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This isn't a useful stat in any way, shape or form - just a little bit of fun :)

Looking here at the players who are at the bottom of the chain of 7 losses in Grand Slam main draws since 1990 (i.e. the player in each slam who lost to the player who lost to the player who lost to the player who lost to the player who lost to the player who lost to the player who lost to the eventual champion!)

Credit to @bry17may for completing this list backwards to the start of the Open Era.

Seeds in square brackets

YearAustralian OpenFrench OpenWimbledonUS Open
1968-Joseph MateoLance LumsdenBilly R. Knight
1969Bob GiltinanIvan MolinaBob GiltinanDavid Lloyd
1970Anthony HammondJean-Francois CaujolleSzabolcz BaranyiOnny Parun
1971Alvin GardinerBob GiltinanPat CramerHenry Irvine
1972Owen Davidson [5]Ion TiriacJim OsbornePat Du Pre
1973Jun KukiPiero TociNeale FraserRayno Seegers
1974Robert CaseyMichel LeclercqPeter SzokeJun Kamiwazumi
1975Spencer SeguraPatricio CornejoJohn AndrewsHoward Schoenfield
1976Joao SoaresChris KachelJay RoyappaOve Nils Bengtson
1977Allan Stone | Eric FriedlerChris KachelMike MachetteRicardo Cano
1978Richard LewisJiri GranatJohn McEnroe [11]George Amaya
1979George HardieBernard FritzJohn YuillAdriano Panatta [15]
1980Jay LapidusBernard BoileauByron BertramGeorge Hardie
1981Chris JohnstoneMark EdmondsonSteve DochertyBill Cowan
1982Jonathan SmithTim MayotteRick FagelEddie Edwards
1983Henrik Sundstrom [9]Jose Luis DamianiSashi MeronChip Hooper
1984Russell SimpsonMatt DoyleTom CainThierry Tulasne
1985Mark WooldridgeShlomo GlicksteinJimmy AriasRobert Seguso
1986-Victor Pecci, Sr.Jeremy BatesUlf Stenlund
1987John FitzgeraldPeter LundgrenGary DonnellyBruno Oresar
1988Larry ScottSergio CasalAndrei ChesnokovJean-Philippe Fleurian
1989Michael KuresTore MeineckePatrick BaurPaul Chamberlin
1990Kelly EverndenGuillaume RouxDanny SapsfordPaul Chamberlin
1991Peter DoohanJeff TarangoJordi ArreseFrancisco Montana
1992Karsten BraaschJavier SanchezRichard FrombergFelipe Rivera
1993Grant DoyleNicolas EscudeBrian DeveningHenri Leconte
1994John SullivanGrant StaffordRichard KrajicekGreg Rusedski
1995Goran Ivanisevic [4]Hernan GumyVincent SpadeaGreg Rusedski
1996Jonathan StarkNicolas LapenttiMichael JoyceMarcelo Filippini
1997Juan Albert VilocaEmilio Benfele AlvarezNicolas LapenttiPatrick McEnroe
1998Marcelo FilippiniJavier SanchezAndrei PavelJohn van Lottum
1999Joseph SirianniKarol Kucera [11]Cecil MamiitAndre Ilie
2000Cedric Pioline [13]Galo BlancoMichael RussellBob Bryan
2001David SanchezMartin DammFranco Squillari [27]Nikolay Davydenko
2002Flavio SarettaMax Mirnyi [26]Juan Ignacio Chela [19]Agusti Calleri
2003Hicham AraziJustin GimelstobDick NormanJoachim Johansson
2004Rainer Schuettler [6]Joachim JohanssonJohn van LottumMarat Safin [13]
2005Felix MantillaFabrice SantoroVincent SpadeaNoam Okun
2006Fernando VicenteOliver MarachGreg RusedskiJeff Morrison
2007Luis HornaFernando Gonzalez [5]Juan Monaco [32]Fernando Gonzalez [7]
2008Donald YoungViktor TroickiIgor KunitsynBrendan Evans
2009Kristof VliegenYen-Hsun LuNicolas LapenttiDmitry Tursunov
2010Robin HaaseRainer SchuettlerRamon DelgadoIllya Marchenko
2011Denis GremelmayrDaniel BrandsLukas LackoKarol Beck
2012Gilles MullerEric ProdonAlex Bogomolov, Jr.Mikhail Kukushkin
2013Tommy Haas [13]Denis KudlaCarlos BerlocqLukas Lacko
2014Federico DelbonisAlbert MontanesIvo Karlovic [29]Julien Benneteay [24]
2015Blaz KavcicMaxime HamouThomaz BellucciPaul-Henri Mathieu
2016Rafael Nadal [5]Julien BenneteauSantiago GiraldoJulien Benneteau
2017Feliciano Lopez [28]Damir DzumhurMalek JaziriAndreas Haider-Maurer
2018Stefanos TsitsipasNicolas JarryYoshihito NishiokaSam Querrey
2019Michael MmohBernard TomicDennis NovakJiri Vesely
2020Hugo GastonQuentin Halys-Marc Polmans

Notes:
1) There were two Australian Opens in 1977. Allan Stone received the wooden spoon in the January tournament and Eric Friedler in the December tournament.
2) From 1978 to 1985 the Australian Open was the final Grand Slam tournament of the year.
2) The French Open in 2020 occurred after the US Open after being rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

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2011 RG Brands.

Probably one of the most accurate since he was the weakest player on the draw
 

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by countries:
FELIX SANTORO ??!! NO PLAYER'S NAME
7:
USA
4:
ARG
ESP
GER
RUS
2:
BEL
CHI
NED
SWE
1:
AUT
BLR
BRA
COL
CZE
FRA
GRB
ISR
MAR
PAR
PER
SRB
TPE
UKR
 

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by countries:
FELIX SANTORO ??!! NO PLAYER'S NAME
Oops. I meant Fabrice of course...

Lukas Lacko "wins" the 2011 Wimbledon wooden spoon!
 

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Karol Beck recieves the ignominy at this year's US Open through the first round retirement...
 

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by countries:
7:
USA
4:
ARG
ESP
GER
RUS
2:
BEL
CHI
FRA
NED
SVK
SWE
1:
AUT
BLR
BRA
COL
CZE
GRB
ISR
MAR
PAR
PER
SRB
TPE
UKR

after USO 2011
 

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Congratulations to Gilles Muller for winning the wooden spoon at this year's AO! :p
 

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Fun idea! So many great things posted here before I registered.

Marat Safin must be unique. A wooden spoon in USO 2004 and then a win in the very next slam. He is also the only one on the list to have achieved both in the same tournament. Though I believe I read somewhere McEnroe once got a wooden spoon in Wimbledon.
 

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Denis Kudla wins it for the French Open this year :p
 

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That means both this year's winners have done well soon afterwards :)
Exactly :lol: I thought it was funny that I just randomly remembered to check today, and it happened to be one of Kudla's best weeks! Maybe some players should start going for this award more often :p
 

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US Open 2013: Lukas Lacko ;)

His second title :bowdown:
 

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The names of the 90's

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[B]Year	Australian Open		French Open		Wimbledon		US Open			[/B]
1990	Kelly Evernden  	Guillaume Raoux		Danny Sapsford		Paul Chamberlin		
1991	Peter Doohan		Jeff Tarango		Jordi Arrese    	Francisco Montana	
1992	Karsten Braasch		Javier Sanchez		Richard Fromberg	Felipe Rivera		
1993	Grant Doyle		Nicolas Escude  	Brian Devening		Henri Leconte		
1994	John Sullivan   	Grant Stafford  	Richard Krajicek	Greg Rusedski	
1995	Goran Ivanisevic(4)	Hernan Gumy		Vincent Spadea		Greg Rusedski		
1996	Jonathan Stark  	Nicolas Lapentti	Michael Joyce		Marcelo Filippini		
1997	Juan Albert Viloca	Emilio Benfele Alvarez	Nicolas Lapentti	Patrick McEnroe		
1998	Marcelo Filippini	Javier Sanchez		Andrei Pavel		John Van Lottum		
1999	Joseph Sirianni		Karol Kucera(11)	Cecil Mamiit    	Andrew Ilie
Rusedski and Lappenti 3 times each one :p
 
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