#### merlinpinpin

##### Hall of Fame

To help my good friend Lew with his stats threads, here's another interesting one listing all the slam losses suffered by ATG's from the Open Era to players ranked outside the top 10 after they have won their first slam.

Connors: 14

Borg: 2

McEnroe: 16

Lendl: 15

Wilander: 24

Becker: 20

Edberg: 23

Sampras: 22

Agassi: 20

Federer: 10

Nadal: 15

Djokovic: 11

If we except Borg, who is clearly an outlier (as he stopped during his prime and was thus "immune" to the losses that should have come after that), the totals of McEnroe, Lendl, and especially Connors are particularly impressive, considering that they played well into their 30's (40 for Jimbo).

The totals of Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic can only go up, of course. Still, 15 such losses at 32 (Nadal) is better than all the guys from Wilander to Agassi. Djokovic is even better with 11 losses at 31, and Federer with 10 such losses at almost 37 is in Connors' territory, but with more slams played (56 since his first Wimbledon win, vs 48 for Connors since his first AO).

Edit: added the number of grand slam tournaments played from their first win to their last GS played (between brackets)

Connors: 14

*(out of 48 slams played)*Borg: 2

*(out of 23 slams played)*McEnroe: 16

*(out of 39 slams played)*Lendl: 15

*(out of 39 slams played)*Wilander: 24

*(out of 42 slams played)*Becker: 20

*(out of 42 slams played)*Edberg: 23

*(out of 44 slams played)*Sampras: 22

*(out of 45 slams played)*Agassi: 20

*(out of 47 slams played)*Federer: 10

*(out of 56 slams played)*Nadal: 15

*(out of 47 slams played)*Djokovic: 11

*(out of 41 slams played)*If we except Borg, who is clearly an outlier (as he stopped during his prime and was thus "immune" to the losses that should have come after that), the totals of McEnroe, Lendl, and especially Connors are particularly impressive, considering that they played well into their 30's (40 for Jimbo).

The totals of Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic can only go up, of course. Still, 15 such losses at 32 (Nadal) is better than all the guys from Wilander to Agassi. Djokovic is even better with 11 losses at 31, and Federer with 10 such losses at almost 37 is in Connors' territory, but with more slams played (56 since his first Wimbledon win, vs 48 for Connors since his first AO).

Edit: added the number of grand slam tournaments played from their first win to their last GS played (between brackets)

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