Old grand slam finalists of the open era (>= 27 years old)
Thought about sharing a personal research ... of course if you see any mistake please tell me ;)
All players who reached a slam final after their 27th birthday in the open era are supposed to be here. For instance if Nadal reaches RolandGarros (French open) final in 2013 he will join the list with "27 years old" exactly :) Players are ordered with numbers according to their age in their last slam final. The blue colour is for the finals won. Bolded is when it's their last slam final, bolded blue is when it's their last slam win. The month is supposed to be correct but I didn't check that precisely, it can be one month more or less, I mean sometimes I considered the number of months fully past, sometimes I rounded the number of months (I mean 27 y 9 m & 28 d is nearly 27 y & 10 m) ; besides I only checked the precise number of days when players were equal. This number of days is supposed to be for the day of the final. 1. Rosewall 39 y 10 m US Open 1974(Connors) Rosewall 39 y 8 m Wimbledon 1974 (Connors) Rosewall 37 y 2 m winner Aus open 1972 2. Malcolm Anderson 36 y 10 m Aus Open 1972 (Rosewall) Rosewall 36 y 2 m winner Aus open 1971 Rosewall 35 y 10 m winner US Open 1970 Rosewall 35 y 8 m Wimbledon 1970 (Newcombe) 3. Agassi 35 y 4 m US Open 2005 (Federer) 4. Gimeno 34 y 10 m winner RolandGarros 1972 Rosewall 34 y 7 m RolandGarros 1969 (Laver) 5. Pilic 33 y 9 m RolandGarros 1973 Rosewall 33 y 7 m winner RolandGarros 1968 Agassi 32 y 9 m winner Aus open 2003 Agassi 32 y 4 m US Open 2002 (Sampras) 6. Connors 32 y Wimbledon 1984 (McEnroe) 7. Ashe 32 y winner Wimbledon 1975 8. Newcombe 31 y 8 m Aus open 1976 (Edmondson) Gimeno 31 y 5 m Aus open 1969 (Laver) 9. Laver 31 y 1 m winner US Open 1969 10. Sampras 31 y 1 m winner US Open 2002 (31 y 0 m and 27 d exactly) Connors 31 y winner US Open 1983 (31 y 0 m and 9 d exactly) 11. Federer 30 y 11 m winner Wimbledon 2012 Laver 30 y 11 m winner Wimbledon 1969 12. Lendl 30 y 10 m Aus open 1991 (Becker) Agassi 30 y 9 m winner Aus open 2001 Laver 30 y 9 m winner RolandGarros 1969 Newcombe 30 y 7 m winner Aus open 1975 Laver 30 y 5 m winner Aus open 1969 13. Gomez 30 y 3 m winner RolandGarros 1990 Sampras 30 y 1 m US Open 2001 (Hewitt) Connors 30 y winner US Open 1982 14. Korda 30 y winner Aus Open 1998 15. Nastase 29 y 11 m Wimbledon 1976 (Borg) Laver 29 y 11 m winner Wimbledon 1968 Lendl 29 y 10 m winner Aus open 1990 (29 y 10 m 21 j exactly) Connors 29 y 10 m winner Wimbledon 1982 Laver 29 y 10 m RolandGarros 1968 (Rosewall) Federer 29 y 10 m RolandGarros 2011 (Nadal) 16. Ivanisevic 29 y 10 m winner Wimbledon 2001 17. Vilas 29 y 10 m RolandGarros 1982 (Wilander) Agassi 29 y 9 m winner Aus open 2000 Lendl 29 y 6 m US Open 1989 (Becker) Agassi 29 y 5 m winner US Open 1999 Newcombe 29 y 4 m winner US Open 1973 Agassi 29 y 2 m Wimbledon 1999 (Sampras) 18. Todd Martin 29 y 2 m US Open 1999 (Agassi) Sampras 29 y 1 m US Open 2000 (Safin) Ashe 29 y US Open 1972 (Nastase) Sampras 28 y 11 m winner Wimbledon 2000 Lendl 28 y 10 m winner Aus open 1989 19. Kim Warwick 28 y 8 m Aus open 1980 (Teacher, 28 y 8 m 27 j) 20. Metreveli 28 y 8 m Wimbledon 1973 (Kodes, boycott) Newcombe 28 y 7 m winner Aus open 1973 21. Rafter 28 y 6 m Wimbledon 2001 (Ivanisevic) Lendl 28 y 6 m US Open 1988 (Wilander) Federer 28 y 5 m winner Aus open 2010 22. Becker 28 y 2 m winner Aus open 1996 Federer 28 y 1 m US Open 2009 (Del Potro) 23. Pioline 28 y Wimbledon 1997 (Sampras) Federer 27 y 11 m winner Wimbledon 2009 Sampras 27 y 11 m winner Wimbledon 1999 Federer 27 y 10 m winner RolandGarros 2009 24. Muster 27 y 8 m winner RolandGarros 1995 Becker 27 y 7 m Wimbledon 1995 (Sampras) 25. Stich 27 y 7 m RolandGarros 1996 (Kafelnikov) Rafter 27 y 6 m Wimbledon 2000 (Sampras) 26. Kodes 27 y 6 m US Open 1973 (Newcombe) Lendl 27 y 6 m winner US Open 1987 Federer 27 y 5 m Aus open 2009 (Nadal) Vilas 27 y 4 m winner Aus Open 1979 (4m and 16 d) Kodes 27 y 4 m winner Wimbledon 1973 (boycott) (4m and 7 d) 27. Curren 27 y 4 m Wimbledon 1985 (Becker) (4m & 5 d) Lendl 27 y 4 m Wimbledon 1987 (Cash) (3 m & 28 d) Lendl 27 y 3 m winner RolandGarros 1987 28. Corretja 27 y 2 m RolandGarros 2001 (Kuerten) Newcombe 27 y 2 m winner Wimbledon 1971 (1m & 10 d) Federer 27 y 1 m winner US Open 2008 29. Washington 27 y Wimbledon 1996 (Krajicek) (17 d) 30. Edberg 27 y Australian open 1993 (Courier) 
Re: Old grand slam finalists (>= 27 years old)
Great list! Only thing I missed was Jimmy Connors Wimby final 1984 against McEnroe.
Talking about Connors, known like few others for longevity, I find it mildly amusing that he figures in the two highest entries on the list  as the young opponent to Rosewall. 
Re: Old grand slam finalists (>= 27 years old)
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yes, and he was typically the young cruel guy to the old Rosewall actually, leaving him very few games ... just as McEnroe was to him in his own last slam final :lol: 
Re: Old grand slam finalists of the open era (>= 27 years old)
Wawrinka enters this list fairly high up. 20th spot, ahead of Metreveli.

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