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The 'Big Four' All Won Their Maiden GS At A Different One!

Certinfy
09-12-2012, 10:13 AM
Something else I find quite interesting. :eek:

Litotes
09-12-2012, 10:33 AM
In the 2's we have the following 1st time winners:

AO: Johansson (02) and Djokovic (08)
FO: Costa (02), Ferrero (03), Gaudio (04) and Nadal (05)
W: Ivanisevic (01) and Federer (03)
USO: Safin (00), Hewitt (01), Roddick (03), Del Potro (09) and Murray (12)

USO is the easiest place to debut, then. But not the place to do it if you want to be a legend - none of the players with their 1st win there has won more than two slams.

Litotes
09-12-2012, 10:42 AM
Something else I find interesting:

The French Open is almost exclusively won by players who won their first slam there. It the Open Era we have only four exceptions: Laver (69), Nastase (73), Agassi (99) and Federer (09).

BroTree123
09-12-2012, 10:47 AM
That's hot.

Looner
09-12-2012, 10:53 AM
Something else I find interesting:

The French Open is almost exclusively won by players who won their first slam there. It the Open Era we have only four exceptions: Laver (69), Nastase (73), Agassi (99) and Federer (09).

What a list :worship:. The others are all pushers or unfortunate to add to their RG win.

finishingmove
09-12-2012, 10:54 AM
Very interesting information, Litotes.

finishingmove
09-12-2012, 10:56 AM
What a list :worship:. The others are all pushers or unfortunate to add to their RG win.

The others are players who dominated clay.

wackykid
09-12-2012, 11:30 AM
and they are the same slams they each won this year... :)


regards,
wacky

August
09-12-2012, 12:04 PM
All "big four" players win their first slam on their best surface. That's maybe because your best surface is the one where you're ready to play for title first.

Something else I find interesting:

The French Open is almost exclusively won by players who won their first slam there. It the Open Era we have only four exceptions: Laver (69), Nastase (73), Agassi (99) and Federer (09).

That shows clay skills didn't use to be important outside clay. In this slow hard court era, I think we may see more other slams' champions winning RG.

fsoica
09-12-2012, 01:20 PM
and they are the same slams they each won this year... :)


regards,
wacky

nice insight...so 2012 is a condensed-history book in itself...

NID
09-12-2012, 01:56 PM
What a list :worship:. The others are all pushers or unfortunate to add to their RG win.

so tell me, did you enjoy watching nastasse play?