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No. 1 DO THE TOP MALE PLAYERS HAVE EASIER MATCHES IN THE FIRST WEEK OF GRAND SLAMS THAN THEY DID IN THE PAST?

No. 2 HOW WELL DO HOME PLAYERS PERFORM IN THEIR GRAND SLAM EVENTS?

No. 3 WHAT WAS THE CHALLENGE ROUND?

No. 4 WHO LOST IN GRAND SLAM FINALS?

No. 6 WHAT IS A TRIPLE BAGEL?

No. 7 WHAT ARE QUALIFIERS, LUCKY LOSERS AND WILD CARDS?

No. 8 WHO LOST IN GRAND SLAM SEMI FINALS?

No. 9 WHICH GREAT HAD THE BEST RECORD AGAINST OTHER GREATS?

No. 10 WHAT IS SEEDING?

No. 11 WHO WERE THE MOST AND LEAST DOMINANT CHAMPIONS?

No. 12 WHO WERE THE MOST SUCCESSFUL TENNIS FAMILIES?

No. 13 WHAT IS A DEFAULT?

No. 14 WHAT NATIONALITY ARE GRAND AND PRO SLAM CHAMPIONS?

No. 15 WHAT IS A RETIREMENT?

No. 16 WHO WERE THE MOST SUCCESSFUL CHAMPIONS ON EACH SURFACE?


In the fifth article of the series, the results on this website, displayed as statistics, answer the question:

WHAT ARE THE MEN'S SINGLES GRAND SLAM RECORDS?

Frank Parker not only had the longest span (1932-1968), but also one of the longest gaps within a span (1949-1968). Including the World Hard Court event, Paul Feret's career lasted thirty years. His career was unusual. He turned pro in 1926 and toured with C. C. Pyle's troupe. However, after just a few months he realised pro tennis wasn't for him and asked the French Tennis Federation to reinstate him as an amateur. He was granted full readmission to the amateur ranks. In 1946 Henri Cochet was reinstated as an amateur (he had turned pro in 1933). If Cochet had entered the French during the period he played in French Covered Court events after the war then he would have held the record for longest span at the French. All the longest matches in terms of time were after the early 1980s, when time taken between points increased a lot. Also, before the mid 1970s there were no Hawk-eye challenges, no comfort breaks, no seats at changeovers and rarely injury time-outs. The longest match ever in both games and time was the epic between Isner and Mahut at Wimbledon 2010 that had a 70-68 fifth set! Roger Federer misses out by one match on being joint holder for most consecutive matches won at Wimbledon. He would have been level with Bjorn Borg if Tommy Haas hadn't given him a walkover in 2007. Andre Agassi won 26 consecutive matches at the Australian between 2000 and 2004 (he didn't enter in 2002), just one behind Roy Emerson. In terms of dominance, no one comes close to Bill Tilden, who was undefeated in Grand Slam events from 1920-1926. Had he entered more Grand Slam events in this period, he would probably have won the Grand Slam several times and held the record for total number of Grand Slam titles. Ken Rosewall held most pro slam records.

If a player lost their first match on a walkover, these matches do not count towards records. Youngest and Oldest Competitor records have been compiled after considerable research using many different sources, but there is an outside chance of errors. Years ago lesser known competitors in the draw were more anonymous than they are today. However, if a player was particularly young or old this would usually be picked up on. Years of birth are known for all champions, so oldest and youngest champion stats are known to be accurate.


ALL GRAND SLAM TOURNAMENTS

Youngest Competitor Wylie C. Grant aged 14 years 8 months (U. S. 1894)

Youngest Champion Michael Chang aged 17 years 3 months (French 1989)

Oldest Competitor George Greville aged 59 years 3 months (Wimbledon 1927)

Oldest Champion Arthur Gore aged 41 years 6 months (Wimbledon 1909)

Most tournaments played Roger Federer 71 (French 1999-U. S. 2017)

Most consecutive tournaments played Roger Federer 65 (Australian 2000 - Australian 2016)

Longest Span Frank Parker 36 years (U. S. 1932 - U. S. 1968)

Longest Match (games) 183 games - longest match ever (Isner d. Mahut Wimbledon 1r 2010)

Longest Match (time) 11 hours 5 minutes - longest match ever (Isner d. Mahut Wimbledon 1r 2010)

First overseas champion H. Laurie Doherty (Great Britain) at U. S. 1903

Most Grand Slam titles Roger Federer 19 (Wimbledon 2003 - Wimbledon 2017)

Most consecutive Grand Slam titles Bill Tilden 9 (8 excl. World Hard Court) (Wimbledon 1920 - U. S. 1925)

Most matches played Roger Federer 377 (French 1999 - U. S. 2017)

Most matches won Roger Federer 325 (Australian 2000 - U. S. 2017)

Most consecutive matches won Bill Tilden 56 (50 excl. World Hard Court) (Wimbledon 1920 - U. S. 1926)

Most times winning the Grand Slam (all titles in same year) Rod Laver 2 (1962 & 1969)


INDIVIDUAL GRAND SLAM TOURNAMENTS

YOUNGEST COMPETITORS

U. S. Youngest Competitor Wylie C. Grant aged 14 years 8 months (1894)

French (inc. World Hard Court) Youngest Competitor Sidney Wood aged 15 years 6 months (1927)

Wimbledon Youngest Competitor Sidney Wood aged 15 years 7 months (1927)

Australian Youngest Competitor John Newcombe aged 15 years 8 months (1960)


YOUNGEST CHAMPIONS

French (inc. World Hard Court) Youngest Champion Michael Chang aged 17 years 3 months (1989)

Wimbledon Youngest Champion Boris Becker aged 17 years 7 months (1985)

Australian Youngest Champion Ken Rosewall aged 18 years 2 months (1953)

U. S. Youngest Champion Pete Sampras aged 19 years 1 month (1990)


OLDEST COMPETITORS

Wimbledon Oldest Competitor George Greville aged 59 years 3 months (1927)

U. S. Oldest Competitor Frank Parker aged 52 years 7 months (1968)

French (inc. World Hard Court) Oldest Competitor Paul Feret aged 51 years 10 months (1953)

Australian Oldest Competitor Horrie Rice aged 50 years 11 months (1923)


OLDEST CHAMPIONS

Wimbledon Oldest Champion Arthur Gore aged 41 years 6 months (1909)

U. S. Oldest Champion Bill Larned aged 38 years 8 months (1911)

Australian Oldest Champion Ken Rosewall aged 37 years 2 months (1972)

French (inc. World Hard Court) Oldest Champion Andres Gimeno aged 34 years 10 months (1972)


MOST TOURNAMENTS PLAYED

Wimbledon Arthur Gore 30 (1888-1922)

U. S. E. Vic Seixas 28 (1940-1969)

Australian Jack Crawford 21 (1926-1951)

French (inc. World Hard Court) Francois Jauffret 20 (1961-1980) & Fabrice Santoro 20 (1989-2009)


MOST CONSECUTIVE TOURNAMENTS PLAYED

U. S. E. Vic Seixas 24 (1946-1969)

Wimbledon Arthur Gore 23 (1896-1922)

Australian Jack Crawford 21 (1926-1951)

French (inc. World Hard Court) Francois Jauffret 20 (1961-1980)


LONGEST SPANS

U. S. Longest Span Frank Parker 36 years (1932-1968)

Wimbledon Longest Span Arthur Gore 34 years (1888-1922)

Australian Longest Span Frank Sedgman 30 years (1946-1976)

French Longest Span including World Hard Court Paul Feret 30 years (1923-1953)

French Longest Span excluding World Hard Court Bernard Destremau 29 years (1934-1963)


LONGEST MATCHES (GAMES)

Wimbledon Longest Match (games) 183 games - longest match ever (Isner d. Mahut 1r 2010)

U. S. Longest Match (games) 100 games (Robbins d. Dell 1r 1969)

Australian Longest Match (games) 93 games (Ralston d. Newcombe QF 1970)

French (inc. World Hard Court) Longest Match (games) 76 games (Sturgess d. McGregor SF 1951 & Mathieu d. Isner 2r 2012)


LONGEST MATCHES (TIME)

Wimbledon Longest Match (time) 11 hours 5 minutes - longest match ever (Isner d. Mahut 1r 2010)

French (inc. World Hard Court) Longest Match (time) 6 hours 33 mins (Santoro d. Clement 1r 2004)

Australian Longest Match (time) 5 hours 53 minutes (Djokovic d. Nadal F 2012)

U. S. Longest Match (time) 5 hours 26 minutes (Edberg d. Chang SF 1992)


OVERSEAS CHAMPIONS

U. S. First overseas champion H. Laurie Doherty (Great Britain) 1903

Wimbledon First overseas champion Norman Brookes (Australia) 1907

Australasian First overseas champion Fred Alexander (U. S. A.) 1908

World Hard Court held in France First overseas champion Otto Froitzheim (Germany) 1912

French First overseas champion Jack Crawford (Australia) 1933


MOST TITLES (if there is a tie it comes down to number of titles won playing through the draw)

French (inc. World Hard Court) Rafael Nadal 10 (2005-2008, 2010-2014, 2017)

Wimbledon Roger Federer 8 (2003-2007, 2009, 2012, 2017)

U. S. Bill Tilden 7 (7 titles won playing through the draw) (1920-1925, 1929)

Australian Novak Djokovic 6 (2008, 2011-2013, 2015-2016) & Roy Emerson 6 (1961, 1963-1967)


MOST CONSECUTIVE TITLES

U. S. Richard Sears 7 (1881-1887)

Wimbledon William Renshaw 6 (1881-1886)

Australian Roy Emerson 5 (1963-1967)

French (inc. World Hard Court) Rafael Nadal 5 (2010-2014)


MOST MATCHES PLAYED

U. S. Jimmy Connors 115 matches (1970-1992)

Wimbledon Jimmy Connors 102 matches (1972-1992) & Roger Federer 102 matches (1999-2017)

Australian Roger Federer 100 matches (2000-2017)

French (inc. World Hard Court) Rafael Nadal 81 matches (2005-2017)


MOST MATCHES WON

U. S. Jimmy Connors 98 matches won (1971-1992)

Wimbledon Roger Federer 91 matches won (2001-2017)

Australian Roger Federer 87 matches won (2000-2017)

French (inc. World Hard Court) Rafael Nadal 79 matches won (2005-2017)


MOST CONSECUTIVE MATCHES WON

U. S. Bill Tilden 42 matches won (1920-1926)

Wimbledon Bjorn Borg 41 matches won (1976-1981)

French (inc. World Hard Court) Rafael Nadal 39 matches won (2010-2015)

Australian Roy Emerson 27 matches won (1963-1969)


PRO SLAMS STATISTICS French, British & US Pro
Does not include Pro Champion titles.

Youngest Competitor Louis Volpe aged 17 years 6 months (U. S. Pro 1927)

Youngest Champion Joseph Whalen aged 20 years 6 months (U. S. Pro 1936)

Oldest Competitor Bill Tilden aged 53 years 5 months (U. S. Pro 1946)

Oldest Champion Bill Tilden aged 42 years 7 months (U. S. Pro 1935)

Most tournaments played Francisco 'Pancho' Segura 34 (U. S. Pro 1948 - U. S. Pro 1967)

Longest Span Hans Nusslein 24 years (U. S. Pro 1932 - British Pro 1956)

Most titles Ken Rosewall 15 (British Pro 1957 - French Pro 1966)

Most consecutive titles Ken Rosewall 9 (French Pro 1960 - British Pro 1963)

Most matches played Ken Rosewall 83 (U. S. Pro 1957 - British Pro 1967)

Most matches won Ken Rosewall 71 (U. S. Pro 1957 - British Pro 1967)

Most consecutive matches won Ken Rosewall 34 (French Pro 1960 - U. S. Pro 1964)

Most times winning the Pro Slam (all titles in same year)* Rod Laver 1 (1967) & Ken Rosewall 1 (1963)

* = does not include years when some of the pro slams were not held


This page treats World Hard Court as a Grand Slam.


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