Re: Were the 2012 GS winners the luckiest in the Open Era?
I do not think a 7 time Wimbledon champ and a 7 time RG champ got lucky in winning those slams this year. Nadal went through Almagro, Ferrer and Djokovicto win RG and Federer went through Murray and Djokovic to win Wimbledon.
Djokovic has won AO 3 times, so I don't think any of those are luck.
Murray winning the USO is the only one that could be seen as lucky, but I still don't think it was. He was under a tremendous amount of pressure and came through and beat Novak.