Who are the players who won 3 slams out of the 4 before the age of 23 (apart from Nadal)? So far I can only think of 1...
Don Budge won half the grandslam (the Aussie and French) before he turned 23, and then he won the other two after his birthday (which was in June).Who are the players who won 3 slams out of the 4 before the age of 23 (apart from Nadal)? So far I can only think of 1...
1956...at the age of 22 he won the Austrailian, French and Wimbledon Titles defeating Rosewall in two of the three of those finals (Austrailian and Wimby)...only to lose to Rosewall in the Final of that years US Open and fall short of the calender year grand slamThanks, so there are actually 2 players: Sampras and Connors. I have no idea who Lew Hoad is. What year was that?
You are putting me on, right? And there are lots of Murrays, several Roddicks, two Ljubicics, and even two Djokovices. But when we say Murray, or Roddick we are talking about a very specific person well known to us all.Lol there have been lots of Gonzalez on the tour!
That gives you a bit of a limited view, doesn't it? Tennis has been around for over 100 years. So if you ever write about candidates for GOAT (Greatest Of All Time), then be sure to qualify it as being "during open era". O.K.?Sorry, I'm not very familiar with older players (before open era).
Props to you, Veroniquem, for admitting what so few players on this board avoid like the plague, which is their knowlege of this game and its players has limitations. Instead some will pass off opinions as facts, or even worse, make statements without an abundance of facts to support their views. I mean, I've done it a time or six myself, but when (not if) someone proves me wrong, I tip my hat to them for straightening me out!I have no idea who Lew Hoad is. What year was that?