Years played after setting Grand Slam Record - Sampras, Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic

McEnroeisanartist

Hall of Fame
Years played after setting Grand Slam Record

Sampras - 2000 Wimbledon - last match was a little more than 2 years later
Federer - 2009 Wimbledon - last match was exactly 12 years later
Nadal - 2022 Australian Open - last match was exactly 1 year later
Djokovic - 2023 French Open - ??????

Amazing motivation and love of the sport by Federer. I don't think Nadal and Djokovic set the Grand Slam record if he retires a few years after 2009.
 

Lleytonstation

Talk Tennis Guru
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nolefam_2024

G.O.A.T.
Years played after setting Grand Slam Record

Sampras - 2000 Wimbledon - last match was a little more than 2 years later
Federer - 2009 Wimbledon - last match was exactly 12 years later
Nadal - 2022 Australian Open - last match was exactly 1 year later
Djokovic - 2023 French Open - ??????

Amazing motivation and love of the sport by Federer. I don't think Nadal and Djokovic set the Grand Slam record if he retires a few years after 2009.
Sampras at age 32 thought he was physically unfit. Federer wasn't unfit and would be crazy to retire when fit.

Federer is not special about love for the sport. In fact Novak is playing for almost as long as him even without major fan support. Amazing motivation to keep going.
 

itrium84

Hall of Fame
Years played after setting Grand Slam Record

Sampras - 2000 Wimbledon - last match was a little more than 2 years later
Federer - 2009 Wimbledon - last match was exactly 12 years later
Nadal - 2022 Australian Open - last match was exactly 1 year later
Djokovic - 2023 French Open - ??????

Amazing motivation and love of the sport by Federer. I don't think Nadal and Djokovic set the Grand Slam record if he retires a few years after 2009.
If Fed can play 12 years after, than Novak can do it, too! :)
 

Milanez82

Hall of Fame
Years played after setting Grand Slam Record

Sampras - 2000 Wimbledon - last match was a little more than 2 years later
Federer - 2009 Wimbledon - last match was exactly 12 years later
Nadal - 2022 Australian Open - last match was exactly 1 year later
Djokovic - 2023 French Open - ??????

Amazing motivation and love of the sport by Federer. I don't think Nadal and Djokovic set the Grand Slam record if he retires a few years after 2009.
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With Fed retiring earlier, Rafa and Djokovic break his record much sooner, especially with him out of the way
 
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