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JennyS
09-16-2009, 07:58 AM
(I'll round up the age of any player up who was within 2 months of their next birthday). This only includes players whose Slam careers started during the Open era.


4+ Slam winners who won at least 2 Slams after 25:

Ivan Lendl: 6 out of his 8 Slams were after age 25!
1986 French Open (26), 1986 US Open (26), 1987 French Open (27), 1987 US Open (27), 1989 Australian Open (29), 1990 Australian Open (30)

Pete Sampras: 5
1997 Wimbledon (26), 1998 Wimbledon (27), 1999 Wimbledon [28], 2000 Wimbledon (29) and 2002 US Open (31)

Roger Federer: 5
2007 Wimbledon (26), 2007 US Open (26), 2008 US Open (27), 2009 French Open [28] 2009 Wimbledon [28]

Andre Agassi: 5
1999 French Open (29), 1999 US Open (29), 2000 Australian Open (29), 2001 Australian Open (30), 2003 Australian Open (32)

Jimmy Connors: 4
1978 US Open (26), 1982 Wimbledon (30), 1982 US Open (30), 1983 US Open (31)

Guillermo Vilas: 2
1978 Australian Open (26), 1979 Australian Open (27)

4+ Slam winners who won only one Slam after age 25:

Stefan Edberg: 1
1992 US Open (26)

Boris Becker: 1
1996 Australian Open [28]

4+ winners who didn't win a Slam after 25:

Bjorn Borg won last Slam at 25
John McEnroe: won last Slam at 25
Mats Wilander: won last Slam at 24
Jim Courier: won last Slam at 22

Just shows how hard it is to win Slams after turning 26!

malakas
09-16-2009, 08:03 AM
Good stats!Thank you again for the excellent job!!And only 4 have won GSs after the age of 28 that is Fed now.

SerbWhoLovesDelPo
09-16-2009, 08:18 AM
So, basically it's either

1. all-time greats like Pete and Roger
2. lesser greats who were fitness freaks like Lendl and Agassi

and Edberg, Boris, and Connors.

It's VERY, VERY difficult.

JennyS
09-16-2009, 08:31 AM
Good stats!Thank you again for the excellent job!!And only 4 have won GSs after the age of 28 that is Fed now.

You're welcome!

roddickfan1000
09-16-2009, 08:46 AM
still time on roddick's sdie:)

JennyS
09-16-2009, 08:53 AM
So, basically it's either

1. all-time greats like Pete and Roger
2. lesser greats who were fitness freaks like Lendl and Agassi

and Edberg, Boris, and Connors.

It's VERY, VERY difficult.

Yup, it is.

Also, these numbers show that the Australian Open is, by far the easiest Slam for older players to win since it comes at the start of the season.

Agassi's last 3 Slams were Down Under
Lendl's last 2 Slams were at the AO
Ditto for Becker and Vilas.

roddickfan1000
09-16-2009, 08:57 AM
Yup, it is.

Also, these numbers show that the Australian Open is, by far the easiest Slam for older players to win since it comes at the start of the season.

Agassi's last 3 Slams were Down Under
Lendl's last 2 Slams were at the AO
Ditto for Becker and Vilas.

Or maybe that it's just a surface that the players like more.

baseliner
09-16-2009, 09:57 AM
So Laver's Grand Slam titles after age 25 don't count on your list because he started his career before the Open era? Doesn't make sense to me.

jean pierre
09-16-2009, 09:58 AM
(I'll round up the age of any player up who was within 2 months of their next birthday). This only includes players whose Slam careers started during the Open era.


4+ Slam winners who won at least 2 Slams after 25:

Ivan Lendl: 6 out of his 8 Slams were after age 25!
1986 French Open (26), 1986 US Open (26), 1987 French Open (27), 1987 US Open (27), 1989 Australian Open (29), 1990 Australian Open (30)

Pete Sampras: 5
1997 Wimbledon (26), 1998 Wimbledon (27), 1999 Wimbledon [28], 2000 Wimbledon (29) and 2002 US Open (31)

Roger Federer: 5
2007 Wimbledon (26), 2007 US Open (26), 2008 US Open (27), 2009 French Open [28] 2009 Wimbledon [28]

Andre Agassi: 5
1999 French Open (29), 1999 US Open (29), 2000 Australian Open (29), 2001 Australian Open (30), 2003 Australian Open (32)

Jimmy Connors: 4
1978 US Open (26), 1982 Wimbledon (30), 1982 US Open (30), 1983 US Open (31)

Guillermo Vilas: 2
1978 Australian Open (26), 1979 Australian Open (27)

4+ Slam winners who won only one Slam after age 25:

Stefan Edberg: 1
1992 US Open (26)

Boris Becker: 1
1996 Australian Open [28]

4+ winners who didn't win a Slam after 25:

Bjorn Borg won last Slam at 25
John McEnroe: won last Slam at 25
Mats Wilander: won last Slam at 24
Jim Courier: won last Slam at 22

Just shows how hard it is to win Slams after turning 26!


Vilas was just 25 when he won US Open.

JoshDragon
09-16-2009, 10:00 AM
You didn't include Laver.:(

Mikael
09-16-2009, 10:04 AM
How about Korda and Tojo?

JennyS
09-16-2009, 10:07 AM
You didn't include Laver.:(


I only included players whose careers started during the Open era.

ArrowSmith
09-16-2009, 12:19 PM
Great list. If Lendl could win 2 slams after turning 28 then so can Roger.

JennyS
09-16-2009, 12:31 PM
Great list. If Lendl could win 2 slams after turning 28 then so can Roger.

I'd like to see him win at least one after turning 30, just like Pete:D

40fifteen
09-16-2009, 01:53 PM
(I'll round up the age of any player up who was within 2 months of their next birthday). This only includes players whose Slam careers started during the Open era.


4+ Slam winners who won at least 2 Slams after 25:

Ivan Lendl: 6 out of his 8 Slams were after age 25!
1986 French Open (26), 1986 US Open (26), 1987 French Open (27), 1987 US Open (27), 1989 Australian Open (29), 1990 Australian Open (30)

Pete Sampras: 5
1997 Wimbledon (26), 1998 Wimbledon (27), 1999 Wimbledon [28], 2000 Wimbledon (29) and 2002 US Open (31)

Roger Federer: 5
2007 Wimbledon (26), 2007 US Open (26), 2008 US Open (27), 2009 French Open [28] 2009 Wimbledon [28]

Andre Agassi: 5
1999 French Open (29), 1999 US Open (29), 2000 Australian Open (29), 2001 Australian Open (30), 2003 Australian Open (32)

Jimmy Connors: 4
1978 US Open (26), 1982 Wimbledon (30), 1982 US Open (30), 1983 US Open (31)

Guillermo Vilas: 2
1978 Australian Open (26), 1979 Australian Open (27)

4+ Slam winners who won only one Slam after age 25:

Stefan Edberg: 1
1992 US Open (26)

Boris Becker: 1
1996 Australian Open [28]

4+ winners who didn't win a Slam after 25:

Bjorn Borg won last Slam at 25
John McEnroe: won last Slam at 25
Mats Wilander: won last Slam at 24
Jim Courier: won last Slam at 22

Just shows how hard it is to win Slams after turning 26!



Roger turned 26 in August 2007 and wimby 07 was in july so technically it should be 4 slams for him after he turned 26.

Gorecki
09-16-2009, 03:23 PM
at first glance i thougt this thread was interesting. it would be a maiden one from Jenny..

but the last sentence had to make this the usual crap on how roger is impressive, amazing, godlike...

how many more twists can you give it only the gods know... :evil:

audioaffliction
09-16-2009, 03:52 PM
at first glance i thougt this thread was interesting. it would be a maiden one from Jenny..

but the last sentence had to make this the usual crap on how roger is impressive, amazing, godlike...

how many more twists can you give it only the gods know... :evil:

Huh? The last sentence just says that her list shows how hard it is to win Slams after the age of 26. I don't see any ajectives like "godlike" in there.

JennyS
09-16-2009, 04:09 PM
Roger turned 26 in August 2007 and wimby 07 was in july so technically it should be 4 slams for him after he turned 26.

I rounded his age up since his birthday was just a month away. I did the same for Sampras for all of his Wimbledon titles (since his birthday was just one month after the tournament).

JennyS
09-16-2009, 04:10 PM
at first glance i thougt this thread was interesting. it would be a maiden one from Jenny..

but the last sentence had to make this the usual crap on how roger is impressive, amazing, godlike...

how many more twists can you give it only the gods know... :evil:

That last sentence was my signature, but I've since changed it.

Gorecki
09-16-2009, 04:12 PM
oh.. and you forgot rafter....

JennyS
09-16-2009, 04:46 PM
Since 1980

Players within 2 months of their 26th birthday or older when winning a Slam

1. 1980 Australian Open: Brian Teacher, 26
2. 1982 US Open: Jimmy Connors, 30
3. 1983 US Open: Jimmy Connors, 31
4. 1986 French Open: Ivan Lendl, 26
5. 1986 US Open: Ivan Lendl, 26
6. 1987 French Open: Ivan Lendl, 27
7. 1987 US Open, Ivan Lendl, 27
8. 1989 Australian Open: Ivan Lendl, 29
9. 1990 Australian Open: Ivan Lendl, 30
10. 1990 French Open: Andres Gomez, 30
11. 1992 US Open: Stefan Edberg, 26
12. 1995 French Open: Thomas Muster, 26
13. 1996 Australian Open: Boris Becker, 28
14. 1997 Wimbledon: Pete Sampras, 26
15. 1998 Australian Open: Petr Korda, 30
16. 1998 Wimbledon: Pete Sampras, 27
17. 1999 French Open: Andre Agassi, 29
18. 1999 Wimbledon: Pete Sampras, 28
19. 1999 US Open: Andre Agassi, 29
20. 2000 Australian Open: Andre Agassi, 29
21. 2000 Wimbledon: Pete Sampras, 29
22. 2001 Australian Open: Andre Agassi, 30
23. 2001 Wimbledon: Goran Ivanisevic, 30
24. 2002 Australian Open: Thomas Johansson, 27
25. 2002 French Open: Albert Costa, 27
26. 2002 US Open: Pete Sampras, 31
27. 2003 Australian Open: Andre Agassi, 32
28. 2007 Wimbledon: Roger Federer, 26
29. 2007 US Open: Roger Federer, 26
30. 2008 US Open: Roger Federer, 27
31: 2009 French Open: Roger Federer, 28
32. 2009 Wimbledon: Roger Federer 28

There were 120 total Slams played since 1980

26.7 % (32 of 120) of the Slams were won by players 26 or over.

Only 15% of Slam winners (18 of 120) were 28 or older

Only 9 of the last 120 Slams (7.5%) were won by players 30 or older.

JennyS
09-16-2009, 04:48 PM
oh.. and you forgot rafter....

He was born in late December 1972. He was 24 in September 1997 and 25 in 1998 (I would have rounded up had he been born in mid November or earlier).