Wooden Spoons (Anti-Slams) for the Big Four

#1
From wikipedia:

A wooden spoon, also known as the "anti-slam" [...] is said to be won by the player who is defeated in the first round by a player who is defeated in the second round, and so forth, until the final of a given tournament.
In other words, the "biggest loser" of a tournament is awarded the wooden spoon / anti-slam. For example, Federer lost to Kyrgios, who lost to Isner, who lost to Berdych, who lost to Nadal, who lost to Murray in Madrid. So he gets the wooden spoon for this tournament.

Nadal and Federer lead the Big Four with four such awards, but Rafa has one Slam spoon :)

Nadal (4):
Federer (4):
Murray (2):
Djokovic (0): None so far.
 
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Kirijax

Hall of Fame
#2
Haha, Nice! I always go back down a draw to see who was the biggest loser in a tournament. I did not know that there was a Wooden Spoon though! Thanks for the info.
 

Tenez!

Professional
#9
So this thread did exist.
I'm actually surprised it's as many as 3 for Nadal & Fed, as the Wooden Spoons are a tiny subset of the matches lost upon entering a tournament, which itself must be very small.
Also, notice Hrbatý accounts for 2 of the 6 WS!

Or it's even bigger loss considering he is a seeded player with favorable draw.
Yes. He got the wooden spoon, no question about it.

If Darcis lost next round instead of retire, Nadal would be No1
In Wimbledon 2013? No, retirement and defeat have the same draw consequences. But Łukasz Kubot would have had to lose in 3R to Paire, then Paire lose to Mannarino in 4R, then Mannarino to Janowicz in QF.
None of this happened, so Nadal was far from earning Berlocq's wooden spoon.
 
#13
2015 US Open - Mathieu
2015 Wimbledon - Bellucci (Nadal beat him in the first round so Rafa received a semi-anti-Slam spoon)
2015 FO - Hamou
2015 AO - Kavcic

2014 US Open - Benneteau
2014 Wimbledon - Karlovic
2014 FO - Montanes
2014 AO - Delbonis

2013 US Open - Lacko
2013 Wimbledon - Berlocq
2013 FO - Kudla
2013 AO - Haas

2012 US Open - Kukushkin
2012 Wimbledon - Bogomolov Jr.
2012 FO - Prodon
2012 AO - Muller

2011 US Open - Beck
2011 Wimbledon - Lacko
2011 FO - Brands
2011 AO - Gremelmayr

2010 US Open - Marchenko
2010 Wimbledon - Delgado
2010 FO - Schuttler
2010 AO - Haase
 
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Tenez!

Professional
#17
I meant the GS wooden spoon lists already exist, all the way back to 1969, and I posted the links over there.

The threads are a little different. This one is about the number of wooden spoons across all events, the other one about slams. We could merge but I don't know how to proceed.

Wow, so wooden spoons for BOTH Fed and Rafa this year! :D
Better yet: before January 2015, Dominic Hrbaty accounted for 50% of all wooden spoons handed to them (1 each). :p
 

Aussie Darcy

Talk Tennis Guru
#20
Have any men ever "achieved" this?
Ivanisevic 1995 Aus Open. Won 2001 Wimbledon
Marat Safin 2004 US Open wooden spoon. Won 2000 US Open and 2005 Aus Open.
Richard Krajicek 1994 Wimbledon. Won 1996 Wimbledon


Also find this funny. Fernando Gonzalez was a finalist at the the 2007 Australian Open. Yet was the wooden spoon winner at the 2007 French Open AND the 2007 US Open. Not only was it 2 but in the same year and the same year he reached a slam final.
 
#21
Ivanisevic 1995 Aus Open. Won 2001 Wimbledon
Marat Safin 2004 US Open wooden spoon. Won 2000 US Open and 2005 Aus Open.
Richard Krajicek 1994 Wimbledon. Won 1996 Wimbledon


Also find this funny. Fernando Gonzalez was a finalist at the the 2007 Australian Open. Yet was the wooden spoon winner at the 2007 French Open AND the 2007 US Open. Not only was it 2 but in the same year and the same year he reached a slam final.
Thanks for the info.
I especially like Krajicek and Safin's efforts, winning both the title and wooden spoon at one particular slam.
 
#23
From wikipedia:



In other words, the "biggest loser" of a tournament is awarded the wooden spoon / anti-slam. For example, Federer lost to Kyrgios, who lost to Isner, who lost to Berdych, who lost to Nadal, who lost to Murray in Madrid. So he gets the wooden spoon for this tournament.

Federer and Nadal are tied for first with three such awards :)

Federer (3):
Nadal (3):
Murray (1):
Djokovic (0): None so far.
Good list. But since we're talking about Anti-Slams, Nadal now has 1 and the others have 0 at the moment.
 
#30
From wikipedia:



In other words, the "biggest loser" of a tournament is awarded the wooden spoon / anti-slam. For example, Federer lost to Kyrgios, who lost to Isner, who lost to Berdych, who lost to Nadal, who lost to Murray in Madrid. So he gets the wooden spoon for this tournament.

Nadal leads the Big Four with four such awards, including one Slam spoon :)

Nadal (4):
Federer (3):
Murray (1):
Djokovic (0): None so far.
Lol Hrabty, making the spoon possible for Fred when he's #1. Hrabty underrated sneaky *******. 4 of his 31 top 10 victories where against the world #1.
 
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