The number should be 5, since no one has needed more than that many attempts before winning their first slam.
Look at the guys who made three finals only.
Stich won in his first final
Gerulaitis in his first
Brugera in his first
Kafelnikov in his first
Kuerten in his first
Ferrero in his second
Smith in his second
Cash in his second
None of the three final only players needed a third shot before they had already won a slam.
There are a few that needed three attempts to get their first but ended up with more than one (Ashe, Nastase are two).
*You could count Roche as a 0-3 open era player.
Last edited by Zildite; 10-15-2012 at 03:01 AM.