 1-slam winners produced by slam:

AO: 22
RG: 15
USO: 12
W: 15

AO seems to win in this category.

GlennMirnyi
01-30-2009, 05:09 AM
Based on that list, here are the number of 1-slam winners produced by slam:

AO: 22
RG: 15
USO: 12
W: 15

AO seems to win in this category.

No surprise to anyone who follows tennis.

AO = MM slam.

~*BGT*~
01-30-2009, 05:17 AM
No surprise to anyone who follows tennis.

AO = MM slam.

I guess it makes the USO the real deal.... which makes Andy's win even more impressive. ;) :p

bjurra
01-30-2009, 06:20 AM
Based on that list, here are the number of 1-slam winners produced by slam:

AO: 22
RG: 15
USO: 12
W: 15

AO seems to win in this category.

The AO was a mug slam before it moved to Melbourne Park.

*bunny*
01-30-2009, 06:56 AM
To me a one slam wonder is someone like Guadio, who only made it past the 4th round of a slam during his title run and never even made it to the final of a masters event.

While someone like Roddick may fit the category, he's a player who has finished the year as #1, reached three other slam finals and 5 slam semi's, won numerous masters events and been in the top 10 for seven straight years. Players like Chang and Goran also fit this bill. Chang is even in the hall of fame.

I don't really know where I'm going with this, I just don't think players like these should be lumped into the same category.
I agree. Those players who have reached multiple slam finals and semifinals, even they've won only one slam, their victory is no "wonder" at all.

FedFan_2007
01-30-2009, 07:23 AM
Andy Roddick is probably the best 1-slam winner of all time when you factor in:

YE #1
3 other slam finals
5 other slam semis
4 MS titles

25 other titles

CmonAussie
01-30-2009, 08:29 AM
Not sure if there is a thread covering this topic already, but here is the list in any case:



Fred Alexander
Wilmer Allison
Malcolm Anderson
Jozsef Asboth
Marcel Bernard
William Bowrey
Pat Cash (WIM 1987)
Michael Chang
William Clothier
Albert Costa (RG 2002)
Sven Davidson
Novak Djokovic (AO 2008)
John Doeg
Mark Edmondson
Bob Falkenburg
Juan Carlos Ferrero (RG 2003)
Gastón Gaudio (RG 2004)
Rhys Gemmell
Vitas Gerulaitis (AO 1977)
Andres Gimeno
Andres Gomez (RG 1990)
Spencer Gore
John Gregory
Frank Hadow
William Hamilton
John Hartley
John Hawkes
Henner Henkel
Fred Hovey
Joseph Hunt
Goran Ivanišević (WIM 2001)
Thomas Johansson (AO 2002)
Arthur Larsen
Algernon Kingscote
Richard Krajicek (WIM 1996)
Petr Korda (AO 1998)
Herbert Lawford
Francis Lowe
Harold Mahoney
Vivian McGrath
Ken McGregor
Chuck McKinley
Edgar Moon
Carlos Moyá (RG 1998)
Thomas Muster (RG 1995)
Yannick Noah (RG 1983)
Arthur O’Hara Wood
Manuel Orantes
Rafael Osuna
Dinny Pails
Adriano Panatta
James Parke
Ernie Parker
Yvon Petra
Ernest Renshaw
Horace Rice
Tony Roche
Andy Roddick
Michael Stich (WIM 1991)
Roscoe Tanner
Brian Teacher (AO 1980)
Holcombe Ward
Sidney Wood
Beals Wright

:devil:
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CASH [Wimby w 87, AO f 87 & 88], CHANG [FO w 89, FO f 95, AO f 96, USO f 96], Ivanisavic [Wimby w 01, Wimby f 94 & 97 & 98], JCF [FO w 03, FO f 02, USO f 03], STICH [Wimby w 91, USO f 94, FO f 96], and RODDICK [USO w 03, USO f 06, Wimby f 04 & 05]~~~~~ don`t belong on the list of `One Slam Wonders`, since they all appeared in atleast 3 slam finals, and were obviously close to winning a 2nd or 3rd major - just a pity that they ran into the likes of Sampras, Federer, Becker or Wilander in the finals they lost:sad:

tealeaves
01-30-2009, 08:38 AM
Brian Teacher :haha: what a name

Djokovic is NOT a one slam wonder.

Henry Kaspar
01-30-2009, 11:05 AM
Based on that list, here are the number of 1-slam winners produced by slam:

AO: 22
RG: 15
USO: 12
W: 15

AO seems to win in this category.

That's in part because of the AO' week period in the 70s and early 80s that produced winners like Edmondson and Teacher.

Henry Kaspar
01-30-2009, 11:10 AM
The AO was a mug slam before it moved to Melbourne Park.

Not quite. The elite players came back to the AO in 1983, in 1988 the tournament moved to Melbourne Park.

Henry Kaspar
01-30-2009, 11:42 AM
Andy Roddick is probably the best 1-slam winner of all time when you factor in:

YE #1
3 other slam finals
5 other slam semis
4 MS titles

25 other titles

Indeed. Here is how I would group the one-slam winners of the open era:

Accomplished champions:

Roddick: 1W 3F 5SF 7QF
Chang: 1W 3F 4SF 5QF
Ivanisevic: 1W 3F 3SF 7QF
Gerulaitis: 1W 2F 5SF 3QF
Stich: 1W 2F 3SF 4QF
Ferrero: 1W 2F 3SF 2QF
Cash: 1W 2F 2SF 4QF
Tanner: 1W 1F 4SF 5QF
Djokovic: 1W 1F 4SF 2QF
Orantes: 1W 1F 2SF 4QF
Gimeno: 1W 1F 2SF 1QF (more important successes as a pro in the pre-open era)

Gray area:

Moya: 1W 1F 1SF 5QF
Korda: 1W 1F 0SF 4QF
Krajicek: 1W 0F 3SF 5QF
Muster: 1W 0F 3SF 5QF
Panatta: 1W 0F 2SF 3QF

One-slam wonders:

Edmondson: 1W 0F 2SF 3QF (AO title in weak period)
Johannson: 1W 0F 2SF 2QF
Noah: 1W 0F 1SF 8QF
Costa: 1W 0F 1SF 3QF
Gomez: 1W 0F 0SF 5QF
Teacher: 1W 0F 0SF 2QF
Gaudio: 1W 0F 0SF 0QF


Johann Kriek (2W 0F 3SF 6QF, the two wins were AO titles when the tournament was poorly attended) and Sergi Bruguera (2W 1F 1SF 0QF) are 2-slam wonders , Gustavo Kuerten is a 3-slam wonder (3W 0F 0SF 5QF).