Players that won a Slam before winning a Masters Series?

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  1. Cyan

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    Like Del Potro.

    Anyone know this stat since 1990?
     
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  2. darthpwner

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    Pete Sampras
     
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  3. drwood

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    Since 1990:
    Pete Sampras
    Michael Stich
    Patrick Rafter
    Petr Korda

    Before 1990:
    Boris Becker
    Stefan Edberg
    Michael Chang
    Mats Wilander

    As you can see, several legends fit this category. The last two players to win a US Open w/o having won a Masters event beforehand were Rafter and Sampras -- very good company.
     
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    Add to the list
    Kafelnikov
    Guga
    Hewitt


    All of those guys won multiple slams as well.
     
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  5. egn

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    Hewitt did it as well. He did not win his first masters until 2002.
     
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  6. Cyan

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    Del Po is in good company indeed.
     
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  7. Moose Malloy

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    Korda won a MS before winning the AO.

    Gaudio & Krajicek should also be on that list.

    So to summarize, these are the players that are the answer to the Op's question(only since 1990, since that is when MS events began)

    3 of these players only won one major.
     
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