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GS winner trivia

BAMJ6
07-24-2012, 09:01 PM
Anyone with an idea of who has the longest losing streak heading into a slam, only for that guy to win that slam event?

motorhead
07-24-2012, 09:03 PM
can't be very long in that case...

GSMnadal
07-24-2012, 09:06 PM
Probably someone who mugged up the clay season, and went on to win Wimbledon.

Purple Rainbow
07-24-2012, 09:16 PM
Not sure if the Hopman Cup counts, but Safin went 0-3 at the Hopman Cup in 2005 (and lost the semifinal of the 2004 Masters Cup), but ended up winning that years Ozzie Open.

Realistically, you'll be looking for a Wimbledon winner who had an abysmal clay season (and lost 1st round of Queens/Halle), or you have to search for an Ozzie Open winner who went 0-3 at the Masters Cup/WTF.

Lurking
07-24-2012, 09:21 PM
Not sure if the Hopman Cup counts, but Safin went 0-3 at the Hopman Cup in 2005 (and lost the semifinal of the 2004 Masters Cup), but ended up winning that years Ozzie Open.

Realistically, you'll be looking for a Wimbledon winner who had an abysmal clay season (and lost 1st round of Queens/Halle), or you have to search for an Ozzie Open winner who went 0-3 at the Masters Cup/WTF.

Djokovic lost his last 5 atp matches before he won the AO in 2008.

stuey87
07-24-2012, 09:22 PM
Not sure if the Hopman Cup counts, but Safin went 0-3 at the Hopman Cup in 2005 (and lost the semifinal of the 2004 Masters Cup), but ended up winning that years Ozzie Open.

Realistically, you'll be looking for a Wimbledon winner who had an abysmal clay season (and lost 1st round of Queens/Halle), or you have to search for an Ozzie Open winner who went 0-3 at the Masters Cup/WTF.

Was going to mention Safin - good spot.
Think you're right re Wimbledon or Aussie open being the best bets for this - Ivanisevic won 1 of the previous 5 matches he played before Wimbledon 2001 - think he'd have come close to the longest streak if he hadn't beaten Mirnyi first round at s'Hertogenbosch...

Litotes
07-24-2012, 09:24 PM
Djokovic lost his last 5 atp matches before he won the AO in 2008.

This must be it. Can't believe anyone has more.