Have to agree with this.Agassi's is the most impressive by far..
Yep, but I think of it more as them being ATG's (by the end of their careers) than to blame the surfaces so much. Maybe the last time it could have happened potentially in such close proximity would have been the mid - late 80's.All time greats, yes, but all time greats aren't usually this good at getting career slams.
Agreed with all time greats, disagreed with that it won't happen for the next 30 years. The game has changed. It's all about consistency and defense now. It's much more difficult for a low ranked player to have a really great day and upset a top ranked player these days. And with surface homogenization/racket technology changes, it's that much easier for a player to transition from clay to grass to hardcourt. I think we'll see this happen several more times in the next decade.All time greats.
This won't happen again for 30 years at least.
Federer has atleast 5 finals in every slam. Cant see how he is the lucky one.Actually, it seems Federer was BY FAR the least efficient in completing the Career Slam, which only emphasizes that in HIS case, it was just an incredible spell of luck.
Perry: Completed 4 different slams after 5 titles won
Budge: Completed 4 different slams after 4 titles won
Laver: Completed 4 different slams after 6 titles won
Emerson: Completed 4 different slams after 6 titles won
Agassi: Completed 4 different slams ater 4 titles won
Federer: Completed 4 different slams after FOURTEEN titles won
Nadal: Completed 4 different slams after 9 titles won
Djokovic is expected to do it after winning 5 or 6 titles
Also, Perry and Budge did it within 3 years (1935-1938), Laver and Emerson within 2 (1962-1964), so if you take Federer's completion as a fluke, then Nadal and Djokovic-to-be are probably within statistical parameters.