channel slam or wimby us open double? which feat is more difficult?

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  1. mike danny

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    serioulsy which one is more difficult? to win on clay and grass consecutively or to win on grass and hard consecutively?
     
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  2. mike danny

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    this is not a nadal federer thread if you do not want it to be
     
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  3. Steffi-forever

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    Channel Slam obviously, la différence entre les deux surfaces is bigger...

    A underrated feat IMO is winning the AO and FO back-to-back. The last player who did that is Capriati in 2001. :shock:
     
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  4. RNadal

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    Channel slam, no question about it. The contrasts between RG and Wimbledon are much bigger.
     
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  5. Vamos Rafa

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    Definitely the channel slam, two surfaces with the biggest differences and much less time to adapt from the clay to grass.
     
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  6. Mainad

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    The Channel Slam is certainly a rarer feat to pull off. In the Open Era, only 4 players have accomplished it:

    1. Laver in 1969*.
    2. Borg in 1978, 1979 & 1980.
    3. Nadal in 2008 & 2010.
    4. Federer in 2009.

    * Edited for Laver.

    The Wimbledon-US Open double has been achieved by 8 players in the Open Era:

    1. Laver in 1969.
    2. Connors in 1974 & 1982.
    3. McEnroe in 1981 & 1984.
    4. Becker in 1989.
    5. Sampras in 1993 & 1995.
    6. Federer in 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007.
    7. Nadal in 2010.
    8. Djokovic in 2011.
     
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  7. FrontHeadlock

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    To echo everyone else, definitely the channel slam. The winners of W and USO heavily correlate, so if you win one you have the game to win the other.
     
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  8. tusharlovesrafa

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    hey mainad,do you have the stats for AO-RG double??:)
     
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  9. clayqueen

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    Wimbledon and the USO are not consecutive. It's a no contest. The Channel Slam is the only recognized achievement between the two scenarios.
     
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  10. Chanwan

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    No Laver in 69 for the channel slam?
     
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  11. egn

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    Neither are that impressive anymore. Has there been a years since 2006 where one of the finalists from France was not a finalist in Wimbledon?
     
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  12. egn

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    4. Laver 69 ;)
     
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  13. Steffi-forever

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    Laver in 69
    Wilander in 88
    Courier in 92

    Only 3 men!
     
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  14. Mainad

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    Just 3 players in the Open Era:

    1. Laver in 1969.
    2. Wilander in 1988.
    3. Courier in 1992.

    The RG double seems to be the rarest one to achieve all round!
     
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  15. Mainad

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    Aaaagh what an idiot! Of course, 1969 was the year of his CYGS! :oops:

    Thanks for the correction. Will edit accordingly.
     
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  16. Mainad

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    2012 and 2013.
     
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  17. Incognito

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    Robin Söderling 2009-2010
     
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  18. bullfan

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    No brainer. Channel Slam, almost zero recovery time, and not many practice tournaments.
     
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  19. Mustard

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    Don't forget that in 1977, there were 2 Australian Opens (one in January, one in December), and that the Australian Open was the last major of the calendar year from 1977-1985, instead of the first. In 1986, there was no Australian Open, before it moved back to being the first major of the year in 1987. So, Wilander, for example, won the 1984 Australian Open and then won the next major at the 1985 French Open.
     
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  20. adil1972

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    both are amazing feat in their own right
     
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  21. Monsieur_DeLarge

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    Uhhh... what? :confused:


    Regards,
    MDL
     
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  22. phnx90

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    I think the idea is that there is pretty much no recovery time between RG and Wimbledon whereas there are months between Wimbledon and USO.
     
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  23. Goosehead

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    French open - Wimbledon is clearly tougher to achieve..

    even more so in the olden days of the 20th century when grass was fast after the slow gloopy clay of the French open,

    borg won 3 FO - Wimbledons with ZERO tourneys in between :shock: ..dunno if that is unique though.
     
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