USO: Why is it the only Slam currently producing winners outside the Big 3?
Last players other than Federer, Nadal or Djokovic (the Big 3) to win these Slams:
Australian Open: Marat Safin in 2005.
French Open: Gaston Gaudio in 2004.
Wimbledon: Lleyton Hewitt in 2002.
US Open : Juan Martin Del Potro in 2009, Andy Murray in 2012.
Compared to the other 3 Slams, the USO has shown itself to be more open to recent winners not named Federer, Nadal or Djokovic.
Why is this? Thoughts?
"I have to apologise because I clearly pushed Roger so hard on Thursday!" (Andy Murray on why Federer couldn't play the WTF final).