View Full Version : Lefties in the finals

07-11-2005, 11:12 PM
I just watched Roland Garros 2005 final again and realized that both Nadal and Puerta are left handed players. Now I'd like to know has it happened before and how often. I mean has there been 2 lefties in the slam finals before Nadal and Puerta?

Btw: I find it very strange playing against lefties, mainly because I get to play against them so seldom.

07-11-2005, 11:24 PM
1946 Marcel Bernard vs. Jaroslav Drobny was an all lefty affair at Roland Garros. Korda-Rios (AO), Connors- McEnroe (more than once), Laver- Roche (Wim), Orantes -Connors, Vilas-Connors (US) i can recall out of open tennis at the moment.

x Southpaw x
07-11-2005, 11:28 PM
Add Nadal vs Mello to the list. Happened this year too.

Young Pete
07-11-2005, 11:39 PM
go lefties!

07-12-2005, 08:16 AM
Rios v. Korda Australian Open Final

Camilio Pascual
07-12-2005, 08:25 AM

07-12-2005, 08:54 AM
Laver d Roche Wimbledon 68
Laver d Roche US Open 69
Orantes d Connors US Open 75
Tanner d Vilas Australian 77
Vilas d Connors US Open 77
Connors d McEnroe Wimbledon 82
McEnroe d Connors Wimbledon 84
Korda d Rios 98

07-12-2005, 02:31 PM
Add Nadal vs Mello to the list. Happened this year too.

But not in a final.

x Southpaw x
07-12-2005, 06:31 PM
But not in a final.
Oh yeah, forgot it was about the finals =P was still a spectecular match though =D