How important is winning the tournament right before a Grand Slam? - Big 3 and Sampras Comparison

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  1. McEnroeisanartist

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    How important is it to win the tournament right before a Grand Slam to win the Grand Slam?

    Before his 14 Grand Slams, Sampras on the tournament preceding it on 5 occasions (36%)

    Before his 18 Grand Slams, Federer won the tournament preceding it on 11 occasions (61%).

    Before his 14 Grand Slams, Nadal won the tournament preceding it on 8 occasions (57%).

    Before his 12 Grand Slams, Djokovic won the tournament preceding it on 2 occasions (17%).
     
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  2. Mainad

    Mainad Talk Tennis Guru

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    Not so important for Sampras and Djokovic evidently. :cool:
     
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    This proves fedr is a mental midget who did nothing other than benefitting from an unbelievably weak era. ROFLMAO.
     
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    How did you come up with this conclusion based on the stats given?
     
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  5. Antonio Puente

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    Djoker, well yeah. In the weak era, Djoker could come in cold, cruise through and easily defeat that cast of chumps.
     
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    I didn't. 90's Clay must have hacked my account. Sorry :confused:
     
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    doesn't matter either way i think. the top players can find ways to win on either little match play or a lot of match play before a grand slam.
     
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    Now that Djoker didn't win Rome, he is a lock for RG :D
     
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