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http://www.tennis28.com/slams/agerecords_winners.html

Slams won at age 28 in the open era

Boris Becker 1996 Australian 28y 2m 6d
Roger Federer 2010 Australian 28y 5m 23d
John Newcombe 1973 Australian 28y 7m 9d
Ivan Lendl 1989 Australian 28y 10m 22d
Pete Sampras 2000 Wimbledon 28y 10m 27d

I think Nadal was also 28 when he won RG last year which looks to be his last slam win btw..

Wawrinka was 28 when he won the AO last year as well.

Five of them did it at the Australian Open, one at Wimbledon and one at Roland Garros.
 

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Murray and Djokovic are 28 atm, this ominous for them. There is something about age 28 and players not being able to win multiple slams. Until May of next year each of them might win one slam tops.
 

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So another first for Andy Murray when he wins the US Open.
 

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I think there will be a surprise winner at the USO.

Every year there is a different player winning the USO since 2011.

Djokovic
Murray
Nadal
Cilic
Surprise winner
 

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Murray and Djokovic are 28 atm, this ominous for them. There is something about age 28 and players not being able to win multiple slams. Until May of next year each of them might win one slam tops.
Djokovic was 27 when he won AO this year. :wavey:
 

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Djokovic's fitness is far better than what was the case in the past. Nutrition and fitness science has improved too. The pattern mentioned by OP will soon fade into irrelevance.
 

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Agassi is an outlier in the tennis world. He had very little mileage at 29. His mileage at 29 was that of a 24 or 25 year old. No wonder he played like a 25 year old at 29!
 

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But he is 28 now. And will be 28 untile May 2016.:wavey:
Age is not what is stopping Nole from winning more slams. It is unfair treatment he gets from RG, W and USO organizers, year after year after year. It is so obvious by now.

So your post is silly and completely irrelevant.
 

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Age is not what is stopping Nole from winning more slams. It is unfair treatment he gets from RG, W and USO organizers, year after year after year. It is so obvious by now.

So your post is silly and completely irrelevant.
But he only has one season where he won multiple slams.
 

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I can understand why Djokovic fans are frustrated. He's far and away the best player in the world rankings-wise and he seems incapable of winning more than one slam a year. But the paranoia is ridiculous.
 

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But he only has one season where he won multiple slams.
And I explain you why exactly. External factors - difficult draws, unfair scheduling, biased umpiring, ... you name it. They threw everything to stop No1e from winning more slams. And thay still do. What is happening in this year's RG and Wimbledon is more than enough proof.
 

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So many qualifiers :lol:

"male player"
"Open era"
"multiple slams at 28"

Of course there are many players, male and female, in Open and Pre-Open Era, who have won multiple slams at 28, even older

Laver won all 4 slams in 1969 at age 30-31, he turned 31 between W and USO
 

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So many qualifiers :lol:

"male player"
"Open era"
"multiple slams at 28"

Of course there are many players, male and female, in Open and Pre-Open Era, who have won multiple slams at 28, even older

Laver won all 4 slams in 1969 at age 30-31, he turned 31 between W and USO
Thread is about age 28.
 

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164 Jimmy Connors 1982 US Open 30y 0m 10d
164 Petr Korda 1998 Australian 30y 0m 9d
166 Andres Gomez 1990 Roland Garros 30y 3m 14d
167 Rod Laver 1969 Australian 30y 5m 18d
168 John Newcombe 1975 Australian 30y 7m 9d
169 Andre Agassi 2001 Australian 30y 8m 30d
170 Rod Laver 1969 Roland Garros 30y 9m 30d
171 Rod Laver 1969 Wimbledon 30y 10m 26d
172 Roger Federer 2012 Wimbledon 30y 11m 0d


173 Jimmy Connors 1983 US Open 31y 0m 9d
174 Pete Sampras 2002 US Open 31y 0m 27d
175 Rod Laver 1969 US Open 31y 1m 0d
176 Arthur Ashe 1975 Wimbledon 31y 11m 25d
 

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In the same year, I guess. Leaves Nole only to win one, and a different winner for the USO or Wimbledon.

Maybe Grasserer gets it done this year. :)
 

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The difference is hunger and the ability to deal with failure. All those guys had a hot patches and then once they started losing, they couldn't deal with it and get up.
Don't do it like Rafa who is just trying to work harder, that doesn't help with hunger and futility.
 
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