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And here's the list of the first players to win starting in the 1970's

1970- Jim Courier
1971- Pete Sampras
1973- none (Berasategui made a final)
1974- Yevgeny Kafelnikov
1975- Thomas Johansson
1976- Gustavo Kuerten
1977- none (Clement made AO final)
1978- Gaston Gaudio
1979- no winner or finalist
1980- Marat Safin
1981- Lleyton Hewitt
1982- Andy Roddick
1983- no winner or finalist
1984- none (Soderling made the finals)
1985- Stan Wawrinka
1986- Rafa
1987- Djokovic
1988- DelPotro

The 2 takeaways is those born in 1979 and 1983 don't have a slam final to their names. At least the 1983 players have the Rafa Roger and co as a reason, but what's 1979's excuse? Outside of Agassi having the year of his career in 1999, and Jesusfed, they had more chances than 1983 considering that were it not for Stan now, 3 straight years without a slam win for players born in 83-85.
 

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Is there a list somewhere of 1989-born players? I don't know who's in my potential pool, haha.
 

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King Nishikori!!! Though he was born on 29th Dec, 1989..Just 2 days shy of 1990.
 

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The 2 takeaways is those born in 1979 and 1983 don't have a slam final to their names. At least the 1983 players have the Rafa Roger and co as a reason, but what's 1979's excuse? Outside of Agassi having the year of his career in 1999, and Jesusfed, they had more chances than 1983 considering that were it not for Stan now, 3 straight years without a slam win for players born in 83-85.
More significantly, Stan Smith in January 1974 was the oldest youngest slam winner in Tennis history. He was 27 and 2 weeks.

Del Potro is now 25 and 8 months, so just 18 months younger than Stan Smith in 1974. We're just 7 slams away from this record being broken.
 

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I can't believe I forgot 1972 and Michael Chang.

For 1979, there's nobody playing on the ATP tour at this point. It's a given this year is over.

For the 1983 guys, Fernando Verdasco is the only viable one left. It's why that Wimbledon loss to Murray up 2 sets hurts so much.
 

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-90 Raonic CAN
-91 Dimitrov BUL
-92 Kudla USA
-93 Thiem AUT
-94 Monteiro BRA
-95 Kyrgios AUS
-96 Coric CRO
-97 Rublev RUS
-98 Mmoh USA
-99 Kecmanovic SRB
-00 Molleker GER
-01 Draper GBR
 

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Oooh, neat. I don't know some of those, but I could see Nishikori, Dimitrov, and Kyrgios winning a slam. (Once the current big guys retire, of course.) Maybe Thiem. And I've heard good things about Coric but haven't seen him in action.
 
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