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Old 01-28-2013, 08:23 AM   #1
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Default Current youngest slam winner

Juan Martin del Potro has now been the youngest slam winner for well over three years, and this looks set to continue for a while. He is now one of the players to have this distinction for the longest. How much longer will he remain the youngest slam winner? Borg looks within reach, could he even beat Chang?

Here is an overview of slam winners that have been youngest for three years or more (Open Era only):

Michael Chang: FO 1989 to FO 1996 - 7 years
Björn Borg: FO 1974 to USO 1979 - 5 years 4 months
Boris Becker: W 1985 to RG 1989 - 3 years 11 mounts
Juan Martin del Potro: USO 2009 to ? - 3 years 8 months (to FO 2013) and counting
Gustavo Kuerten: FO 1997 to USO 2000 - 3 years 4 months
Mats Wilander: FO 1982 to W 1985 - 3 years 1 month
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:26 AM   #2
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Oh yeah, he'll beat Chang. I'm sure of it.
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Tomic will replace him
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:15 PM   #4
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Juan Martin del Potro has now been the youngest slam winner for well over three years, and this looks set to continue for a while. He is now one of the players to have this distinction for the longest. How much longer will he remain the youngest slam winner? Borg looks within reach, could he even beat Chang?

Here is an overview of slam winners that have been youngest for three years or more (Open Era only):

Michael Chang: FO 1989 to FO 1996 - 7 years
Björn Borg: FO 1974 to USO 1979 - 5 years 4 months
Boris Becker: W 1985 to RG 1989 - 3 years 11 mounts
Juan Martin del Potro: USO 2009 to ? - 3 years 8 months (to FO 2013) and counting
Gustavo Kuerten: FO 1997 to USO 2000 - 3 years 4 months
Mats Wilander: FO 1982 to W 1985 - 3 years 1 month
I've just understood what you meant, it was quite hard actually :

you mean at one moment in time, the youngest guy to have already won a slam before,

and that this streak would be stopped when somebody born from 1989 or after the 23rd of september 1988, wins a slam.

Borg's streak would be defeated if nobody born from 1989 wins a slam in 2013 or 2014.

Honestly it has a big chance to happen.

Chang's streak will be tougher to get ahead of.

But anyway, in another definition, Chang is still the youngest guy to have ever won a slam, in a meaning that nobody did it at a younger age than him.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:03 PM   #5
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Who cares?
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:21 PM   #6
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Who cares?
just another way to ask "when the hell will one of those guys from clownish generations 1989 (or Dolgopolov) ... win a slam ?"

an accurate one but maybe a bit too subtle to understand at first sight
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Juan Martin del Potro has now been the youngest slam winner for well over three years, and this looks set to continue for a while. He is now one of the players to have this distinction for the longest. How much longer will he remain the youngest slam winner? Borg looks within reach, could he even beat Chang?

Here is an overview of slam winners that have been youngest for three years or more (Open Era only):

Michael Chang: FO 1989 to FO 1996 - 7 years
Björn Borg: FO 1974 to USO 1979 - 5 years 4 months
Boris Becker: W 1985 to RG 1989 - 3 years 11 mounts
Juan Martin del Potro: USO 2009 to ? - 3 years 8 months (to FO 2013) and counting
Gustavo Kuerten: FO 1997 to USO 2000 - 3 years 4 months
Mats Wilander: FO 1982 to W 1985 - 3 years 1 month
Interesting. If Del Potro hadn't won the USO in 2009, Djokovic would pretty much be a lock to beat Chang here.
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Hewitt was 20 when he won his first slam
Nadal was 19 when he won his first slam
Safin i think was 20 too.
Nole was 19 when he won his first slam

?????
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Hewitt was 20 when he won his first slam
Nadal was 19 when he won his first slam
Safin i think was 20 too.
Nole was 19 when he won his first slam

?????
I think you've missed the point. The point is, out of all players who have ever won a grand slam title, Del Potro was born the latest.
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Is Cilic the youngest quarter finalist around at 24 years old also?

EDIT: No, it's Tomic obviously.
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Is Cilic the youngest quarter finalist around at 24 years old also?

EDIT: No, it's Tomic obviously.
yes : also Nishikori and Dolgopolov have played a slam QF and are younger than Cilic (only 2 months for Dolgo).
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I think you've missed the point. The point is, out of all players who have ever won a grand slam title, Del Potro was born the latest.
i wanted to add these guys in the mix because someone didnt add them in the list. I know that Delpo is the current youngest. But somebody should add these guys in the list as well.
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Hewitt was 20 when he won his first slam
Nadal was 19 when he won his first slam
Safin i think was 20 too.
Nole was 19 when he won his first slam

?????
Djokovic was 20
Nadal had just had his 19th birthday

if you really want to complete the list, there's also Roddick at least.
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yes : also Nishikori and Dolgopolov have played a slam QF and are younger than Cilic (only 2 months for Dolgo).
JMDP is the youngest SF still?
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Hewitt was 20 when he won his first slam
Nadal was 19 when he won his first slam
Safin i think was 20 too.
Nole was 19 when he won his first slam

?????
Hewitt was surpassed as the youngest winner by Federer, 1 year and 9 months later

Safin was surpassed by Hewitt, exactly one year later.

Nadal was surpassed by Djokovic, 2 years and 8 months later, falling just short of my three year cutoff.

Djokovic, who was 20, not 19, was surpassed by del Potro 1 year and 8 months later.

Being a young winner is no guarantee someone born after you will not appear on the scene sooner rather than later.
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