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Multiple (2+) Slam Winners by Each Decade in the Open Era

Tennis Fool
06-25-2005, 02:55 AM
2000s: It's a Fed's World

10-Roger Federer ('03-'06 Wimbledon, '04,'05 US Open, '04, '06-'07 Australian)
3-Andre Agassi ('00-01, '03 Australian Open)
2-Rafael Nadal ('05,'06 French Open)
2-Lleyton Hewitt ('01 US Open, '02 Wimbledon)
2-Marat Safin ('00 US Open, '05 Australian Open)
2-Gustavo Kuerten ('00, '01 French Open)
2-Pete Sampras ('00 Wimbledon, '02 US Open)

1990s: For Pete's Sake!

12-Pete Sampras ('90, '93, '95-'96 US Open '93-95, '97-99 Wimbledon, '94, '97 Australian Open).

6-Andre Agassi ('92 Wimbledon, '94, '99 US Open, '95 Australian Open, '96 Olympics*, '99 French Open)

4-Jim Courier ('91-'92 French Open, '92-'93 Australian Open)

3-Stefan Edberg ('90 Wimbledon, '91-'92 US Open)

2-Kafelnikov ('96 French Open, '99 Australian Open)

2-Patrick Rafter ('97-'98 US Open)

2-Boris Becker ('91, '96 Australian Open)

2-Sergei Bruguera ('93-'94 French Open)


1980s: A Decade of the Big Rivalries

7-Ivan Lendl* ('84, '86-'87 French Open, '85-'87 US Open, '89 Australian)

7- Mats Wilander ('82, '85, '88 French Open, '83, '84, '88 Australian Open,'88 US Open)

7-John McEnroe ('80, '84 US Open, '81, '83- 84 Wimbledon, '84 Australian Open)

4- Boris Becker ('85, '86, '89 Wimbledon, '89 US Open)

4-Stefan Edberg ('84 Olympics*, '85, '87 Australian Open, '88 Wimbledon)

3-Jimmy Connors ('82, '83 US Open, '82 Wimbledon)

3-Bjorn Borg ('80 French Open, Wimbledon, '81 French Open)

2-Johann Kriek ('81-'82)


1970s: A Decade was Bjorn

8-Bjorn Borg ('74,'75, '78-79 French Open, '76-'79 Wimbledon)

5-Jimmy Connors ('74 Australian, Wimbledon, '74, '76, '78 US Open,

5-John Newcombe ('73, '75 Australian, '70-'71 Wimbledon, '73 US Open)

4-Guillermo Vilas ('77 French Open, US Open, '78-'79 Australian Open)

2-Arthur Ashe ('70 Australian, '75 Wimbledon)

2-Ilie Nastase ('72 US Open, '73 French Open)

2-Ken Rosewall ('71-'72 Australian, '70 US Open)

2-Stan Smith ('72 Wimbledon, '71 US Open)

2- Jan Kodes ('70-'71 French Open)

*Denotes another Slam win in the next decade, but less than two.

Discuss :cool:

I may have left someone off the list, so let me know.

Caralimon
06-25-2005, 03:19 AM
Bruguera (RG 93 94)

MisterQ
06-25-2005, 04:38 AM
thanks for the list :)

two more are:

Jan Kodes (RG1970, RG1971)

and

Johann Kriek AO1981, AO1982 (admittedly, the AO wasn't quite as competitive as today)

Also, to be specific, Agassi's last 3 AO's are '00, '01, and '03 (skipped AO2002 with injury).

MisterQ
06-25-2005, 04:41 AM
by the way, kudos to "A Decade was Bjorn" haha :lol: ;)

MisterQ
06-25-2005, 05:43 AM
Oh, 4 more big names:

John Newcombe, 5 GS singles in the 70s:

AO 1973, 1975
Wimbledon 1970, 1971 (also 1967)
USO 1973 (also 1967)

and

Ken Rosewall

AO 1971, 1972 (also 1953, 1955!)

(RG 1953, 1968)

USO 1970 (also 1956!)

and

Arthur Ashe

AO 1970

Wimbledon 1975

(also USO 1968)

and

Stan Smith

Wimbledon 1972

USO 1971 (also 1969)

Fedex
06-25-2005, 05:51 AM
by the way, kudos to "A Decade was Bjorn" haha :lol: ;)
:lol:

ys
06-25-2005, 06:03 AM
3-Jimmy Connors ('82, '83 US Open, '84 Wimbledon)



????

Tennis Fool
06-25-2005, 06:06 AM
Oh, 4 more big names:

John Newcombe, 5 GS singles in the 70s:

AO 1973, 1975
Wimbledon 1970, 1971 (also 1967)
USO 1973 (also 1967)

and

Ken Rosewall

AO 1971, 1972 (also 1953, 1955!)

(RG 1953, 1968)

USO 1970 (also 1956!)

and

Arthur Ashe

AO 1970

Wimbledon 1975

(also USO 1968)

and

Stan Smith

Wimbledon 1972

USO 1971 (also 1969)


Thanks. I was doing this off of the top of my head, so I knew I was going to forget people. I'm trying to find a pattern in here, but so far, nothings come out.

Chloe le Bopper
06-25-2005, 06:07 AM
You and your patterns :p

Tennis Fool
06-25-2005, 06:35 AM
You and your patterns :p

Interesting how you had 2-3 people grabbing all the trophies and a bunch of others getting 2.

Federer, obviously is the greedy person for half of this decade. Who will be the 2 or so others who will try to rival him?

I think tennis declined in the US partly due to retirements of bad boys JMac and JimmyC, and then Robo-Pete with his serve, serve, serve dominated. Why watch when 1) you knew he was going to win? 2) You couldn't picture yourself as him, because his serve was out of this world.

I think tennis in the 2000s is due to the dominator being non-American. Okay, Borg wasn't American but we could watch him battle it out with the Bad Boys. Can you imagine if Fed were American? He wouldn't be left out of the ESPYs that's for sure. He'd probably replace Agassi as the #1 ad endorser on the mens' side.

Boris Franz Ecker
06-25-2005, 11:09 AM
Some errors:

Olympics is no slam
Edberg wasn't Olympic champion
McEnroe didn't win Australian Open

MisterQ
06-25-2005, 01:45 PM
McEnroe's slams are:

Wimbledon 1981, 83, 84
USO: 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984

:)

chris whiteside
06-25-2005, 02:00 PM
Open Tennis began in 1968. (First Open Slam RG that year).

In the seven Slam tournaments played in 68 and 69 Rod Laver won five of them including the Grand Slam in 1969.

(Off topic, but IMO this entitles him to the position of "greatest" ahead of Sampras who never won the GS.)

Shirogane
06-25-2005, 02:40 PM
(Off topic, but IMO this entitles him to the position of "greatest" ahead of Sampras who never won the GS.)
Weren't three out of the four Slams played on grass back then ? If so, Sampras could have done it too.

Melvins
06-25-2005, 02:51 PM
The problem of Sampras was clay (Roland Garros). I think that he never won the Grand Slam if Aussie Open and US Open was in grass.

But the GS of Rod Laver isn't better than Sampras's 14 Grand Slams (with Aussie and US in hard, not grass). And in 69, tennis wasn't professional like in 90's and present. Maybe exist Tennis Before Bjorn Borg and Tennis After Bjorn Borg. He is the guy that elevate tennis to a popular sport that we know in present.

Tennis Fool
07-04-2005, 12:54 AM
For JCF.

LLeytonRules
07-04-2005, 01:11 AM
I have never seen a dominant era like Lendl, he would either win or be in the finall.

Tennis Fool
01-29-2006, 11:38 AM
Even though he's halfway to Sampras, it may be too early to discuss who's the best. However, he has now matched JMac, Wilander and Lendl. Would you say he is greater than these three?

Dirk
01-29-2006, 11:52 AM
Lendl won 8 TF. ;)

Tennis Fool
01-29-2006, 11:53 AM
Lendl won 8 TF. ;)
Oops.

Edit: I left off the 1 last from the 2000s. Youre right, it's 8.

stebs
01-29-2006, 12:07 PM
Even though he's halfway to Sampras, it may be too early to discuss who's the best. However, he has now matched JMac, Wilander and Lendl. Would you say he is greater than these three?

I would say he is now very near to being better greater than JMac and Wilander. He isn't yet but I would be shcoked If he didn't make it. Lendl is a different issue, he got to so many slam finals. I think Fed has a way to go.

J. Corwin
01-29-2006, 12:40 PM
Even though he's halfway to Sampras, it may be too early to discuss who's the best. However, he has now matched JMac, Wilander and Lendl. Would you say he is greater than these three?

Lendl has 8. :)

I'd say he's passed Wilander already based on the strength of his dominance over the last few years...but he has a way to go before passing JMac, who ended 4 years at #1 and has 77 singles titles (not to mention countless doubles titles and slams). ;) IMO, Fed will pass him if wins two more slams, or wins the French to complete the Career GS. :cool:

propi
01-29-2006, 04:28 PM
JCF and Rafa should join this group :bounce: :)

ys
01-29-2006, 05:02 PM
Lendl has 8. :)

I'd say he's passed Wilander already based on the strength of his dominance over the last few years...


No comparison here. 3 straight Wimbledons beat the shit out of Mats.. Mind you, Wilander had same 7 Slams by Fed's age. Never won another one. Same as Mac, btw, :lol:

but he has a way to go before passing JMac, who ended 4 years at #1 and has 77 singles titles (not to mention countless doubles titles and slams). ;)


On paper, Fed has already passed Mac.. For me, that is. 3 straight Wimbledons+ 2 Wimbledon-USO combos is remarkable feat. Mac doesn't have anything like that. But also, Mac had to deal with much tougher competition. If Federer had few players like Borg, Connors, Lendl, Wilander, Vilas, Becker to deal with at this time - not a bunch of headcase, surely it would be togher for him to get to the numbers he has..

But Mac would have been, much , much higher on the all greatest list, had he not screwed up in that RG final. Amazing, how much damage can one single tantrum do to one's legacy.

TennisGrandSlam
01-29-2006, 06:28 PM
Big 4 in late 70's (Connors, Borg, Vilas, McEnroe)

Connors
Australian Open : 1974
Wimbledon : 1974, 1982
US Open : 1974, 1976, 1978, 1982, 1983

Borg
Roland Garros : 1974, 1975, 1978, 1989, 1980, 1981
Wimbledon : 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980

Vilas
Australian Open : 1978, 1979
Roland Garros : 1977
US Open : 1977

McEnroe
Wimbledon : 1981, 1983, 1984
US Open : 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984

TennisGrandSlam
01-29-2006, 06:32 PM
3 Consecutive Grand Slam titles:

1990s - Sampras
Wimbledon 1993 -> US Open 1993 -> Australian Open 1994

2000s - Federer
Wimbledon 2005 -> US Open 2005 -> Australian Open 2006

Tennis Fool
01-29-2006, 07:02 PM
But Mac would have been, much , much higher on the all greatest list, had he not screwed up in that RG final. Amazing, how much damage can one single tantrum do to one's legacy.
Could you expound on this one? I was too young to follow JMac in his glory years...

ys
01-29-2006, 07:18 PM
Could you expound on this one? I was too young to follow JMac in his glory years...


Me too.. :lol: Was still quite young and hadn't followed the game yet.. especially as in 1984 it had no coverage in USSR at all.. But, from what I know, he was comfortably leading Lendl up two sets and a break, and then something pissed him ( AFAIR, he thought that the audio of one of the cameras around the court was too loud ) , he threw his trademark tantrum , and after lost in five to Lendl who by then had a reputation of Grand Slam final's choker.

By that, he lost his chance for career Grand Slam, and lost an excellent chance for calendar year Grand Slam, as later that year he blew away the competition at W and US Open, and AO, which he normally would not care to play , would have been the last Slam of the year back then.

Tennis Fool
06-12-2006, 04:09 AM
Bump to add Nadal to list.

propi
06-12-2006, 10:36 AM
JCF and Rafa should join this group :bounce: :)
:bounce:
Vamos Rafa :bounce:

angiel
06-15-2006, 05:52 AM
2000s: It's a Fed's World

7-Roger Federer ('03-'05 Wimbledon, '04,'05 US Open, '04,'06 Australian)
3-Andre Agassi ('00-01, '03 Australian Open)
2-Rafael Nadal ('05,'06 French Open)
2-Lleyton Hewitt ('01 US Open, '02 Wimbledon)
2-Marat Safin ('00 US Open, '05 Australian Open)
2-Gustavo Kuerten ('00, '01 French Open)
2-Pete Sampras ('00 Wimbledon, '02 US Open)

1990s: For Pete's Sake!

12-Pete Sampras ('90, '93, '95-'96 US Open '93-95, '97-99 Wimbledon, '94, '97 Australian Open).

6-Andre Agassi ('92 Wimbledon, '94, '99 US Open, '95 Australian Open, '96 Olympics*, '99 French Open)

4-Jim Courier ('91-'92 French Open, '92-'93 Australian Open)

3-Stefan Edberg ('90 Wimbledon, '91-'92 US Open)

2-Kafelnikov ('96 French Open, '99 Australian Open)

2-Patrick Rafter ('97-'98 US Open)

2-Boris Becker ('91, '96 Australian Open)

2-Sergei Bruguera ('93-'94 French Open)

2-Johann Kriek ('81-'82)

1980s: A Decade of the Big Rivalries

7-Ivan Lendl* ('84, '86-'87 French Open, '85-'87 US Open, '89 Australian)

7- Mats Wilander ('82, '85, '88 French Open, '83, '84, '88 Australian Open,'88 US Open)

7-John McEnroe ('80, '84 US Open, '81, '83- 84 Wimbledon, '84 Australian Open)

4- Boris Becker ('85, '86, '89 Wimbledon, '89 US Open)

4-Stefan Edberg ('84 Olympics*, '85, '87 Australian Open, '88 Wimbledon)

3-Jimmy Connors ('82, '83 US Open, '82 Wimbledon)

3-Bjorn Borg ('80 French Open, Wimbledon, '81 French Open)

1970s: A Decade was Bjorn

8-Bjorn Borg ('74,'75, '78-79 French Open, '76-'79 Wimbledon)

5-Jimmy Connors ('74 Australian, Wimbledon, '74, '76, '78 US Open,

5-John Newcombe ('73, '75 Australian, '70-'71 Wimbledon, '73 US Open)

4-Guillermo Vilas ('77 French Open, US Open, '78-'79 Australian Open)

2-Arthur Ashe ('70 Australian, '75 Wimbledon)

2-Ilie Nastase ('72 US Open, '73 French Open)

2-Ken Rosewall ('71-'72 Australian, '70 US Open)

2-Stan Smith ('72 Wimbledon, '71 US Open)

2- Jan Kodes ('70-'71 French Open)

*Denotes another Slam win in the next decade, but less than two.

Discuss :cool:

I may have left someone off the list, so let me know.


Andre only has 8 slams not nine? :wavey: :D

atheneglaukopis
06-15-2006, 05:55 AM
Andre only has 8 slams not nine? :wavey: :D
The Olympic gold is included, if you read closely.

Tennis Fool
06-19-2006, 12:22 AM
Interesting that Agassi still has more slams in this decade than anyone besides Federer.

Tennis Fool
07-09-2006, 05:17 PM
Four in a row. Tied with Borg in number of Wimbledons.

Tennis Fool
09-11-2006, 12:48 AM
It's possible for Federer to be one behind Pete if he were to get the Grand Slam next year.

Boris Franz Ecker
09-11-2006, 12:56 AM
Four in a row. Tied with Borg in number of Wimbledons.

Stop making such statistic threads if you can't count.

Tennis Fool
09-11-2006, 12:58 AM
Stop making such statistic threads if you can't count.
In the number of straight Wimbledons. What? Mad that Fed won again :confused: :p :yippee:

atheneglaukopis
09-11-2006, 01:03 AM
In the number of straight Wimbledons. What? Mad that Fed won again :confused: :p :yippee:Borg won 1976-1980 inclusive, though, which makes five consecutive Wimbledons.

Tennis Fool
09-11-2006, 01:07 AM
Borg won 1976-1980 inclusive, though, which makes five consecutive Wimbledons.
What I was trying to say...only Borg has 4 consecutive Wimbledons.

Boris Franz Ecker
09-11-2006, 01:10 AM
What I was trying to say...only Borg has 4 consecutive Wimbledons.

Another time: stop making such threads if you can't count or have wrong data.
This is wrong too. And that's not the only error.

Tennis Fool
09-11-2006, 01:17 AM
Another time: stop making such threads if you can't count or have wrong data.
This is wrong too. And that's not the only error.
Ok, smartass. Don't post in threads if you don't care to expain what you're talking about.

TennisGrandSlam
09-11-2006, 02:00 AM
2000s: It's a Fed's World

9-Roger Federer ('03-'06 Wimbledon, '04,'05 US Open, '04,'06 Australian)
3-Andre Agassi ('00-01, '03 Australian Open)
2-Rafael Nadal ('05,'06 French Open)
2-Lleyton Hewitt ('01 US Open, '02 Wimbledon)
2-Marat Safin ('00 US Open, '05 Australian Open)
2-Gustavo Kuerten ('00, '01 French Open)
2-Pete Sampras ('00 Wimbledon, '02 US Open)

1990s: For Pete's Sake!

12-Pete Sampras ('90, '93, '95-'96 US Open '93-95, '97-99 Wimbledon, '94, '97 Australian Open).

6-Andre Agassi ('92 Wimbledon, '94, '99 US Open, '95 Australian Open, '96 Olympics*, '99 French Open)

4-Jim Courier ('91-'92 French Open, '92-'93 Australian Open)

3-Stefan Edberg ('90 Wimbledon, '91-'92 US Open)

2-Kafelnikov ('96 French Open, '99 Australian Open)

2-Patrick Rafter ('97-'98 US Open)

2-Boris Becker ('91, '96 Australian Open)

2-Sergei Bruguera ('93-'94 French Open)

2-Johann Kriek ('81-'82)

1980s: A Decade of the Big Rivalries

7-Ivan Lendl* ('84, '86-'87 French Open, '85-'87 US Open, '89 Australian)

7- Mats Wilander ('82, '85, '88 French Open, '83, '84, '88 Australian Open,'88 US Open)

7-John McEnroe ('80, '84 US Open, '81, '83- 84 Wimbledon, '84 Australian Open)

4- Boris Becker ('85, '86, '89 Wimbledon, '89 US Open)

4-Stefan Edberg ('84 Olympics*, '85, '87 Australian Open, '88 Wimbledon)

3-Jimmy Connors ('82, '83 US Open, '82 Wimbledon)

3-Bjorn Borg ('80 French Open, Wimbledon, '81 French Open)

1970s: A Decade was Bjorn

8-Bjorn Borg ('74,'75, '78-79 French Open, '76-'79 Wimbledon)

5-Jimmy Connors ('74 Australian, Wimbledon, '74, '76, '78 US Open,

5-John Newcombe ('73, '75 Australian, '70-'71 Wimbledon, '73 US Open)

4-Guillermo Vilas ('77 French Open, US Open, '78-'79 Australian Open)

2-Arthur Ashe ('70 Australian, '75 Wimbledon)

2-Ilie Nastase ('72 US Open, '73 French Open)

2-Ken Rosewall ('71-'72 Australian, '70 US Open)

2-Stan Smith ('72 Wimbledon, '71 US Open)

2- Jan Kodes ('70-'71 French Open)

*Denotes another Slam win in the next decade, but less than two.

Discuss :cool:

I may have left someone off the list, so let me know.


As your principle, :cool:

3-Kafelnikov ('96 French Open, '99 Australian Open, '00 Olympics*)

Tennis Fool
09-11-2006, 02:02 AM
As your principle, :cool:

3-Kafelnikov ('96 French Open, '99 Australian Open, '00 Olympics*)
This is true. This is not a complete list of all Slams won over a career. It's by decade only. Kafel won the Olympics in this decade. It was his final major achievement (besides 2002 DC).

scoobs
09-11-2006, 02:03 AM
why is Kriek listed under the 90s?

atheneglaukopis
09-11-2006, 02:04 AM
What I was trying to say...only Borg has 4 consecutive Wimbledons.But now what about Sampras? He won in 1997-2000 inclusive.

Edit: If you only mean within one decade, fine, but that's geared to be kind of unfair to Borg and Sampras, who both ended their streaks in the beginning of a new decade. :shrug: It's your thread, though.

TennisGrandSlam
09-11-2006, 02:04 AM
????

Connors - 8 GS

AO - 74
WI - 74, 82
UO - 74, 76, 78, 82, 83

TennisGrandSlam
09-11-2006, 02:08 AM
Some errors:

Olympics is no slam
Edberg wasn't Olympic champion
McEnroe didn't win Australian Open

Edberg - 84' Olympic champion (demo. sport) :cool:

Tennis Fool
09-11-2006, 02:10 AM
But now what about Sampras? He won in 1997-2000 inclusive.

Edit: If you only mean within one decade, fine, but that's geared to be kind of unfair to Borg and Sampras, who both ended their streaks in the beginning of a new decade. :shrug: It's your thread, though.
Okay, Pete and Borg.

Tennis Fool
09-11-2006, 02:11 AM
why is Kriek listed under the 90s?
Correction made.

Sjengster
09-11-2006, 02:46 AM
You still need to edit McEnroe's stats, it was 6 Slams in the 80s (the other one being the 79 US Open, not the 84 AO).