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Old 02-05-2010, 08:40 AM   #6
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Default Re: Losing against the eventual slam winner- An Open Era overview

Here are some miscellaneous bits of data.

Players who have lost only in the final to an eventual slam winner:

Code:
Steve Denton         AO 1982 (Kriek)      AO 1983 (Kriek)
Martin Verkerk       RG 2003 (Ferrero)
MaliVai Washington   WM 1996 (Krajicek)
Alberto Berasetegui  RG 1994 (Bruguera)
Kim Warwick          AO 1980 (Teacher) 
John Marks           AO 1978 (Vilas)
Manuel Orantes       RG 1974 (Borg)
Onny Parun           AO 1973 (Newcombe)
Malcolm Anderson     AO 1972 (Rosewall)
Rod Laver            RG 1968 (Rosewall)
Juan Gisbert sr.     AO 1968 (Bowrey)
Most times lost to eventual winner without winning a slam:

Code:
Tim Henman         10
Tony Roche          9
Todd Martin         9
Jonas Bj÷rkman      9
Miroslav Mecir      8
Paul McNamee        8
Tommy Haas          8
Mark Philippoussis  7
Vitas Gerulaitis    7
Andrei Medvedev     7
David Ferrer        7
Greg Rusedski       6
Henri Leconte       6
Tom Okker           6
Sebastian Grosjean  6
Robin Soderling     6
Nikolay Davydenko   6
Mikhail Youzhny     6
Tomas Berdych       6
Thomas Enqvist      5
Phil Dent           5
Brian Gottfried     5
Alex Matreveli      5
David Nalbandian    5
Harold Solomon      5
Tim Gullikson       5
Raoul Ramirez       5
Anders Jarryd       5
Sjeng Schalken      5
Nicolas Kiefer      5
Roy Emerson         5
Paul-Henri Mathieu  5
Richard Gasquet     5
And here's a new bit of trivia, though this might actually be informative!

Most times either winning a slam, or losing to the eventual winner!


Code:
Name                W   L  Total

Ivan Lendl          8   23   31
Roger Federer       17  13   30
Pete Sampras        14  10   24
Jimmy Connors       8   15   23
Novak Djokovic      7   16   23
Rafael Nadal        14  7    21
Andre Agassi        8   12   20
Bjorn Borg          11  7    18
John McEnroe        7   11   18
Stefan Edberg       6   11   17
Lleyton Hewitt      2   13   15
Boris Becker        6   8    14
Mats Wilander       7   6    13
Guillermo Vilas     4   8    12
Jim Courier         4   8    12
Yevgeny Kafelnikov  2   10   12
Andy Murray         2   10   12
Michael Chang       1   11   12
Ken Rosewall        4   7    11 (open era only, remember)
Stan Smith          2   9    11
Andy Roddick        1   10   11
Juan Carlos Ferrero 1   9    10
Tim Henman          0   10   10
Jan Kodes           3   6    9
Ilie Nastase        2   7    9
Thomas Muster       1   8    9
Tony Roche          0   9    9
Todd Martin         0   9    9
Jonas Bjorkman      0   9    9
Slam winners who lost fewest times to an eventual winner:

Code:
Gaston Gaudio          0
Rod Laver              1 (only open era)
Manuel Orantes         1
Gustavo Kuerten        1
Sergi Bruguera         2
Brian Teacher          2
Stanislas Wawrinka     2
John Newcombe          3
Adrian Panatta         3
Pat Cash               3
Yannick Noah           3
Petr Korda             3
Richard Krajicek       3
Thomas Johansson       3
Juan Martin del Potro  3
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