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hisrob777
09-28-2012, 07:09 AM
Won a grand slam, possibly a tournament, in three different decades? Can someone confirm this?

Tony48
09-28-2012, 07:13 AM
Well, at the very minimum, we would need another player that has at least won 3 grand slams. And there aren't many....

The only other person I can think of with at least 3 slams is Sharapova who won 3 in the last decade and 1 in this current one.

hisrob777
09-28-2012, 07:23 AM
I just researched a little more. Leander Paes has won a doubles grandslam in three different decades.

DBH
09-28-2012, 07:32 AM
Won a grand slam, possibly a tournament, in three different decades? Can someone confirm this?

In terms of regular tournaments, Lleyton Hewitt has won tournaments in 1998, 1999, many in the 2000-2009 decade, and in 2010. So if you count 2010 as the start of a new decade, he would qualify.

If you're only considering Grand Slam events, I can't think of an active player other than Serena who would qualify.

MichaelNadal
09-28-2012, 07:52 AM
Queen Aneres :)

slowfox
09-28-2012, 09:52 AM
Agassi maybe??

The-Champ
09-28-2012, 09:55 AM
That's how great she is. AFAIK, Queen Serena is also the only player to achieve the career golden slam in singles and doubles.

helloworld
09-28-2012, 10:09 AM
Agassi maybe??

No. Agassi didn't win any grand slam event in the 80s.

North
09-28-2012, 10:22 AM
Just singles vs singles or doubles? Navratilova.

hisrob777
09-28-2012, 10:25 AM
If you want to bring up retired players then the only one I can think of who won grand slams in 3 different decades was Martina Navratilova.

hisrob777
09-28-2012, 10:28 AM
Mark Woodforde also did it.

hisrob777
09-28-2012, 10:29 AM
Mark Woodforde also did it.

In doubles*

McEnroeisanartist
09-28-2012, 11:18 AM
In doubles*

I don't really consider this that impressive of an achievement. It usually requires the player to win a grand slam in the last two-three years of one decade, and a grand slam in the first two-three years of the third decade.

BauerAlmeida
09-28-2012, 12:10 PM
No. Agassi didn't win any grand slam event in the 80s.

True. But he did win tournaments.

Also I think being TOP 3 in 3 different (80's, 90's, 00's) decades was a record, or something like that.

tennis_pro
09-28-2012, 12:26 PM
No. Agassi didn't win any grand slam event in the 80s.

Even if he did he's not active anymore.

Bursztyn
09-28-2012, 12:26 PM
Pete Sampras won grand slam tournaments in three decades.

tennis_pro
09-28-2012, 12:28 PM
Pete Sampras won grand slam tournaments in three decades.

Sampras won majors in the 90's and 00's only.

He won GS tournaments in his teens, 20's and 30's, though.

Mustard
09-28-2012, 12:41 PM
Ken Rosewall won majors in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

Active players? No.

Bursztyn
09-28-2012, 12:42 PM
Sampras won majors in the 90's and 00's only.

He won GS tournaments in his teens, 20's and 30's, though.

Yes, he won majors in the 90's and 00's only, but he won them in three decades.

hisrob777
09-28-2012, 12:42 PM
Juan Carlos Ferrero won titles in 3 different decades as well.

hisrob777
09-28-2012, 12:44 PM
Ken Rosewall won majors in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

Active players? No.

Good call. So the 3 players that I've seen who have done it are all time greats. Makes sense. Consistency and longevity!

hisrob777
09-28-2012, 01:19 PM
True. But he did win tournaments.

Also I think being TOP 3 in 3 different (80's, 90's, 00's) decades was a record, or something like that.

I completely agree with your take on Agassi. One of the great iron men of tennis. To think about that last US open final with Federer in 05'. Doing what he did with cortisone injections in his back. What a warrior.