Lefties in the finals

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  1. nevergiveup

    nevergiveup New User

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    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.
     
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  2. urban

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    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.
     
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  3. x Southpaw x

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    Add Nadal vs Mello to the list. Happened this year too.
     
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  4. Young Pete

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    go lefties!
     
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  5. @wright

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    Rios v. Korda Australian Open Final
     
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    ;ljksgdiloj
     
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  7. Rabbit

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  8. VamosRafa

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    But not in a final.
     
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  9. x Southpaw x

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    Oh yeah, forgot it was about the finals =P was still a spectecular match though =D
     
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