The National Droughts at the 3 Slams?

Which National Drought do you think ends sooner?

  • Men Australia

    Votes: 6 35.3%
  • Women Australia

    Votes: 7 41.2%
  • Men French

    Votes: 3 17.6%
  • Women French

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Men USO

    Votes: 1 5.9%

  • Total voters
    17

BGod

Hall of Fame
#1
Australian Open
Edmondson 1976 for Men, Chris O'Neil 1978 for Women

French Open
Noah 1983 for Men, Pierce 2000 for Women

USO
Roddick 2003 for Men

Considering the amount invested, those poor Aussies, by the by here are the closest attempts:

Marks 78, Warwick 80, Cash 87-88 and Hewitt 05 for the men
Turnbull in 1980 was the last women to make a final.

Henri Leconte in 1988 last French man to make the Final
Mary Pierce made it back to the Final in 2005

Roddick made it back to a final in 06 after Agassi in 05.


Of course currently on the men's side there's no French or Aussie in the Top 20, Isner is the highest ranked US player at #10. Barty and Garcia are in the Top 20 for France and Australia on the womens.
 

Towny

Professional
#3
Maybe the Australian open? A few NextGen are from there. Maybe when the Big 3 are done, one of them can pull it off
 
#9
An Australian will win the Australian open when they stop training our players to be creativity deficient grinders. I have hope for Barty but she's in her 20s now and being 5'5 is a huge limitation on the women's side where people tend to hit a lot flatter for extra pace.
 

BGod

Hall of Fame
#10
Out of the 32 players remaining in the 2019 AO on the men's side, 3 are Aussies.

de Minaur faces Nadal
Popyrin faces Pouille
Bolt vs. Zverev

All of those guys have a decent chance.
 

Bartelby

Talk Tennis Guru
#12
The slams are where they are because of what happened one hundred years ago, so there is no drought here but rather permanent climate change.
 

Bartelby

Talk Tennis Guru
#13
de Minaur has no chance.

Popryn faces Pouille because Thiem retired.

Bolt has a forehand that is hit and miss.

The fact everyone misses is that at the beginning of a slam you can have some easy matches and some luck, which means a third round may be possible.

When it comes to the ATP tour, however, this luxury is unavailable and home-town slam heroes fall quickly behind.

Out of the 32 players remaining in the 2019 AO on the men's side, 3 are Aussies.

de Minaur faces Nadal
Popyrin faces Pouille
Bolt vs. Zverev

All of those guys have a decent chance.
 
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