Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by hisrob777, Sep 28, 2012.
Won a grand slam, possibly a tournament, in three different decades? Can someone confirm this?
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.
I just researched a little more. Leander Paes has won a doubles grandslam in three different decades.
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.
That's how great she is. AFAIK, Queen Serena is also the only player to achieve the career golden slam in singles and doubles.
No. Agassi didn't win any grand slam event in the 80s.
Just singles vs singles or doubles? Navratilova.
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.
Mark Woodforde also did it.
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.
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.
Even if he did he's not active anymore.
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.
Ken Rosewall won majors in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.
Active players? No.
Yes, he won majors in the 90's and 00's only, but he won them in three decades.
Juan Carlos Ferrero won titles in 3 different decades as well.
Good call. So the 3 players that I've seen who have done it are all time greats. Makes sense. Consistency and longevity!
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.
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