Before 1989 (in Open Era), who had the toughest draw to win their first slam?

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Who had the toughest draw to win their first slam?

  1. Manuel Orantes (75 US Open) - Nastase, Vilas, Connors

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  2. Adriano Panatta (76 French) - Borg, Dibbs, Solomon

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  3. John McEnroe (79 US Open) - Nastase, Dibbs, Connors, Gerulaitis

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  4. Mats Wilander (82 French) - Lendl, Gerulaitis, Clerc, Vilas

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  5. Yannick Noah (83 French) - Jarryd, Lendl, Wilander

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  6. Ivan Lendl (84 French) - Jarryd, Gomez, Wilander, McEnroe

    33.3%
  7. Boris Becker (85 Wimbledon) - Nystrom, Mayotte, Leconte, Jarryd, Curren

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  8. Stefan Edberg (85 Australian) - Masur, Lendl, Wilander

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  9. Pat Cash (87 Wimbledon) - Forget, Wilander, Connors, Lendl

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  10. Other (please mention in thread post)

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  1. drwood

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    A continuation of the previous thread which looked at this question from 1989-present: (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=290469)

    In the Open Era prior to 1989, who had the toughest draw to win their first slam? (encompasses 1968-1988.)

    Candidates IMO:
    Manuel Orantes (75 US Open) - Nastase, Vilas, Connors
    Adriano Panatta (76 French) - Borg, Dibbs, Solomon
    John McEnroe (79 US Open) - Nastase, Dibbs, Connors, Gerulaitis
    Mats Wilander (82 French) - Lendl, Gerulaitis, Clerc, Vilas
    Yannick Noah (83 French) - Jarryd, Lendl, Wilander
    Ivan Lendl (84 French) - Jarryd, Gomez, Wilander, McEnroe
    Boris Becker (85 Wimbledon) - Nystrom, Mayotte, Leconte, Jarryd, Curren
    Stefan Edberg (85 Australian) - Masur, Lendl, Wilander
    Pat Cash (87 Wimbledon) - Forget, Wilander, Connors, Lendl


    Note: Ashe 68 US Open, Nastase 72 US Open, Borg 74 French and Connors 74 Australian weren't as strong as the above candidates.

    As usual, no trolling, flaming, bashing or hating, please. Thank you.
     
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